Is there a way to turn off reblogging?

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  • #1118342

    ameliespp
    Member

    I could have sworn I saw an option to turn off pingbacks etc may pre it’s there? I did turn off comments for posts after 30 days which is what the spammers seem to go for. Would that prevent reblogging?

    Ps I logged out and could not find a reblogging button on my page. Mystery?

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

    #1118491

    timethief
    Member

    No there is not. The ToS allows WordPress.com to promote our blogs and this the one of the means they choose to use. Even if we could “turn it off” there would still be “press this”, and anyone could still copy and paste.
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/reblogs/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/press-this/

    #1118494

    ameliespp
    Member

    Thanks for that info, Timethief!

    Forgot to ask, if we block a spammer, can they still reblogging our posts! Just curious.

    #1118495

    ameliespp
    Member

    Thanks again autocorrect! Love ya!

    #1118501

    timethief
    Member

    Anyone who is a WordPress.com member can reblog your posts. Anyone who is not a Wordperess.com member can steal your posts. The fact you marked someone as a spammer is irrelevant as it’s a subjective call. I have seen bloggers here mark comments they did not like as spam when they weren’t spam. Spam is what is described here > http://akismet.com/how/#gs2

    #1118502

    timethief
    Member

    What is this auto-correct you are on about, please?

    #1118507

    raincoaster
    Member

    Yes, they can still reblog your content.

    You CAN disable pingbacks. I believe that’s under Settings->General.

    There’s a way to prevent people from reblogging your images: upload, as the first image in a post, a 1×1 dot, a single pixel the colour of your background. It’s invisible to the reader, but only the first image of a post is rebloggable, so they’ll reblog that pixel and nothing else.

    If a genuine spammer is reblogging your stuff, go to their blog and report it as spam, giving all the details in your comments to staff.

    #1118510

    timethief
    Member

    @raincoaster
    That image workaround no longer works.

    #1118511

    ameliespp
    Member

    @timethief I was just having a nice chat with my iPad autocorrect function. It changed nearly every word in my last sentence, lol

    I didn’t mean marking as spam, I meant the blacklisting function. I only mention spammers because I think the girl reblogging was flagged as a spammer previously.

    #1118513

    ameliespp
    Member

    Ooh, great info Raincoaster. Thank you!

    #1118515

    timethief
    Member

    Using blacklisting just means that Akismet will sequester future comments in the spam queue.

    #1118517

    raincoaster
    Member

    Hmmm, thanks for the info TT. Does that mean that someone can now reblog with multiple images, or that reblogs allow you to choose which image you use?

    #1118524

    timethief
    Member

    The reblogger gets every image. Imagine that if you are posting personal photos or, for example, open casket funeral photos or your photos of the birth of your baby.

    #1118526

    raincoaster
    Member

    Joy.

    I do hope WP.com will disable or suspend blogs that consist only of reblogs.

    #1118528

    ameliespp
    Member

    I reported the spammer to WP staff. I’ve never seen a maze like that! They make it look like you are on the “Comtact Staff” form then they send you on a wild goose chase. It almost ended up in the forum. I agree with that other commenter, it seems like some of the security measures are failing.

    #1118530

    ameliespp
    Member

    Timethief so they can still subscribe to my Reader even if they’re blacklisted? I guess the blacklist is just for comments? I didn’t know that. They’d have to do it through the Reader as there’s no reblogging option on my page….l,

    #1118532

    ameliespp
    Member

    Raincoaster yeah I’ve seen some blogs that get the same person reblogging every post especially the popular sites. Seems like stealing content (the photo on my post was an original).

    #1118534

    raincoaster
    Member

    They can reblog you via the Reblog button on their admin bar.

    #1118535

    timethief
    Member

    The security measures aren’t failing in any way, shape of form that I can detect and I consider such statements to be inflammatory. Please don’t make them in forum threads. This is a public forum that anyone on the internet can access these forums and you can bet your bottom buck that many would-be hackers are lurking here. If you have a security issue do not post it here use this link – http://automattic.com/security/

    #1118540

    ameliespp
    Member

    Um, a flagged spammer just stole one of my original photos without permission. I don’t consider that adequate security.

    As I mentioned I clicked on both the report issues and contact forms, which morphed into a button that said “share with the community”! Which I nearly clicked on. Getting to the email staff page was very difficult. Have you actually tried it?

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