Is there a way to turn off reblogging?
This dialog won’t result in gaining any Staff attention without it being tagged like I just did. Also note that after we Volunteers tag threads for Staff we stop posting to them.
Timethief, I’m confused, do you mean flagging for staff attention? I was talking about the form that says I can email staff directly to report a security issue, even without a forum message.
Um, a flagged spammer just stole one of my original photos without permission. I don’t consider that adequate security.
Well, you could always set your site to Private where only approved people can see it.
Yikes! That was meant to go into the email I was working on – oops!
I think you mean this link http://en.support.wordpress.com/contact/ which Staff frequently deactivate on weekends, holidays, when they have a backlog, or when changes “under the hood” are happening. Is that the one you mean? If so then not to worry as it’s because it’s currently deactivated I tagged this thread for Staff.
Ah, that makes more sense now! Thank you. I’m guessing they are busy if they’re reformatting stuff.
@raincoaster — Reblogging used to pick up only the first image. Now, apparently, it’s grabbing more. My recent FP’d post was reblogged many times and in each case it picked up both (2) images in my post.
I also noticed that according to my Referrer stats, not one of those reblogs brought a visitor to my blog. So I think WordPress’s rationale about generating traffic is, at best, specious. If WP won’t give us a free Reblog opt-out option, perhaps they could add a paid Reblog Opt-Out upgrade, or include one with their No Ads upgrade, since there’s no benefit that I can see in generating traffic to a blog with no ads.
That’s not a bad idea at all, making a paid opt-out. Some of us with No Ads enjoy having high traffic regardless of ad revenue, though.
As for reblogging photos, you are always free to send them a DMCA notice to take down your copyrighted materials. WordPress is bound to take them down if you do. See here manolofood.com/whine-journalism-and-how-to-bring-the-splashback/
I sent them a DMCA notice yesterday, will be interesting to see if they respond and how.
They will respond when they can and it will be a private email response to you ie. it won’t be posted here.
I’m not saying ads benefit the blog owner in any way; they only benefit WP. A paid reblog opt-out would compensate WP for the loss of whatever benefit it now derives from reblogging. I’m assuming WP’s benefit is financial and is related to viewership of ads. If that’s true, there is no benefit in trying to drive viewers to a No Ads blog. And there is a lot of good will to be gained by giving/selling us a reblog option.
I’m not particularly concerned about the reblogging of the one post I mentioned. The photos weren’t mine to copyright and I wanted people to see them and comment. I just wish the all the reblogging had brought people to my blog and the discussion there, but that was not the case. None of the Referrers have been reblogs.
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