Users of Six Apart’s Typepad service have been sending me questions about errors they’re getting with trackbacks. Charles Hill at Dustbury notes the strange errors user of the Wizbang Standalone Trackback Pinger are seeing, and Basil shares the current response from Six Apart technical support in the comments to that post.
Here’s a portion of the last message I sent to someone inquiring about the same error.
- It’s a Typepad error. Something they’ve done now rejects trackbacks, probably those that don’t come from the server where the post posted. I know the SpamLookup plugin for MT 3.2 has that behavior by default, so I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s a similar issue. It happens with my script and with others like the Haloscan trackback script…
So there’s no answer yet, but at least the problem is being addressed.