Insane reblogging

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  • #2383688

    vafann
    Member

    What do you do if you are being reblogged by someone who doesn´t seem to post any original content, but just reblogs things, and seems kind of.. to put it nicely.. not something I want to be reblogged in?

    I know I can change the settings so I can´t be reblogged at all, but is there some way to deny being reblogged in certain circumstances?

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

    #2383790

    timethief
    Member

    There are those misguided people who mass like posts, mass follow blogs and mass reblog posts from blogs for attention seeking purposes. All of those are spammer-like behaviors.

    I believe those who do not publish original content and who create a blog full of nothing but reblogs ought to be compelled to make their so-called blogs private and I tagged this thread for a Staff response. Please subscribe to it so you are notified when they respond. To subscribe look in the sidebar of this thread, find the subscribe to topics link and click it.

    #2383792

    timethief
    Member

    I know I can change the settings so I can´t be reblogged at all,

    That’s not correct. We can disable the reblog icons from appearing on our posts https://en.support.wordpress.com/reblogs/#is-there-anyway-i-can-disable-the-reblog-option.

    We cannot disable the ability of any WordPress.COM/Gtavatar account holders from reblogging posts from their Admin bar and/or from the Reader.

    #2383793

    timethief
    Member

    oops! WordPress.COM/Gtavatar was meant to be WordPress.COM/Gravatar

    #2383796

    justjennifer
    Moderator

    I haven’t tested this lately, tt, but it used to be that if you turned off reblogging for your site, clicking the Reblog button in the Reader and/or Admin bar basically did nothing.

    Unfortunately, I don’t have the time right now to retest the current status, so will also be happy to hear Staff’s response to the question.

    #2383797

    timethief
    Member

    @justjennifer
    Hi there,
    Thanks so much for posting. Your response compelled me to read the relevant support doc for clarity.

    Scroll to the bottom of the page where you will find WordPress.com Reblog Button. Select Don’t show the Reblog button on posts and the Reblog button will no longer appear on your blog posts or in your reader’s toolbar when they visit your posts. Likewise, if you later decide you would like to offer users the option to reblog your content, you can enable the button by selecting Show the Reblog button on posts. https://en.support.wordpress.com/reblogs/#is-there-anyway-i-can-disable-the-reblog-option

    #2383799

    timethief
    Member

    @vafann
    I apologize for claiming your were wrong when you were right.

    I’m still following this thread so I will be aware of Staff’s response re: making blogs full of reblogs private, or having Terms of Service Staff disable the mass reblogger’s social features.

    #2383801

    galois
    Member

    Thanks, JJ & TT. :)

    #2383803

    timethief
    Member

    @galois,
    It’s good to know you are following this thread also.

    #2383808

    vafann
    Member

    Thank you TT and every other response, I´ll wait for staff to respond as well. You guys are great. :)

    #2383822

    lizthefair
    Staff

    There isn’t a way to blog a particular user from re-blogging your posts at the moment, but we do suspend sites that violate our terms of service. I’m going to send you a private email so you can send me the URL of the site in question so our Terms of Service team can take a look.

    #2384006

    justjennifer
    Moderator

    The other way to report a site for a possible TOS violation is to do so when directly on the site, by using the “Report this content” in the My Sites drop down in the Admin Bar. You’ll have to indicate the reason you are reporting the site.

    #2384098

    pattyzavon
    Member

    Someone reblogged one of my posts last night but when going to the link on their site, there is nothing there and an error comes up. I think they just wanted their link on my blog. I commented on it. Should I delete it entirely?

    #2384099

    pattyzavon
    Member

    I am taking the advice seen here and disabled reblogging and marked her comment (which there was none except for “reblogged on…”) as spam and trashed my comment. Thanks!

    #2384107

    justjennifer
    Moderator

    Having someone reblog your post on their site and then deleting it is not necessarily “spam” behavior. Maybe they thought again and decided against it. No harm done.

    It helps to look at the context in which that action took place.

    What the original poster in this forum thread was referring to is that the site where she found her post reblogged was nothing but reblogs. Is that what you saw when you visited the site where your reblog appeared?

    Also, before you get too far along, please review WPcom’s policy on advertising, wherein it states that image ads are not allowed. https://en.support.wordpress.com/advertising/ and that would probably include the banner ad currently appearing at the top of your site.

    You might also want to review the other two support documents mentioned there to make sure that your site is complying with the Terms of Service here.
    https://en.support.wordpress.com/affiliate-links/
    https://en.support.wordpress.com/user-guidelines/
    and http://wordpress.com/tos/
    https://en.support.wordpress.com/suspended-blogs/

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