October 14, 2003


Well that fizzled. I didn't see anything in the MT-Blacklist documentation about not being able to post an entry once it's implemented. The "rebuilding your site" message just sat there and sat there. It was like posting on fucking Blogspot. I can't figure this out, and I'm too tired to try. I guess I'll just stick with closing comments after fifteen days and deleting stupid viagggggraa spam by hand.

Posted by Andrea Harris at October 14, 2003 09:50 PM

It's slow because of the way Blacklist works and what it does, basically, but a new release should be out today that promises to speed things up some, and it allows you to decide whether it scans old posts or not. Check Winds of Change for details on all that geek stuff.

Posted by: Mike at October 15, 2003 at 08:00 AM

No, it's not slow because of the way it works. It works speedy fast on many people's sites. There is a bug, or at least a situation when combined with another condition that causes this. Because it is not solely the fault of MT-Blacklist, it is almost impossible for me to track down, except by deductive reasoning and pulling information slowly out of the people that have the problem, trying to correllate some common thread.

Anyway, if you do what Kevin says (http://wizbangblog.com/archives/000960.php) you can use the two most important features of MT-Blacklist (post prevention and despamming) without the comment/trackback listing filtering (which is where the problem seems to be...)

Anyway, pass it on... :-)

Posted by: Jay Allen at October 15, 2003 at 09:16 PM

Thanks! I was tired and cranky when I uploaded it last night, and had no patience with fiddling with it any longer. I'll test it again.

Posted by: Andrea Harris at October 15, 2003 at 09:59 PM

Oh, dang, Jay, I hope you didn't take that as a slam. I didn't mean it that way at all. It was my understanding that because Blacklist scans the comments for spam, any site with a whole ton of 'em (such as Andrea's, or mine) would naturally be slow due to sheer volume. I was unaware of the bug until just now. Didn't mean to seem ungrateful here, because believe me, I ain't.

Posted by: Mike at October 16, 2003 at 02:10 AM