January 17, 2006

Apologies for lost comments

I set the anti-spam system to fairly aggressive a few months ago after cleaning out a lot of crap, but it seems its been excessively aggressive lately. Some comments have been lost. I'm trying to fix the problem.

Update: Ah jeez, I apologise terribly. I have been incredibly negligent in maintaining this blog. The spam filter that comes with MT is, to say the least, total crap. I thought it was just e-mailing me whenever there were comments needing approval, but instead it's actually sending most of them to the junk folder and never notifying me at all. I have restored almost all the comments from the junk folder and turned the filter off. All comments will now be immediately displayed and I will just delete the spam, rather than using the notification/approval system in MT.

Thanks to Tim May for e-mailing me to let me know there was a problem.

Posted 2006/01/17 8:47 (Tue) | TrackBack

Test to make sure it all works.

Posted by: Scott Martens at January 17, 2006 9:05

No problem. Glad to be of help.

On the bright side, I guess it's nice to find out you had more comments than you thought?

Posted by: Tim May at January 17, 2006 16:16

Yes, I meant to correct you, but forgot about it.
What do you mean by 'turned off'?

I id it for him during the hiatus.

Posted by: David Weman at January 17, 2006 22:08

David, I set its sensitivity to zero. It shouldn't affect AFOE.

Posted by: Scott Martens at January 18, 2006 5:31

That's what I thought. It's not the same as turning it off, comments will v. occasionally still not be published.

Posted by: David Weman at January 18, 2006 12:30

Also you want a -10 threshold, not zero. I changed it for you.

Posted by: David Weman at January 18, 2006 12:34
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