Thanks Akismet!23 Feb 2007
I just did the maths and figured out that if I were to spend an average of 0.4 seconds checking each spam message that evil people threw my way, I’d have already saved two hours of my life because of Akismet’s filtering.
Two. Hours. I only started using it on the 13th of January — that’s a little over a month ago. Just using Akismet wins me back half a day every year! (Probably more, coz 0.4 seconds is for scanning over each spam message, not including the time it takes to flag legitimate messages that wind up in mod queues and save them)