MLBlogs Comment Issue
Updated 6:25 pm ET Monday…
According to our Six Apart blog host provider, someone last week wrote a malicious code through an MLBlog comment and brought the MLBlogs server to its knees, essentially sending thousands of comments to the server through a script. Subsequently, a comment anti-spam block capability was turned on, which is why probably most people have experienced a spam block whenever trying to leave a somewhat lengthy comment on any MLBlog.
That comment spam block has now been turned off, but Six Apart will closely monitor the load in coming days. If it happens again, we probably will just eliminate long comments (write too much in a comment and you should just be blogging anyway). Hopefully it won’t be an issue from here on it, but if you ever see the comment spam blocker again, you’ll know why.
Updated 5:07 pm ET Tuesday:
Problem has not entirely gone away according to two MLBloggers who received comment spam block when trying to post comments on their own blogs. Have been unable to replicate this today, let me know here if any further issues. 6A is talking to ops to see if anything has changed there since I last blogged here…sorry for any ongoing inconvenience.