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What to do about offensive comments posted to blog

  1. Hello,

    Someone has posted two offensive (violent) comments to my page. I have not approved them, of course, but I wonder if there is some way I can report this to WordPress so he can be blocked from posting to WordPress at all in the future.

    The blog I need help with is valeriewolski.net.

  2. Hi. See here for instructions on what to do if you believe you are a victim of abuse:
    http://en.wordpress.com/abuse/

    To block a specific person from commenting on your WordPress.com blog, use the blacklist:
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/settings/discussion-settings/#comment-blacklist

  3. Correction: the blacklist does not "block" the person. It sends their comments straight to the spam folder.

  4. You might also tag his comments as Spam - maybe Akismet could be trained to send all his comments around the internet to the Spam Filter.

    Don't know if it would work - sorry about the troll

  5. I had a troll posting violent (really violent & disgusting & graphic) comments, as well, but fortunately, he/she tried it first via my contact form, so I put his I.P. address into the spam blacklist, and so they never even appeared for approval. I do check my spam folder, so I saw them, but it was nice to see that they simply vanished after the person submitted them. It does work to do that -- much as I hate blocking an I.P. address, since it might be rotated to someone else.

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