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Closing comments on old entries

In the hope that it will reduce the current waves of comment spam that I’m receiving, I’ve turned off comments for all entries published prior to January 2009, plus a few published in 2009 that seem to be particular targets. Movable Type doesn’t expose a suitable interface for this so it was done directly using SQL (some scripts may exist but I don’t know if they will still work in MT 4.3x). None of the entries that were closed had received any legitimate comments for some time anyway.
Seeing as it’s a lovely sunny day, Christine and I are off for a day out in Morecambe. I haven’t been there since I was 11 so it’ll be nice to see how it’s changed over the past few years.

One Comment

  1. I do this too. I wrote a quick script to do it from cron. Have a peek here for mt-close-comments http:// kevinspencer.org/code