In the last week, Akismet (an excellent anti-spam-comment plug-in I use with Wordpress) has caught and filtered 6,123 spam comments in my journal here. I had to write my own anti-spam code back when I used b2, but since I had silent failure and no logging, I had no idea how many spam comments were actually being caught. 874.71 per day is a lot. I hate these people. Use Akismet. It works.