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Moderate v2.0.1

By Chad Everett
Posted September 15, 2004, in Comments, Trackback, Antispam.


MT-Moderate provides additional functionality for your Movable Type-powered site, which enhances the feedback by enabling additional control over how the feedback is processed. Notably options are provided where both comments and trackbacks can be either moderated or junked based on the age of the entry or the age of the most recent comment received on the entry.

The reason for this is that most recent entries on a site are generally the busiest as far as valid feedback goes, while older entries are the most likely targets for spam, so using this enhanced configuration should cut down on the manual processing of feedback for any site administrator.

Processing options can be made at the site level and individual changes can be made on individual blogs as well, so if you would like to implement different settings for different areas of your installation, that is completely possible.

As one of the oldest spam utilities for Movable Type - and in fact the plugin that is responsible for introducing moderation to trackbacks before it was added to the core system - MT-Moderate should be a part of your spam-fighting arsenal.


Movable Type versions: 4.3


Chad Everett

Chad currently resides in Charlotte, North Carolina, though he is most definitely not a Southerner. In fact, he's lived in such varied places around the United States as Chicago, Seattle, and even Southern California. Strangely, no one considers Southern California to be The South. Nonetheless, he lives in Charlotte with his wife, kids, and an ever-growing collection of stray dogs. Several years ago, after leaving the corporate world, Chad decided that he would set up shop for himself and Everitz Consulting was born. There, he provides services related to Movable Type, TypePad and just about any other platform you might imagine, and has contributed community plugins such as the award-winning MT-Notifier, the acclaimed anti-spam plugins MT-Approval and MT-Moderate, the venerable MT-SomeDays, and a variety of others, all while continuing to offer network consulting to those who need it. In his ever-dwindling spare time, Chad also continues to blog at Don't Back Down, and also writes elsewhere as time permits. Which is to say not very often.