I’ve just been notified that my host had to disable Movable Type comments because a sudden comment spam attack of DDOS proportions was bringing down the server. That’s why the site has been slow lately, and commenters have been getting Server Error messages. I’m wondering what to do right now; this is exactly the wrong time for it to happen.
See Photodude’s entry on comment spam: MT Plus Comment Spam Equals Dead Site.
The site’s due for an overhaul anyway. I’m off on holiday for the next two weeks; I’ll have time to think about it.
Update: Jay Allen reports on the server load issue. You can be sure I’ll be installing the upgrade when it comes out.
Update: Coments are back.