Comment Spam & MT’s Failings

Good discussion over on Brad DeLong’s site of Movable Type’s culpability in the nasty comment spam problem out there. After all, neglected & spam-ridden MT blogs are analogous to the broadband-connected zombie PCs that issue so much spam and so many DDOS attacks. Sure, MT-Blacklist helps solve the problem, but it is truly Microsoft-ian illogic to launch a product without an essential security feature — and then unironically say that third-parties are welcome to assist.