The WordPress Mystery

The WordPress Mystery
To follow or un-follow, that is the question
Whether it is an action, done by you
Or do we suffer the slings and arrows of technological glitches?
I have been following the latest thread on WordPress support, regarding the issue of ” lost ” followers. WordPress does not cap how many followers we have. They also say we can only follow so many blogs, and if we try to follow more, ” we are speed liking, or speed following ” and that, to WordPress is the same as spamming.

Bottom line: Those who speed follow multiple blogs in short periods of time are affecting spammer like behavior and the software has stopped them from their spammer-like game playing. Those who think those who follow thousands of blogs actually read the content in all those blogs would have to be light in the head. That said if all one does is publish re-blogs and post individual images of cats and/or other stuff that lacks substance are micro-bloggers who will be welcomed at Tumblr. I say that the game playing has been halted – Alleluia!

There is no cap on the number of followers who can follow any blog.
The software will prevent spammer-like behavior such as following many blogs in a short period of time from accomplishing their game playing goals.
I constantly check my stats to see not only who is following me, but who I am currently following. I re-follow some of the blogs that have been cut from my list, only to have it happen again immediately. WordPress says they are looking into these things, but points out, ” this isn’t a platform for self promotion, it is a platform for fun “.

Like Butchcountry67, Aopinionatedman and others, I read over one hundred blogs daily, and WordPress says that’s impossible and we must be daft or light headed to do so. I am not blogging so I can make money, I am doing this to create friendship and a social network to further my goals. Those goals are to be more socially connected to the world.

I read quickly, and have pretty good comprehension, meaning I read fast and remember what I read. If WordPress is talking about following thousands of blogs, so they can be re-blogged I can understand the concerns, but not for a hundred or so. I am almost at my limit as far as how much reading I can do, and still keep up with my community.

1. How are you subscribing? (via the Reader, or the admin bar, or a follow button) 2. Do you do the same thing every time? 3. How do you discover that you’ve been unsubscribed? 4. Do you have the site or WordPress.com in general open in multiple tabs? 5. What type of device do you read on? And what type of device are you following on?

I personally hit the ” like ” button, to show I was there, and if I want to comment, I do so. When it asks ” do you want to follow this blog? “, if I do I click that text, and click the follow on the admin bar. When I get the subscribe notification, I go to the ” blogs I follow ” place in the reader and verify the follow.

I rarely have more than two tabs open in WordPress at any given time. I also renew the pages I do have opened so the material is fresh, and not static. I only use my old laptop for all of my computer related activities. I know others are having these same troubles, so if this is a problem for you, contact WordPress at: Our support options are found here https://en.support.wordpress.com/help-support-options/
I wish everyone good luck figuring out what the mystery is.

Dear WordPress Support

I don’t know what exactly is going on with OM’s blog or the troubles he’s having, but I had thought I was following people, and they were following me as well, only to find I had to re-follow. I will send Jason an email and see what is going on. I recommend everyone re-blog this as a protest, or at least to make a point , and act as a statement! I know that may seem like biting the hand that feeds us, but sometimes speaking up is more important, than the consequences they bring.

The Rise of YouTube Plagiarism Bots

This is almost Plagiarism, as I didn’t change any part of it.  I know at some point I will get in trouble over some of my posts.  I found what I was looking for.   Everything on my site is under a Creative Commons license that allows reuse with attribution.

bit.ly/1wE6w2N .

So I used part of this post to help inform you all.  Again, I wrote none of the post you’re about to read, and you must follow the link to finish it.

The Rise of YouTube Plagiarism Bots

By Jonathan Bailey on Mar 17, 2015 03:47 pm

YouTube Logo

For almost as long as there’s been a YouTube, there’s been spam on it.

Traditionally this spam has taken the format of garbage accounts uploading misleading videos, often with fake thumbnails, for the purpose of promoting products, services or some cause.

But while that type of spam still certainly exists on YouTube, it’s now being joined by a new kind of spam, automated videos that plagiarize content from blogs, news sites and other text sources.

For the spammer, this is a very easy way to flood YouTube with a large number of low-quality topical videos. The result for content creators, especially those who produce text or image content, is that your hard work is being used to fuel spam videoblogs and those spammers will have an upper hand in search results because of the way Google shows preference to YouTube in its algorithm.

This raises two difficult questions: What can YouTube do to battle this problem? And what can creators do to protect their work?

