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  1. There have been several recent threads about WordPress footers which suggest that WordPress is taking a strong line with those who can't be bothered with the things.
    My bitch is not with what appears on my blog but the fact that the damned things get in the way when trying to read other people's blogs especially on a laptop.
    Since as WordPress seems to be admitting nobody reads the things what purpose do they serve other than — as with so many other corporate gimmicks in computing — to hack people off?

  2. The blog linked to your username is wearing Andreas04 and infinite scroll has not been intoroduced to it as yet. I ssuem your are referring to another one that does have infirnite scroll impelmented.

    Staff have been introducing “infinite scroll" to themes — a site wide change that will be applied to all themes that are suitable for the implementation. http://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/to-infinity?replies=137
    http://en.blog.wordpress.com/2012/06/12/to-infinity-and-beyond/

    Disabling" the infinite scroll feature to get rid of the pop-up in the footer results in a "Load More Posts" tab, and you can't disable that "Load More Posts" tab from appearing and have "previous post" and "next post" links, without the Custom Design upgrade. http://en.support.wordpress.com/custom-design/

  3. Yikes! I'm sorry about the typos.
    edit: introduced to it as yet. I assume your are referring to another one that does have infinite scroll implemented.

  4. Thank you for the feedback.

    I don't think we'd say no one reads the footers—and if someone did, maybe that's their personal opinion or they tend not to read footer themselves. Regardless, the footer credits are important. For customized blogs, they contain a credit link which includes credits for color palettes and background patterns if any are used. Not only that, WordPress.com offers a basic blog for free with NO monthly hosting fees, and we value the link in the footer that shows it. There is not an upgrade that let's you turn it off—all WordPress.com blogs have a footer credit, including VIP services clients like CNN, TED Blog, InStyle.com, The NFL, and many more.

    If you have the Custom Design upgrade, you can modify the look of it if—I would be happy to help you with CSS edits if that's what you'd like to do. In addition, feedback that is clear and constructive is always listened to. We can't make every change every person suggests, but we do take constructive feedback seriously and we're continuously editing and improving. The infinite scrolling feature has actually come a very long way and there are still more updates and ideas in the works (based on user feedback) that will be coming out in the next few months.

  5. @pitsgate you might be hacked off at blogs with footers but for some creative people, they are important. If you want to look at my blog you'll see what I mean. I have put a message in my header for people to scroll down to it and have done things very differently. When Infinite scroll comes to the theme I am using, with luck, the footer will still be intact via the 'read more' tab.

    There are a great many different types of people in this world with differing needs and not all of them necessarily all want or need the same thing.

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