And that's really just a drop in the bucket. My contact forms don't report by default, they simply block. Only spam ( none so far ) that gets past the checks provides me with the information to manually report them.
Ditto on the blog. There are hundreds of instances of blocked spam. The only ones I've reported are the ones that made it through the first lines of defense -- only to get caught by Askimet. Even if Askimet hadn't caught them, I don't let comments auto-approve until at least one comment has been approved, so they still wouldn't get through to the public.
All this on a low-traffic website where little of the effort put forth by the multitude of spammers has borne the fruit of a single post that actually saw public display for a limited amount of time.
I don't even want to think about the spam hammering a site with a lot of activity gets, when mine draws such an onslaught.
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