When people sign up to protect their website against spam with Mollom, they are asked to categorize each of their sites. So far, almost 2,000 Drupal sites have been categorized. The available categories are: a company website (22%), a site built for a customer (7%), a non-profit website (27%) or a personal website (44%).

Volume segmentation
Based on a sample of roughly 2,000 Drupal sites that use Mollom.

It is only one data point and a relatively small sample so I don't know if it is safe to generalize, but I figured it was an interesting nugget that could help us understand Drupal's install base.


Marcello Testi (not verified):

I think adding the "Education" category might be a good idea.


I think this is a sound idea. It would be an improvement indeed. I'll look into implementing it.

NikLP (not verified):

It's probably worth noting that admins of personal websites are more likely to take risks than those of company/non-profit ones.

What I mean is, Mollom is a relatively new technology, whereas other spam filtering methods such as CAPTCHAs and so on are "proven". I did not spend much time thinking about that!

I personally went to my site, disabled spam/gotcha and enabled Mollom, and left it to see what would happen - I doubt that this attitude would be taken by a "commercial" site owner.

I would anticipate therefore that the adoption rate of Mollom by personal sites would be initially much higher than others, and balance out over time as the technology becomes more stable (at least in the eyes of its potential users).

Gregory Heller (not verified):

I concur with JohnForsythe, I am pretty sure when I/we set up Mollom for a few of our clients we entered them as "Customer Websites".

Maybe that could be taken out of categories and added to a separate question: "Are you setting up mollom for: your website or that if your company/organization or your client website"

(for whatever reason, mollom though my comments was spammy)