Understanding YouTube’s Plagiarism Bots

I would like to thank Jonathan Bailey for allowing me to use some of his material for the preceding post.  You can find more information at his site plagiarismtoday.com/stopping-inter…

 

Joke – The Daily Post-Challenge

An old man and woman were working on landscape clean-up, in a noisy industrial area. Over time they had learned to communicate with gestures. When the man wanted to know where something was, he would gesture with a shrug, and show the appropriate action.

Shrug, digging action = where’s the shovel? She would respond with the digging action and point at a nearby shed. this was working pretty well and they were able to work far from each other, always able to communicate what they needed to.

At one point the man needed the wheelbarrow, and shrugged to the woman, lifting his arms out in front of him, making forward and backward motions.

The woman, quite far from him caught the question and responded, by pointing to her eye, then she grabbed her left breast, followed by pointing at her butt, and then pointed at her crotch.

The man was very confused by this, as she wasn’t usually so sexually explicit, especially on the job. So he made his gestures again, indicating where’s the wheelbarrow?

The woman once again, pointed at her eye, grabbed her left breast, pointed at her butt, and then at her crotch.

The man shrugged, thinking she probably wanted sex or something, and walked over to the old woman to find out what she meant by the cryptic response to, the location of the wheelbarrow.

The woman was quite exasperated by this time, as the man usually figured out what she had indicated.

So in plain English, he asked ” where is the wheelbarrow? ”
Using the same gestures, and speaking at the same time, she replied. ” I said, I, pointing at her eye, left it, grabbing her left breast, behind, pointing at her butt, the bush, pointing at her crotch!

The Hat – An Australian Bush & City hat.

photo--australian bush and city hats - Google Search

Australian bush and city hats – Google Search

I used to wear a Navy watch cap, navy blue of course, or black. As a longhair, from the San Francisco bay area, growing up in the good old days, I wore a watch cap. Bandanas were too much like a poster or billboard, pointing me out in a crowd. The watch cap didn’t get blown off of my head whenever the wind blew, and it kept my long locks from blowing into my face.

That was probably the main reason for me, to wear a hat. I didn’t like my hair getting in my face. Right off the bat, you are saying to yourself, ” just cut your damn hair then “. I have cut my hair 3 times in 45 years, and I don’t plan on doing that any time soon. If you were as ugly as I, you would do whatever it took to look better.

” Well, why do you keep your hair long if it drives you nuts? ” you ask. Because it’s the best feature I have. I inherited my mother’s beautiful thick, wavy hair, and without it my ears stick out to the sides, similar to Dumbo the elephant. In a heavy wind I could probably fly without my hair keeping them ears under control.

So to keep a long story long, I wore a Navy watch cap for something like 40 years. My trademark so to speak. The only problem with that watch cap was, it seemed to draw attention to me in a negative way. Everywhere I went, cops would single me out, even when I was being perfectly legal.

It was me, I know. If a cop had someone pulled over and I drove past, he would let the other people go, and take off after me. Some of that was because I tended to drive beater cars. I could keep junk running for quite a while, and a hundred-dollar car was lots cheaper than a thousand dollar car. The old cars were easier to work on too.

So now you’re asking what all that has to do with a hat. I’ll tell you. In 2007, some friends came by my place. My place wasn’t where you could just be driving by, so you decide to stop. I lived 3 miles out a logging road, and you had to be going there to get there.

One of those friends was sporting a brand new Australian Bush & City hat. He was really proud of it, and I’m sure it cost him $50 or $60. I’m sure he couldn’t really afford to spend that kind of money for a hat, but he did. So my friends visited for a few hours, and when they decided to go, the hat was left behind.

I didn’t notice for weeks, the brand new hat sitting on top of the piano. The piano was a clutter spot, for all kinds of junk. A couple of months went by, and the hat was still there gathering dust. I thought about bringing it to Fred, being his and all, but never managed to remember it. I did tell him it was there.

Fred and his wife came by again about 4 months later, and he did grab the hat. He set it on the back of the couch, and we visited for a while. After dinner they decided to get home, before it got too dark to navigate the logging road. The hat was still sitting on the back of the couch! He forgot it again….

I left it there for a year, always forgetting to bring it to him, and he never came back to get it. In 2008 the brand new Australian Bush & City hat was still there, so I tried it on. It fit like it was meant to be worn by me, so I started to wear it. I took it off when I went by his place, so it wouldn’t be obvious, I was now wearing his hat.

