Trackbacks for SEB are now disabled.

I’m joining a growing trend by disabling trackback support in SEB. I’ve already turned it off in all the other blogs I host and now I’m turning it off here. EE’s built in blacklist works pretty well at keeping trackback spam out of the blog, but it can only do so much and the sheer number of old domain names being gobbled up by the porn and poker websites so they can trackback spam with them is getting to be overwhelming. On average SEB receives around 500 trackbacks a month and if three of those were legit trackbacks it’d be a record. I don’t get enough legitimate trackbacks to make it worth cleaning up the bits of trackback spam that get through so I’m just going to turn them off for the time being.

8 thoughts on “Trackbacks for SEB are now disabled.

  1. Well, that’s a pity.

    I certainly understand, though.  I’m battling TB spam daily—my biggest reason to implement MT 3.2 will be to add moderation of TBs, so that they never get posted in the first place.

  2. This is a strong reason why I decided to just pack it in. The web has become a playground for spammers/hackers/virus writers/script kiddies. Almost forgot advertisers (shiver). I do most of my surfing these days via Bloglines and RSS feeds. Staying as far away from the main sites as I can.

    Your site and other personal blogs that don’t advertise are still OK, but most weblogs these days thing advertising is cool and it gets harder and harder to view the pages without my eyes bleeding from all the flashing attention getting ads.

    I have started using the Firefox extension AdBlock to stop most the worse flash based ads from appearing. It works really well.

  3. My name is ole Marvin (Sweet Back) Kennedy. Who has the audacity to challenge 11 of my baddest neutered blood hounds with rabies, drink more Mad Dog 20/20, smoke more Winston cigarettes, smoke more cigars, smoke more packs of Marboro 100’s, sick 44 starved beagles on a bull frog, whip a mule with a pair of deer antlers, spit more dip, drink more Coors light, bust up more salt lick, crack more mountain ice while shooting at mountain goats, ride a moose through 8 miles of swamp land, and make a wife lick the moss and sweat from in between ole Marvin Kennedy’s toes, mow more grass, talk more jive, shred more hay, dig more ditches, trim more hedges, drink more coffee, catch more bass fish, rope more cattle, use more giraffe spit and battery acid blended together for rat poison, vomit more grape wine, sip more yak, Bust more salt lick, make more beef jerky from buffalo meat, bar-b-q more quail, pluck more chickens, Tame more jackals, throw a guinea pig in a chicken coup full of wiener dogs, bust a bottle full of pee up against the mayors limo, beat a hillbilly to the punch line, crack open more pecans, eat more planters peanuts, chop more cedar wood, stomp on a plant full of water bugs with gator boots on, drop a wood rat in a bucket full of fire ants and scorpions, breed a pack of male hyenas with a half dozen Dobermans, milk a bull cow, sip more tonic, make a mule gallop through mud packing sun flower seeds, plow more desert land, make the nephews fix the sewage tank and clean the commodes after Thanksgiving, pop more black cats (fire works), sick 44 blood hounds on a wounded baby hippopotamus crippled on land by a shot gun bullet, curse, Play more blues and
    Polish more Cadillac’s than ole Marvin Kennedy huh?

  4. Watch yo mouth fool. Or ole Marvin Kennedy and Jimmy Kanada will hunt for you suckA! We dont take no mess. You just messed up. If we find you. We will see if you have the audacity!

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