Regarding a 'following'.

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    How can I block someone who’s ‘following’ my blog?

    The blog I need help with is


    You cannot. That would be like trying to keep someone from walking down the street and looking at you.

    And technically there is zero way to effectively block someone since IP addresses are no longer unique and all someone would have to do is to go to a wi-fi hotspot, or use a different email address and name, or subscribe to the RSS feed, or even the old fashioned way and just visit your blog and read what you are posting.

    The only way to control who sees your stuff is to set your site to private and then invite ONLY those that you want to view your site to be viewers.



    No we cannot block or delete subscribers from public blogs. However, please read this about public blogs that become private blogs > Blog Privacy and Subscribers >

    Note that you have complete control comment moderation. If your blog is public others can, of course, read it. They can submit comments but you can Moderate all comments and choose which ones to approve or not.

    For trolls, you can “blacklist” them at Settings > Discussion toward the bottom of that page. Enter their email address, their username, and if they included it, their website. That will automatically send them to moderation so that their comments do not appear on the blog. Do note though that if they are determined, they can use a different email address or username to get around that. Also, do not put their IP address in the blacklist. IP addresses are no longer unique, and you might end up blocking legitimate visitors. Also, all they would have to do is go to a wi-fi hot spot, or connect via a different ISP and they could get around that.

    One other thing I would suggest is to set your blog so that first time commenters are held in moderation till approved, then from that point forward they will not need approval. Settings > Discussion. The next step on that of course is to set it so that all comments are held in moderation until approved. That way you are in control, and they might just get tired and go elsewhere after a while.



    ~~ thesacredpath
    Well I do think we covered it, no? lol ;)


    G’day TT, and yes we did.

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