Some jerkwad is depositing several hundred comment spam messages a day on the Whatever, and I can’t run MTBlacklist because my friggin’ hosting service hasn’t updated its version of Perl since 1997. So I did the next best thing, which is to close comments on every entry except this month’s entries. So if you wanted to add a comment to something I said in July of 2003, it’s too late now. I will shortly be on MT 3.11, which should solve many of my comment spam problems (cross fingers), but until then, let’s just say that after about three weeks, I’m likely to close entries to comments. So if you’ve got something to say, say it early and often.
On a bright note, I also went through and deleted all the spam comments I could find. So the chances of you running across spam comments touting hot anal lesbian grandmas (or worse — not that there’s anything wrong with hot anal lesbian grandmas, if that’s what you are) is now dramatically lessened. And I think we’re all grateful for that. It does somewhat increase the likelihood that active comment threads will gather spam, but since I’ll actively police those, what spam does accrue will be quickly removed. As I said, it should allow me to hold the fort until my 3.11 installation.