Is there a way to turn off reblogging?
I could have sworn I saw an option to turn off pingbacks etc may pre it’s there? I did turn off comments for posts after 30 days which is what the spammers seem to go for. Would that prevent reblogging?
Ps I logged out and could not find a reblogging button on my page. Mystery?
The blog I need help with is inthebarberry.wordpress.com.
No there is not. The ToS allows WordPress.com to promote our blogs and this the one of the means they choose to use. Even if we could “turn it off” there would still be “press this”, and anyone could still copy and paste.
Thanks for that info, Timethief!
Forgot to ask, if we block a spammer, can they still reblogging our posts! Just curious.
Thanks again autocorrect! Love ya!
Anyone who is a WordPress.com member can reblog your posts. Anyone who is not a Wordperess.com member can steal your posts. The fact you marked someone as a spammer is irrelevant as it’s a subjective call. I have seen bloggers here mark comments they did not like as spam when they weren’t spam. Spam is what is described here > http://akismet.com/how/#gs2
What is this auto-correct you are on about, please?
Yes, they can still reblog your content.
You CAN disable pingbacks. I believe that’s under Settings->General.
There’s a way to prevent people from reblogging your images: upload, as the first image in a post, a 1×1 dot, a single pixel the colour of your background. It’s invisible to the reader, but only the first image of a post is rebloggable, so they’ll reblog that pixel and nothing else.
If a genuine spammer is reblogging your stuff, go to their blog and report it as spam, giving all the details in your comments to staff.
@timethief I was just having a nice chat with my iPad autocorrect function. It changed nearly every word in my last sentence, lol
I didn’t mean marking as spam, I meant the blacklisting function. I only mention spammers because I think the girl reblogging was flagged as a spammer previously.
Ooh, great info Raincoaster. Thank you!
Using blacklisting just means that Akismet will sequester future comments in the spam queue.
Hmmm, thanks for the info TT. Does that mean that someone can now reblog with multiple images, or that reblogs allow you to choose which image you use?
The reblogger gets every image. Imagine that if you are posting personal photos or, for example, open casket funeral photos or your photos of the birth of your baby.
I do hope WP.com will disable or suspend blogs that consist only of reblogs.
I reported the spammer to WP staff. I’ve never seen a maze like that! They make it look like you are on the “Comtact Staff” form then they send you on a wild goose chase. It almost ended up in the forum. I agree with that other commenter, it seems like some of the security measures are failing.
Timethief so they can still subscribe to my Reader even if they’re blacklisted? I guess the blacklist is just for comments? I didn’t know that. They’d have to do it through the Reader as there’s no reblogging option on my page….l,
Raincoaster yeah I’ve seen some blogs that get the same person reblogging every post especially the popular sites. Seems like stealing content (the photo on my post was an original).
They can reblog you via the Reblog button on their admin bar.
The security measures aren’t failing in any way, shape of form that I can detect and I consider such statements to be inflammatory. Please don’t make them in forum threads. This is a public forum that anyone on the internet can access these forums and you can bet your bottom buck that many would-be hackers are lurking here. If you have a security issue do not post it here use this link – http://automattic.com/security/ –
Um, a flagged spammer just stole one of my original photos without permission. I don’t consider that adequate security.
As I mentioned I clicked on both the report issues and contact forms, which morphed into a button that said “share with the community”! Which I nearly clicked on. Getting to the email staff page was very difficult. Have you actually tried it?
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