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No more duping!

Kymberlie, I owe you one. She’s just linked to an article on ScriptyGoddess which links to this article which explains a hack for Movable Type to force comments to only appear once, even if they are submitted several times. This was, of course, what crashed the server last time – some prat submitting the same thing hundreds of times.
The caveats are that it may only work on Movable Type 2.5+ and you need to be using an SQL-based database (so it wouldn’t have worked on the old server where I was stuck using BerkerleyDB). But if anything it’ll save me from having remove duplicate comments that some impatient people leave, despite the ‘click the post button once’ notice above the ‘post’ button…

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