Some Stats « Akismet tells us that:
Total spam: 7,156,198,526
Total ham: 994,573,982
Today (UTC, 2 hours left)
Spam today: 13,013,387
Ham today: 3,921,427
And that, I think, is just for what Akismet covers!
“Ham” is what they call genuine comment; clever, eh! Akismet just missed one, letting it slip by even though it was so obviously spammy, even if in Russian. Our recent signing of the UN Convention against Torture should not apply to spammers… Except we would have to come up with an appropriate torture. What would you suggest might be appropriate?
Perhaps copying out all of Wikipedia in longhand with a quill pen on A4 paper and being denied food and drink until finished?