More spam coming in

I woke up to find 12 more comment-spams today. Although my most recent anti-comment-spam technique seemed to be doing the trick, I wonder if I need to change the special hidden value every so often?

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Jonathan commented at 1:10 AM on April 24, 2004:

Another suggestion, since you're using MT: Change the name of the mt-comments.cgi script. Then, go into your mt.cfg config file and un-comment the CommentScript line. (It was at line 292 in my config file. YMMV)

One other thing, if you're like me, (and I know you are), and you're using customized templates from an older version of MT, you'll have to go into those templates and find any reference to mt-comments.cgi. Change it to the new name.

Later versions of the template files have a MT variable instead of the less-flexible "mt-comments.cgi" built-in.

Oh, and you would do this so automatic scripts can't target your comment forms. Kinda like changing the name of the C Drive on yer fancy peecee.

Hope you're enjoying your sabbatical!

Jonathan commented at 1:11 AM on April 24, 2004:

D'oh! Uncomment the CommentScript line and change the name of the comment script to the new name you've created! That should be obvious, but I'd hate to mislead you...

Nobody commented at 12:31 PM on May 27, 2004:

I just deleted 380 spam-comments from this thread. All of them came in spaced out at essentially regular interviews over the course of about two days, all from the same bastard advertising agency. Curiously, the agency sent them all from the same IP address, which I have now banned from making posts. Apparently, my web host also allows me to to ban that IP from my entire domain, and I have done just that.

Nobody commented at 9:43 PM on May 31, 2004:

I just deleted 135 more comments from the same jack-holes. I'm disallowing any more comments into this post for the time being.

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