Public Service Notice…

Beware of trolls
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A day ago a porn website liked one of my post & started following my blog. 😦

i have contacted WordPress to ask if they could remove the link.

This is WordPress’ reply:

Hello,

Your website is publicly available on the internet so there is not a way to block certain users from viewing it.

There is an option to set your site visibility as private. This will ensure that only you and members that you choose can view your site:

http://en.support.wordpress.com/settings/privacy-settings/

We also do have an abuse form that you can use to report the user:

http://en.wordpress.com/abuse/

— Lorenzo

The abuse link is no use as they can only action upon blogs hosted at WordPress.

Now i don’t want to set my website to private because i advocate for special needs orphans and need as many people as possible to view the blog so that these orphans can be helped.

My only solution is to warn my readers of this undesirable website which has chosen to like and follow my blog. So please do not click upon the link to sharemychickmail – unless you are so inclined.

Please know that i have no association with this porn site and do not wish to be either.

Thank you.

syc

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8 thoughts on “Public Service Notice…

  1. I am so sorry that it happened to you. I am thankful you managed to spot that nuisance of a website. I hope if it every happens to me I’ll spot it too…
    I hope you have a good day and better whether than we do!

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  2. Yuck! I better check my followers and see if this one is on mine. I haven’t had time in the last few months to check new followers, so now I’m nervous after reading this. I didn’t know they did that. How tricky and underhanded.

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    1. i don’t normally check every follower but this one had an unusual name so i clicked on it & low & behold!… i will be checking more on followers from now on…

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  3. Do they have a block feature? On twitter if a spammer (or worse 😦 ) follows you, you can block them. Or is there a possibility to make it so that comments require approval? You should at least be able to delete their comment using the controls on your dashboard.

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    1. On WP you can ONLY delete comments but Likes & Following can not be reviewed or approved or deleted. i have asked that WP look into developing this feature for users.

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