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rails grief/bot hammering

posted on August 25th, 2007

Not sure this made any difference, but I reverted down to r7357 for Edge Rails because r7358 kept running into MySQL out of memory errors.

The Liquid plugin also seems to be acting up. To be honest, I don’t know when I broke it. I diff’ed the original code in the mephisto repository against the code in the liquid repository, and I couldn’t find anything that would explain the change.

Basically, it seems that the comment forms are broken. I was previously getting this error:

Liquid error: you have a nil object when you didn't expect it! The error occurred while evaluating nil.accept_comments?

This seems to imply that the article drop is malfunctioning for some reason, but this doesn’t make any sense because the actual article is rendered OK, and the if statement seems to evaluate fine as well.

Which leads me to believe that something is broken with the {% commentform %}, which seems really mysterious.

To top it all off, it looks like both Yahoo Slurp and the Googlebot are hammering my site, and whenever Rails accesses the database, it runs out of memory. Wonderful.

Just how many blog engines am I going to have to go through before I find one that I’m happy with? The thought of going back to Wordpress makes my blood curdle.