September Contest: Guess Spam Count – Win a Copy of Armadillo Run Game!

Guess SPAM – 5 people will win free copy of Armadillo Run game

Good deeds sure bring you good rewards! I received a gift from makers of Armadillo Run. Total of 5 free copies of their game – and as I’m too busy with my business, I have no time to play… so I thought you might enjoy it

The idea of the contest is simple:

Guess what will be the TOTAL number (including ALL, not just NEW) of SPAM caught by Spam Karma at The SPAM count will be checked in the end of September..

Point being: the idea is to guess the TOTAL amount of Spam – not just the SPAM I would receive in September. so that means the spam count cannot be 400 or 6000 … as it’s already past that. I would also recommend to check out these figures:

  • The current number is 9181 and within the last hour, there’s been 7 spam messages.
  • EDIT: The current number is now 9215 (in 10 hours and 45 minutes there’s been 42 spam messages). This is the last number I’ll be giving, so the faster you guess, the better chances you have to win the game

To make the guessing fair, I let all of you who made comments 1-15 to change your guess if you want. (But then of course your first guess is deleted)

The rules are also simple:

Rule #1: Guess one number, and comment to the blog entry.
Only one comment per person, and don’t try to cheat by using multiple email addresses, spambots or anything – I’ll do an extensive IP search check-up on email domains in the end, and anybody who tries to cheat leaves empty handed. In the end of the month (September 30, 2006 – 23:59 GMT) I’ll check the all time total spam count and five (5) lucky ones who guessed most close get the free copy of Armadillo Run game.

Rule #2: If there’s a tie – the one who GUESSED FIRST wins
That simple. The faster you guess, the better chances you have.

Rule #3: Include your email address in your reply
Be sure to include your email address in your reply, otherwise your comment does not count. Your email won’t be used in any other purpose than to tell you if you have won. The point of the SPAM contest is not to get you SPAM – but to get you a game. :)

Now – let the contest begin!

84 thoughts on “September Contest: Guess Spam Count – Win a Copy of Armadillo Run Game!

  1. I guess that will be about 9540 :D

  2. Hello,

    my new guess is:

  3. 10338

  4. 9900

  5. I’m also keeping my old guess, 14690.

  6. I think not too much about 5000 unwanted messages

  7. I’ll keep my old answer: 10050

  8. Naveena Swamy

    Message Count Guesstimate: 17438

  9. 10,340

  10. My guess is: 10449

  11. NEW GUESS: 12954

  12. I think it will be 15342

  13. 10227 spams. :)

  14. I’d guess 14,444

  15. 10500 seems close enough.

  16. I’ll try 10500…

  17. @Tom: ARGHHH :)

    Yes – I would disqualify everything that even *smells* like cheating.

    PLUS: I’d point a spambot at you ;)

  18. 16,000

    (Would I be disqualified if I guessed high like 100,000 and then pointed a spambot at you? :) Just asking. I’d disqualify me.)

  19. I guess 11,400.


  20. I mean… 15302

    Schlecht must have used the same math as I did. :)

  21. 15301

  22. 15301

  23. 13656.

  24. 12036 Spam Messages

  25. Hi,

    I guess you receive 14789 spam comments by end of the month.


  26. 11480 spams