An occasional rant about spam

mikal@daedalus:~/blog-comments$ find . -type f -name "*.yes" | wc -l
664
mikal@daedalus:~/blog-comments$ find . -type f -name "*.no" | wc -l
18361
mikal@daedalus:~/blog-comments$ find . -type f -name "*.blocked" | wc -l
32111
mikal@daedalus:~/blog-comments$ find . -type f -name "*.badword" | wc -l
5007
mikal@daedalus:~/blog-comments$ du -sh
506M    .

664 real comments on this site, 18361 I manually said no to, 32111 were blocked based on originating IP, and 5007 contained a bad word. Andrew currently donates 506 mb of disk to hosting just comments. That seems excessive to me. I’ll take the time to cleanup the disk usage in the next couple of days.