Six Apart Moves Forward on Comment Spam

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Anil Dash posts an update on Six Apart, the makers of MovableType and owners of LiveJournal and TypePad hosted blogging service’s, progress on fighting comment spam.

The plugins he lists are all proprietory to MT however, and it makes you wonder whether comment spam prevention is being used as a selling point for blog software market share…

One such innovation is MT Keystrokes, a Javascript plugin that sits on the commenters Browser and ensures they’re actually typing the comment rather than POSTing it from a script – that’s pretty neat i think, though i’ve not tried it as i don’t use MT on anything (nor would i..)

Source: Making Progress Against Spam

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