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Front page blog posts set to auto-trackback

prichardson
Grafter
Posts: 1,503
Registered: 05-04-2007

Front page blog posts set to auto-trackback

Wordpress will pick out URLs included in a blog post and will attempt to automatically process a trackback to it.
This is all well and good, infact, good way of pushing external content we mention and in our individual blogs, ensuring that follow-ups are mentioned in original postings.
However, content pushed the front-page of the community site, which is often only a stub for the real content in the comms blog for example, it pushing out a trackback.
Liam posted an item regarding CSC stats, with a small stub on the front of the site. This pushed a pointless trackback to the comms blog, which effectivly links to nothing.
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Community Veteran
Posts: 1,264
Registered: 04-04-2007

Re: Front page blog posts set to auto-trackback

Disabled. I'd actually argue that the other blogs should refuse Trackbacks, but that's up to the individual admins.
prichardson
Grafter
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Registered: 05-04-2007

Re: Front page blog posts set to auto-trackback

Automatic trackbacks in the individual blogs is actually very handy, and I would be interested in why you feel it should be disabled by said individual admins?
Automated linking between the sub-blogs is good, and the tackback obviously has a valid reason for its link.
It just seemed pointless when the primary purpose of the front-page so far seems to be as a stub for the others. Genuine trackbacks can still be processed via the trackback box.
Community Veteran
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Registered: 04-04-2007

Re: Front page blog posts set to auto-trackback

Experience on the Internet shows that Trackback's are more ofen sources of Spam than anything else.
prichardson
Grafter
Posts: 1,503
Registered: 05-04-2007

Re: Front page blog posts set to auto-trackback

Yer,
The main issue was resolved, the rest is a debate on if we should/shouldn't
Community Gaffer
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Registered: 04-04-2007

Re: Front page blog posts set to auto-trackback

Can close or move away from here.