That's creepy. It's a lot creepier knowing for sure that some bot is tracking your posts, everyone's posts, and sending these comments, than it is not knowing who's linked your posts where. Every step that livejournal has taken toward invasiveness lately has creeped me out more. What the hell are you guys doing?
Ed.: At least make it opt-in. :-/ I don't want this anywhere near any of my livejournals -- even though I know technically it will be, I want to be able to at least pretend to myself otherwise. Really, lj is getting creepy.
Edited at 2009-02-28 01:43 am (UTC)
It already is opt-in. Just set PingBacks to "Disabled" on the privacy settings tab.
YAY!! I remember when the original Suggestion for Trackback implementation was submitted. This has been a long time coming, and I'm very happy it's finally here. Thanks!
Thank you for making the friends-page-by-date thing work with S1. :)
2009-02-28 12:58 pm (UTC)
does this work for communities as well, so long as the conditions are met? if so then I think its a great idea. If only so that people can see where their art or writing or other work is being pimped out and where, so they can check it out. :D
This is great, thank you.
Just a few questions: does this apply to posts in communities as well? If so, does the community have to be paid to get the pingbacks, or just the user who's posting in the community? Likewise, does the community have to be paid for links in it to be picked up by the bot?
Also, is it only going to apply to new posts, or will new links to old posts also be picked up? Or even old links to old posts? I've never used a trackback system before so I don't know much about it.
Is this what paid user money is going to now? It's completely pointless.
So is this why i'm gettin' no pings from lj re- tracking comm updates, responses to my comments/posts now.
PLEASE TO BE FIXING SOMETHING THAT'S ACTUALLY BROKE.
Like streamlining custom emote proceedures. That shiz is painful.
I'm okay with this feature, it doesn't phase me one way or another, really.
But I agree with the growing number of people that are commenting. Instead of spending time and resources to bring NEW features, why not fix the ones you already have that are problematic. BEFORE you have problems with the new ones and spread yourselves too thin.
Again with the issue of not listening to the user base. Thanks, more reinforcement that our comments are lost in the ether.
People have been asking for ping/trackbacks since it was Brad they were asking.
As the mod of a community that gets linked to A LOT, could youall please explain how this will work with communities once full functionality has been rolled out for this feature?
I really want to see sitewand community support for this. It will make it SO much easier to moderate high-traffic, high-wank comms.
How will it work with communities when you open up the tool to all users? If I link to a community post, will the mods see a ping-back?
Interesting feature, but limiting it so that both the writer linking you and the writer using tracker service must have paid accounts renders t useless.
Why not limit it so that only the person using the pingpack must be a paid member. What good does it her to receive *some*, but not *all* linking to her entry?
Limiting it to paid users is for a testing phase. It will eventually be extended to all users.
*erased original comment here*
Never mind. Just read the relevant FAQ (why in the name of God did you folks not include a link to it
in the original post?) and it turns out you will
be able to get pingbacks from anyone on the Web once the feature is turned on. But tonight's announcement that it already was on has been striked out in the News announcement
; it's now turned off until "further notice". Confusing much? *grrrrrr*
, either. It's already been posted a'plenty.Edited at 2009-02-28 06:52 am (UTC)
As someone who uses LJ primarily to post fiction, I'm pleased with the pingbacks feature. It will be more useful to me when it's rolled out for all users -- since most of my writing is under friends-lock -- but I'm glad to see it even in its infancy.
For the complainers -- agh. Just because you don't see any use for a feature does not automatically make it useless for everyone. I, for one, am glad to see LJ releasing something that -- believe it or not! -- has been requested for years, and not merely stagnating trying to fix old problems. Gah.
But if it only works for paid users, what's the point of a privacy setting that says "Open" instead of "LiveJournal.com only"...?