On Brian’s advice, a few weeks ago I poked around Movable Type’s options and tried to figure out a better system to keep spam out. I settled on trying out the “trusted commenters” option, which should allow people who have previously commented (since I marked them as “trusted”) to keep commenting without issue—and anyone else who wants to comment should just need to be approved by me once before having free access.

The keyword there, of course, is should. GreyDuck’s recent comment just got auto-moderated, so I obviously need to do more tinkering before things run smoothly. If they ever run smoothly. I hope they do.

But! That’s the current status of comments around here. If you comment and don’t see immediate results, I apologize—and I’ll keep working to get my spam settings sorted out. And, perhaps, one glorious day in the future, we’ll be able to make snarky comments unencumbered by links for cialis jug porn.


5 Responses to Meta-commentary

  1. GreyDuck says:

    Hey, I don’t mind a comment being held for a while in moderation. Some things don’t require instant gratification!

  2. Brent says:

    Wow, that “thank you for commenting” page is a little stark, isn’t it? I should have really tried posting a comment to my blog after I change the comment-handling stuff.
    I’m too tired to fix it tonight, but I’ll work on getting things set up a bit nicer.

  3. Brian Bower says:

    I’m just commenting now to see the aforementioned stark thank-you page, and to see if it actually works. :D

  4. Brent says:

    Oh, it works—it’s just a bit ghetto. And slow, since I haven’t figured out how to get Movable Type to actually trust commenters… apparently the “trust commenter” command isn’t enough.

  5. Brent says:

    Believe it or not, I’ve tried to get the “thanks for commenting” page to not look so spartan. Believe it or not, I’ve failed to make any headway so far. (I, for one, have a hard time believing it.)
    Anyway, I’m still working on it…


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