I get about 25 uniques from StopCountrySpam (before they hit the registration page, but I only block 2 countries) + 125 (from FoolBotHoneyPot + CustomImgCaptcha combined) per day... and this is a brand free site, so I imagine most get hit a lot more (of course none get through)
so ~ 150 - 200
If I counted every non-unique IP address/email/username, I guess this would be well over the thousands!
I'm sorry to say they will, QA is very much on it's way out
If you don't have any plugin that logs this kind of data (all 3 above do), there is always the access logs (but that would be a headache to go through)
I know XenUtiles logs this data, and I'm pretty sure StopForumSpam logs this data too... so I guess those users and the users that use any of the 3 above are the people I'm asking
I didn't check each ip but they are unique username and emails.
We're on a relatively small host and I've not noticed any issues.
We also block a bunch of stuff via the htaccess file, so some aren't even seeing the site.
ps.. my 500 may have been off, I've blocked 2500 attempts since saturday, so closer to 650 a day.
And a a high Google Page rank => link building target... if only they weren't nofollow...
Selling link list of high PR sites is quite common.... With great Power PR comes great Responsibility Spam attempts