SixApart releases MT 3.14 with flood fix
SixApart has released MovableType 3.14 with a fix to the bug which led spam comments to still cause a load on Web servers and databases even when the comments were blocked from appearing on blogs, resulting in server shutdowns. Interestingly the company has moved to to have new weblogs default to having comment moderation enabled, a move that is likely to cause some consternation amongst free blogging speech advocates.
Leaving aside the completely valid argument that the First Amendment doesn’t apply to a comment on submitted to somoene else’s personal property, how exactly would a change in the default of a configuration option for newly created blogs upset someone? Maybe I’m missing something.