Odd Webmention Behaviour

I see a bit of odd behaviour with Webmentions, Semantic Linkbacks and WordPress comments. There are five responses in this thread which started with a post from my blog that that was syndicated to micro.blog. Three of the responses show up under the original blog post. However, two show up under my Webmentions collection page.

I am not using the WordPress Webmention for Comments plugin.

It also seems that it's no longer possible to change the Webmention type via Semantic Linkbacks.

Update:

It's not odd behaviour after all.

Added limited support for accepting replies from external sites that do not have a Micro.blog account. Previously, Micro.blog would discard replies that could not be associated with an existing user. Now, these replies will be included in a thread using the domain name for the author. (Brid.gy replies from Twitter are not supported yet.) Manton Reece

Private Posts

I would like this sort of functionality to mark an article as read without sending any commentary to the originating link. I’m not concerned with privacy. Quite frankly, I’m of the opinion that if I want something to remain private, I don’t put it online. Some control will fail or I’ll make an error in a setting and the content will be exposed or my controls will be breached.

In other words, I don’t trust the WordPress CMS to keep private posts, private.

What’s in my head stays in my head.

Commenting

Concerned with some of the language in the EU GDPR, I removed commenting from my WordPress site but retained Webmentions. A newer webmention spec allows for deletion and or modification of webmentions which I feel aligns with the GDPR. I considered using Disqus for commenting I am loath to outsource my comments to a silo. Isso may be a solution that allows me to retain control while also allow commenters control over their comments.