I’m joining a growing trend by disabling trackback support in SEB. I’ve already turned it off in all the other blogs I host and now I’m turning it off here. EE’s built in blacklist works pretty well at keeping trackback spam out of the blog, but it can only do so much and the sheer number of old domain names being gobbled up by the porn and poker websites so they can trackback spam with them is getting to be overwhelming. On average SEB receives around 500 trackbacks a month and if three of those were legit trackbacks it’d be a record. I don’t get enough legitimate trackbacks to make it worth cleaning up the bits of trackback spam that get through so I’m just going to turn them off for the time being.