the latest scourge: Trackback spam

Photomatt on trackback spam. (It’s awful, what they’re putting in there!) [via Burningbird]

Now, to find a way to close all trackbacks for the site. This post in WP support forums leads to a mySQL command to change status of database
Update wp_posts
set `ping_status` = 'closed'
where `post_date` < '2005-01-01';

Done quite easily! I love phpMyAdmin!