This is documentation about a configuration directive, which can be placed within Movable Type’s core configuration file,
mt-config.cgi, to customize the behavior of the system.
Movable Type uses IP-based comment throttling to provide some protection against comment flooding. The
ThrottleSeconds config directive sets the number of seconds after which a visitor has posted a comment that he/she will not be allowed to post another comment. For example, if Alice posts a comment at 30 seconds after the minute, she will not be allowed to post another comment from the same IP address for the number of seconds set in this setting. You can increase this setting if you don’t get too many people commenting often on your blog.
Note that in addition to comment throttling, this configuration directive is also used for trackback throttling.
For search throttling, refer to the
SearchThrottleSeconds configuration directive.