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Now you can reblog the whole article of other bloggers? I hope this is a bug...

  1. Today I noticed one article that I have shared between two of my blogs:

    original: http://techfeeling.com/2014/02/09/whoa-you-can-drink-a-beer-in-one-go-who-cares/
    shared to my other blog: http://diaryofdennis.com/2014/02/09/whoa-you-can-drink-a-beer-in-one-go-who-cares/

    As you can see... even on the blog where I reblogged it, there is 100% the same content and same words. The article has been shared or better let be say 100% duplicated.

    I hope this is a bug? If not then I am really dissapointed as I really don´t like it if other people can just duplicate full articles of my blog. Not only that I dislike it but I guess Google doesn´t like it as well (duplicate content).

    If this is not a bug, where is the option to disable the reblogging feature? I think this only can hurt a blog.

    As I know that many of my articles have been reblogged, it is sure that they do now display them in full lenght on their blogs. Seriously, I hope this is just a bug and gets fixed.

    The blog I need help with is diaryofdennis.com.

  2. I reported this as a bug as well http://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/bug-report-reblog-display-problem?replies=3#post-1643310

    and have marked your thread for staff input as well.

    It does seems that we can disable the reblog icon on our sites under Settings>Sharing, but it does appear in the Reader for anyone who has followed your site. Removal of the Reblog icon of course doesn't stop anyone from copying your content.

  3. Oh I should have taken a look first that there is another thread. Maybe someone can merge my post into your thread as it is exactly the same problem.

    I found the disable button now too but the already reblogged content from the past will stay spread everywhere on other sides in 100% length and this is really a problem. I did not have a problem excerpts but full lenght is a no go.

    But the ability to disable the button is really great and good to know for the future.

  4. Just to reiterate and to make this clear...

    It does seems that we can disable the reblog icon on our sites under Settings>Sharing, but it does appear in the Reader for anyone who has followed your site. Removal of the Reblog icon of course doesn't stop anyone from copying your content.

  5. And since Staff have already responded in the other thread that this is not the intended behavior, I've removed the tag for staff input here.

  6. @jblz-As diaryofdennis said in the other thread I posted, the length of the revised reblog is still excessive. I just test reblogged (and then made private) a post from one of the VIP sites and the content that came over logged in at 280 words! That is entirely too much.

    Can we expect reblogs to return to being shorter excerpts? I tend to post mostly short pieces on my sites; that word count would include all or nearly all of the text.

  7. No more than 75 consecutive words in properly attributed quote is what I allow in my Copyright notice. And I place my Copyright warning right after the read more link ie. after the 55 word teaser.

  8. Can we expect reblogs to return to being shorter excerpts?

    @justjennifer, yes. We're still working on tweaking what makes it to the the reblogged page.

  9. @jblz

    We're still working on tweaking what makes it to the the reblogged page.

    Thanks for that.

    “On the average, five times as many people read the headline as read the body copy. When you have written your headline, you have spent eighty cents out of your dollar.” — David Ogilvy

    IMO a 55 word teaser is sufficient.

  10. Yes it´s way too much. I assume that many bloggers have a dozen of 300 word articles on their blog apart from larger or smaller articles for sure. I remember that I have many articles with around 300 words and people could duplicate them now to 100% with a click through the reblog function. This is a no go.

    I agree with Jennifer. I thought that the old length of reblogs was just ok (cant remember the exact word count but they were ok). Or like timethief say... 50 to 75 words seems to be ok. It´s like a small paragraph and excerpt then and fair.

    This should have top priority due to the fact that many problems could come up. Google SEO, Copryright to mention two... hope to see changes.

  11. My post came too late. Thanks for working on the issue.

  12. If you can't write a good lead in 55 words you are not much of a writer. Most community colleges have some sort of short writing class, take one.

    I write all my Posts based on the chance that the first bit might be all the someone sees at the start. 300 words is a no go, give people a reason to visit the blog to read the whole thing.

  13. If you mean me... I guess you didn´t understand what I was saying. I said 300 is way too much content that gets duplicated if anybody hits the reblog button of the wp reader (seems that the disable reblog function doens´t work there as some here found out).

    In Jennifers example of a 280 words reblog, this would be even a half copy of a 600 words article and could be easily distributed on blogs without asking you for permission to publish that much of your work.

