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2005-10-13 21:32:54.546676+00 by Dan Lyke 6 comments

I hadn't really remembered that it was still there, but the brouhaha over the recent sale of weblogs.com reminded me that I was still checking for last update times. So I looked at the last update times, and realized that it wasn't working. Then I looked at weblogs.com and saw that there was so much spam and crap that it really no longer mattered. So, does anyone care if I remove the "ping it" code?

And does anyone want a replacement protocol, perhaps some sort of subscription mechanism? I can't imagine VeriSign actually figuring out a solution to this.

[ related topics: Weblogs Spam ]

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#Comment Re: made: 2005-10-14 01:38:47.360061+00 by: Larry Burton

A replacement protocol might be nice. It might be more work than it's really worth, though.

#Comment Re: made: 2005-10-14 02:09:47.999651+00 by: Dan Lyke

My problem, as always, is getting a second adopter. If you'll add me to your "list of sites to ping" I'll happily add a REST[Wiki] interface, and I'll happily ping whoever else wants a ping, and even automate the process of adding extra sites.

Anyone? Anyone? Beuller?

#Comment Re: made: 2005-10-14 02:24:43.023906+00 by: Larry Burton

Give me the earl to ping and you've got it. I'd like to set my site up to recieve a ping but I'm overloaded with projects now as it is.

#Comment Re: made: 2005-10-14 13:37:26.979187+00 by: DaveP

You want me to ping you, I'll be happy to do that. As for receiving pings, I'm with Larry.

I find myself wondering if a solution to the link-spam/ping-spam problem is to replace the centralized service with a mesh/web - there was a time when I could find everything new on the web on one server, but that's ten years gone. Maybe the answer is a way to just find out what's new among a small list...

Hmm. Need more caffeine before this idea will even make sense to me, though.

#Comment Re: made: 2005-10-14 16:03:09.826815+00 by: Mars Saxman

yeah, it's long past time to start abandoning big central servers and start swinging back around toward mesh architectures. Let's start with the DNS....

#Comment Re: made: 2005-10-16 07:30:52.067614+00 by: Mark A. Hershberger

http://pingomatic.com/ may be of interest.