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February 3, 2003 7:15 AM

In a short discussion about TrackBack pings being displayed JC said...
I wonder if it might be worthwhile (or even possible) to combine comments and TrackBack... if someone does a TrackBack on your post to display it in line in the comments, as if it were also a comment, which, in a way, it is.
To which Adam replied...
I agree, TrackBacks are comments and should be displayed as such.
Stop! Consider the context. In the redesign, I'll be providing a place for people without regard to any articles or categories (well, ok, I've made a category called 'Ping Me' so that people can ping it). I had this idea before LazyWeb came along, and there's some discourse on the merits of what I'm trying to do as opposed to the LazyWeb meme. I'm hoping folks like Josh, Milbertus, Josh (a different one), Adam, Paul and JC will ping the category when ever they post to their sites. That's better than simply linking to their sites. But who knows if people will use it.

Now, those TrackBack pings won't have the same referential (semantic?) value as a comment on a particular post, however, TrackBack pings on individual posts will (and perhaps should be shown inline like normal comments). Same technology, two vaguely different applications there of. We'll see how that works out. :)