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Well that wasn't as painful as I had feared. I was expecting something to go wrong, but it didn't.

So I'm creating this on MT 3.15. I'm geek enough to get excited about a new software release - woo-hoo! So far, there are a couple of pretty nifty enhancements:

  • The ability to list, sort and mass delete comments adn trackbacks. Trackbacks can be filtered by title, source or excerpt. Comments by email, name or IP.
  • A button in the new entry window for creating a blockquote. That will be very handy.
  • The email notification of comments includes a clickable link to the coment edit screen within MT. Should be very handy for deleting the occasional manually entered spam comment. I'm assuming that the trackback notification works the same way.
  • Of course, there's a spiffy new GUI too.
  • Oh, and the familiar Italics button creates an 'em' tag instead of the old 'i'. I wonder why. It seems to look the same.

So far pretty cool. I haven't dug into the ability to dynamically create pages, a la Wordpress, or how to set up the TypeKey registration stuff. Not sure I'll bother with that though. The biggie was quickly getting rid of those 220+ trackback spams.

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Well, no clickable link in the trackback email notice. Bummer. I just got my first trackback spam, post upgrade. Only one this time. I guess I need to figure out something to do about this. I may have to get MT-blacklist after all or use Mean Dean's .htaccess solution, assuming I can figure it out (I think I can.)

Adn most importntly for you, does teh new version have a spell chceker? ;)

Erik, sheesh, give a fat fingered typist a break will ya? :-) No spell checker.

James, thanks for stopping by. I saw your trackback solution and I'm considering it. I've got to do something.



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  • Erik, sheesh, give a fat fingered typist a break will ya? :-) No spell checker. James, thanks for stopping by. I saw your trackback solution and I'm considering it. I've got to do something....

  • saw you using my scode. you might want to check out http://james.seng.sg/archives/2005/02/04/solution_to_trackback_spams.html...

  • Adn most importntly for you, does teh new version have a spell chceker? ;)...

  • Well, no clickable link in the trackback email notice. Bummer. I just got my first trackback spam, post upgrade. Only one this time. I guess I need to figure out something to do about this. I may have to get MT-blac...

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