Multiple appearances of trackbacks February 2, 2003 6:04 PM   Subscribe

Several blog entries make multiple appearances in the trackbacks of the shuttle thread: does MT's trackback function re-ping the server every time a single post is updated (as so many of us were doing yesterday as the shuttle story developed)?
posted by mcwetboy to Bugs at 6:04 PM (4 comments total)

(I use the standalone trackback script myself, so can't speak to its use within Movable Type.)
posted by mcwetboy at 6:05 PM on February 2, 2003

In my experience, it has not sent a ping w/ later updates to a post.

However, it doesn't obviously show previously sent pings on the edit entry page, so it's possible that people interpreted that as an indication that the ping didn't work.

Or something.

Either way, Trackback has a bit of a learning curve. And this is why it'd be nice if you could "retract" a Trackback ping. In an ideal world, you know.
posted by katieinshoes at 6:23 PM on February 2, 2003

Movable Type, at least the newer versions, doesn't re-ping after an update... But I think, and I could be wrong, that if you ping MeFi again it adds another 'trackback' to the list....
posted by Steve_at_Linnwood at 7:20 PM on February 2, 2003

Older versions of MT would reping on every edit, which is what I suspect happened (people not using MT 2.51).
posted by mathowie (staff) at 8:01 PM on February 2, 2003

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