#2 Apr 09, 2006 01:25
A trackback is kinda like an automatic blog-to-blog comment. Like for example I read something on your blog and want to blog about the same thing and want to throw a bit of my post into your comment list. I grab your trackback URL for the motivating post, type up my thing, then paste your trackback URL into the little box in my back office for trackback URLs. You get a snippet of my post as a comment and I get, well, I don't know what I get.
Turning off trackbacks on all your blogs probably won't stop any real people from either being motivated by your post to write something of their own or commenting that you are an inspiration to them. It will make them have to actually type a comment, and it will also be a 100% effective ban on trackback spam.
I say turn it off, but that's just cuz I think everyone should configure their blog the way I do mine :roll: