reblogging

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  • #1096143

    zefugitive
    Member

    Another wordpress blogger reblogged one of my posts. I do not like his blog. How can I stop him from reblogging posts from my blog?
    Is there a setting allowing me to approve/disapprove reblogging posts from my blog?

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

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    #1096290

    zefugitive
    Member

    Thanks, I read it but I did not find a way to block reblogging from my blog when I do not want it to happen.

    #1096292

    timethief
    Member

    How can I stop him from reblogging posts from my blog?

    The answer is “you can’t”.

    Is there a setting allowing me to approve/disapprove reblogging posts from my blog?

    No there is no such setting.

    The ToS here allows WordPress.com to publicize our blogs to increase traffic to them and to this platform. When it comes down to it the more page views the more income making opportunities there are for WordPress.com. That’s probably why the reblogging feature idea was hijacked from Tumblr and implemented here ie. to increase page views to the site, though I’m sure that Staff will provide baffelegab to the effect that they do it all for us.

    There is no ability for us WordPress.com bloggers to be selective with regard to who reblogs our posts. If another WordPress.com blogger has a blog that we would never even wish to be associated with our blog they can reblog with ease ie. we are hooped. We are left with posting a comment to the reblog site we do not wish to be associated with and begging them to take our content down by deleting the reblog. The only other solution with regard to this and many other features that some consider to be undesirable is to blog off ie. to move our content elsewhere.

    #1096294

    zefugitive
    Member

    Thank you very much for the info!
    At least now I know what to expect.

    #1096296

    timethief
    Member

    You’re welcome. If you are amenable to accepting advice then to prevent the reblogging of images of you and your family members you must not upload them into your blog posts.

    #1096300

    zefugitive
    Member

    I don’t put there images of myself or of my family, it’s just a simple travel blog, only photos, almost no texts.
    But I don’t like the blog of the person who reblogged one of my post.
    So I don’t want my photos on his blog.
    I wrote him about this.

    #1096302

    So I don’t want my photos on his blog.
    I wrote him about this.

    That’s a start, but you should also look into watermarking any such images you upload to the web, here or anywhere else.

    #1096304

    zefugitive
    Member

    I’m not such a big artist :-)
    It’s rather about the fact that my photos don’t go together with his blog.
    It’s amazing how some people dare to do something I wouldn’t dare to do.
    I could not reblog something without asking permission of the owner.
    But it seems that some people are very sure of themselves and think that they can allow themselves everything.
    Maybe I’m to old, or maybe I like rules to much :-)

    #1096305

    timethief
    Member

    @zefugitive
    notawoodpecker’s advice is spot on. This post contains some links that are helpful in that regard http://onecoolsitebloggingtips.com/2007/10/19/watermark-your-blog-images/

    #1096307

    zefugitive
    Member

    You really are very helpful.
    Thank you very much!

    #1096308

    timethief
    Member

    But it seems that some people are very sure of themselves and think that they can allow themselves everything.

    I think it may be an age and education thing. I’m a well educated baby boomer. What I observe is that many of the younger generations who are posting online aren’t aware of copyright and don’t give hangnail about said laws at all even after they are informed. A growing segment of the online population seem to believe anything on the internet is theirs to help themselves to and or alter and or use in any way they wish to.

    #1096310

    timethief
    Member

    P.S. Now the motivation for “using” other blogger’s material by reblogging can include a commercial aspect, as WordPress.com blogs on their domains can be monetized when included in the WordAds program. SIGH …

    #1096311

    TT, if you don’t already have IrfanView on that list, it’s free and can do this in batches quite easily.

    #1096312

    zefugitive
    Member

    I totally agree.
    Sometimes I feel very frustrated about it.
    It seems that it’s more and more useless to respect rules of any kind.
    If you don’t bother others this does not mean that others wil also try to not bother you.
    With loud music, slammed doors or reblogging without permission :-)
    And speaking about blogging I think many people are not interested at all in your blog. They only want traffic, so they reblog you hoping that you will reblog them.
    I did not started my blog for comercial purposes, I am not interested at all in the number of like’s. I like taking photos of various places, I have the opportunity to travel a lot. I am far from home, from family and friends and this is just a way to communicate with them.
    And I do not want to make my blog private, it’s to complicated for my mother to login, for a reason.
    But what can I say?
    Life is complicated…

    #1096313

    timethief
    Member

    Maybe I ought to add it. I didn’t as it’s already referred to here > http://en.support.wordpress.com/media/image-optimization/#image-editing-software

    #1096314

    timethief
    Member

    And speaking about blogging I think many people are not interested at all in your blog. They only want traffic, so they reblog you hoping that you will reblog them.

    Some are even using bribery like giveaways to attract traffic. Others are into blog hopping backlink memes disguised as awards and whatever.

    I recall thinking my own parents were out to lunch when they queried “what the matter with kids today?” Now I find myself wanting to start a blog on the subject. The kids of today were the clay that was shaped by their parents and most parents weren’t skilled full time potters (parents). They were part-timers who couldn’t center the material so what they crafted was off-center leaky pots. :(

    #1096317

    zefugitive
    Member

    I couldn’t express it better than you did.
    But seriously speaking sometimes I am really scared, everything is going down so fast…

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