Blog Software Fights Comment Spam

Blog software maker Six Apart this week released a beta version 3.2 of Movable Type that includes improvements to the administration of multiple blogs, easier installation and upgrading. The most notable enhancement in the beta are new features to combat spam, which has become an increasing problem on blogs based on Movable Type.

Comments are now ranked through something called a Feeback Rating System. "Our feedback rating framework scores comments and TrackBacks in real-time as they are received, and the system has the ability to take action on the basis of those scores," Six Apart wrote in a post explaining how the feature works. The company said that it expects a final version of Movable Type 3.2 to be released within a month.

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