Comments Closed Temporarily While I Do Some Plumbing

Posted on Tue 24 June 2008 in Dispatches • Tagged with akismet, announcements, development • 1 min read

Found the problem

Photo by golfer4life under a Creative Commons license.

I’ve had to shut off commenting functionality for the time being folks. The spammers have been trying hard to get in, and the code that I’ve written to run comments though Akismet for spam checking is occasionally resulting in a …

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A Short Post On Spam Protection

Posted on Sun 29 July 2007 in Dispatches • Tagged with akismet, development, spam protection, tech • 2 min read

Well, it’s official. I’ve had my first few spammers attempt to leave comments on the new site. Unfortunately for them, their efforts are to no avail.

This is because I use a modified version of the Django comment application that I hacked together myself. By default, all comments …

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