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Puppet Kaos - where Kelvin Kao plays with puppets and tell random stories


That’s how many spam comments this blog has received so far that’s been filtered out by Akismet. Yep, 1000. We’ve finally gotten there.

Imagine what I would be doing if I didn’t have the spam filter installed on this blog. It wasn’t as bad back then, but recently I’ve started to receive about 50 spam comments every day. That’s probably not a huge number compare to larger websites, but that’s already a lot if I had to delete them by hand every day.

In the earliest stage of this blog, I didn’t even have a spam filter installed. Now I can’t imagine running a blog without one!


  1. October 12th, 2008 | 8:09 pm

    I always think to myself, “why, oh why, oh why?” But I guess someone makes money with these spambots, or they wouldn’t exist.

  2. October 12th, 2008 | 11:10 pm

    I’m actually curious about how people really behave when they see those spam comments. Do they really click on them? (And if they do, how many actual conversions are resulted?) Or maybe they are just using this to boost their page rank? (Provided that they are do-follow links.)

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