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Automating MT-Blacklist

January 4, 2004

The best defense against the growing problem of comment spam that Movable Type powered weblog owners have is Jay Allen’s MT-Blacklist. If your weblog is built on MT then you simply must install this plugin. There is no better feeling than checking the activity log and seeing all of the comment spammers who have been […]

It Works!

October 3, 2003

I just had my first “Eureka” experience since implementing Jay Allen’s innovative Comment Neutrelizer spam busting macro. For the first couple of days after initially implementing the solution I found that I was still getting spam because the spammers were using URLs that I had not banned. No surprise there – I added them and […]

Clamping down on comment spammers

September 29, 2003

As I’ve written about before comment spamming is becoming a serious problem. After getting almost a dozen of them today I realized a couple of things: # Movable Type needs a power editing mode for comments (already has one for entries). # Time to automate removal of spam comments. Coincidently I had recently been asked […]

Jabberings #6

July 15, 2003

I’ve had that image on the scanner for at least 9 months so I suppose Erin had just turned four when she drew it. She is a lot better at coloring between the lines now. I’d been too lazy to figure out what was wrong with the scanner but tonight when I installed another harddrive […]

The Power of Movable Type

July 15, 2003

In yet another example of how to leverage the power of Movable Type, Matt Haughey of Metafilter fame has written Beyond the Blog, in which he describes some of the methods he uses to extend Movable Type. In particular he focuses on using MT templates to drive the static pages of a website such as […]

Adaptive Path MT Powered Site

July 13, 2003

A few days ago I wrote about Douglas Bowman’s implementation of Adaptive Path, focusing mainly on the design and CSS aspects of the site. Interestingly enough it is also a Movable Type powered site and the person who coded that part of it, Jay Allen, has shared a number of the secrets he used on […]

MT Plugin Manager

July 5, 2003

David Raynes has released a public beta of the Movable Type Plugin Manager. They may have fixed this bug already but in case not, in order to get it working you need to change “param” to “params” on line 197 of For some reason it did not manage to detect any of my installed […]