Blocking an IP address
Hello, I’m wondering if it is at all possible to block an IP address from viewing your wordpress.com blog? I’m having trouble with someone in particular, and would prefer them not to be able to see my posts
Blog url: http://davidmeffe.wordpress.com/
The blog I need help with is davidmeffe.wordpress.com.
We cannot block or delete subscribers from public blogs and IP blocking is not thw way to go. Comment Blacklist > Settings > Discussion you have the ability to comment blacklist. This will send all comments from that individual directly into your spam queue. As ISPs are placing hundreds of users in the same IP block one can end up sending hundreds of legitimate potential readers/commenters to your blog’s spam queue rather than just one. Also note that many have dynamic (ever-changing) IPs, and anyone who is determined to can get a new IP and/or email address and /or user identity very easily.
I 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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