MovableType version 3.2 an trackbacks!



Well seems SixApart did a pretty good job in their trackback and comment spam implementation but now they need a way for us to run a cron job or something to kill the trackback entries from driving my database size thru the roof. In less than 24 hours the systems has about 8000 junk trackback entries that it has flagged as Junk Trackbacks. This is still ridiculous and I wonder how much bandwidth this is costing me from the pounding my server is getting. I can only delete them 20 at a time via the interface I have delete junk to 1 which is 1 day.

How about a option to kill it within hours versus days.

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Todd Cochrane is the Founder of Geek News Central and host of the Geek News Central Podcast. He is a Podcast Hall of Fame Inductee and was one of the very first podcasters in 2004. He wrote the first book on podcasting, and did many of the early Podcast Advertising deals in the podcasting space. He does two other podcasts in addition to Geek News Central. The New Media Show and Podcast Legends.


3 thoughts on “MovableType version 3.2 an trackbacks!

  1. You can set the auto delete to auto delete sooner. It is a new setting in the blog config. Default is 60 days, you could set it to a week or something if you want. Also, maybe something like this would help. While not a solid solution, it might get you on the right track.

  2. I’ve decided to go with WordPress since it’s free for as many authors as I want, and I’m strapped for cash. Also, it supports enclosures without having to hack any files to support enclosures.

  3. Todd,
    this is VERY disturbing! I am actually looking at Movable type myself – primarily because it seems to work so well here!
    Would appreciate it if you can keep us updated.
    Tack
    Australia

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