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March 02, 2005

Comments Will Be Down Again (Updated)

I'll be changing the comment script again in the morning. Apologies for any inconvenience.

I've purchased Expression Engine and will be working to put that software in place and archiving all of the current content. Once I have the installation in place and the look and feel ported over to the EE engine, I will happily switch over to the new software.

MT has been good to me, and I have no complaints. For what was a free piece of software, it served me exceptionally well.

See y'all in the morning.

Update: The comments should be working on the front page again and I am currently rebuilding the archives.

Posted by zombyboy at March 2, 2005 12:15 AM

I switched over to php nuke. So far, so good (but it's only been maybe two weeks).

Posted by: Jo at March 2, 2005 10:49 AM

Looking forward to reading about your experiences with EE.

As I've mentioned before MT 3.15 + Blacklist has made comment spam a nuisance at most. Here are some stats:

Since November 21 when I installed MT blacklist:

Blocks: 13661
Forced Moderation: 2324

Since 2/21/05

Blocks: 91
Forced Moderation: 48

Something has changed....

I have noticed over the last few weeks that initial probes from non-blacklisted URLs have been coming in ones and twos instead of 50s and 100s.

Having said all that: I am not happy with MT support of multiple blogs and am working/experimenting with Word Press on another project.

Posted by: Steve at March 2, 2005 01:13 PM

I was impressed with the support that Word Press has. Users are very loyal.

I've noticed the same thing about the probes. The problem I've found is that if I'm not there to catch the probes, though, that the rush to really hammer the site is wildly debilitating in a shorter amount of time.

I'm really hoping that the different method of handling comments and the turing test built into EE makes the comment spam a non-problem.

Posted by: zombyboy at March 2, 2005 01:17 PM
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