November 22, 2005

Trackbacks - More Trouble Than Help

I’ve disabled trackbacks on all my old posts. Why? Trackback spam. They far outweighed useful trackbacks.

So, here’s the deal. If you are commenting on my blog post on your weblog, and you’re linking to my story from your weblog, it’s OK by me if you post a comment on an entry saying “BTW - I’m talking about this post on my weblog.” or something similar, with a link back to your comments.

And spam sucks.

Posted by James at November 22, 2005 3:43 PM
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Well, that's a shame. Friggin spammers.

Posted by: briwei at November 22, 2005 5:04 PM

My blog service provider usually detects and deletes those automatically, but not always. And it IS annoying. Sorry bud.

Posted by: Chuck S. at November 22, 2005 11:10 PM

Same here. But, unlike comments, the payoff for trackback spam is less than significant. So even a few getting through outweighs having trackback on.

Posted by: James at November 23, 2005 7:48 AM

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