Re: bbPress 1.0 released
Doing that will also disable the ability to receive ping-backs.
99% of all pingbacks are spam and eat resources. It’s also an easy way to ddos a forum on a shared host because it makes the forum do a non-trivial amount of work to process the data received.
I know pingbacks on forums were a pet dream of Matt’s for forums to have since 0.7 was first released to the public, but IMHO the entire concept of a pingback on a forum defeats the whole purpose of local, active membership.
At least it’s one option that can be removed almost like a plugin by deleting it.
That said, I don’t mean to trivialize the amount of work it took you to make the feature happen, it’s impressive in itself.