ping – to contact, usually in order to remind of something;
In weblog terminology, pinging is the act of sending a small notification to a central server that says “Hey, there’s new stuff!”. In most blogging applications, this is fully automatic.
Currently, Noscope is divided into main content (you’re reading it), and sidenote content (in the sidebar). That’s where it gets complicated. I ping, to notify you – readers or linkers, that I’ve added new stuff. Until now, I’ve pinged for main content only, but it’s a hassle to comment out the ping URL every time I post a sidenote. I actually miss Movable Type on this point; MT has a checkbox in the post admin section that allows per-post ping settings. That’s why I once again ask you:
When should I ping? For main content only? Or both main content and sidenotes?