The trouble with spam

Love it or hate it – and let’s face it, we all hate it – spam is here to stay. 14.5 billion email messages a day. That’s more than four Viagra offers for every man on this planet. Each. Every day. Some of us don’t need that assistance. Really.
And it’s an issue on blogs as well. Here on 6000 miles…, our ratio of trashy nonsense (“Spam”) to real comments (affectionately known as “Ham”) is around 7:1. That means we’re up to 40,000 spam comments on here over the last three and bit years since we moved over to WordPress. Ouch.

But that’s nothing when you look at the Dihlabeng Local Municipality site. It fades into absolute obscurity when you consider this post, describing the make-up of the municipal council. It’s been there for just over 6 months and has attracted over 640,000 spam comments, many of them advertising exciting-sounding sexual deviance of one sort or another.

But has no-one noticed? How do you miss three and a half thousand comments each day on one post on your site?

I’m actually hoping that no-one does notice. I reckon by mid-May, the council post will hit a million spam hits. I’m going to suggest that they throw a party and maybe invite some of those nice girls that they’ve been linking to.

One thought on “The trouble with spam

  1. I have had a shed load of spam in thislast year or so as a previous post of mine shows. I’m fed up of checking Askimet and finding a comments on a certain Canadian kid who sings a song or two being photographed in uncompromising situations. It’s rare i get the blue pill ones at the minute

    Leave a Reply