Re: [blogite] pingback: when to pingback ?

Date view Thread view Subject view Author view Attachment view

From: Stuart Langridge (
Date: Wed Sep 18 2002 - 11:46:43 BST

Ian Hickson spoo'd forth:
> Well... personally I think that you should never edit a post to the extent
> of removing content (and the protocol has no way of removing pingbacks
> anyway). But the other cases seem reasonable.
> I would consider pingback spam be any of the following:
> a pingback from a page which doesn't include the appropriate link
> a pingback which has already been sent (a duplicate)
> a pingback from an automatically generated page (i.e. one with no
> further comments)

How is this particularly spam? The spec dictates that servers must
return a fault code, and the first two of those have fault codes
allocated. Admittedly it takes up resources on your server to answer
these pings, but I wouldn't mind how prolific spammers were if no-one
ever got to see any of their spam.

Java sucks. [...] Java on TV set top boxes will suck so hard it
might well inhale people from off  their sofa until their heads
get wedged in the card slots.         --- Jon Rabone,
Message sent over the Blogite mailing list.

Date view Thread view Subject view Author view Attachment view

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.1.5 : Thu Sep 19 2002 - 18:05:00 BST