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  1. Please advise on how to remove an abusive follower from the subscription list and prevent his "liking" my posts. This person is just doing it to promote sexually explicit blog posts.Thanks!

    The blog I need help with is essediemblog.com.

  2. We cannot block or delete subscribers/followers from public blogs. We cannot remove "likes" either. However, please read this about public blogs that become private blogs > Blog Privacy and Subscribers > http://wpcommaven.wordpress.com/2011/09/05/blog-privacy-and-subscribers/

    Note that you have complete control comment moderation. http://en.support.wordpress.com/settings/discussion-settings/#comment-moderation If your blog is public others can, of course, read it. They can submit comments but you can Moderate all comments and choose which ones to approve or not.

    For trolls, you can “blacklist” them at Settings > Discussion toward the bottom of that page. Enter their email address, their username, and if they included it, their website. That will automatically send them to moderation so that their comments do not appear on the blog. Do note though that if they are determined, they can use a different email address or username to get around that. Also, do not put their IP address in the blacklist. IP addresses are no longer unique, and you might end up blocking legitimate visitors. Also, all they would have to do is go to a wi-fi hot spot, or connect via a different ISP and they could get around that.
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/settings/discussion-settings/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/settings/discussion-settings/#comment-blacklist

    One other thing I would suggest is to set your blog so that first time commenters are held in moderation till approved, then from that point forward they will not need approval. Settings > Discussion. The next step on that of course is to set it so that all comments are held in moderation until approved. That way you are in control, and they might just get tired and go elsewhere after a while.

  3. If his blog is hosted on WordPress.com, you can report him for spam Likes. Go to his blog and on your admin bar you'll see his blog name. Hover and you get a drop down which includes Report As Spam. Use it, including your belief that he is spamming you with Likes just to get clicks to his blog.

    THEN under that same drop-down, report his blog as Mature.

  4. Terrific advice. Thank you both so much!

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