As I mentioned yesterday when I noticed I passed the 30,000 spam comment threshold, the comment spam rate on the blog has gone through the roof. I dug out some of my old backups of my WordPress database and generated this chart showing how many spam comments I’ve received. This chart is from December 14, 2006 (8,105 spam comments) through today (31,601 spam comments).
This chart shows the daily rate of how many spam comments have been received. The peak before today was December 14-19, when I was getting 143 spam messages per day. Since yesterday the rate has been 1,154 per day.