a note on trackbacks

Just a quick note for anyone sending trackback pings (hi, T, pericat!): they work, but don’t show up until I rebuild the site. I have no idea why this should be so, or how to fix it, and no way am I upgrading asking the spousal unit to upgrade me to a later version of MT until the bugs are ironed out, so in the meantime please just bear with me. I get email notification of comments and pings, so I’ll rebuild as soon as I see a ping.
Tangentially: Jay did a wonderful thing building MT-Blacklist and setting it free, and I’m appropriately grateful for all the time and hassle it’s saved me; similarly, niggly bugs and all, I like MT. I haven’t paid a dime for either product, so I can’t — and don’t mean to — complain here. But at the same time, I won’t be paying SA for software that I can see in advance is substantially more problematic than the setup I have. I think the company’s track record indicates that they will listen to feedback and solve the problems, so I’m just going to sit back and be a late adopter this time.