Trackbacks = Deleted

I’ve disabled pingbacks and trackbacks on this blog indefinitely. You can thank the spammer currently hammering this site. The comment spam was getting blocked by WordPress’s filters, but those don’t seem to apply to trackbacks.

No big loss, since in all the time I’ve been running this blog I’ve never seen a legitimate use of a trackback or pingback. In retrospect, it’s a bit surprising I haven’t witnessed this kind of attack already.

Here’s hoping I don’t wake up to find 100 spam comments sitting in the moderation queue.