MovableBlog: TrackForward

Nuance 2.0

July 30, 2002

Now that's neat: TrackForward, a plugin to show the posts of the pings you've sent, rather than the pings that you have received from other posts (which is already included in MT).

Confused? Yeah, I'm a little confused myself. But it's reversing an already confusing (for some) concept (it took me 30 minutes to explain it to a person I met at a blog meetup, and I ended up confusing myself).

Posted by Richard at 3:07


Hey. Thought I'd drop a line to admit that, yes, TF can be a tad bit confusing--as well, at first glance, as seeming totally useless. I just wanted to mention that it DOES have an application, as explained briefly in this post and this flowcharty diagram.

Am I the only person who got Trackback and Trackforward like immediately? I just thought of it as a comment linked to a post, instead of a comment.

I have to admit that I've never really "gotten" TrackBack - the utility of it just isn't apparent to me.
Of course, it's moot, since I'm not using MySQL for, but still, I'd like to know what features I'm missing out on.