I forgot to take it off the last few times I visited, and no one ever said anything about it, so I figured it was mine now. Since that time, 7 1/2 years ago, I’ve only been pulled over by the police 3 times, and never harassed at all. Not about driving junk, nor about looking creepy, or out-of-place, or anything at all.

I put that hat on now, whenever I leave the house. When I see a cop while driving down the road, they still look me over with scrutiny, but they never pull me over anymore. All they see is a cowboy, or rancher. Not a hippy with long hair, and an ugly rig. All they see is the hat!

 

This is probably copyrighted material ©

Thanks to +JOHN SKEATS, for the inspiration and the permission to be able to post this!

This is probably copyrighted material ©

I found a post in my email from someone at Google plus, about using and re-sharing posts. There is always a copyright problem. It used to be, a copyrighted article or picture had a copyright logo on it. That logo is a circle with a c, in the center.
http://www.copywriting-on-demand.com/on-a-pc.html
If you want to add this logo to your work, here is how to do that.

On a PC

… simply hold down the ‘Alt’ key and key in the numerals 0169. When you next lift your finger off ‘Alt’, the copyright symbol will appear. NB You must use the numeric keypad on the right of the keyboard. NOT the numerals running along the top. ©

Typing the copyright symbol on a MAC… http://www.copywriting-on-demand.com/on-a-mac.html
… simply enter Option + G
So…I got a post saying it isn’t cool to share others work unless you have express permission to do so. EVEN if that work is public, and has been shared publicly. There are ways to find out about whether something is copyrighted, or in ” public domain ” , and I will bring that article to you tomorrow, maybe….

John Skeats originally shared: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+JohnSkeats/posts/CXCScsP3v7f
Resharing Other People’s Materials: What You Should and Should Not Do

You are implicitly welcome to use the Google+ Re-share function to re-share any Public posts with anyone you want. That is arguably the highest compliment you can give for a post. Mentioning the person who created the post in your re-share and giving a “hat tip” to a person who might have re-shared the copy you saw is not only courteous, but is likely to result in those people joining the conversations on your posts, as well.

It is never appropriate to copy-and-paste someone else’s post content (text or photos) into a post of your own without the express permission of the original poster. That is true — even if you include a comment crediting the original author or photographer. Not only is that poor etiquette, but there is a good chance that you would be violating copyright laws as well if you were to do that doing so.

One important note: you should always be careful re-sharing posts that were shared privately because the originator of the post might consider re-sharing with the wrong audience a breach of their privacy. If you are not sure, ask the person who created the post before re-sharing their post with anyone the original post was not shared with.

+rusty garner-smith You’re welcome to re-share it. I shared it with Public and did not disable re-shares, so that is implicitly okay. I would not appreciate your copying the post and sharing it as if it were a new post even if you included an attribution.

So, I got permission to post this legally. It took nearly all day to do so, and I went through all kinds of channels to make this happen. If you have questions about whether you can or can’t post something, the best course of action is to locate the ” ORIGINAL ” document, or author and see what permissions are required. Again I want to thank +JOHN SKEATS for his contribution on this article.

Here are the comments that came up, before I got my answers, and I am sorry to all of those who responded, I don’t have time to ask all of you If I may include this in the article. Once again we run into the question ” Re-sharing Other People’s Materials: What You Should and Should Not Do “.
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Gerald BakerYesterday 7:09 AM+1
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+John Skeats thanks 4 Tip
Nel PaYesterday 7:15 AM+2
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Good one +John Skeats, keep going on this line, there are many(thousands) people using others Post’s.
John SkeatsYesterday 7:18 AM+2
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Thanks, +Nel Pa. Unfortunately, I have to agree with you about the large number of people who steal other people’s work — because that it is really what it is. I have run into a lot of people who do not realize that what they are doing is wrong, so we can always hope that at least some of them will see posts like this and finally get it.
Nel PaYesterday 7:24 AM+1
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+Bob Fisher: te das cuenta, que Google, ve esas prácticas como SPAM Y falta de etiqueta y legitimidad y por lo tanto son cuestionables. Y a los culpables los están investigando y mucha gente los rstá bloqueando. Saludos paisano!

