I finally got a comment spam yesterday. The first in
months. So I’ve made some changes in my MovableType
configuration (see this Six
Apart Guide to Comment Spam). I don’t know if any of the
changes will be helpful but I’ve done what I can without
making it even more difficult for people with disabilities to
use the site. That said, if the bad guys get past these
changes, I will try installing a
CAPTCHA-based challenge and response technique.
I really don’t want to do that since it breaks accessibility,
but it may come down to that or close all comments.
Yes, I could use TypeKey exclusively, but
how many people would be willing to register through them
just to leave a comment? For myself, I don’t bother leaving
comments on Blogger or MT sites that require registration so
why should I assume others would do so here?
Anyway, I’ve done all I can do. If you notice anything
broken, which is certainly possible (I’ve already gotten a
500 error when testing comments so I know something is
causing intermittent problems), email me using the link on
the right-hand side of the screen. Mahalo in advance.
P.S. I’m going to be offline for awhile. I’m installing Xandros Desktop 2.5 for Business. Testing may take some time so don’t expect quick email responses (not that I did that anyway).
Have a Great Weekend, Everyone – Aloha!