This is not good.
I’ve come to wonder whether the problems I’ve had with MySQL errors on Barbelith over the last couple of years have been more to do with comment spam than anything else, and – while I want to make it clear that in no way do I blame Six Apart or Movable Type or anything and while I’m sure there’s a way out of this situation – it has started to feel like having the mt-comments.cgi script sitting on my server is like having a bullseye painted on my chest.
If Tom Coates can’t deal with comment spam on MT, then how are others less capable than him dealing with this?
re-naming the mt-comments.cgi script is a common move. Tom I wish you luck and I worry now about my own blog….
What has been killing my server? (plasticbag.org)