And so it came to pass that part two of Postmark, the comment authentication system for Epistula, was written. I can now authenticate comments without going into MySQL and doing it manually! Yay! Anyone with more than two comments should be recognised now…

This was because, annoyingly, I had to go into the sysadmin code to change the crossreferencing system (…that also does Track- and Ping-back) so I can mass-delete spam trackbacks. I’ve also hooked it in to the comment spam detection system so it will reject anything from domains with “Viagra” in, for example. You’re still not allowed to talk about poker on the site, though 🙂

I could have disabled Trackback entirely, but that would have been giving in…