“Mr. Linky”

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  • #38617

    barbarah
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    Several blogs have a “Mr. Linky” where readers can put a link to a particular post on their blog pertaining to a specific topic, then a list of posts appears to link to. (An example is at http://rocksinmydryer.typepad.com/shannon/2006/11/works_for_me_ch.html)

    Are we able to do this with WordPress blogs?

    If not — any chance of it in the future?

    #38768

    drmike
    Member

    I see nothing but abuse by spammers with that. :(

    Best bet would be to send in the idea via feedback from your Dashboard along with a link to this thread to show that we’ve discussed it. Staff has mentioned that they keep track of ideas via feedback.

    I really don’t see it flying though.

    edit: Mr. Linky? Sounds like a bad porn name. :)

    #38832

    barbarah
    Member

    Lots of bloggers use it for memes like the Thursday Thirteen, Wordless Wednesday, etc. I would think if it attracted a lot of spam it wouldn’t be so widely used.

    #38840

    biologyfool
    Member

    I think it uses a script which isn’t allowed. Also WP.com is listed as “not supported”, but it’s listed, so maybe it will work. Sign up and see what it says.
    http://www.blenza.com/linkies/wizard.php

    #38842

    timethief
    Member

    @barabarh
    I make it a habit to read the FAQs at any site prior to registering for anything. This script will clearly not be supported on a wordpress.com blog.

    #38862

    barbarah
    Member

    timethief, I saw that the Mister Linky site said that it wasn’t supported by WordPress, but I had also seen it on some WordPress blogs. But — that may be the paid blogs rather than the free ones. I wanted to ask “the source” of our blogs rather than the source of the Mr. Linky. I also wanted to know why it was not supported if it had been considered and rejected. Also, I wanted to bring it to the attention of the powers that be here as something some of us would like to have. But that might be better done through the Feedback form, which I did at drmike’s suggestion. I got an e-mail back saying they would look into it.

    #38897

    drmike
    Member

    Anytime I see the words “Lots of some group” use it, that automatically discounts it for me. If it was widely used, it would have come up before here in the forums or elsewhere. First I’ve ever seen of it and I have 3,200 paying clients and just under 22k sites currently. I don’t even see it discussed over in wp.org land.

    Comments are well abused by spammers. They’re still used though by most bloggers.

    #38999

    barbarah
    Member

    Well, drmike, I guess we just move in different circles, because I have seen it all over.

    As you said, comments are used by bloggers even though they are abused by spammers — so why not allow for this, too, with bloggers deciding for themselves if they’d like to use it or not?

    I hope the powers that be at least investigate and consider it and don’t just brush it off.

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