My migration to TextPattern has been been delayed. The release of version 1.0 is imminent and I’ve decided to wait for it. This will also allow me to take a closer look at rejecting comment spam in TextPattern.
TextPattern 1.19γ provides three primary mechanisms against comment spam:
- Automatic closure on old posts
- Enforced comment preview
- I’d rather not have to moderate comments
- I’d rather keep comments open
- From the looks of my server logs, my comment spam is manually posted (the page with the comment link is requested and then the comment is posted)
I need to look at the latest TextPattern source in the subversion repository. I definitely want to reject comments with an excessive number of links. And I’d like to have blacklist support as well.