Regulars might have noticed that the trackbacks have disappeared. What are trackbacks i hear you ask. Wikipedia describes them like this:
TrackBack is a mechanism for communication between blogs: if a blogger writes a new entry commenting on, or referring to, an entry found at another blog, and both blogging tools support the TrackBack protocol, then the commenting blogger can notify the other blog with a "TrackBack ping"; the receiving blog will typically display summaries of, and links to, all the commenting entries below the original entry. This allows for conversations spanning several blogs that readers can easily follow.
The problem is that spam bots love to register fake trackbacks and the flood the sites with spam. I am going to figure out a way to fight this, and then i will enable the trackbacks again, but for now they are gone.