As shown in the table, from a normal figure in the hundreds, last month saw 2877 spam comments.

Given that last month there was Cr Prvanov’s vicious personal attack on Geoffrey, you can’t help wondering whether she and/or her cronies were also responsible for this increase.

Not that it mattered; our Akismet software filters out nearly all of them so we only see a handful.

The left hand column is the number of comments automatically filtered, the second is the number accepted manually, and the third is the number manually deleted. The fourth column gives ‘false positives’.