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  1. Just got this email follower:

    g2-1fc9d5ce128c669267a79f62e3ad214e is now following Follow My Film

    Should I be worried?


    The blog I need help with is

  2. You control all comments and no one can post anything to your blog unless you provide the ability to them to do so.

    We cannot block or delete subscribers from public blogs. Anyone and everyone can access public blogs and that's indeed what the public designation means. 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 and they can submit comments but you can Moderate all comments and choose which ones to approve or not.

    I suggest you set your blog so that first time commenters are held in moderation until their first comment is approved, then from that point forward they will not need approval. Settings > Discussion. The next step up is to set it so that all comments are held in moderation until approved.

    Mark only spam as spam and delete all troll comments.

    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 URL. 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.

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