Spam cleansing

Today I’ve deleted literally hundreds of spam comments from the blogs hosted on, mine included. They should mostly be gone now.

I’ve also taken a few steps to stop the spam coming back, most notably installing the MT-Blacklist plugin into Movable Type.

MT-Blacklist is currently turned on, and will reject any comments that contain certain phrases, which should result in most spam being rejected. This shouldn’t cause any problems for legitimate comments, but please let me know if it does. For anyone who cares, the blacklist of phrases is available here in text format.

I’d meant to do this a while ago when I first posted about this, but didn’t get round to doing anything about it in the end. Now I have done and I really hope this will solve the problem.