Five Years Ago This Week – 10/11/2003

October 11, 2008

photo credit: TheTruthAbout… Every Saturday I’ll be reaching deep into the archives. Here is what I was writing about this coming week, five long years ago: Michigan Football – Spurred on by the Minnesota Gophers rushing for 425 yards against Michigan and losing, I did a little more research on the storied program at Michigan. […]

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 […]

Kill Spammers Dead

November 1, 2003

I’ve finally jumped in and installed Jay Allen’s MT-Blacklist. I waited to install this until 1.5 was released and everything appears to be working well. I’ve already had one spammer stopped according to my activity log. Because I had previously implemented his macro solution I did have to back out some changes I had made […]

It’s The End of the Spam As We Know It

October 14, 2003

Jay Allen has released MT-Blacklist and bloggers around the world rejoice. Seriously, this is good stuff. It’s amazing how fast things move in the blogosphere. On September 4th I wrote about the problem in Comment Spam Solutions, adding that I thought the best approach to defeating spam was a blacklist approach where the list was […]

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 […]