Delete follower

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    I remember that we used to be able to delete followers from the blog… Right? Now I’m trying to delete some ppl from my blog and I can’t seem to find out how…
    any advice?

    The blog I need help with is


    Not sure if I’m reading this correctly;
    if you mean delete the blogs you are following,
    then there is an ‘edit list’ button on the
    ‘read blogs’ page,
    hope that helps.



    I think she wants to edit the list of people following her blog. On my sidebar it says I have 13 followers; I would like to see those and maybe delete followers if I choose. (I had the same question).



    Found the answer … on the dashboard, go to Site Stats, The down to Totals/Followers/Shares. I can see the list of followers, but I cannot delete them.



    Now I’m trying to delete some ppl from my blog and I can’t seem to find out how…

    We cannot block or delete subscribers from public blogs. However, please read this about public blogs that become private blogs > Blog Privacy and Subscribers >

    Note that you have complete control 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.

    One other thing I would 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.



    I have my comments set for moderation, but someone has re-blogged one of my posts and has comments and sharing open, which now means I have no control over comments on that post.

    I find this rather worrying, what is the point of WordPress offering all these options if it can be over-ridden in such a way?



    I have answered you here > Note that there is no permission required for reblogging an excerpt of a post published on a public blog.


    Timethief can other people delete anything from someone elses blog, such as a comment they made?



    No they cannot. All they can do is request that the Admin of the blog on which the approved comment appears please delete it for them. And, the Admin is not compelled to honor that request.


    Still not sure I’m explaining this correctly lol I’ll try again :-)
    A person came to my blog and left a comment on one of my posts,
    then I replied. The next day the comment and my reply disappeared, where did it all go to, did the commenter delete them both?



    No commenter who is not also an Admin or an Editor on the blog can delete a comment form the blog. See here please >


    Thankyou timethief I just had a look at the link you gave and I am the only one who can use my blog, so I’ve no idea where they went, it must have been some kind of glitch, but at least I know now, glad it was only a glitch :-)



    Items within your trash folders can be restored or permanently deleted within 30 days of their original trashing. The deleted comment will still be in the comments Trash folder for 30 days following deletion unless you permanently deleted it.



    is it possible to remove a follower who is spamming my blog comments?



    @klextin: I believe timethief’s response above addresses your concerns. Please read it.



    ~~ airodyssey

    Indeed it does.


    Blush :) I found them, they were not lost,
    I was looking in the wrong place, thanks timethief.



    That’s great to hear and thanks for letting us know. :)


    I just had a stalker in real life subscribe to my blog, and I feel that it’s pretty weird that I cannot delete them from my followers list. Even if a blog is public, one should have control over followers, an option that WordPress need to address. I have been the victim of anti-competitive behavior by a fellow crafter in my own town, and they are now copy-cating my every move, and their latest stunt is to subscribe to my blog so whatever I post next, they are first to know. Can somebody at WordPress please pick up on this issue and help bring it up in their upcoming staff meeting?



    I too would like the option to delete followers for a similar reason.

    I can deal with moderating comments but that’s an entirely separate issue.

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