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MT-Blacklist Has Been Discontinued

Jay Allen has discontinued both MT-Blacklist and its popular master blacklist.

Over the past few months, I’ve been fighting a major behind-the-scenes battle with poorly programmed scripts which have been hitting the master blacklist repeatedly, often over a hundred or thousand times per day, despite the fact that I have, for over a year, offered a “changes” file which showed all of the changes in the last week. … Over the past four days alone, I’ve had over 2,416,691 hits to my webserver for that one file alone.

MT-Blacklist was a very popular blacklist-based anti-spam plugin for Movable Type and it was my first choice for spam prevention back in my Movable Type days. But, according to Jay, “MT-Blacklist is no longer needed with Movable Type 3.2. … If you’re not on it, you should be.”

In my opinion, you should be on WordPress, but Movable Type is a fine platform too.

Jay, your contributions to the war against comment spam will always be remembered. Though I am now a happy WordPress user, I would like to thank you for the years that you have spent in order to protect my former Movable Type blog, and all other Movable Type blogs, from the evils of comment spam.

(hat-tip: Weblog Tools Collection)