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Originally posted February 2 2005 at 16:02 under Blogging. 0 Comments. Trackbacks Disabled.


Annoyed by spam

Due to the recent increase in the amount of comment spam I’ve made a couple of improvements. I’ve already mentioned that links related to comments now have nofollow applied, but that isn’t going to change anything any time soon. Mt-Blacklist is also doing a good job of at least moderating most spam. However, I thought I’d make it that little bit harder and so took some of the advice detailed in the MoveableType guide to fighting comment spam. Notably I’m now blocking comments from public proxies (anyone with a legitimate reason for using one can easily find my email address), using MT-DSBL. I’ve also made a couple of other changes to hopefully make it that much more difficult, we’ll see how it goes. As best I can tell non-spammy comments are still working, so I hope I didn’t break anything.

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Bullding Services Engineer (EngDesign), PhD in Physics (University of York), football fanatic (Newcastle United), open source enthusiast (mainly Mozilla)

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