Hi, I have a collaborative coffee photo blog that’s been up for more than a year. I had about 150 subscribers, which was great, and then I began getting three-ten new subscribers a day, sometimes more. When I poke around, it looks like these are spam subscribers…there’s no there there. Is there anyway to block from these, or set up a block for them?
Thanks for your help.
The blog I need help with is coffeeserveddaily.com.
I’m sorry but 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 > http://wpcommaven.wordpress.com/2011/09/05/blog-privacy-and-subscribers/
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. http://en.support.wordpress.com/settings/discussion-settings/#comment-blacklist Enter their email address, their username, and if they included it, their website URL. 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, ISPs put hundreds of us in the same IP block to save money, 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.
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