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Comments on the comic under threat - new measures in place

If you've tried and failed to get a comment published in the Rogues of Clwyd-Rhan comic archives, let me know. The comic has been under a sustained spam attack for over a day now, with almost half of all IPs and pageviews being the node that gets served when a comment is blocked. To deal with this more efficiently, Mithandir has installed an upgrade to the comment system allowing me to quarantine comment spam. Most of the new batch of spam doesn't get blocked until it reaches the content-based filters, which are processor-intensive. With the quarantine, I should be able to see what IP addresses are used for sending the spam, and block those, which is more efficient.

However, there's always the possibility that something has been broken in the upgrade and legitimate comments get blocked. I already know the upgrade didn't go smoothly, so I'm keeping an eye out for both legitimate comments getting blocked and oodles of spam passing through.

The above does not affect the weblog, where comments will remain closed for the time being.

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