October 09, 2005

Comment Errors

Mil perdones. Especially to the Stealth Badger.

We upgraded to a new version of MT Blacklist, and occasionally, and inexplicably (at least so far) comments are being denied for "questionable content." It's happened to me, to Armand, to Joshua, and now I find out, to Stealth Badger. We were thinking it was related to posting frequency (reasonable in the case of Armand, Joshua and I, as we light things up with Morris), but I don't see how that applies to our new badger friend. We're going to try to see if we can sort this out, but in the mean time, if you experience the problem, please email me.

Posted by binky at October 9, 2005 06:44 PM | TrackBack | Posted to SiteNotes


No worries, just relieved that I hadn't done the equivalent of messing up someone else's house - my servers are literally in my apartment, so I understand and respect being territorial.

But all in all, in this case I'm much happier that it's a technological fault and not a social conflict. Annoying people I've never even met is not something I'm looking to do.

Geek note: Apart from a bug in 3.2 that breaks posts that have double-quotes in the title (going back and replacing them with " fixes it), it's lovely and I Highly Reccommend it. 5-10 spam comments and 50-75 spam trackbacks a day. Maybe one or two get as far as "awaiting validation, the others get moved into a "junk" category that you can delete 20 at a time.


Thank you much for the e-mail. ^^

Posted by: StealthBadger at October 9, 2005 07:09 PM | PERMALINK

If you can, upgrade to MT 3.2 and use the SpamLookup plugin that comes bundled with MT 3.2. It's far better than MTBlackList and makes use of MT's new junk framework.

Posted by: Heiko Hebig at October 10, 2005 02:14 AM | PERMALINK

Thanks for the suggestion. Any changes are likely to get put on hold (as I am leaving for a business trip out of the country in a couple of days) but we're definitely going to have to do something about this.

Posted by: binky at October 10, 2005 08:49 AM | PERMALINK

Come home safe!!! o.o;

Posted by: StealthBadger at October 10, 2005 07:52 PM | PERMALINK

Well, I am off to Berlin instead of the usual South American jaunts, so I suspect all will be well. And it's October!

Posted by: binky at October 10, 2005 08:25 PM | PERMALINK

I couldn't agree more.

Posted by: Sean at October 30, 2005 06:19 AM | PERMALINK
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