+CLIVIA NOVIAS Espero que entiendas inglés y sino usa el traductor. Compartir contenido original y dando el crédito correcto está bien, pero no está según las normativas de Google re-compartir material de personas que están en los CÍRCULOS SHARED ( están mal vistos y sus cuentas son falsas por lo tanto so SPAM!

+Dennis Josue Avila Ceballos(la forma correcta de postear) lo que te decía días atrás y no quisiste entender!
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Nel PaYesterday 7:37 AM+1
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+John Skeats, it’s a shame… But if you, as the same way +Google+ Top Contributors Have been Continues follo those people with than untrusting practice. They’ll stop of doing SPAM!
John SkeatsYesterday 7:38 AM+1
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+Nel Pa I don’t tolerate content theft when I am aware of it.
Tiffany JohnsonYesterday 7:44 AM+2
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+John Skeats​ thanks for this. I believe that there is a lot of neglect of and misunderstandings about Copyrights these days. Many people aren’t even aware that most of what they find on the internet is under copyright protection or at least cc. Kudos.
Nel PaYesterday 7:44 AM+1
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Amazing! .+John Skeats, 😉 I must leave U. I’m working!
Mike NoyesYesterday 7:44 AM+1
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+John Skeats Some of this was discussed in +Mark Traphagen’s post on Google Scraper Report. It has some information you may want to add to your post.
https://plus.google.com/u/0/107022061436866576067/posts/gsCS233gwBV
Copyright ViolationYesterday 7:45 AM+6
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Absolutely necessary to share, thanks +John Skeats .
When we look e.g. in some large G+ communities we see unfortunately the opposite of what should be done.
Rupert WoodYesterday 7:52 AM+5
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maybe there should be some mention of those who all they do is reshare posts, often without any obvious purpose. I tend to block those who just reshare dozens of posts in a short space of time when there is no attempt to add to or explain why they are resharing so many posts.
Charlie HooverYesterday 8:07 AM+1
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I really wish more people would be better about this stuff. When I do my #gqotd and #gsotd posts I always take time to attribute things like artwork back to the original creator. It’s not hard people…
rusty garner-smithYesterday 8:07 AM+3
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Hey +John Skeats: May I re-post this for others to use? I do agree with the comments about this subject. Sometimes the original poster doesn’t respond to inquiries, and if the post is important, many miss out on said information. I probably have violated many rules, for these reasons.
Dawn BoeppleYesterday 10:11 AM+2
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Guilty as charged! Can i at least have the black sack placed over my head & eyes….?
Kenneth Geiger IIYesterday 10:30 AM
Pretty sure I’ve done everything I shouldn’t and nothing I should.
Danny RivasYesterday 10:34 AM+1
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If you are worried about it getting spread around, don’t post it.
Dawn BoeppleYesterday 10:36 AM+2
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Im guilty for copying off fb & not requesting permission to do so…😝
Danny RivasYesterday 10:41 AM
Oooh, +Dawn Boepple , I’m telling…. Lol.
knightbear evansYesterday 10:49 AM+2
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I understand what you say. But so what. Take my posts if you want to I don’t care. To many rules in the world as it is!!! When comes to copyright ballshit whats wrong with shareing don’t we teach kids to do that? Yep. I agree that you should name the original owner as its there’s fair does. Like g+ does. And thats good. All copyright is to make more money just like every thing in the world we live it. Full stop ! : )
Black DragonYesterday 1:37 PM
Sharing is caring
John SkeatsYesterday 2:24 PM+1
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+rusty garner-smith You’re welcome to reshare it. I shared it with Public and did not disable reshares, so that is implicitly okay. I would not appreciate your copying the post and sharing it as if it were a new post even if you included an attribution.
Dawn BoeppleYesterday 6:14 PM+1
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Oh please Danny,don’t tell..you kno what happens to tattle tales…..and ME TOO🔫🔪🚽…
Doesn’t look good for us…😆😡
Kenneth Geiger IIYesterday 6:16 PM

And you can see by the responses, Many people share, and some attribute the original author, and that is still “STEALING “. Even though we give links, and show all of the post, so nothing will be misconstrued, unless we have PERMISSION, we are all GUILTY, as charged!

