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Look, ma, I upgraded to Movable Type 3.1! It’s cool. I am pondering my commenting options; it seems not impossible that I will set the blog to post TypeKey-authenticated comments immediately while screening non-TypeKey-authenticated comments; the legitimate non-TK comments would still get posted, just with a bit of a delay. Or maybe not, since I haven’t had a ton of comment spam recently. Thoughts, bearing in mind that the easiest thing for all of you (no screening, no worries) requires more effort on my part (deleting spam comments)?

8 Comments

  1. If I knew what Type-key authenticated comments were, I probably wouldn’t mind. Maybe. 🙂

  2. If I knew what TypeKey-authenticated comments were, I’d probably be more helpful. 🙂

  3. Enlarge your ass! Grow hair… on your ass! Just pennies a day!

  4. Sorry about the double posting. My browser spazzed and didn’t show the first one when I checked. 🙁

  5. Joe Joe

    I found my comment spam went down when I started marking older postings as comments-closed. The spammers seem to hit your old archives, so when you close them off, they maybe go somewhere else.

    I haven’t had comment spam since I switched this way. Maybe try it and see?

  6. Much to my pleasure, it turns out that MT 3.1 automatically blocks comments on old entries — so I’m getting that already, which is cool. And when I do get the occasional valid comment I can unscreen it.

  7. Flit Flit

    Now that I have a typekey login, I don’t really mind, but you should do what more regular commenters want. 🙂

  8. I’ve been using that approach for three months, and it seems to discourage the comment spammers nicely, without putting off too many people from commenting.

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