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







I'm glad you ultimately didn't "give up" but yet managed to get things sorted out to work the way you wanted them to. And with a few days to spare before your post made it to its one year anniversary!

Of course things are still rapidly evolving and the barriers to entry are becoming lower every day...


@_marcusherrmann I've got an OPML list of folks who support it, though a few on it don't (yet).


@spinsterofutica Perhaps you missed the tail end of @LibSkrat's conversation:
Many are working on these and other sorts of abuses as well. Additionally projects like Akismet are aware of the spec and work reasonably well with it.


@HowellsMead For those familiar, it may be a useful shorthand, but it simplifies things too far. Webmention uses knowledge of prior history and abuses of Trackback/Pingbacks/Refbacks and improves on them.
Cross reference: and


@dixongexpat @eatpodcast Had you come across this yet?
@voxpelli may be able to point out documentation or help as well.


@granderojo You might find some useful inspiration at


@granderojo let me know if you need help or ideas!


@evertp After having gotten Webmention working, you might consider stopping by the IndieWeb chat to ask this question of folks like @aaronpk, @t, @kevinmarks, and others who might provide some guidance/suggestions. As a group, they've been able to shepherd 3 specs to W3C Recommendation in almost as many years. We could all use some help on so many different levels.


@qubyte And here I thought that I was the only one in the intersection of the Venn diagram of the universe that included the words quantum, information theory, and webmentions! Perhaps we should start a club?


@essenmitsosse Sharp eye. There's an extension to webmention called vouch to guard against abuse.


@aaronpk I always thought I was the only one to do something like this...


@evanpro @anildash Did just this recently as well.
It will feel a bit cathartic to burn it all down and rebuild with some greater intentionality however.


Brad, how can you not be logged into the IndieWeb wiki yet!?! You've got your own domain and you've got an IndieAuth endpoint. Click on the login link, put your URL into the field and authenticate. You won't get frog marched anywhere, I promise. If you have questions or need help troubleshooting how to login or editing the page, feel free to pop into chat and we'll all help you out! :)


@evertp @markusstaab I built some Twitter buttons into my site, but haven't iterated on them as I'd like to: