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allowing "Pings" ?? trackbacks and/OR pingbacks ??

Old Feb 13, 2009, 08:01 AM
Shepherd Jim's Avatar
Shepherd Jim
301 posts · Feb 2009
Bristol, midcoast Maine USA
Okay! Truth is I'm as new to blogging as I am to WordPress and Atahualpa. I'm setting up a website mostly comprised of "static pages" and have been happy to NOT enable either Comments or Pings in the WP admin's Edit Page.

But now, I'm creating the "news" page on which the farm/company blog will reside.

Re: allowing Pings (Trackbacks AND Pingbacks):

1) what's the current thinking? Trackbacks in particular seem to have caused people problems.
2) what is the "official Flynn stance"?
3) is there anywhere that lays out the pros and cons intelligently and clearly allowing the curious to make an educated choice?
Old Feb 13, 2009, 09:07 AM
Flynn's Avatar
3,768 posts · Oct 2008
Munich, Germany
I am not a very experienced "Blogger" myself, I am sure others can provide better info here but this is my take: There are good and bad track/pingbacks just like there are good and bad comments.

I allow everything but also moderate everything, meaning neither comments nor pings go on air without approval. But I do approve frequently and quick so comment authors don't get frustrated. I find it important to do good housekeeping on the comments/pings. I see whole lists of spam comments even on high profile blogs.

Some pings/... DO lead to interesting posts, and I would also look whether my own site is linked somewhere in that post or not. Technically the other blog could ping mine without putting up a visible link. In that case I might still accept the ping if I am at least mentioned in the post.

There are articles about the little differences between ping/pingback/trackback but I have none available right now.
Old Feb 18, 2009, 05:27 PM
Flynn's Avatar
3,768 posts · Oct 2008
Munich, Germany
I am moving this to the main forum so it gets more exposure. I am still working on categorizing the forum and the threads
Old Sep 8, 2009, 12:38 PM
KatyDigg's Avatar
319 posts · Jul 2009
Interesting, as I have SET to Allow link notifications from other blogs (pingbacks and trackbacks.)

and yet, this does not work, i.e. does not show up anywhere.

BTW ... I have posted (elsewhere) earlier http://forum.bytesforall.com/showthread.php?t=3337


Last edited by KatyDigg; Sep 8, 2009 at 12:49 PM.


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