aku-aku: v.. To move a tall, flat bottomed object (such as a bookshelf) by swiveling it alternatively on its corners in a "walking" fashion. [After the book by Thor Heyerdahl theorising the statues of Easter Island were moved in this fashion.] source: LangMaker.com. Aku Aku also has another meaning to the islanders: a spiritual guide.
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movabletype blog-wide comment removal
Posted by dav at 2004 March 1 04:17 PM
File under: Geek

The 3.0 version of MovableType is going to include some nice new features including some to combat comment spam. I'm looking forward to upgrading and using the registration system, but in the meantime I was looking at hundreds of comment spam that has accumulated over the past few months.

The 2.x versions of MT do not have a simple way to mass-delete comments, so I had been putting it off . Finally yesterday I decided to look for a plugin or application that would just list all of my blog's comments on one webpage with a delete checkbox next to each. After a few minutes of googling around, I didn't find anything so I just hacked up one myself.

It was so simple to do that I'm sure there are other implementations out there, and they are probably better than mine (mine is extremely barebones). But in case you're looking and haven't found one, you can download my code and run it on your site (download: DavComments.zip). There's a README.TXT that explains how to install/use it.

Comments:

Oh my god, this is exactly what I've been needing! We have this one very evil, very pernicious troll on http://OrangePolitics.org

Dav, you rule! (But what else is new?) Rock on...

= Ruby

Posted by: Ruby Sinreich on March 25, 2004 02:39 PM

http://mt-backup.f2g.net/

Posted by: name on May 26, 2004 04:57 PM

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