Rescued

Pa Fenton loaded us into his car and drove on down the road. The ride was a short one, as us kids had walked most of the way to his home, over the long cold night. The car was crowded, as Pa and Ma were in the front seat. Both Ma and Pa were old, probably in their late sixties, with silver hair and wrinkled skin. They all were dressed for court, and Pa had shaved sort of.
Jack’s Mannequin- Rescued/lyrics

Marty, a girl of about 16 years was in the back seat, and moved over to let my brother, sister and myself have some room in there with her. She smiled a big smile at me, and I didn’t know how to deal with that, my heart thumped in my chest sitting next to her. The house we were headed for was only another mile down the road. We had almost made it there on our own, despite how tired we were.

At least we would be safe now. Ma and Pa Fenton ran a receiving home for abused children, and allowed those kids to live with them, until foster homes could be found. Usually that process only took a month or so, but in this case it might take a little longer than that. We would still have to be processed through the system, and we would probably be split up, as nobody ever took in three kids at the same time.

The process can be long and involved. We would have to call my probation officer, who worked for the state, schedule a court appearance, and go through the multitude of formalities involved with children that had been abused, or were considered beyond parental control. I had been through all of this before a couple of times. I was labeled 601, according to California statutes.

601 was beyond parental control. I was considered a chronic runaway. At no time had anyone listened to or understood, my views of the events, that finally led to why we were here now. I was only 12 years old, and grown-ups didn’t think I should have any ideas or opinions, about what my brother, sister and I, had been living with. It was generally thought, children didn’t know anything.

Pa started telling us what was to happen in the coming days. I was to call my probation officer as soon as we got to the house, so Ma and Pa wouldn’t get into any trouble. Harboring runaways was as bad as robbing banks, as far as the state was concerned. It was okay to beat your kids, but it wasn’t okay for someone to save them, it seemed.

The ride only lasted ten minutes, and didn’t allow us to rest from our ordeal. Marty said she was happy to see my brother and myself again, and that probably made me blush. We had met her 4 months prior, and I had a mild crush on her. Marty was 15 or 16 years old, and pretty in my way of thinking. She had, had a bad home life, and was living in the receiving home, awaiting a family that could treat her right. Sometimes it seemed as though nobody had a very nice family.

When we pulled up in the driveway a young boy came out of the house. His name was Steven we were told. He immediately told Ma and Pa, about the phone call, and said whoever it had been wasn’t willing to leave a message. I chimed in at that. ” That was me ” I said, and then explained how I only had 1 dime, and knew it would be pointless to leave a message. I wouldn’t be near a phone, as we were walking across town, and trying to hide from the authorities.

Us kids hadn’t eaten since the evening before we left home. We were starved, and weary. Karol and Kevin were a little apprehensive as to what was going to happen next. I wasn’t quite so worried as this time I had witnesses, as to the conditions we had been living with. Ma and Pa Fenton knew who my probation officer was, so while Ma made food for us, Pa dialed the phone and talking to my probation officer started the next phase of our tribulations.

During the 60’s, social workers were called probation officers. They had large case loads, and at that time, and children were meant to be seen, not heard. She had known of my situation, and had figured it was just a case of a 12-year-old boy, that didn’t want to conform, or follow rules. I realized this was going to muck things up, especially since I was stronger than my siblings and prone to speaking my mind, when I was allowed to.

Pa Fenton talked to my p.o. It was late enough in the day, to put off any kind of action until the following day. I didn’t have to talk to her, at least not then. Ma and Pa both, were happy to see us again and even happier to meet Karol. They had heard about her, and how bad we said things were. They did believe us, but having a new source of information definitely helped the situation. Karol telling the story would at least give credence to my tales.

Marty and Steven were the only children at the home, at that time, so there was room for the three of us as well. The place was set up dormitory style, with a girls section and a boys. there were lots of bunk beds along two of the walls, and each section had room for about a dozen kids in waiting. Last time I had been there, eight other kids were pretending that was home.

We settled in, hoping we would be able to stay there more permanently. I was dreading the coming day, having to see my p.o. She wasn’t ever mean, just disbelieving about things, when it came to me. She would be one of the more decent people I had to deal with, it turned out.

Morning came and I had to be awakened. I slept so soundly everyone thought I had kicked the bucket. I couldn’t remember a time before then, that I rested so well. I didn’t have to be aware of my Step Mother slipping in and hitting or kicking me. My Step Mother had broken my nose so many times, I had deviated septum, and couldn’t breathe through my nose. I would get hit, for sleeping with my mouth open too! I had learned to cover half of my face when I slept.

