I upgraded the Movable Type installation to 3.11 this evening. Assuming that this posts, everything seems to be working properly. The impetus for moving was comment spam, unfortunately. I came back from our last vacation with a dozen or so comments that had been posted to the site. Normally, spam comments are gone just about as quick as they appear, but since I was unconnected from the Net these stayed much longer than I would like.
In regards to comments, I’m really kind of caught between a rock and a hard place with this site. I want anyone dealing with child abuse to be able to leave comments, and be heard on this site in whatever fashion they like. If they want anonymity, I want to be able to provide that. On the other hand, I want to protect the people reading and contributing to this site from having to look at offensive comments. Upgrading to 3.11 and the latest version of MT-Blacklist gives me quite a bit more flexibility than I’ve had previously. As with anything though, this will be a trial and error, but I think I’ve got a pretty good start on finding a nice middle ground.
Basically, if you’re registered with Typekey, you can leave comments here without any problems. If you’re not there are a few limitations, but you are still able to post comments and take part. Depending on how things work out, those limitations will change, but basically they’ll only come into play if you’re leaving a comment on an older post, or trying to link to a URL that’s been blacklisted.
Let me know if you have any difficulties with the site!