Temporary Comment Shutdown Due to Spam
A new spambot has been hitting us hard lately, and has hit us particularly hard today. I’ve thus shut down comments to the entire blog.
We currently use the Akismet plugin for Movable Type, and I find that it still misses many spams and goes through periods where it seems helpless against certain spam bots. It also can be hyperactive at times, junking legitimate comments.
We’ve fretted over what to do about the spam comment problem. We’ve thus far been unable to install a CAPTCHA plugin, and we currently don’t know of a way to have registered commenters. Does anybody have any ideas about a solution? Please email me if you have any ideas, as you cannot comment to this post until I reopen comments — probably not until tomorrow.
UPDATE: I’ve reopened comments again and hope that the bot has run its course.