Andrew Connell

PSA: Trackbacks and Pingbacks are now disabled on my blog

I find them to be more trouble than they are worth. While the comment spam filtering technique absolutely rocks in SubText (my blog engine), it isn't very effective against trackbacks and pingbacks. They are all moderated so my site isn't soiled by them, but it is a PITA to approve/reject them. Commonly I find a vast number more trackbacks/pingbacks that are spam than are valid, so I am tossing in the towel. I'd rather make better use of my time than wade through that crap. Blog post comments will remain on, and moderated....

I find them to be more trouble than they are worth. While the comment spam filtering technique absolutely rocks in SubText (my blog engine), it isn’t very effective against trackbacks and pingbacks . They are all moderated so my site isn’t soiled by them, but it is a PITA to approve/reject them. Commonly I find a vast number more trackbacks/pingbacks that are spam than are valid, so I am tossing in the towel. I’d rather make better use of my time than wade through that crap.

Blog post comments will remain on, and moderated.

Andrew Connell
Developer & Chief Course Artisan, Voitanos LLC. | Microsoft MVP
Written by Andrew Connell

Andrew Connell is a web developer with a focus on Microsoft Azure & Microsoft 365. He’s received Microsoft’s MVP award every year since 2005 and has helped thousands of developers through the various courses he’s authored & taught. Andrew’s the founder of Voitanos and is dedicated to delivering industry-leading on-demand video training to professional developers. He lives with his wife & two kids in Florida.