Having apparently defeated the Trackback spammers with the (unsought but still welcome) assistance of Scott’s domain host, we now seem to be under concerted attack by a renewed and virulent form of comment spam. At the moment it appears that MT blacklist doesn’t delete thes spam comments. For some reason you have to go through and delete them manually one by one. I’m about to go and delete yet another group of them (the third lot this afternoon), which will probably take me more time than I’ve got before my 5pm tutorial.
I’m hoping Scott can have a look at this and do something about it, otherwise we may have to look at disabling comments completely (as Tim Dunlop was forced to do not long ago) and look at shifting to WordPress (as people have been suggesting for a while). Trouble is, it’s Scott’s domain and I have neither the access rights nor expertise to implement WordPress. Maybe Scott could phone me on my mobile when he reads this (I’ve lost your mobile number or I’d phone you).