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  1. I use Zemanta to list related posts in my blog creating a pingback. Since they are my own posts, they show up under my recent comments. I do not wish to have my own posts show up as pingbacks in my recent comments on my side board. Is there a way to prevent that?

    I looked in support and found this:

    Normally when you create a link, the entire URL including http:// is used. That will cause a self ping.

    To prevent self-pings, shorten the URL from this:
    http://en.blog.wordpress.com/2009/03/26/twitter-widget

    to this:
    /2009/03/26/twitter-widget

    Note: The visual editor may add the domain information back into the link. To check that, you must switch to the HTML editor and make sure the link is displayed correctly in the href attribute for the link before publishing.

    Unfortunately, I could not get it to work. When I used that format, the page would not open. Also, I was hoping there might be a way to turn off pingbacks for my own posts as doing it the way suggested would be extremely time consuming.

    Thanks!

    The blog I need help with is fruitoftheword.com.

  2. Unfortunately, I could not get it to work. When I used that format, the page would not open. Also, I was hoping there might be a way to turn off pingbacks for my own posts as doing it the way suggested would be extremely time consuming.

    I'm with on in this. I have had the same experience and it's extremely annoying. I also want the ability to disable self-pings.

  3. Thanks timethief.

    Maybe support will see this and come up with a way. I just don't like to have my recent comments filled with my own self pingbacks. I only have five recent comments showing and when I post, all the people that commented have their comments pushed down so that only my pingbacks show.

  4. I have experienced the same thing with my commenters as well. I strongly desire to have the ability to eliminate self pinging easily and effectively, without mucking about with shortened and experiencing failure.

  5. I sent a message to support staff linking back to this post. It would be GREAT to have that option. I don't know how hard it will be for them to make that available but hopefully they will think about it.

  6. @tishrei
    Thanks for the update. :)

  7. Hi, I got a reply to my email to support. Nothing was said about offering this in the future. The only thing is to either do that which was stated in the support page which did not work for me and even if it did, it's much too time consuming. The only other thing that was suggested is setting blog to full moderation and moderating my own pingbacks out. I just may do that as I really, really don't like the pingbacks from my own posts showing up in the comments.

    My next question -- is there a way to set a particular person to moderation? If so, I will set myself as needing to be moderated. Right now, I have my blog set on partial moderation -- that is, first time commenters need moderation and after that, no moderation is needed. I would like to set myself on full moderation. Is there a way to do that? I looked but could not find a way but perhaps there is a way and I just can't figure it out.

    Thanks!

  8. Hey, I think I just figured it out. I can set my IP address in this section under "discussion > moderation. "

    That way, whenever I post a comment to my own blog, it will need to be moderated.

    That's the only way I can think of a work-around.

  9. I'm doing this: full moderation and moderating my own pingbacks out
    I'm not putting my own IP into and IP block list. My IP changes frequently and I'm not convinced that's a good idea.

  10. Doesn't work anyway. Oh well.

    Staff recommended full moderation so that any of my comments would require moderation It doesn't work -- my blog recognizes me as the administrator and posts my comments anyway. I'm just going to have to delete all my pingbacks after they are posted. I sure hope that doesn't ruin things and causes errors on my google webmaster.

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