Continuing the effort to fight against comment spam in this blog, I just installed, configured and tested the anti-comment-spam filter known as MT-Blacklist. A quick review of the system reveals some obvious weaknesses, but it will stop simple spam.
Given the aforementioned limitations, I think the greater value lie in its ability to remove unwanted spam, with only one mouseclick, though I hope to not have to use this feature very often. I remain unconvinced of the efficacy of the spam clearinghouse; figuring it to be a case of closing the barn door after the fact. Would love to be wrong about this, of course.
For more information on the fight against this latest variant of the internet pestilence known as spam, be sure to read (and link to if you’re a blogger) Kalsey’s Comment Spam Manifesto.