Upgrade to WordPress 2.0

I upgraded the site (finally) to WordPress 2.0. This should help me manage the spam comments/trackbacks/pingbacks. To give you an idea of the magnitude of the problem, during the first 17 days of this month, I received 316 spam comments (18.6/day). On the 18th, I received 247. On the 19th, 348. On the 20th, 614.

That is insane. It’s such a problem that, despite aggressive blacklisting, the number of “please moderate” e-mails I have received in the last 24 hours is something like 5 times my normal, total, good e-mail load. I have spent far more time over the last couple of months keeping my blog from turning into a free-for-all for spamvertising all sorts of garbage than I have actually using the blog. Hopefully, the more powerful features of the new software will help me manage this in much less time. After all, it’s not like fighting blog spam is the most significant thing going on in my life, right now…

2 Replies to “Upgrade to WordPress 2.0”

  1. I should point out that the story of my upgrade woes is here.

    Also, appropriately, I saw Monty Python’s Spamalot, tonight. (It was excellent.)

  2. I posted again on this, here; it looks like some files got uploaded incorrectly, somehow. Apparently, then, at least some of my upgrade woes were my own fault (or my FTP client’s, anyway).

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