I’ve changed the comment posting settings, from “all comments get posted” to “person posting must have a previously approved comment”, because (a) the blog is picking up a bit more spam than it used to and (b) I can no longer access the site during the daytime to deal with said spam. Hopefully this won’t cause too much hassle. What I don’t know is whether it will remember who I approved last time I had this setting switched on; if a couple of people wanted to post a test comment in response to this post, while I’m around and able to approve it, that wouldn’t be a bad thing.
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Very sensible mate. Hope you’ve also got both ‘Akismet’ and ‘Bad Behaviour’ plugged in (if freebie WordPress allows plugins..?)
It’s got Akismet, which is generally wonderful, but I know not of this ‘Bad Behaviour’.
(If I could figure out how to make Movable Type as adept at spam-eating as WordPress, I would be a happy man.)
Bad Beahviour is a bot blocker – meant to keep the spambots at bay before they even get a chance to dump their payload. Never used MT, so I can’t recommend anything there, but James Bloomer over at Big Dumb Object is a fan…
Test comment duly made.
The must have MT plugin is CCode
because most of blog spam seems to be via harvesters. I get zero spam now.
Test test test?
Is this thing on?