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Moderating "Likes"

  1. thebirdingbunch
    Member

    Is this something that could please be considered?

    I turned the feature on to try it a bit and I am guessing about half were what I believe to be legitimate. Others appeared to be spam and one with a childish sounding profile name. I am glad these merely go to the profile rather than a website, so they didn't get any visits from me.

    I have since disabled "likes", though people can still click the Like on the admin bar, but unless I enable it again, these cannot show who they are. At least I haven't figured it out, even looking at my All posts page through the dashboard. I know they are there, but not who clicked it.

    Since I have read of others wondering if their Likes are spam, would you consider allowing blog owners to moderate likes as we have the ability for comments?

    Thank you very much.

    The blog I need help with is birdingbunch.wordpress.com.

  2. I agree. I'm having to turn off likes on my blog because of this. I don't know if the offending "likes" are from spammers or not, really. At least one seems to be a legitimate blogger doing legit writing, but his material is contrary to my philosophy in some important ways. I can't honestly call him a spammer, but I don't want a link to him on my blog, either.

  3. It would be nice to be able to moderate 'Likes' to stop spammers but personally, unless the spam likes were to outnumber the non-spam likes, I prefer to keep them even without being able to moderate them, because it gives other people the option to say they enjoy something without having to comment (some people don't know what to say to a post, don't have the time or energy but would like to make a gesture).

  4. dribblingpensioner
    Member

    The like clicks don't matter its only a photo and don't really count, if your have a comment you don't like, click edit and send it to trash.

  5. The photo counts because it is a link. I'm a pastor writing a blog for our church. I don't want links to sites with risque poetry, etc.

    I recognise it may not matter for many WordPress users, but it certainly does for some users.

  6. dribblingpensioner
    Member

    If you put the mouse on the photo, it will open up, at the bottom you will see turn off hovercards, meaning the photo is there but won't open.

  7. dribblingpensioner
    Member

    If you put the mouse on the photo, it will open up, at the bottom you will see turn off hovercards, meaning the photo is there but won't open.

  8. thebirdingbunch
    Member

    I am one it matters to, as well and feel it does very much counts. And doesn't turning off hovercards only work for the person who turns them off, not the visitors to the site?

  9. thebirdingbunch
    Member

    Absurdoldbird, I appreciate your comments, but I guess I am one who finds even one spam, one spam too many. Your reason for appreciating "likes" is why I will occasionally use them. I don't have a whole lot of say, but did enjoy the posts I read.

  10. dribblingpensioner
    Member

    thebirdingbunch, just trying to help you out.

    If you want to go to tools, Discussion Settings and click Don’t show Avatars, then go down to Default Avatar, choose one and save, you will still have the likes but no link to any sites.

  11. And doesn't turning off hovercards only work for the person who turns them off, not the visitors to the site?

    A Gravatar is your profile on the web, and the Hovercard is one way your information is made visible to others.

    To turn Hovercards off on your blog
    You can turn off Hovercards by going to Settings-Discussions, and scroll down to the Avatar section. You’ll see a checkbox for Gravatar Hovercards. This will disable hovercards on your blog.

    To turn off Hovercards for all WordPress.com sites
    As a visitor you can disable all Hovercards by clicking on Turn off hovercards in the bottom right corner of any Hovercard.

    Note that this only disables it for you, not for anyone else. http://en.support.wordpress.com/gravatar-hovercards/

  12. thebirdingbunch
    Member

    Thank you for all your input. I'll try to make the changes.

    But if ever an option for moderating likes, I will enable them on my blog again. :)

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