Movable Type 3.16 and SpamLookup

I've upgraded to Movable Type 3.16. So far I don't see much that's changed, and I did pull out the “nofollow” plugin immediately. The two changes that interest me the most are

  • Made significant improvements to the posting interfaces including numerous bug fixes with QuickPost and hierarchical display of categories
  • Implemented better error checking and data validation throughout the program leading to fewer dead-ends and cryptic error messages

I've also heard that there were more security fixes in this latest upgrade. I've certaily been nervous about the security of running all of this unknown code, but so far things hve been pretty benign, except for the notification hijack we experienced. So changes went into the email notification code on this release, because the patch they released with 3.15 broke a few people.

What's even more exciting to me is my recent installation of SpamLookup. Even Jay Allen has turned off MT-Blacklist and switched. I also turned off MT-DBSL. So far this new tool appears to be working well. Maybe Kira will quit complaining about the server load of my comments script. SpamLookup uses MT-Moderate, so I left that installed.

Josh Poulson

Posted Monday, Apr 18 2005 05:27 PM

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