Wizbang: MT-Blacklist Slowdown Fix: Jay Allen’s comment spamfighter can slow down rebuilds. This temporary fix turns off filtering of extant comments (the functionality will be included in the next release).

I’ve been fighting a sudden, and extreme, slowdown on this site since early this morning – I do not know if it’s due to MT-Comments or some other cause, such as a character embedded in the post I’m fighting with that’s causing the hang. I’ve seen something vaguely similar happen on account of SmartyPants, which I use to perform regexp like neatening of posts for, for example, quotes.