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Unfollowing a blog

  1. I'm having trouble unfollowing a blog. It's not a big issue -- I can just ignore the posts I don't want to read, but I wonder why it's not working. I click "Unfollow" and it seems to work, but then I receive posts again. I've also tried unsubscribing from my Dashboard.
    Blog url: http://imnotreallyahippie.wordpress.com/

  2. Here are brief instructions for unsubscribing
    1. click the "unsubscribe" link on the emails of the posts at the very bottom of the emails.
    2. go here > http://wordpress.com/#!/read/edit/ and locate this:
    "Get new posts by email" in the drop-down menu have these choices:
    never
    instantly
    daily
    weekly
    3. click the "x" next to any blog there to unfollow it and no longer receive posts in the Reader or by email.

  3. Thank you. I don't get the posts by email (never have), only by reader. When "unfollowing" by reader didn't work, I tried by subscription, too. It still didn't work.

  4. I have flagged this thread for Staff assistance.

  5. P.S. This may sound silly but have you tried going to the blog you want to unfollow and clicking the link on your Admin bar to do that?

  6. Yes. :-)

  7. Does that mean it worked?

  8. No, it still doesn't work. Sorry!

  9. Hi hippiecahier,

    Sorry for the inconvenience. What's the blog URL you're trying to unfollow? I'll be happy to take a closer look.

  10. Is there a way to do this in email? I'd rather not hurt anyone's feelings!

  11. I have the same problem! I tried repeatedly today to unfollow a blog that posts too much for my liking and makes it impossible for me to read my Reader, and it doesn't work.

  12. It's called Quiet Working Mouse 79 :
    http://qwm79.com/

  13. I don't even remember clicking to follow it...

  14. vaguereference
    Member

    I've been having trouble with the unfollow button on blog pages too. It acts like it worked, but then it's back to "Following" on a refresh.

  15. Exactly. I've also tried unfollowing though the subscription page as indicated in the comments above, but it didn't work either.
    (at least now I do remember following the blog, so it's not a spammer, but I didn't realize they posted so much).

  16. I am having the same issue.

  17. @hippiecahier, @fjva, @vaguereference, and @seasweetie — Sorry for the delay. If you haven't yet, can you try unfollowing a blog in Google Chrome? (I wasn't able to reproduce this in Google Chrome 21.0.1180.89 when unfollowing a blog from Edit List in the Reader tab.)

  18. vaguereference
    Member

    It always worked for me in the edit tab. Only the on-blog toolbar button gave me trouble. I'm using Chrome 21.0.1180.89

  19. @vaguereference — Thanks for following up with me. To confirm, when you click the "Unfollow" button when viewing the blog, then refresh the blog, it displays "Following" again?

    Do you get the same result when trying this in Mozilla Firefox 15.0.1?

  20. vaguereference
    Member

    Correct. It flips to "Follow" after clicking it, but it's back to "Following" after the refresh. And I'm seeing the same problem in Firefox 15.0.1.

  21. @vaguereference — Okay, thanks for confirming.

    I was able to reproduce this in Google Chrome when trying to click the Unfollow button in the admin bar (when viewing an individual blog), so we'll make sure to look into this as soon as possible, and we'll be in touch with updates.

  22. vaguereference
    Member

    Thanks. The quality of support here resolved the one big concern I had when moving my domain to WordPress.com. :)

  23. Hey everyone,

    We identified this as a bug and issued a fix just a few moments ago. Thanks for the patience and sorry about the inconvenience :)

    Cheers

  24. marcellarousseau
    Member

    Add me to the list. The unfollow button is not working in Mozilla Firefox 15.0.1

  25. marcellarousseau
    Member

    The unfollow button is working now. However, there are some strange issues with one blog in particular. The name of the blog is Family Survival Protocol, http://echosfromtheabyss, the author is desertrose.

    None of these names was listed when I clicked on the bottom of the email so I couldn't select "never" or anything else for that matter. I went through the list 3 times checking for all 3 of the above names and it wasn't there. (This was before I used the unfollow button.) Shouldn't it have been listed there?

    When I go to Site Stats, My followers, it is listed there and shows as: desertrose, http://echosfromtheabyss. I haven't refreshed this page so it is still there.

  26. marcellarousseau
    Member

    Forget the last paragraph I wrote. My bad.

  27. The name of the blog is Family Survival Protocol, http://echosfromtheabyss, the author is desertrose.

    Hi,

    What's the exact URL of the "Family Survival Protocol" blog? ( e.g. example.com or example.wordpress.com )

    The following URLs don't match with the name of the blog you mentioned:

    * http://echosfromtheabyss.wordpress.com/
    * the domain echosfromtheabyss.com is currently unregistered

    None of these names was listed when I clicked on the bottom of the email so I couldn't select "never" or anything else for that matter. I went through the list 3 times checking for all 3 of the above names and it wasn't there. (This was before I used the unfollow button.) Shouldn't it have been listed there?

    What text/URL are you clicking at the bottom of the email? Can you take a screenshot of the email and upload the image to the Media Library of your WordPress.com blog?

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