Bring it on, spam wankers!

First impressions of the new MT are generally really positive. I’m still having the same problems with incredibly slow performance that I had before, which I’m now assuming are to be laid at the door of my $140 a month host – While I can now manage to do a full-site rebuild without my server throttling the process, if I pre-moderate or delete more than two or three comments in one go the whole thing shudders to a grotesque halt. For this reason (and because I’ve had some twat try and pump another forty incest-related bits of spam through the site), I’m putting the ultra-draconian comment management features into effect from this point on. I’m afraid if you want to make yourself heard on this site from now on you’ll have to register with Typekey. I’m terribly sorry, guys, but I’ll be damned if I’m going to let my site prop up the porn empire of some grotesque little money-grubbing freak who thinks that pissing around with the personal sites of well-meaning people in order to make 0.01 cents a pop is a legitimate thing to do. Wankers.

5 replies on “Bring it on, spam wankers!”

I’ve already had a few e-mails from people saying that they’re not going to be posting to the site since I’ve moved to using Typekey, so I don’t know whether it’s something I’ll continue to do in the same way for very long.
In the meantime though – after a bit of fiddling around the templates, it is at least now finally working and working relatively well. I’m a bit surprised by how some of it works, of course, and it’s not the easiest thing to tweak and adjust (and the default templates for commenting are a bit skanky, frankly), but if it stops me being overwhelmed by horse porn, I guess it’s worth it…

I really don’t understand what people’s problems with Typekey are? It is a measure to, as you say, cut down on the comment spam. If people really want to comment on your weblog then what is an extra 10 seconds to sign in to Typekey?

I’m still trying to work out how I feel about it myself, I suppose. I don’t like the fact that the system I use to run the site is so apparently exposed, and I’m not particularly comfortable with forcing people to sign up to post – I imagine it’s going to result in a significant drop of comments. On the other hand, I’m not too gutted about that anyway – I get more than I can normally handle effectively anyway.

Much as the existance of things like Typekey are an annoyance, I’m not convinced there’s a better and scalable way of keeping the online penis enlargers and their ilk from polluting weblogs with their slime.
I’ll be interested is seeing how widely we see Typepad being adopted.

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