It has been bothering me for a while, the fact that whenever I ping someone with a Typepad blog the trackback doesn’t show.
I asked the venerable Ben Hamilton, owner of DynamicWebHosting (the very kind hosts of this very humble blog) to see if he could shed any light on why I could trackback to every man and his dog unless they had a Typepad blog.
It seems that Typepad themselves are at fault. And fault is not a word I use inadvisedly.
Ben pointed me to Dave Lorenzo’s (Typepad) blog where he has had enough of Typepad. Since I have absolutely no fault with Ben’s level of service, I am left staggered by Dave’s final paragraph in this post:
My current host – midPhase – provides twenty-four hour telephone support. I receive intelligent answers in real time. This allows me to respond to my customers (the readers of the blog) if there is an issue. I’m not left wondering what is happening.
Dave now has a mission:
However, after seeing your arrogant and condescending responses in this blog I think I’m going to make it my mission to convert other bloggers to services other than TypePad.
Dave’s not a happy chappy. And if I were paying $$ per month for a service that has reportedly ‘sucked’ for as long as it has, I’d be pretty disgruntled too.
And no, I didn’t bother filling in my WordPress trackback field to Dave’s blog…