Paul Burdick, super amazing programmer and CTO of pMachine makers of ExpressionEngine, has just released an extension for EE that allows us to make use of the much ballyhooed Bad Behavior 2 anti-comment/trackback spam system that was originally developed for WordPress. So, being the popular target of spammers that we tend to be I figured I’d toss it in the system and see what happens.
This means two things: First, I’ve disabled the blacklist module to see how good this new system is. Second, I’ve turned trackbacks back on for SEB (but not the other blogs) as BB2 is supposed to be pretty good at filtering our trackback spam as well as comment/referrer spam.
So if you happen to notice anything funky happening such as you’re suddenly unable to post comments then drop me a note and let me know. If it’s as effective for EE as it appears to be for WordPress and MediaWiki then I’ll leave trackbacks on and be a happy camper. If you want to help test it on your EE site then be sure to go post a comment in the thread on the forums and give Paul any feedback you come up with. Here goes nothing.