Movable Type

I saw a trickle of posts talking about problems with Movable Type over the weekend, Eric Rice and others. [Update: there is a link now.] His post was about how MT was causing a world of hurt with his hosting provider and getting his box shut down, which might have happened. Last night I tried to leave a comment on a post that I think is weird and gives me cognitive dissonance on Gaping Void. When I try, I get this:

Your comment submission failed for the following reasons:

Your comment could not be submitted due to questionable content: a com

Please correct the error in the form below, then press Post to post your comment.

So, I have no idea what the hell the problem is but I can’t post my comment until I correct it. Niiiiice. Is something boned in the stuff that determines if the post is comment spam or not?

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3 thoughts on “Movable Type”

  1. Eric Rice says:

    Hey Dave, here’s the link:

    Not sure why my blog was offline— I’ve been fiddling with it all day.

  2. mike dunn says:

    i just left a comment on that article and it took fine – were you on a mac or win system when you tried dave 😉

    anyway, comment spam is the devil – hope the six apart folks get it nailed sooner…

  3. Mike M says:

    Sounds like MT-Blacklist is preventing the posting. I believe that’s the “canned” response on a blacklist match (“a com”)?

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