Blog spam control

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My anti-spam combat system has two new weapons. I read Jay Allen's MT-Blacklist/Comment Spam Clearinghouse (New anti-spam plugins) and found two new plugins for Movable Type.

First one is Chad Everett's MT-Moderate, which adds TrackBack moderation to Movable Type. That's neat. Perhaps that will block the TrackBacks that go through MT-Blacklist from showing up, as they are an embarrassment for me - most of them are nasty porn, which I don't want in my blog.

Second simple and useful tool is MT-Ban-Numeric-Entities, which blocks all comments with characters replaced with HTML entities. Blocking is the way to go, as that's almost 100% certain sign of spam.

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