MT-Blacklist: Let The Comment Spam Smackdown Commence

Jay Allen has become my new hero. In an heroic feat of coding, he has created MT-Blacklist, a Movable Type plugin to implement real-time blacklisting to stop the plague of comment spam that’s recently been all over MT-based blogs.

You’ve gotta love any piece of software where the first line of the documentation is “I’ve not slept for the last 40 hours.” 🙂

I’ve installed MT-Blacklist on my server, so let’s see if this puts an end to the comment spamming once and for all. Here’s hoping. Congratulations to Jay for getting this out the door!


The Trommetter Times

October 14, 2003
10:43 am

Black Monday

I’ve just finished installing Jay Allen’s MT-Blacklist…


October 14, 2003
11:18 am

I’ve never seen comment spam here–are you wiping them out quickly?
Hmmm…testing Make money fast like now.

Jason Lefkowitz

October 14, 2003
11:20 am

Yep, been getting about 5-10 a day and whacking them as they come in. Annoying as all get out.

JayAllen – The Daily Journey

October 28, 2003
3:04 pm

MT-Blacklist Version 1.5 released

Today I am pleased (proud, relieved, thankful, etc) to announce the release of MT-Blacklist v1.5. There are some major changes…