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Ghost in the Trackback Machine

This is weird.

About a day or 2 ago, I started getting a stream of Trackback notices by email. At first, I feared it was something Beth warned about after my use of a spam enticing word.

But no, this was a string of trackbacks triggered from my own posts, going back to a year ago, to either the same entry or another old post. So my blog, on its own, is sending trackbacks to itself.

Weird. I updated WP to 2.0.5 a few weeks ago, and have not done anything to the code in the last 2 days.

So who is out there putting voodoo on my blog?


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An early 90s builder of the web and blogging Alan Levine barks at on web storytelling (#ds106 #4life), photography, bending WordPress, and serendipity in the infinite internet river. He thinks it's weird to write about himself in the third person.


  1. Not sure it sounds far fetched.

    For now, I chopped it my going into the database and turning all the ping status flags to off.

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