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Threatening comments posted to my blog

  1. I have received a number of overt threats through comments. I would like someone from WordPress to contact me about this issue.

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

  2. We Volunteers cannot help you. It's up to you to take action based on the information and guides found at these links.


    http://en.wordpress.com/freedom-of-speech/
    http://en.wordpress.com/abuse/
    http://en.wordpress.com/complaints/
    disputes

  3. Thanks for the links they seem to cover the case where I saw something offensive or a violation of my rights. In this case the person is making an overt threat against me the blogger and also against WordPress. I would like to forward that comment to someone at WordPress.

  4. Is it possible to block an email address so that threatening comments cannot be made?

  5. In this case the person is making an overt threat against me the blogger and also against WordPress.

    This isn't a matter for posting to a public forum and we Volunteers cannot help you with it. Threats are a criminal matter and the infomation at the links I provided is clear about how to proceed.

    We cannot block or delete subscribers from public blogs. 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.

  6. Thanks a bunch

  7. You're welcome.

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