  14. This should have top priority due to the fact that many problems could come up. Google SEO, Copryright to mention two... hope to see changes.

    Here's an important point about duplicated content from a comment that the author of the News blog post wrote:
    A reblog is not a republished post, it’s an excerpt with loads of attribution and links to the original post, including a signal to search engines not to count it as belonging to anyone but the original author.
    That addresses the duplicate content issue, but maybe not the copyright issue depending on fair use vis-a-vis the size of the original. So now waiting for the reblog to be further reduced as staff have advised here that it will.

  15. Still working on this, but as of a few minutes ago, nothing after the "more" tag is being included in the reblogged content.

    Thanks again for your reports and patience :)

  16. @jblz

    Still working on this, but as of a few minutes ago, nothing after the "more" tag is being included in the reblogged content.

    Hooray! That's good news. Now all we need is a copyright insertion right after the more tag.

  17. @jblz - So let me see if I understand this correctly... You're saying that even if we do not want to excerpt our posts on the front/home page of our site by using the More tag, we now *have to use it* in order to limit Reblog length?

    (sigh) Even if it gives us control of Reblog length, I cannot see any advantage otherwise. I like displaying at least my latest post full length on the homepage.

    Hoping for a more permanent solution like being able to add our desired Reblog length to our Sharing settings.

  18. (Along with whatever notice regarding copyright/CC License just after that.)

  19. "Still working on this, but as of a few minutes ago, nothing after the "more" tag is being included in the reblogged content.

    Thanks again for your reports and patience :)"

    Just wondering, @jblz

    If that is the case for using the <more> tag, does that also apply to themes such as Expound, Bushwick and Columnist, that automatically truncate posts? I know they don't use the <more> tag but only an excerpt is used on the front page. Do I still have to do that myself, or is it done for me by the theme default? All of this is so confusing.

  20. I need clarification here. I do not want to truncate the post on my home page with a "more" tag in order to set the length of reblogged content. (Of course, I hate and despise reblogging - but I digress.)

    My posts are original content, often 900-1400 words. If the whole thing is reblogged, that's copyright violation in my book.

    I've read through this and still am not clear. Any help would be appreciated.

  21. @ifmomsaysok:

    themes such as Expound, Bushwick and Columnist...Do I still have to do that myself, or is it done for me by the theme default

    The excerpting for the home page in themes such as those still automatically truncate to a specific number of words and only include text. If you visit the reblogged post, however, it will show richer content, such as images and embedded video.

  22. @shoreacres:

    I do not want to truncate the post on my home page with a "more" tag in order to set the length of reblogged content

    The goal is for you to not have to.

    As I've said -- we're still working on it :)

  23. @jblz ~ Thank you so much. Appreciate the note of clarification.

  24. @jblz... thanks for the reply. Glad to hear about the text, but was hoping to keep images from being reblogged along with it, since the bulk of my content is photos.

    Appreciate all the staff's hard work on this issue.

  25. @jblz-glad to hear the bit about not having to use the "more" tag. Looking forward to further developments.

  26. Just a friendly inquiry... Is the issue still on the to do list? I reblogged content again from one of my blogs to one of my private test blogs and I can still count about 234 words of reblogged content.

  27. And now that it's been a week, I've just looked through the web to compare a WordPress.com reblog of a popular post with non-WPcom sites that have also republished the same content. Whereas a WordPress.com reblog is still around 280 words, the other websites go anywhere from two sentences up to a paragraph of the same post.

    http://paper.li/Scobleizer/tech-company-executives?edition_id=e457d350-9412-11e3-bc34-0025907210e8

    http://hackers.tgdaily.com/rt/hackers_tech/on-a-mission/50387563704577676c4c34572b6c7a557665646e77413d3d

    http://30dna.com/on-a-mission/

    http://www.brianvellmure.com/2014/02/14/this-weeks-best-content-february-10-through-14-2014-2/

    Now, compare those to a reblog on a WordPress.com website.

    Still needs work, thanks.

  28. Just a friendly inquiry... Is the issue still on the to do list?

    Yes.

  29. So glad to know this important issue has not been forgotten.

  30. I Reblogged a recipe to my misc. site from another WordPress.COM blog - 155 words and two pictures, i.e. everything to the More Tag, I am assuming that the entire article would have came over if the More Tag was not present - I did not want the extra picture and the text was more than required or I really wanted.

    so yes still some work required

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