MT-Blacklist - Protection Against Comment/Trackback Spammers

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I installed Jay Allen's MT-Blacklist plugin today. Lately, I've been getting a few comment spams a week and it seemed like now was as good a time as any to install MT-Blacklist before it got any worse. I did not have any trouble with the installation, but I won't know if it's really working until I get another comment spam.

Some other useful MT-Blacklist links:
Latest blacklist changes RSS Feed
MT-Blacklist/Comment Spam Clearinghouse
MT-Blacklist Clearinghouse RSS Feed

The current blacklist now contains over 600 spam strings for immediate protection on install. Comment spammers, beware! I've added an "MT-Blacklist" icon to my logos to give credit to Jay, and to discourage any spammers who might be paying attention.

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There's probably a better phrase than "arms race," but whatever it's called when you're trying to keep your radar detector up-to-date seems to be what's happening with Blacklist v. comment spam. I got slammed yesterday with casino-online spam, in spite of the blacklist. But that was the first in a while, so maybe it's having some effect.

BTW, congratulations on all the great fights ;-) I don't know how I missed them, but I enjoyed catching up on them here. Maybe we could get some of the Politeness Police to hold a remedial charm school course for some of the rest of us. Maybe that could be a special section of the forums. Pretty soon all the pinned notes over there on how to be good boys and girls will push off the actual information.

I'm thinking a few visits to a Perl forum would help all of us be thankful for the civility we DO have over there. And never mind comments on one's own site! Where I personally get the complaints on my site is in my liberal use of offensive language. Anyway, I'm rambling, but your heated posts and comments have put me in a good mood this morning.