Re: [blogite] How to display pingbacks

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From: Jim Dabell (
Date: Sat Sep 07 2002 - 16:36:58 BST

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On Saturday 07 September 2002 11:52 am, mort wrote:
> Hi, this is more an usability question that a tech one.
> I think using "pingbacks" as a label for the pingbacks link or list in a
> weblog is not really useful. "Comments" is self-explanatory, but,
> outside the ¿12? people in the world aware of pingback development, why
> sould anyone click in a unknown word like "pingback" or in a link filed
> under "pingbacks"?

In the first draft of my weblog, I'm taking a slash approach - summary on
the main page, and click to get the full article with comments, etc. On
the "full article" page, I've simply put a section between the article and
the comments, with a heading:

- ------------------------------------------------------
The following sites have linked to this article:

- - link 1
- - link 2
- ------------------------------------------------------

I may move this to a "slashbox"-style section down the side, as I already
have a few things there like rss feeds. It seems simple enough - perhaps
too wordy for a simple link? I think I would go with "linked from" or

A similar question: my "full article" link is exactly the same as my
permalink - would it be wiser to get rid of one (two links going to the
same place = confusing & unnecessary), or would it be better to keep it
(permalink is instantly recognisable to those who know what it means)?

- --
Jim Dabell

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