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Disinfo Agent
2006-Feb-09, 10:33 PM
In the BA's blog, there are lots of annoying 'comments' which just copy/paste the article, adding offensive titles. Can this be fixed? Some examples, from here (http://www.badastronomy.com/bablog/2006/02/04/outrage-at-attacks-on-nasa-science/):

www.BoerSeun.com » Blog Archive » Bush knows better than NASA scientist. Says:
February 6th, 2006 at 11:33 am
[…] .:: Link to his Blog Entry::. He turned off comments since his blog suffered the Slashdot effect, The Digg effect and just overall heavy traffic. You can alway comment here. […]

MacHelp from Maui » Blog Archive » Cult Cretens at NASA Says:
February 6th, 2006 at 11:49 am
[…] NASA Public Affairs Toady Hallucinates about ScienceHere are some exerpts from the “Bad Astronomy” blog all of which can be accessed via this: LINK In the February 4 issue of the NYT… Other scientists have come forward and talked about how political appointees have tried to suppress or alter other information from NASA in order to make it conform to the President’s party line. In October… George Deutsch, a presidential appointee in NASA headquarters, told a Web designer working for the agency to add the word “theory” after every mention of the Big Bang, according to an e-mail message from Mr. Deutsch that another NASA employee forwarded to The Times. […]

2006-Feb-09, 10:37 PM
I'm not an expert on this, but I think those are "trackbacks" from other blogs that have lined to his article. The altered title is the one they are using on their blog.

I think.

2006-Feb-10, 06:54 AM
baric is correct. That's how the software displays trackbacks from other articles/sites using the same platform.

FYI: you can link directly to a specific comment on blogs using Wordpress by clicking on the date/time of the comment.

Example (http://www.badastronomy.com/bablog/2006/02/04/outrage-at-attacks-on-nasa-science/#comment-10556).

2006-May-03, 02:16 AM
Cool blog searcher: http://www.technorati.com/