I got a few doses of blog clap, and being bored and idle I put some effort
into tidying up Blosxom's venerable
writeback plugin and
adding Captcha support. (I don't believe in the centralised blacklisting
epitomised by akismet, it's too readily
abused.) I get the impression that somebody in
ee land is
manually spamming, so I might need a plan B. My other concern is that the Captcha times out, meaning that if you take longer than a day to go from
page load to post-comment it will bugger you up. Also the interaction with
the back button is less than ideal.
- 99writeback (plugin)
- writeback (flavour file for writebacks)
- writebacksform (flavour file for the writeback form)
You'll need to instruct CPAN to
install Authen::Captcha (or
use your package manager to do it for you, or remove those bits of code). It
should be easy to adapt it to
use another Captcha library. I'm thinking
about constructing a logic-puzzle one.
Part way through I realised just how fragile Blosxom is (no non-word characters in directory names? — and I was going to call this writeback++!) and how badly coded most plugins are (let's do everything ourselves! date functions, interpolation, file-backed databases, ...). If my perl was more fluent I'd have a shot at linting it all.