Open trackback Friday

I’m posting this one on Thursday night and will let it run until Sunday night. My son has tomorrow off of school so we’re going to do something fun.

Every Friday I will try to have an Open Trackback article.

From the Open Trackback Alliance FAQ:

The entire concept is to encourage bloggers to showcase their best recent articles on other blogs which may not otherwise recognize or know about their works.

Open Trackback Alliance members have agreed to create an open article at least once a week, which anyone can create a link to their own blog articles…

So link up your best article. Let’s see what you’ve got. 🙂

My suggestion to anyone trackbacking to my blog using WordPress 2.x would be to go to your admin panel, under Options -> Discussion uncheck the box that says “Attempt to notify any Weblogs linked to from the article (slows down posting.)” This is what I have done, it speeds up posting and also stops outgoing pingbacks.

With trackbacks you get a nice summary of the incoming post, with pingbacks you get a what the WordPress development team calls “context” and what I call nonsense. If only I could suppress incoming pingbacks without suppressing incoming trackbacks as well peace would rule the world.