Comment problems?

I just got hit by a major wave of comment spam, and it took me while to puzzle out all the tools available in this MT system to purge them. I’m tinkering a little bit with comment settings to try and prevent it from happening again (tip: don’t put lots of links in comments, because they will get held up for my approval before posting), and I’ve clicked a few checkboxes in the settings on. If things get freaky and it doesn’t let you comment, send me an email and I’ll try to fix it.


  1. says

    Even using Blogger, I got a wave of comment spam last night and this morning as well. I ended up having a little fun with the spammer by slapping down the altie website that sent it.

  2. says

    I got hit too, although the spam filtering seemed to have caught some of it. I’m hoping I don’t have to turn comment moderation on…

  3. says

    I cannot comment from Firefox, but can do it from the hated IE. The same problem I still have on Dr.Free-ride, Grrlscientist and Cognitive Daily.

  4. says

    i was hit too, and was thinking of posting a message on my blog to the spammers, taunting them because the spam-guard here has been doing its job: not a single spam got through! muahahaha!

    i also have no problems whatsoever posting using OS 10.4.4 and the minimalistic browser, safari (for the record, my favorite browser is firefox, so don’t hate me).

  5. says

    The only difference I noticed is that, as of today, when I click on the comments link the page opens to the input box, rather than the top of the comments thread.

    Coturnix: I have no problem posting comments from Firefox. Check your security settings — do you have Javascript disabled? (The comments box uses Javascript.)

  6. says

    No, javascript is fine. Also, I have no problem with commenting on other 10 or so blogs here. Tara made some kind of switch that made it possible to comment in FF again.