For some reason this site attracts a huge number of spam comments, at the moment Akismet has registered over 23,000 spam comments* over the last two years. In contrast Fascinating Future has received “only” 465 spam comments since June 2013.
We know that the main purpose of spam comments is to plant links on websites. The more links point towards the site of the spammer, the higher it will be indexed by search engines. At least this is theory, as renowned search engines try to eradicate such tactics from their ranking algorithms. Not in the last place, because the spammers’ website are rarely interesting.
However, this only works if the submitted spam comments are actually placed on a site. But on this site no spam comment has made it so far. In general Akismet is capable to recognize spam comments for what they are and put them in the spam queue, from where they are deleted. And if Akismet actually misses a spam comment, what happens from time to time, then it comes in our moderation queue and then are flagged as spam, and subsequently deleted.
If spammers would take a little effort to investigate whether their spam comments are actually placed, they would discover that they could better avoid this site. Of course, we know they will not do this and they will continue to submit their spam comments to a large number of sites, hoping that at last one will place them.