April 05, 2006
I fixed a bug in my Movable Type anti-spam plugin, HMPassphrase (previous post) that prevented the junk scoring mode from working.
I had a few people email me to say it wasn't working for them, but it was kind of hard to debug until I hand-patched a bug in Movable Type itself that caused it to emit useless error messages when plugins failed.
HMPassphrase is the most effective anti-spam plugin for Movable Type that I know of.
Posted by jjwiseman at April 05, 2006 05:06 PM
John -- I just installed HMPassphrase and I'm so eager to get it up and running (I'm getting roughly 1500 spam comments a day, most, but not all, being caught by MT's other tools).
But I'm stalled at the point where I add the input field to my comments page.
Can you point me to an example I can check?
Thanks -- and thanks for HMPassphrase...
Update: I kept trying, dug around, and finally figured out how to create the input field. No need for further follow-up.
And it's working great!
Thanks for the fix.
I had installed the old version just a couple days earlier.
Now it's working fine!
I tried downloading it and got the following:
The proxy server received an invalid response from an upstream server.
The proxy server could not handle the request GET /HMPASSPHRASE/WIKI/DESCRIPTION.
Reason: Could not connect to remote machine: Connection refused
Apache/1.3.33 Server at projects.heavymeta.org Port 80
Sorry for the problem, Tony. I restarted it about 10 minutes after you posted your comment.
I'm excited to try out HMPassphrase! Unfortunately, I seem to be having the same problem as Tony did.
Thanks in advance for your help!
Ben, I apologize. The server occasionally goes down, and sometimes it takes me a day or two to notice. It should be up now.
Sorry to be a pain, but I cannot find the space to add the field. I can find every comment template except for the comment section. Any ideas?
It's the same problem as Joseph - I am just not sure how he solved it!
Hi John. Your server is down again. When will the plugin be available again? Thanks in advance. Seb