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  1. I have unwanted followers. They are stalking me. How do I remove them?

    The Cuties.

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

  2. Stalking is a criminal act that involes actually tracking you in real life. That is reported to the police. People who happen to read your public blog online do not meet the legal definition of "stalkers".
    Please read these:
    http://en.wordpress.com/freedom-of-speech/
    http://en.wordpress.com/abuse/
    http://en.wordpress.com/complaints/
    http://automattic.com/dmca/

    No 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

    At the very least I would suggest is to set your blog so that first time commenters are held in moderation until 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 full 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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