What’s with all of the trackback spam lately? That picture to the left there is the count for the last 20 hours or so since my last post. Add 600 trackbacks that I’ve already deleted as well as the 303 comment spams from the other page and you get 2,886 of those little annoying buggers. All caught by TypePad AntiSpam of course but then you have to go through and double check them. At least I hope folks do that like I do. Would hate to see something get caught by accident.
edit: OK, I found one issue that I fixed. MT Auto Ban was not configured correctly. That’s now been fixed and hopefully will be dropping bad IP addresses into the correct block list. (Just in the five minutes I’ve been looking at the plugin, I received 147 more trackbacks that got flagged as spam.) Maybe that’ll give me some breathing room.
I would make a comment about how it’s a pity that he had to go find a plugin to deal with the extra traffic while my site took it fine without issue but that would probably just generate some more posts out of the wordpress camp that cloud issues and are so far from the truth, it’s actually funny.
Richard tells us to add in the settings OneHourMaxPings and OneDayMaxPings to your site’s /mt/mt-config.cgi file. (I note that as SixApart’s docs don’t actually say where to put those settings.) I’ve gone ahead and placed both lines in my config settings and saved the files.
…And watched the number of spam trackbacks go skyhigh.
Oh well. At least my trackbacks are going out now.
Some thing that has bothered me for quite some time is how Movable Type does it’s comment links. Instead of just a normal link to a website, it does this weird internal redirect. I’m sure the software does this to help prevent spam but with all of the protection built in, there’s really no need for something like that.
It’s easy to fix. Here’s the code for the Comment Detail template. You’ll find it under Design -> Templates -> Quickfilters -> Template Modules.
See the line up there with $MTCommentAuthorLink? That’s where the “Commenter bla-bla says:” get generated along with the link. All you have to do to get rid of the weird redirect link is add in no_redirect=”1″ to the line.
Breakfast was cool. Had eggs, bacon, and biscuits. I think I was the only non-church person there so i had to introduce myself a number of times but I didn’t mind. I walk by the church twice every day when I head over to UNCC. Didn’t get any pictures as my batteries died with the other breakfast this morning under the bridge.
I finally got a chance to look over the most read posts for January. I probably should do some sort of Top Post widget in the sidebar. (edit: Done now.)
Just a quick mention that Movable Type 4.1 was released. You can read about it here. The upgrade went smoothly for me, once I remembered that I had to copy back in the config files. The system kept thinking it was a new install and I kept canceling out since I knew that wasn’t right.
to my “new” blog powered by Movable Type. This is the first post on my
blog and was created for me automatically when I finished the
installation process. But that is ok, because I will soon be creating
posts of my own!
Just wondering if anyone else would like to make a suggestion of a plugin or two (or three) that they would like to see installed here for use? I’m using the Paged Archives one currently. Granted its broken but I do hope I can get that fixed soon.