I’ve just about got a handle on the comment spam. I clear it out, taking about five minutes every day. It’s a small price to pay for decent discussion. But now I’m getting trackback spams. And they are 10 times worse.
For a start, MT’s Trackback management interface isn’t the same as its comment interface. There’s no link in the email you get, there’s no central list of trackbacks, and once you finally get to the correct entry you have to delete every dodgy trackback individually. And although you can turn off comments globally, you can’t turn off trackbacks. It’s a per-entry setting, so I’d have to go through all X entries and turn it off for each.
And, to add insult to injury, when you try and create a generic URL which you can paste numbers into, MT complains “Can’t delete that way”. Why on earth not, you brain-dead piece of software? Grr…
Any solutions, please let me know!