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Biomedical and Electrical Engineer with interests in information theory, evolution, genetics, abstract mathematics, microbiology, big history, IndieWeb, mnemonics, and the entertainment industry including: finance, distribution, representation






Here's a list of sites within the Fediverse that report supporting Webmention:

I'm not sure if Aaron Parecki has a public list of all the sites that are using, but that would add a huge number as would all the native sites that are part of I'm not sure if either publishes a list of sites using their services for a variety of reasons.


@whitneytrettien I went to the Whiki to search for something and discovered with dismay that it's gone. 😭Please tell us it's temporary.


Let's be honest, a week isn't really enough either... so with lots of heart, I'll wish you a happy birthfortnight!


@RicJBarnes The cultural anthropologist in me is curious about more specifics.
Here's my example of what I'm doing currently and some context:


Someone (@CSMoskell ?) at the @Hypothes_is conference on social annotation earlier today suggested using well annotated public web pages as examples could be helpful for adoption.

Here's an excellent project to use:


I'm so glad @Hypothes_is is recording the sessions of . So much valuable material about and pedagogy to absorb. This will need a few rounds of notes.




@bryankam How did I not hear about this earlier?
For a moment, I thought I missed the monthly talk from


@QwxleaA @ade_oshineye @houshuang In fact, here's a good example of one of @andy_matuschak's notes interacting directly via webmention to create bi-directional links (albeit just a notification in this case) with my notes.


@QwxleaA @ade_oshineye @houshuang Some have been experimenting with using the Webmention spec to allow one wiki, note, or digital garden space interact with another. It's become quite common in the blogosphere, why not for online notes or zettelkasten?


@Bsunter There's a closely related "social network" made of knowledge graphs, wikis, and within the @an_agora


I'm sorry you've run into this issue. I can't help but wonder if most of the spam is really pingback spam? Much of what you've gotten likely isn't arriving via webmention as I see the following header in your page:
<link rel="pingback" href="" />

My guess along with some minor sleuthing is that the entirety of the spam you're seeing is of the pingback variety as the mechanism by which webmention works is mean to actively decrease the amount of unwanted spam. Vanishingly little Webmention spam has been seen in the wild.

Removing the pingback link from the header of that particular page (or others that might get linked to with heavily trafficked sites like CSS-Tricks which are often pirated) should solve your immediate problem. Hopefully those who are working on additional anti-spam features will add to these measures to further mitigate this sort of issue for the broader publics' use and adoption. I've personally experienced this sort of "attack" at least once in the pingback space and another using the even older refbacks specification. On my small personal site, I leave them all on however, particularly for the small slice of academic blogging community that still uses pingbacks and the benefits generally outstrip the annoyance. Naturally your mileage may vary and you may consider turning them off.

Of course, you'll probably also realize that the reason the CSS-Tricks notification was caught in spam was because it also came in as a pingback and not by webmetion. (I'm pretty sure that they don't have webmention set up to send them, so their site would have only sent a pingback.)

Many of the older systems, including WordPress which are frequently used by these same sorts of pirates, will still send/trigger pingbacks. Within the IndieWeb space, most sites explicitly sending webmention notifications will include h-cards with author names and timestamps which is part of why Max Böck’s filtering solution works well.

On the positive side, I wonder if this sort of notification behavior might help sites like CSS-Tricks to track these sort of bad actors for help in potential take downs of this sort of piracy?


@chuckfrey Primarily for note taking (90%) to feed both a WordPress site and an Obsidian database presently, but also for some social annotation (10%) with respect to things I see via or individuals' feeds

My Obsidian store serves variously as a zettelkasten, commonplace book, and wiki simultaneously though each of these are discretely fragmented. Of course I could do most of the work via Hypothesis really without any other tools at all, presuming that the data would always be there.

Large swaths of use is hiding within LMSs or is geared more toward social annotation in classrooms. I'm more interested in people using that content for their future selves or their creative endeavors.

You can find my publicly available material here:


There's so much missing Indigenous context in this article. How can we better juxtapose and sort the cultural differences while trying to build a "Third Archive" to save Indigenous knowledge and languages?