Kevin Aylward has created a standalone TrackBack pinger that will allow non-MT sites to participate in this feature. Basically, TrackBack is a buggy feature that, when it works, tracks follow-up comments to a post on another blog. So, if it works properly, both WizBang and Amish Tech Support will get a TrackBack ping that will show them and any reader of their site that I have mentioned their posts on OTB to “continue the discussion.”

In related news, Laurence has also coded his template to actually show the last 10 TrackBacks right on the page, to provide added incentive to link him using this feature.

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  1. That’s another way of looking at it. I guess I appear shameless now. Hrm…