My blogs get lots of spam comments. I wrote a spam filter to catch it and shoot it on site. Now I’m watching closely to see how it performs. Every time it catches something, the counter in the sidebar goes up.
So why did all the spammers stop attacking my site the minute I deployed this new defense? C’mon, I want to see the counter go up! Just for a couple days, dish it out. Then you can stop again. (Please do stop, actually, since even though my filter will catch your filth, I’d rather not waste server resources doing so.)