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For some definition of De-spam

I have MT-Blacklist installed on this weblog; it's very good. A few days ago tho, I got an email asking me if I wanted to De-spam a trackback from Mícheál Ó Foghlú. Of course I wanted to de-spam something from Mícheál, he's not a spammer, so I clicked through. That ended up with MT-Blacklist graciously deleting the trackback from the database. The right thing to do here is not do anything as "De-spam this trackback" seems to be code for "Treat this trackback as spam".

It does the same for comments, but I've never accidently trashed a comment. I think this is because comment notifications from Mt-Blacklist come with instruction "Approve this comment" which seems to be code for "Approve this comment". My suggestion for the next version of MT-Blacklist is to replace "De-spam this trackback" with "Treat this trackback as spam".

May 4, 2005 10:19 AM


Paul Downey
(May 4, 2005 04:03 PM #)

I read it as having an Jamaican accent - "de-spam, mon"

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