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Opened 16 years ago

Closed 14 years ago

Last modified 6 years ago

#2700 closed enhancement (wontfix)

Reverse-pingbacks for comments

Reported by: geekdreams's profile geekdreams Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 2.1
Component: XML-RPC Keywords:
Focuses: Cc:


Currently, when you submit a comment on a random blog, the only way of tracking that comment or referring back to it later is to a.) bookmark the comments page, or b.) subscribe to the comments feed (if available).

What I'd like to see is an extension of the Pingback spec, or possibly some new feature (talkbacks? backtalk?), that pings my homepage when I submit a comment on someone else's blog. This would allow me to include a sidebar on my site containing recent comments from all over the web, and would generally help me track conversations directly in Wordpress.

Spam/abuse is an issue, but that's true of pingbacks, trackbacks, and comments as well. Also, the system would only be useful if a majority of Wordpress (and other blogging systems that would presumably follow suit) installations had this feature on by default, so a plugin is not the answer.

Thanks in advance for your consideration and comments.

Change History (9)

#1 @zamoose
16 years ago

No need to extend Pingback - CoComment already does what you're talking about:

#2 @markjaquith
16 years ago

CoComment (while cool), is a closed system. I like the idea of extending (or using) Pingback.

Just have WordPress pingback all URLs submitted in regular comments. WordPress could be set up to accept pingbacks to the front page, and somehow figure out that it is a comment (might have to extend pingback here, somehow).

#3 follow-up: @technosailor
15 years ago

Sounds like a good way to leverage spam/XSS attacks, to be quite frank.

Though conceptually, good idea.

#4 @matt
15 years ago

  • Milestone changed from 2.1 to 2.2

#5 in reply to: ↑ 3 @SiGe
15 years ago

When it should be included, it should check the mailadress...
When there's no User using that adress, it's spam.
In my case I need to know, which comment belongs to which user.

Both things can be handled via checking the email

#6 @foolswisdom
15 years ago

  • Milestone changed from 2.2 to 2.4

#7 @josephscott
15 years ago

  • Cc josephscott added

#8 @pishmishy
14 years ago

  • Milestone 2.5 deleted
  • Resolution set to wontfix
  • Status changed from new to closed

I'm afraid that this doesn't appear to be a feature that many people are interested in. If you are still interested, please write it as a plugin and promote it's adoption.

It does sound like it could be interesting I think we're going to have to show that there's a demand before someone is going to be motivated to include this as a feature.

This ticket was mentioned in Slack in #core by dshanske. View the logs.

6 years ago

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