September 24, 2004

Comments Broken

The comments function seems to be broken; whenever anyone submits a comment, they get this:

An error occurred:

Quantifier follows nothing before HERE mark in regex m/

(Followed by what appears to be my entire blacklist file, followed by)

at extlib/jayallen/ line 3028.
I'm working on it.

Update: Fixed. I added a broken URL string (it contained two asterisks in a row, twice) into my blacklist file when I despammed late last week, and I guess comments have been broken ever since. Removing that line from my blacklist.txt file fixed it.

Posted by Chris at September 24, 2004 08:38 AM

Category: Administrivia

Spammers really are the scum of the earth, aren't they? Thanks for pointing out htis solution, I'm going to try it.

I wonder if the spammer figured out how to break blacklist, or if it was our carelessness?

Posted by: Brian Jones at October 22, 2004 08:49 AM

No, it was me. I despammed and tried to get cute adding a url fragment with two wild-cards to the blacklist file, and the blacklist processor puked on it.

Posted by: Chris of Dangerous Logic at October 22, 2004 12:23 PM