more comment spam

Trying to turn off commenting for older posts with tools that are not user-friendly.

I’ve been getting frequently hit by comment spam lately, and it’s really getting on my nerves. The comment spammers are finding new ways to get around MT-Blacklist just as soon as we find ways to block them. I refuse to turn off the commenting option, but I have started turning off comments for older entries that get hit with comment spam. There is a MovableType plugin that closes comments for older posts, but I’m not sure I have everything I need to run it. This plugin requires SQL, and my hosting company provides MySQL for five databases, but I don’t know anything about administering those databases or what they are. I’m guessing that it means I can create and run five MySQL databases. The support documentation for MTCloseComments is typical of most MovableType documentation — it assumes I know how to fill in the spaces between the lines. I suppose that all I can do is give it a try and hope that it works and nothing is broken if it doesn’t.

2 thoughts on “more comment spam”

  1. I have been having the same problem with older postings. It is so frustrating! I was going to send comments to the typepad folks.

  2. I had been getting comment spam and finally got tired of just deleting the posts. Plug their IP address into the search at to find out their host and then shoot off an e-mail to them (include the IP addy and link to the post which has been spammed). It really only takes a minute or two and I figure if I can make just one spammer lose a net connection I’m doing some good.

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