I’m sure anyone who uses MT as their publishing system eventually gets spam bombed. Today, it happened to me. Of course, I’m not one to panic. No. I just get even. I did something nasty to the offending site (FBI be damned!) and hopefully it won’t happen again. In order to ensure that I am left alone, I changed some code in my comment scripts. I know, many of you would suggest MT Blacklist and I considered it for about a milisecond and decided against it.
The easiest thing to do of course is to just force commenters to “preview” their comment before allowing comment submissions. Forcing site visitors to preview their comments before submitting them will not only give them a chance to add error-free comments, but will put yet another hurdle up against automatic comment spam bots.
Even if you’re not very familiar with code, forcing a comment preview is as simple as removing this code:
< input style=”font-weight: bold;” type=”submit” name=”post” value=” Post ” />
from your Individual Entry Archive and your Comment Listing Template.
Easy schmeasy double cheesy!