Is it possible to remove a follower of my blog?
The blog I need help with is allthoughtsworkoutdoors.wordpress.com.
We cannot block or delete subscribers from public blogs. Everyone on the internet can view and follow any public blog. That is in fact what the public designation means.
You can change your blog visibility to “private” http://en.support.wordpress.com/settings/privacy-settings/ Please read this about public blogs that become private blogs > Blog Privacy and Subscribers > http://wpcommaven.wordpress.com/2011/09/05/blog-privacy-and-subscribers/
Note that you have complete control over everything that’s posted to your blog via comment moderation
You don’t have to post any comment on your blog. Delete troll posts http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/03/27/how-to-starve-a-troll/
and mark only spam as spam. http://onecoolsitebloggingtips.com/2013/01/24/mark-only-spam-as-spam/
I agree that a public blog should BE public …. and understand why it could cause legal difficulties to block an individual from viewing a blog that was designated as public …. but surely it should be possible for the blog creator to stop someone from actively monitoring and being automatically updated whenever a new comment is made? Especially if the creator is concerned about safety, the facility to remove followers would provide some distance whereby the ‘unfollowed’ can still access the site whenever they choose, just not be nudged whenever there’s a new addition. That, to me, would be a far more useful and safe facility to have on the site rather than remove access to all members of the public just because they have concerns about 1 individual.
Hoping your difficulty resolves itself soon allthoughtswork
tlc has made my point entirely. It is very strange that we have such complete control over comments but zero control over followers. Like tlc pointed out, it would not remove their public access to be removed from a list that merely notifies.
Thank you for the responses.
They can still subscribe to the RSS feed and be notified – they would just need to use a Reader that is not the WordPress.COM reader and you would never know they were subscribed
One of my followers has a new email address. I advised her that no change is possible and that she should subscribe with the new address. Is there no way to remove an address that is no longer valid? Thanks.
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