Joined: Dec. 2002
DaveScot on UD today:
Every individual article at Pandaís Thumb has a trackback URL at the top. None of them work.
Try one: http://degas.fdisk.net/cgi-bin/mt/mt-tb.cgi/2012
Every article there has ZERO trackbacks. This has been brought to their attention but ignored. It makes me wonder if the broken trackback URLs are there just to further the sham of it being an open forum. Here we are honest and open about moderation. Our comment box is headlined by a bold lettered statement that comments are moderated. Trackbacks are also moderated. Too bad everyone canít be as honest.
Trying this trackback, as Dave suggests, leads to an error message:
Trackback pings must use HTTP POST
The reason this message comes up can be understood by reading the trackback specifications (here for example):
To send a ping, the client sends an HTTP POST request to the TrackBack Ping URL. The client MUST send a Content-Type HTTP header, with the content type set to application/x-www-form-urlencoded. The client SHOULD include the character encoding of the content being sent (title, excerpt, and weblog name) in the charset attribute of the Content-Type header.
Just clicking on a trackback link gets you an error message.
(Also, several of the posts on PT DO have trackbacks).
Dave and a commenter go on to excoriate Wesley Elsberry for his lack of computer skills. As DS puts it:
One thingís for sure, Iíve forgotten more than he ever knew.