MovableType hit hard by Comment Spam

In the last few months, comment spam has become a huge issue, recently culminating in many hosts taking their customers’ MT blogs offline. In related news, Six Apart has hired Jay Allen of MT-Blacklist fame to help them combat comment spam.

I’m hoping that with Jay Allen on board, MT will get some real comment spam fighting tools, including the following:

  1. Integration of supported MT-Blacklist into default MT install.
  2. Addition of a toggle for disabling/enabling comments/trackback in the power entry editing interface, so we can do this in batches.
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One Response to MovableType hit hard by Comment Spam

  1. I’ve switched to wordpress, and haven’t looked back… it’s just beautiful. And much easier to protect against spam. Some good plugin ideas, plus built in blacklisting. Just dump jay allen’s MT-blacklist in, and go.

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