Trackbacks Disabled April 7, 2004 11:07 AM   Subscribe

Have trackbacks been disabled? Or is it just that nobody wants to link back to Metafilter anymore?
posted by anastasiav to Bugs at 11:07 AM (7 comments total)

disabled after someone was exploiting them. I haven't had time to create throttling and banning code for trackbacks, so I just took them down.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 11:16 AM on April 7, 2004

I remember two exploits:
This guy, who trackback-spammed MeFi by pinging threads with linked dots, and the sexy MIDI-embedded trackback spam.
posted by brownpau at 11:22 AM on April 7, 2004

Thank you for the quick answer, Matt.

I hope trackbacks do come back some day. I found some great new pages by following them.
posted by anastasiav at 12:00 PM on April 7, 2004

I second the addition of the return of the trackback to the community wishlist, as they are a great way to find other points of view on an issue.

the lat/long thing is still on the list, right?
posted by dg at 2:56 PM on April 7, 2004

...since we're doing a mathowie pile-on, I was also wondering if you're still planning those usability improvements to AskMe that you'd talked about, Matt.

Are they on the agenda, or is that pony gone to heaven?
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 9:52 PM on April 7, 2004

Don't hit me.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 9:52 PM on April 7, 2004

I never get a fucking pony.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 11:39 PM on April 8, 2004

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