What I did for them is described by Shelley Powers over here. Give it a shot. It’s not that hard. The only downside is that if you’re running multiple blogs on your MT installation, you’ll have to edit the templates for all of them or comments will not work for the other blogs.
(And before you ask, no, I will not implement it for your blog too. I already provide too much tech support without any credit.)
A simpler, but slightly less effective, solution is to have a script that turns off comments on all entries older than X days, where X should be a reasonable number like 14 or 30. A script for that can be found on Geeksblog.
A still simpler solution is to make the “Comments (X)” link go to the individual entry instead of the comments page. People will be able to leave comments, but spambots will probably not figure it out. I leave it to the reader to look through the MT documentation on how to do this. It’s just changing one tag, that’s all.
Incidentally, my restaurant web site (complete with its own chef’s blog) has just launched in its Beta version. The URL is http://www.shiokfood.com
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Your comments are welcome. But if anyone says, “page doesn’t validate” or some such crap, I will feed you a knuckle sandwich.
(Tested with Firefox and IE. I don’t use Opera, and I don’t have a Mac. I don’t care if you use either.)
Update: Head on over to Kiruba’s site and tell me if you spot the speed difference in loading. Something has definitely changed. I’ll write more about it. later.