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Grrr… Multiple TrackBacks

I hate multiple TrackBacks. They're like spam: the burden of time and effort is on the recipient, and besides turning TrackBacks for an entry off, there's nothing you can really do to prevent multiple TrackBacks from the same article from being attached to your entries. Once a day I have to delete a duplicate TrackBack.

MovableType should notice a TrackBack from the same remote URL on the pinged URL and reply with an "OK" but not add it to the database. Grrrr… >:-o

2 Responses to "Grrr… Multiple TrackBacks"

  1. After I multiple trackbacked you a few weeks ago, I've given up on non automated trackbacks. Writing a simple LWP script to do the right thing has been on my to do list for a while. It seems like most people just TB by constructing the URLs by hand, and that's part of the problem.

  2. This happened to me, too, yesterday—only I was the tracker rather than the trackee. You'd think MT would be smarter on the sending side: it already keeps track of which sites you ping for a given blog entry. Why not check to see if there's already been a successful ping before sending another?