How can I remove author link in comments section?

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  • #1964252

    Hi,
    When some of the authors on my wordpress.com blog leave a comment, their name becomes clickable in the comments section and it links to an unknown URL. How do I disable this, so that clicking on the author name does not take the viewer to their individual site?

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

    #1964483

    kokkieh
    Staff

    You can edit comments from the Comments heading on the Dashboard menu. This includes the ability to edit or remove the commenter’s linked URL: http://en.support.wordpress.com/manage-comments/#editing-a-comment

    However, it is common courtesy not to delete that link, as one of the ways people can discover new blogs is by clicking on the usernames of commenters and by deleting those links you are “rewarding” people for commenting by taking the opportunity away from them to gain traffic to their own sites.

    Rather follow the links themselves and find out who they are. If the link leads to a spammy site rather than an actual blog, chances are you actually have a spam comment that’s trying to disguise itself as a real comment. In that case, just mark the entire comment as spam and carry on.

    #1964501

    Thanks so much for your help! Problem solved.

    #1964502

    kokkieh
    Staff

    You’re welcome :)

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