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Removing a subscriber to my blog

  1. Someone has subscribed to my blog that I would like to remove. How do I do that?

    I'm sure the answer is there I just can't find it :-)

    Thanks, Sally

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

  2. There is no way to remove a subscriber. They would have to remove themselves by unsubscribing.

    The thing is even if you could there is nothing to prevent them from just resubscribing. It is sort of like trying to keep someone from looking at you as you walk down the street.

  3. And even if they did not resubscribe, they could just visit your site in their browser.

  4. Have someone I would like to remove too.

  5. @fcaguild
    Please always read the threads you post into. A public blog offering subscriptions is what it is. If your blog's not private, there's nothing to stop them from subscribing to your RSS feed or just going to the blog and reading it, so deleting subscribers is only a very superficial response to someone you don't want looking at your blog. At present there is no way to remove subscribers and even if Staff did remove them they could simply subscribe again. Can you imagine what a waste of Staff time that would be? Unless the subscriber chooses to click the "unsubscribe" link they will remain a subscriber and there's nothing you can do about it. See Staff response here . http://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/can-we-approvedisapprove-subscribers?replies=15#post-552773

    For trolls, who are submitting off base comments 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.

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