For a blog with very little traffic, I get a hideous amount of spam. 15,000 comments and links since the spam crashed the site five years ago and lost the first 1.5 years of blogging (at that point, I was getting something like 100,000 a day — no, I don’t know why). Askimet has put a stop to that, killing almost everything I don’t want. Maybe one or two comments have slipped through but since I get so few, they’re easy to spot.
It’s picked up a bit since I started tagging posts. But Askimet is still up to the task.
I have to wonder why they’re doing it though. Is it pure mendacity? ‘Cuz there’s no benefit to them at all.