So, last wednesday on the way to ParisCarnet, the monthly parisian bloggers meetup, François Nonnenmacher told me about MovableType’s handling of TrackBacks.
If you’ve never used MT before, you’re in for a shock or two. (I was shocked myself, since the last time I used MT was years ago, circa version 1.4, and at the time I didn’t even check the functionnalities. I was already happy that I managed to install it.)
Apparently, when you use MT and your blog receives a TrackBack:
- the notification does not tell you on which post it was made,
- you can not edit or delete the TrackBack
The second point had me laughing. “So basically we end up
deleting them using phpMyAdmin”, Laurent added. I wonder how those who use MT’s file-based database do; maybe they’re just screwed.
If Joe Jenett can’t cook an omelette with a chestnut roasting pan, then Joe Jenett cooks chestnuts instead.
I seriously hope someone is coming up with an MT plugin for PingBack (and not just for MT, mind you, I’d love to see more blogwares implement PingBack aswell). At the very least, this would make Joe Jenett’s blog interoperable with other blogwares, since he chose to go with a mechanism that mimics what most implementations of PingBack do.
Because it’s just very annoying to input an URL manually.
If Shelley Powers can’t cook an omelette despite having easy access to a frypan, then Shelley becomes a veggie.
Or really, everyone could just use the right ustensil to
cook omelette : a frypan , and then sprinkle with salt to stop worrying about trackback spam ever again.
(Now if we could just fix the remaining bugs and quirks and release WordPress 1.5…)