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Out of the last 1200 comments, there are 776 comments on entries for which you have editing privileges that match your current blacklist. Select the ones below which you would like to delete.
If it weren't for Jay Allen's MT Blacklist, we'd be toast.

Update: Jay won the MT 3.0 plugin contest! Yay Jay!

Posted by: Pixy Misa at 08:18 PM | Comments (12) | Add Comment | Trackbacks (Suck)
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1 Ack. Been there, done that. Blacklist is truly a wonderful program. (Before blacklist, I was doing spam deletes for people via phpmyAdmin... fun stuff.)

Posted by: Kathy K at Thursday, August 12 2004 10:15 PM (6R/VM)

2 I just use SCode to prevent spamming. It requires a poster to enter a random alphanumeric sequence that is displayed as graphics. This stops the spamming scripts dead in their tracks. I don't know if it works with MT 3.0, though.

Posted by: Rossz at Thursday, August 12 2004 11:47 PM (n5Jbg)

3 Yeah, it works, but it's a pain in the butt.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Friday, August 13 2004 12:44 AM (kOqZ6)

4 Yeah it works but it's not accesible!

Posted by: Rob at Friday, August 13 2004 05:21 AM (kXZI6)

5 I just got nailed with between 100 and 200 spam. The fun part is that MT won't let me delete them - just flashes the screen and nothing happens. If you get a chance, will you wipe out any comments I got on 8/11/04? hln

Posted by: hln at Friday, August 13 2004 08:35 AM (CWwGn)

6 Heather - I'm not sure why you can't delete them, but MT Blacklist is chowing down on your spam right now.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Friday, August 13 2004 08:53 AM (+S1Ft)

7 I've only heard good things about blacklist. It has been a real lifesaver.

Posted by: Rachel Ann at Friday, August 13 2004 10:40 AM (+fHyg)

8 I do a few things besides the blacklist to reduce my spam management workload. First, I've set up MT so it only accepts comments from the same IP if they're at least two minutes apart. Most comment spammers flood you with dozens of messages a minute, so that helps a lot. Also, the minute I get a piece of comment spam on an entry, I close down comments on that entry (some people have set up their blogs to automatically close comments after a week). Between those things, comment spam is pretty managable.

Posted by: John A. Kalb at Friday, August 13 2004 09:30 PM (+AHyD)

9 Bill Whittle just put up a new post and, toward the end, he's wondering anyone can help him with spam (about 1,000 per day!) in MT 3.0. His buddy, Great Hairy Silverback, is gonna get carpul tunnel syndrome if he can't do something to stop the spam-o-lanches. Drop by ejectejecteject and see if ye or Jay have any good news for 'em!

Posted by: Tuning Spork at Friday, August 13 2004 10:30 PM (8Chfh)

10 Pixy: As much as Blacklist is a lifesaver for removing spam, it'd be even better if we could cut down on what Munu recieves in the first place - ease the load on you and Blacklist. I'm reading that many blogs have found a massive drop in spam after renaming their comments script - keeps the spammers from being able to find & hit it automatically. There's even a shortcut built into MT to facilitate the changeover. I can forward you the references if you think it'd be worthwhile. Paul

Posted by: Light & Dark at Saturday, August 14 2004 12:10 AM (eT6wp)

11 Yeah, renaming the comment script would make sense. For a while, until the spam programs are upgraded, anyway. Also, comment throttling would be a good idea, as John suggests.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Saturday, August 14 2004 03:10 AM (kOqZ6)

12 Interesting discussion. That part of it which I understood, I mean.

Posted by: RP at Saturday, August 14 2004 06:08 PM (LlPKh)

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