How to unsubscribe someone from my blog

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  • #2487832

    kbahri114
    Member

    Someone from work is subscribed to my blog. This makes me uncomfortable. He is one of the higher ups. How do I at least take him off email notifications?? Pleassseee help!! its very awkward. I feel like I can’t write as free as I wish. Please please please help! If at the least I can get him off email notifications so he doesn’t notice my blog entries.

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

    #2487980

    timethief
    Member

    How do I at least take him off email notifications?

    That’s not possible. We cannot block or delete subscribers from public WordPress.COM hosted blogs. Anyone and everyone can access public blogs and that’s indeed what the public designation means. 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/

    To change blog visibility to Private go to Dashboard > Settings > Reading scroll to Site Visibility and choose option 3
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/settings/privacy-settings/

    You don’t need an upgrade of any kind at all to invite multiple people to contribute to a private blog. See:
    adding users http://en.support.wordpress.com/adding-users/
    user roles http://en.support.wordpress.com/user-roles/
    Note that you have complete control over everything that’s posted to your blog via comment moderation
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/settings/discussion-settings/#comment-moderation

    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 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, and you might end up blocking legitimate visitors. In fact for over a decade only about 30% of us have IPs that trace back to any individual computer. 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.

    Additional information:

    Our reality is that if the ability to remove or followers existed our time would be squandered on removing unwanted followers because anyone can get a new email address and or a new IP in seconds flat and then they can subscribe again to any public blog they were removed from.

    If someone has an inappropriate rating for a Gravatar image, please log into to Gravatar and use the “Report Abuse” link on their Gravatar profile bottom right hand corner to let Staff know.

    Also note that on this page > Settings > Discussion if you scroll down you will find you can set a Maximum Rating for gravatar display on your blog.

    G — Suitable for all audiences
    PG — Possibly offensive, usually for audiences 13 and above
    R — Intended for adult audiences above 17
    X — Even more mature than above

    If the follower has an inappropriate blog hosted here at WordPress.com, you can also report that to us so we can deal with that: Report Mature or Spam Blogs http://en.support.wordpress.com/report-blogs/

    #2488000

    This has changed recently. You may remove a follower by going to My Site > People and clicking the remove link next to their name.

    #2488037

    timethief
    Member

    This is great news and there ought to be an official announcement. I also note that the relevant link for “People” appears only in the new dashboard that I do not use.

    #2488039

    kbahri114
    Member

    OMG!!!! THANK YOU!!!!!! You are a lifesaver!!! Will they receive a notification bc I just want to remove him without him knowing lol.

    #2488040

    auxclass
    Member

    Will they receive a notification bc I just want to remove him without him knowing lol.

    I doubt it – but you can wait for @designsimply and the last word if you want

    #2488044

    kbahri114
    Member

    I’m testing it out on my roommate.. I in subscribed her..I’ll add her back once she tells me if she got a notification. She’s taking forever in the bathroom lol

    #2488046

    Currently, there isn’t a notification, but if the person realizes they were removed, they can re-follow. And of course they can always view any public site by viewing it directly or subscribing using a third-party RSS reader. It’s not a full block.

    #2488047

    kbahri114
    Member

    Yeah that’s totally fine. I just don’t want him to receive the notifications as he’s in a higher position that me at work.

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