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Entries published on June 25, 2007

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Hacking comments without hacking comments

Way back when I first set up this site, and threw together a minimal blog application to power it, I didn’t bother much with enhancing Django’s comment system. But later on, when I started getting a lot of comment spam (trivia: as of this moment, 15,153 comments have been posted here, and 14,406 of them — roughly 95% — have been spam) I realized I needed to do something, and quickly hacked Django’s comments application to add moderation.

At the time it seemed a reasonable thing to do, but it’s been haunting me ever since; having to port a …

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