Betty Ralph’s came by at about 8:30 am, and talked with us. We already had a court docket for 2:15 that afternoon. She was extremely apologetic for allowing us boys to be sent back to my parents place after the last time, we went through this. The judge I had seen told me, ” If you were my son, I would take you home and give you what for “. That was just what I had needed to hear. The attitudes back then were different from today.

Court was a fiasco, as one might expect. The same judge, my same probation officer, only this time she actually argued in favor for us kids. Although the judge didn’t like this turn of events, he allowed us children to remain in the custody of the receiving home until foster homes could be located. We were never able to be placed in a home together, and over the course of a two month period, we were placed into separate foster homes.

We finally had been heard, and I should have just called Ma and Pa Fenton in the first place. We could have saved ourselves the long walk, and all of the worry about police, truant officers, and my Step Mother’s punishments. We had finally been Rescued….

Men on the Bus, vol. 1

 

For everyone that missed this, here is a special treat. The writing on this post is fantastic. I was going to re-blog this when I first read it, but I figured I would let rest for a few days. Some of you may have seen this already, but I’m sure many of you are ready for a truly good read.

SPAMMING IN MY NEIGHBORHOOD

I feel like I’ve been used. This might be how a rape victim feels. Someone crept around my neighborhood, and stole hundreds of blogs. What had started out as a near empty blog, with an about page and two articles in it, turned into a full blown blog over night.

We all re-blog articles that we want a greater audience to see. If we find something that we think our readers need to know, or would truly enjoy, we re-blog it. The word-press system allows for this, and usually cuts the post short, so you must go to the SOURCE. to finish the post.
That site now has hundreds of articles on it and just as many backlinks. I have reported this to word-press
https://en.support.wordpress.com/report-blogs/

 

timethief replied to a forum topic that you subscribe to
in response to the topic “Is someone, re-blogging hundreds of articles a day, Spamming?”:

 

You’re welcome. There’s nothing wrong with creating a private collection of resource links to reblogs but leaving the site public and exhibiting the bot-behavior you report goes beyond the pale. I’m sure our Terms of Service Staff will take care of this off the forums after you report it.

 

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More importantly, please note that the team behind WordPress.com strongly believes in freedom of speech. WordPress.com has a vast audience spread across many cultures, countries and backgrounds with varying values and our service is designed to let internet users freely express any ideas and opinions without us censoring or endorsing them.

We take all reports seriously, but we won’t remove sites just because they are offensive (even to us!). We think the right response to bad or offensive ideas is to speak out against them, not to censor them. If a site is publishing offensive content with which you don’t agree, feel free to create a site to speak your own mind on the subject — you’ll of course have the same rights.

If you do have a site to report, please read on.

Reporting a WordPress.com site:

If you’re logged in to a WordPress.com account and stumble upon a site you’d like to report, simply move your mouse over the menu on the far left of the admin bar, and you’ll see Report this content which will allow you to send us a report for:

content that is spam
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abusive content
content that promotes self–harm/suicide
content that infringes your copyright
Report this content

Clicking that link will bring up this following form.

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What Should I Do?

What Should I Do?
I received a new follower yesterday. We all think that’s great, unless it isn’t of course. The new follower immediately re-blogged my post. That was a post I re-blogged from another site.

I didn’t think that was so bad, but later on in the evening, I put together a couple more articles, and before I could even finish the final edit, they were once again re-blogged, by the same person.

He must have a ” bot ” working for him, because I went to the site when I was notified of a new follow, and there wasn’t much there. I always follow a follower. That’s my way to quietly stalk my visitors, and see what they have, and learn of their interests.

Within 20 minutes of my pressing the follow button on that site, my email box was over loaded with posts from that site. I read many of the titles on the emails, and they all seemed to be re-blogs, from all kinds of sites.

photo-My EMAIL BOX- THIEF

My EMAIL BOX- THIEF

Is this some kind of spamming? I deleted 250 emails, from that site, and my mailbox continues to fill up with post notifications from that site. At the moment I still have about 4 or 5 hundred more to eliminate, and I’m sure it wont stop there.

photo-POST TO rennydioknodotcom

POST TO rennydioknodotcom

I don’t want to offend anyone, but now I wonder if I should un-follow. I am mostly afraid that as soon as I post this, it will be snagged, and re-blogged, by the same site. I don’t think the owner of the site reads that many posts, in one sitting.

Am I being an asshole for posting this? Am I right about this? Is this the way to make friends out here? I NEED INPUT!

photo-INPUT!

INPUT!