Thanks Chris for expanding on Dries' super-welcome post about using Drupal to participate in the independent web first, and push to locked-down privatized pieces of the Internet like Facebook, Twitter, et. al. secondarily!
I'm sure you didn't mean it this way – and honestly i was happy to be alerted to your post by https://withknown.com/ – but you seem to have pioneered a sort of webmention spam! I couldn't figure out where in your post you actually referenced me, like Known claimed, until i viewed source and saw that in empty links you had my https://mlncn.withknown.com/ blog and indeed my cooperative's post http://agaric.com/blogs/marking-drupals-blog-posts-indieweb as well as a link to the fantastic http://hongpong.com (he is more active on http://twitter.com/hongpong but is indeed working to push the #IndieWeb movement forward).
Were you intending to alert us through webmentions, or had we come up in research but didn't end up being included in the finished post?
@mlncn @hongpong I suspected Dries would find you both via the wiki having blazed some of the trail beforehand, so I didn't want to extend the post to point out what I suspected he would find quickly enough.
Simultaneously, my intention was to do a "BCC Webmention" of sorts so that the two of you were at least aware of his original post if you hadn't seen it. Sorry if it read as spam to some extent, but I didn't really have specific posts on all of your sites that would have made a huge amount sense to highlight to get them in via a traditional mention or a reply. Thus I did a few homepage webmentions to get them in under the wire, so to speak.
I don't think it's a common pattern to ping someone's site this way, but given the precedent and prior art within email, it seemed like a somewhat useful way to send the notification without making it so explicit. I'm glad you received it and understood at least some of the intention.
I didn't see a webmention endpoint on Dan's homepage, so I'm glad to have the chance to explicitly @mention him on Twitter with this post.
#bcc + #webmention = #bccwebmention
Chris Aldrich, Feb 08 2018 on stream.boffosocko.com