Fake "Likes" on a page from a "sexual / mature" bot

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  • #1026597

    marktompkins
    Member

    I have just started to try wordpress and put up a page. I immediately received a “Like” on the page from what must be a bot. This profile is clearly mature / sexual in nature. Can you please advise how or if I can delete just Likes on a page?

    Thanks,
    Mark Tompkins
    Blog url: http://marktompkins.wordpress.com/

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

    #1026697

    timethief
    Member

    You cannot delete the fake like. You can change the rating on Gravatar display here > Settings > Discussion > scroll down to Avatars
    Maximum Rating
    G — Suitable for all audiences
    PG — Possibly offensive, usually for audiences 13 and above
    R — Intended for adult audiences above 17
    X — Even more mature than above

    #1026698

    timethief
    Member

    Note:

    For clarity likes and shares numbers are misleading when you consider page view stats. Your followers and anyone with a WordPress.com blog who is logged into WordPress.com can “like” and “share” your posts in several locations such as the Reader without ever clicking into your blog and creating a page view stat. Those who have username accounts only but no blog can become followers and click the “like” and/or “share” buttons. http://onecoolsitebloggingtips.com/2012/07/09/wordpress-followers-likes-and-stats/

    Note: To compel readers to click into my blog to read the full post thereby creating a page view stat, I have set my RSS Feed for posts to “summary” on this page > Settings > Reading

    #1026700

    marktompkins
    Member

    Thank you for your reply … so there is no way to control the appearance of a Gravatar with sexually explicit intentions? That would make WordPress dead on arrival in my view.

    #1026701

    timethief
    Member

    I just provided how to control Gravatar display above.
    You can change the rating on Gravatar display here > Settings > Discussion > scroll down to Avatars
    Maximum Rating
    G — Suitable for all audiences
    PG — Possibly offensive, usually for audiences 13 and above
    R — Intended for adult audiences above 17
    X — Even more mature than above
    click “save changes”

    #1026702

    timethief
    Member

    In fact if you choose to you can eliminate all gravatar/avatar display on the same page > Settings > Discussion
    Avatar Display
    _ Don’t show Avatars
    _ Show Avatars

    #1026703

    marktompkins
    Member

    I’ve already set the rating to “G” before posting. The profile has a “G” rating picture but it is clearly one of shall we say alluring nature. When you view the profile it sends you to a “ladyornot.com” web address.

    I’m not looking to disable the Gravatar feature in totality. I’m looking to block specific profiles when they are of a nature that is clearly unprofessional.

    Thank you for your replies but I remain of the position if bot profiles can’t be blocked from “likes” then WP is not a complete solution nor safe for casual or professional use. I’m happy to go elsewhere.

    #1026706

    timethief
    Member

    I remain of the position if bot profiles can’t be blocked from “likes” then WP is not a complete solution nor safe for casual or professional use.

    I agree with your position. I would report this to Gravatar support > http://en.gravatar.com/site/contact-us/

    #1026708

    marktompkins
    Member

    Thank you again, will do.

    #1026833

    macmanx
    Staff

    I can’t find any Like gravatars on your blog whose image would warrant a rating higher than G.

    Would you please give us a link to the specific post or page in question?

    #1026835

    timethief
    Member

    He means the cleavage on this one rebecca2000 (I’m deliberately not linking to the gravatar profile. Note there are others as well but not on his blog.)

    #1026837

    marktompkins
    Member

    Correct, this is the avatar. If you follow to the Gravatar profile you can see the purpose of this profile quite quickly.

    #1026851

    macmanx
    Staff

    Ok, but image-wise that Gravatar should be rated G. Ratings are for the images not the profile.

    If your concern is with the profile, reporting it via http://en.gravatar.com/site/contact-us/ is the right thing to do.

    #1026856

    marktompkins
    Member

    Actually the “right” thing to do would be for WP to prevent bots from posting Likes as this instance demonstrates. As a fallback the blog author should have the ability to block someone.

    Nevertheless I have informed “Gravatar” as per the referenced link and have moved to another blog hosting solution.

    Arigato

    #1026860

    First off, how do you know it’s a Bot?

    Second, I agree with this and I’ve put a thread up on the Ideas board requesting more control over these things:

    As a fallback the blog author should have the ability to block someone.

    #1026901

    raincoaster
    Member

    What I suggest is clicking to go to their blog and using the Report as Spam. Link to this forum post when you explain what kind of spam liking you’re doing.

    #1026970

    jannatwrites
    Member

    I have the same issue. My gravatar setting is marked at G, however someone “liked” my post today and their gravatar is a completely nude male body from the neck down. It’s completely unacceptable and as the blog owner, I should have the ability to either remove someone’s like or block their gravatar.

    Please, please, please consider adding such capability. It would be much appreciated.

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