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.

About Jamie Todd Rubin

Jamie Todd Rubin writes fiction and nonfiction for a variety of publications including Analog, Clarkesworld, The Daily Beast, 99U, Daily Science Fiction, Lightspeed, InterGalactic Medicine Show, and several anthologies. He was featured in Lifehacker’s How I Work series. He has been blogging since 2005. By day, he manages software projects and occasionally writes code. He lives in Arlington, Virginia with his wife and three children. Find him on Twitter at @jamietr.