How can I stop someone from following me?

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  • #1169566

    I want to stop someone who was rather abusive on FB from following me on WP. How do I get rid of her?

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

    #1169719

    timethief
    Member

    We cannot block or delete subscribers from public blogs. Everyone on the internet can view and follow any public blog.

    You can change your blog visibility to “private” http://en.support.wordpress.com/settings/privacy-settings/ Please read this about public blogs that become private blogs > Blog Privacy and Subscribers > http://wpcommaven.wordpress.com/2011/09/05/blog-privacy-and-subscribers/

    Note that you have complete control over everthing that’s posted to your blog.

    comment moderation
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/settings/discussion-settings/#comment-moderation
    comment blacklisting
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/settings/discussion-settings/#comment-blacklist

    However, if you blacklist be aware that you could be affecting legitimate commenters as well. IP addresses have not been unique for nigh unto 15 years now. ISPs place hundreds of us in the same IP block. Moreover, using the blacklist is useless when people can get a new IP and/or new email address in no time flat.

    #1169722

    Thanks timethief, I don’t want to turn my blog private. I believe everyone has the right to view anything and my blogs aren’t top secret. I just find it irritating that a person that was abusive on FB is following me. It’s like stalking and I want to stop only that person not the whole world.

    #1169725

    timethief
    Member

    This public forum indexed by Google and available to everyone on the internet. Continuing to post here means the person in question may be reading and be delighted to read that they got to you. Trolls seek to provoke emotional reactions. They cannot stand being shunned. Make no reference to them at all and they slip slide away.

    #1169727

    Yeah, guess you are right. Thanks !

    #1169728

    timethief
    Member

    Onward and upward. Pretend it does not exist and blog on! :)

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