I turned trackbacks off on this blog today.
I love the concept of trackbacks, every time someone reference a blog post the software automatically creates a link back in the post’s comments.
It makes it easier to follow conversations and it’s a nice way to find more blogs on topic that interest you – it’s really a wonderful idea.
So what’s the problem then? The system is based on trust, the blogging software will blindly add a trackback comment to whoever requests one – even if it’s a spammer.
The moment spammers figured it out it was all over, lately the amount of trackback...