I've only just now noticed that I have lost a major feature in WP1.5. Unless someone can point it out for me, I can no longer prevent automatic pingbacks for urls in my post. I used to be able to clear a checkbox to prevent it fronm hitting sites I know will not be able to accept the ping. I do this on a regular basis, and sometimes it causes a slow down when posting. I see the "Send trackbacks to:" optioin, but that doesn't really help me in this situation. There is also an option in the Discussion Options area, "Attempt to notify any Weblogs linked to from the article (slows down posting.)" but that controls all posts. I want to be able to control it per post. It looks like it's become an all or nothing setting. Not good.