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Fake "Likes" on a page from a "sexual / mature" bot

  1. I have just started to try wordpress and put up a page. I immediately received a "Like" on the page from what must be a bot. This profile is clearly mature / sexual in nature. Can you please advise how or if I can delete just Likes on a page?

    Thanks,
    Mark Tompkins
    Blog url: http://marktompkins.wordpress.com/

  2. You cannot delete the fake like. You can change the rating on Gravatar display here > Settings > Discussion > scroll down to Avatars
    Maximum Rating
    G — Suitable for all audiences
    PG — Possibly offensive, usually for audiences 13 and above
    R — Intended for adult audiences above 17
    X — Even more mature than above

  3. Note:

    For clarity likes and shares numbers are misleading when you consider page view stats. Your followers and anyone with a WordPress.com blog who is logged into WordPress.com can "like" and "share" your posts in several locations such as the Reader without ever clicking into your blog and creating a page view stat. Those who have username accounts only but no blog can become followers and click the "like" and/or "share" buttons. http://onecoolsitebloggingtips.com/2012/07/09/wordpress-followers-likes-and-stats/

    Note: To compel readers to click into my blog to read the full post thereby creating a page view stat, I have set my RSS Feed for posts to “summary” on this page > Settings > Reading

  4. Thank you for your reply ... so there is no way to control the appearance of a Gravatar with sexually explicit intentions? That would make WordPress dead on arrival in my view.

  5. I just provided how to control Gravatar display above.
    You can change the rating on Gravatar display here > Settings > Discussion > scroll down to Avatars
    Maximum Rating
    G — Suitable for all audiences
    PG — Possibly offensive, usually for audiences 13 and above
    R — Intended for adult audiences above 17
    X — Even more mature than above
    click "save changes"

  6. In fact if you choose to you can eliminate all gravatar/avatar display on the same page > Settings > Discussion
    Avatar Display
    _ Don’t show Avatars
    _ Show Avatars

  7. I've already set the rating to "G" before posting. The profile has a "G" rating picture but it is clearly one of shall we say alluring nature. When you view the profile it sends you to a "ladyornot.com" web address.

    I'm not looking to disable the Gravatar feature in totality. I'm looking to block specific profiles when they are of a nature that is clearly unprofessional.

    Thank you for your replies but I remain of the position if bot profiles can't be blocked from "likes" then WP is not a complete solution nor safe for casual or professional use. I'm happy to go elsewhere.

  8. I remain of the position if bot profiles can't be blocked from "likes" then WP is not a complete solution nor safe for casual or professional use.

    I agree with your position. I would report this to Gravatar support > http://en.gravatar.com/site/contact-us/

  9. Thank you again, will do.

  10. I can't find any Like gravatars on your blog whose image would warrant a rating higher than G.

    Would you please give us a link to the specific post or page in question?

  11. He means the cleavage on this one rebecca2000 (I'm deliberately not linking to the gravatar profile. Note there are others as well but not on his blog.)

  12. Correct, this is the avatar. If you follow to the Gravatar profile you can see the purpose of this profile quite quickly.

  13. Ok, but image-wise that Gravatar should be rated G. Ratings are for the images not the profile.

    If your concern is with the profile, reporting it via http://en.gravatar.com/site/contact-us/ is the right thing to do.

  14. Actually the "right" thing to do would be for WP to prevent bots from posting Likes as this instance demonstrates. As a fallback the blog author should have the ability to block someone.

    Nevertheless I have informed "Gravatar" as per the referenced link and have moved to another blog hosting solution.

    Arigato

  15. First off, how do you know it's a Bot?

    Second, I agree with this and I've put a thread up on the Ideas board requesting more control over these things:

    As a fallback the blog author should have the ability to block someone.

  16. What I suggest is clicking to go to their blog and using the Report as Spam. Link to this forum post when you explain what kind of spam liking you're doing.

  17. I have the same issue. My gravatar setting is marked at G, however someone "liked" my post today and their gravatar is a completely nude male body from the neck down. It's completely unacceptable and as the blog owner, I should have the ability to either remove someone's like or block their gravatar.

    Please, please, please consider adding such capability. It would be much appreciated.

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