New Format for Reader/WordPress Website

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  • #1118525

    simonpbarlow
    Member

    I’ll reserve judgement on the new reader as it may still be being ‘fixed when it ain’t broken’ with… but when I click on a topic, I can’t find any way to block a poster or report a blog, that function seems to have been removed… which is a shame as now for one of my topics all I see is endless advertising blogs being repeated over and over.

    I know it’s not much for the upgrade pack per year that I pay… but at this rate my money seems to be going down the drain.

    #1118527

    timethief
    Member

    @simonpbarlow

    I can’t find any way to block a poster or report a blog, , that function seems to have been removed..

    You can re[port any spam blog. See here > http://en.support.wordpress.com/report-blogs/

    We cannot block or delete any subscriber to a public blog.

    #1118531

    simonpbarlow
    Member

    Hi timethief

    What I meant was I used to be able to block a poster from my reader…

    The reporting thing I’m not too bothered about, but others might be.

    #1118536

    timethief
    Member

    The Reader displays posts only from the blogs you choose to subscribe to. Here are brief instructions for unsubscribing:
    1. click the “unsubscribe” link on the emails of the posts received at the very bottom of the emails.
    2. go here > http://wordpress.com/#!/read/edit/ locate and click the “x” next to any blog there to unfollow it and no longer receive posts in the Reader or by email.
    3. go to the blog in question and click the unfollow/follow link on your Admin bar.

    #1118537

    Bright orange notifications bubble on mid-blue admin bar. I clicked the orange bubble which stayed orange and it showed me notifications I’d already clicked on and dealt with before. Grrr…

    I’ve only just seen the new Reader. I quite like it apart from not being able to easily see who has posted and I still HATE (yep, I’m yelling) the Reblog and Like links on each thing, but I’ve hated those since they first put them there. I’d rather someone came to my blog to read the post before they decide to like or reblog something they’ve only partly seen. (There is now a proliferation of blogs in which there is only reblogs of other people’s material, they drive me bananas. Some of my stuff has gone into them, too).

    I don’t mind that the multiple thumbnails have gone. I didn’t like that. But the images are way too large on the Reader. WordPress, do you REALLY want to alienate your bloggers? Well, maybe you do. Why the heck should you care.

    Now I shall go and explore the rest of this…

    #1118539

    PS, please don’t turn the grey/black admin bar blue too. It really, really hurts my eyes.

    #1118542

    simonpbarlow
    Member

    Hi timethief

    Yep, know all that.

    In reader, if I have a topic selected, all the posts with that topic are displayed. Unfortunately, a lot are reblog’s or ad-blogs just using that topic. In the old reader, I had the option to block the poster from my reader by clicking on a little grey icon that gave me a drop down box that I could select block, report…. etc etc

    That’s what I am missing.

    #1118544

    ameliespp
    Member

    I was just discussing this, absurdoldbird. A spammer reblogged an original photo of mine without permission. I like the original Dashboard so much, I hope they give us an option to put that in the heading!

    #1118545

    ameliespp
    Member

    Oh, simonpbarlow i didn’t know I could block from the Reader. If they bring it back could you tell how you did it?

    #1118546

    timethief
    Member

    @simonpbarlow
    Thanks so much for hanging in and clarifying – “lightbulb moment”. That’s an important feature.

    #1118547

    ameliespp, one thing you’ll learn if you’ve been blogging as long as I have (since 2004 though not all here on wordpress.com) – your stuff will be posted all over the bloody net without your permission and the only way to stop that is either not to post it online at all or to have a private blog and just invite people you know and trust to read it. Which kinda defeats the purpose, but there y’go. And with the Reblog button, it just encourages what the lazy person wouldn’t bother doing in the first place. :(

    #1118549

    simonpbarlow
    Member

    @timethief
    :)
    I was looking for the little icon…. I think it was like an open top box with a ‘v’ in it.

    #1118550

    timethief
    Member

    @absurdoldbird
    I don’t allow my blood pressure to spike even when it’s yet again another do not need, do not want situation . When all is said and done I figure that one can unsubscribe from all blogs in this Reader and subscribe to them agin using the feedreader of their choice.

    #1118551

    timethief
    Member

    @simonpbarlow
    I can’t say I know what you mean because I never used it. However, if something you used is now gone and you want it back then I suppose this is the place to say so.

    #1118553

    @timethief and @simonpbarlow – as these things keep appearing anew, could it be that some of the features you/we are missing will be coming back and we’re just not giving it enough time? After all the wp folks do tend to do stuff a bit at a time rather than planning it out then doing it all in one go. Just a thought…

    @timethief – my bloodpressure is high from something else before I came here, lol! ;)

    #1118557

    simonpbarlow
    Member

    @absurdoldbird

    I was looking at a topic and a few of the old ad-blogs appeared again, ones I knew I’d blocked previously… I was looking for the little icon to re-block them and couldn’t find it and ended up just checking the forum to see if it was me or others had noticed. I don’t follow blogs, just the occasional topic that I post under.

    I’ll wait to see what transpires in a few days. :)

    #1118561

    timethief
    Member

    @absurdoldbird

    … could it be that some of the features you/we are missing will be coming back and we’re just not giving it enough time?

    Yes, that could be the case.

    P.S. My blood is not a medical concern that I have. In fact it’s in the low normal range whenever it’s tested. I was more or less referring to my temper. ;)

    #1118564

    ameliespp
    Member

    I totally get anyone can right click and save a photo, but to have a WordPress approved theft of an entire post and all the photos with one click of a button is really wrong.

    #1118565

    timethief
    Member

    here’s that missing word … pressure … as in blood pressure … lol :D

    #1118567

    @ameliespp – if it’s a whole post, that’s not a reblog.

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