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Changing comment options to not allow Anon posts?

  1. Recently someone has begun to harass me through my blog. They are taking advantage of the comments and posting as an anon. I have their isp and such, however that seems to do little good as far as wordpress goes.

    How can I still leave comments enables but require an account of some kind? I do not want to disable the comments, just make it harder for random trolling.

    Thanks :)

    The blog I need help with is

  2. We Volunteers cannot even begin to help until your post an active link to the blog in question starting with http://

    You do not have to set up your comments up to accept "anonymous" commenting. Doing so opens your blog to auto-posting of comments made by trolls like the one your are experiencing as well as spammers. Go here > Settings > Discussion and set up comment Moderation.

    There is a persistent and unsubstantiated belief that we each have individual IPs and they never change. That's nonsensical. In fact ISPs place hundreds of users in the same IP block to save money. Quite aside from that some have dynamic IPs that continually change. And any of us can easily get a new IP so IP blocking is not effective as a means to dealing with trolls.Moderating comments is. However, if you wish you can use the Comment Blacklist on the Settings > Discussion page.

    Comment Blacklist
    When a comment contains any of these words in its content, name, URL, e-mail, or IP, it will be marked as spam. One word or IP per line. It will match inside words, so “press” will match “WordPress”.

  3. Thanks :)

  4. You're welcome and not to worry trolls may be persistent at first, but we do have the ability to moderate every comment, and eventually they do give up. Best wishes with your blogging and don't let this troll spoil your fun.

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