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Possibly related posts - what is this???

  1. Absolutely.

  2. @cornell:
    You are right. But nobody seems to be concerned or hearing! :-(

  3. Thanks, Left. I did that already. (Right after the juicy porn came up in the links)

    Oh well. WordPress is free, so I shouldn't complain. Though I sure wanted to when the dashboard went south.

  4. manseekingcoffee

    Ditto ditto ditto. An announcement might be nice. It's true this is a free service, but WordPress, has self-interested reasons for announding it - they don't get deluged with emails for technical support because not everyone reads these forums.

    I actually like the idea of this extra, but it needs two things: 1) you need to be able to individually select posts that you want or don't want on your blog. 2) it needs to be designed in way such that it doesn't look like the author wrote it and stuck it into the post. I think readers of my blog might find it useful (heck I might) but I want people to know what it is and not something I stuck in there and I don't want it going to spam or commercial sites - not unless I'm getting add dollars for it!

  5. beulahland, trollfighter, please contact support with links to the posts that brought up the inappropriate results. Without that, there's no way to improve it. We've only had a handful of reports of what you describe, and each time it's been a fairly easy fix.

  6. Umm..I would, but the only way to find them again is to re-enable the feature, and I'm not about to do that, (except maybe at 3:00 AM)

    I suppose a negative keyword feature might be nice, but how many negative keywords are there? (Aside from Geroge Carlin's bad words, which don't even seem so bad anymore)

  7. We don't need you to re-enable the feature, just send in links to the posts.

  8. Nope. Not a good idea, ESPECIALLY without a clear 'on'/'off' feature that WE decide to use.
    The autogenerated links to my posts are often irrelevant, and/or so 'off topic' to be laughable. They completely disrupt the 'flow' of my blogging 'sphere'. It does 'feel' like an 'invasion'. I am now going to try to get those things OFF. Cheers, c

  9. It would be a good idea if wordpress did some user survey before launching new features. We all love wordpress... but features like 'related posts' are quite annoying, simply because the blogger has no control on what kind of posts are listed and where is one's own post getting listed.

    I turned it off day before. But would it work both ways ? or is it only one way ? Would my posts still show up on other blogs ?

  10. <i>I turned it off day before. But would it work both ways ? or is it only one way ? Would my posts still show up on other blogs ?</i>

    You disabling the feature certainly won't remove any links to your posts on already-published posts on other blogs. They're there for good, or at least until that blogger decides to either edit the posts or disable PRP.

    It's meant to stop your posts showing up on any subsequent posts on other blogs. Don't know if that coding actually works as advertised.

  11. I'm a tutor with elementary school kids and use my wordpress website as my website. Parents visit it daily to get tips for working with kids and prospective clients visit it to check out my blog, resume, etc.. What does wordpress think a parent would think about a "related link" entitled "working with little shits." What the &%^$ was wordpress thinking?? I'm so disappointed. I have had such a good experience with wordpress up until now. I'm pist off.

  12. In theory, it's a good idea... but in practice, it's rather annoying!
    I have a book review blog, and have recently reviewed a non-fiction book entitled 'Welcome To Your Brain' -
    My 'related links' include a political post -, and most annoying, a blog about a podcast, which includes links to their amazon store, and a large advert. I would love to have a little more advertising on my site, mainly using my amazon afiliate link, but I respect the rules here. However, one of my posts is directing people to a blog that doesn't.. and probably makes money from it!

  13. Then just report them as spam. You'd be surprised at how quickly they get nuked. Reporting is on your blue Admin bar at the top of the page, under Blog Info: you can Report as Spam or Report as Mature. Or, if they're a good blog, you can blogroll them automatically.

  14. Thanks for that - I've been asking how to contact support.. I didn't realise that that was up there. :)

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