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:
- Integration of supported MT-Blacklist into default MT install.
- Addition of a toggle for disabling/enabling comments/trackback in the power entry editing interface, so we can do this in batches.