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January 15, 2006

Movable Type 3.2 & Comments

A month ago I upgraded this site to Movable Type 3.2. Unfortunately, I can't be bothered to actually read the documentation on comments for 3.2. And because the default setting seems essentially to allow any comments whatsoever, there's been a typhoon of spam.

I used to use blacklist, which worked fairly well. So I'm wondering: is blacklist somehow built into 3.2? If so, I've missed it in my desultory inspection. And if not, what's the best way to eliminate spam? I'm considering turning on the setting so that only trusted commenters are accepted without moderation. But if there's a better way, I'd love to hear.

In the meantime, your comments may disappear and then reappear without notice, as I attempt to eliminate the spam while retaining actual people.

Posted at January 15, 2006 04:01 PM | TrackBack