February 22, 2004

Comments Closed for Older Entries

I've decided to close the comments for entries older than 30 days. This in an attempt to protect the blog against another flood of auto-generated comment spam. I don't want Viagra, and I don't ever again want to see the same Viagra ad dumped into 220 separate weblog entries.

It's rare that anyone (anyone but a spammer, that is) leaves a comment at an entry that's no longer on the front page. But if you'd like to post a comment to one of the older (and now comments-disabled) entries, please email me at ia at invisibleadjunct dot com.


Is there a script that will automaticaly close comments after n days?

Posted by Invisible Adjunct at February 22, 2004 08:05 PM

I'm going to start charging you.


Posted by: ogged at February 22, 2004 09:15 PM

I hope you'll give me a discount.


Posted by: Invisible Adjunct at February 22, 2004 09:47 PM

The Closing Comments plugin is meant to do this, as long as your MT install has an SQL backend (as opposed to Berkeley DB backend). I haven't used it, although I'm about to for my own MT install.

Posted by: Mary at February 23, 2004 01:36 AM

I am in the process of doing the same thing. Seems like a wise policy. I am not adept at things technical so someone is doing it for me.

Posted by: Kevin Holtsberry at February 23, 2004 02:11 PM

I wonder if bloggers could post a message such as, "posting is free for non-commercial users. Those advertising a product may post in exchange for a fee of $1000" and have it count as a binding contract. I don't see why it wouldn't, and it could stem the tide of robo-comments.

Posted by: Mike at February 23, 2004 02:24 PM

"I am not adept at things technical so someone is doing it for me."

I'm not adept either. Which is why I post these pathetic pleas on my weblog :-)

I really have no business using Movable Type.

Posted by: Invisible Adjunct at February 23, 2004 05:11 PM

I just had a comment posted to an entry for which comments were closed. I'm trying to figure out how that was possible...

Posted by: Harald at March 25, 2004 02:45 PM