Administrative Note on Pingbacks and Trackbacks

I have been getting more and more pingbacks and trackbacks to the blog, and I am grateful for the attention–it is always nice to know that people link to things I post. However, these pingbacks and trackbacks tend to clutter the comment threads and make them less readable and, in my opinion, less useful. So, effective immediately, I have disabled pingbacks and trackbacks in the comments on the blog.

Please don’t take this personally. I am doing this to help keep the comment threads clear and on topic. I could, of course, moderate the pingbacks, and indeed, this is what I have been doing for a few years now, but the rate that I get them has increased and I just don’t have the time to do it anymore. I’d rather the comment threads be free of the pingbacks going forward. It makes them easier for me to follow, and I imagine it does the same for others as well.