Removing a subscriber

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  • #1018567

    josephmax
    Member

    How do I remove someone who has subscribed to my blog? In fact, how do I see a list of the people who are subscribed?
    Blog url: http://josephmax.wordpress.com/

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

    #1018667

    raincoaster
    Member

    You can’t remove a subscriber to a public blog.

    #1018669

    timethief
    Member

    how do I see a list of the people who are subscribed?

    You can view your followers via this link http://wordpress.com/#!/my-stats/?blog_subscribers

    Go to your site stats page and click “Totals, Followers & Shares”
    Click the Blog link under the number and the Site Stats » My Followers page will open. Click the Email Followers link.
    http://wordpress.com/#!/my-stats/
    http://wordpress.com/#!/my-stats/?blog_subscribers
    http://wordpress.com/#!/my-stats/?blog_subscribers&type=email

    The subscriber stats on your site stats page show you all the users that have active email subscriptions to your blog using the built-in email notification system on WordPress.com. They don’t include users that subscribed using a third-party subscription service or using RSS.

    P.S. You cannot obtain any information that personally identifies any of your followers. This is a privacy issue. What’s required for registering here is an email address only and that email address is for many of us a throwaway email address.

    #1018670

    timethief
    Member

    Note that you have complete control comment moderation. http://en.support.wordpress.com/settings/discussion-settings/#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.
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/settings/discussion-settings/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/settings/discussion-settings/#comment-blacklist

    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.

    #1018674

    josephmax
    Member

    Thanks for your help, folks. The problem is that someone is sending me ALL CAPS comments demanding “DELETE ME FROM YOUR MAILING LIST!!!!!” I’d be happy to do so, but I can’t find a way to do it. Neither can I even find this person’s name on the list of subscribers to my blog. So I don’t know what to tell them.

    #1018675

    timethief
    Member

    Wish you had said that up front. No you can’t delete the email subscriber but here are are brief instructions for your followers re:unsubscribing

    1. They can click the “unsubscribe” link on the emails of the post they receive at the very bottom of the emails.

    2. Or they can go here > http://wordpress.com/#!/read/edit/ and locate this:
    “Get new posts by email” in the drop-down menu they have these choices:
    never
    instantly
    daily
    weekly

    3. They can also click the “x” next to any blog there to unfollow it and no longer receive posts in their Reader or by email.

    #1018676

    timethief
    Member

    4. They can go to your blog and click the follow/unfollow link on their Admin bar.

    #1018681

    josephmax
    Member

    Thanks again for your help. I have sent the instructions to the offended person.

    #1018682

    timethief
    Member

    You’re welcome. Hopefully they will suceed in following them :)

    #1018683

    timethief
    Member

    suceed = succeed

    #1018691

    raincoaster
    Member

    Wow, that is a very stupid person.

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