Please Excuse My Ping
Monday, January 03, 2005, at 11:22AM
One of the things that annoy me most on the web is sites that ping when they haven't in fact updated. I've talked about this before, back in September. In eThreads' blog module I try to be smart about it and only ping when a post happens that is going public for the first time. However it appears sometimes that's not how it happens. I was just updating a spate of old posts that had bad links in them and afterward found the blog had pinged as if I had made a new post. Oops. It's not good to participate in the things you dislike.