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June 22, 2006

A Question About Blogger. . .

Hypothetically speaking. . .

If someone using blogger wanted to block a certain user from their site, is it possible to do so easily? Can any viewing of the site be blocked? If not, can a specific user's comments be blocked?

Just wondering. . .

(Not that I think that *I'm* being blocked by anyone, but I think a certain blogging buddy is being harrassed and I don't know anything about Blogger, so I'm asking. . .)

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yeck *creepy skin feeling*
as far as I know, with Blogger, you can’t block individual people from viewing your blog, but you *can* adjust your comments settings.

Go to the Blogger dashboard, click on “change settings”, then “comments”. Scroll down to where it says “who can comment” and you can choose from “anyone”, “only registered users”, or “only members of this blog”.

You can “enable comment moderation” where the owner of the blog checks and either allows or deletes comments before they can be viewed by joe public. I also suggest “show word verification” for comments, as I woke up one morning and had been spammed by 96 random comments which I then had to manually delete.

More info here:
http://help.blogger.com/bin/topic.py?topic=23

:o) hope that helps

Posted by: kate5kiwis at June 22, 2006 08:46 PM

I took a look at my blogger dashboard and I couldn't find a way to keep a specific person from viewing. One can set up the comments, probably similar to what you are doing, in a way that allows you to screen all comments before they show up on the blog.

Posted by: Kim from Hiraeth at June 22, 2006 09:21 PM

comments can definitely be moderated - I have mine on blogger set to the highest level. I see them first, then can delete or publish them.

Posted by: choosing gentleness at June 22, 2006 10:10 PM

It's definitely possible if you have your own domain. You can block the IP Address. Unfortunately though, I don't think you can do anything through Blogger.

Posted by: Ashley at June 22, 2006 11:20 PM

Hmmmm. . . Thanks for the feedback. I was hoping that a particular reader could have been blocked (I know that is possible with some messageboards) and the comment moderation. . . it's still upsetting to have an annoying poster write certain things. Ah well. . . Maybe I should offer to host a domain for this blogger? Then the reader could be blocked. *eg*

Posted by: TulipGirl at June 23, 2006 08:59 PM

always good to learn a bit more. being so new to bloggin' i tend to try something and it works once. then when i go back i can never remember HOW to do what i want or HOW i got it first. like HTML... had to delete my last post cause my link was too long and screwed up my sidebar. i tried the work linky bit for almost an hour. never worked! *sheesh* love ya sis - tried to email you - but i have to leave ya a comment instead cause my email is screwed up again too. ah well. cehck me out tomorrow - i'll post pics of my new hairdo! oh and i found a few wedding dress options in the big city today! was a nice outing w/ mom... ((HUGS))

Posted by: mtnmama at June 24, 2006 01:39 AM

Check out this html cheat sheet:
http://www.webmonkey.com/webmonkey/reference/html_cheatsheet/


It has a lot more in it that you'll really want to use. . . but it's interesting. *grin*

Posted by: TulipGirl at June 24, 2006 01:44 AM

Also, your friend should consider installing Haloscan for commenting. With the upgraded version (very inexpensive), she can track IP addresses and ban them as needed. Blogger certainly lets her moderate comments, but not track/ban IP addresses. I had a stalker of sorts a while back and Haloscan's ability to ban IP addresses from commenting was the one thing that kept me able to blog. The other cool thing about Haloscan is that you can take your comments with you if you import your blog to another place. With Blogger, you can take your posts, but not the comments.

Posted by: TK at June 26, 2006 08:52 AM

Hey, TulipGirl, this is the very reason I have my own domain and run it myself. I'm hosted over at VeryCommerce and it's rather inexpensive compared to many others. I have some cyberstalkers that I can only block this way. Long story short I needed as much control as I can get - child custody issues and extended family issues. I've relaxed a bit now that I know that the law is on our side and they really have no holds, but it does still creep me out to know that they can read things; I just hate hiding away my life and what I enjoy because of that.

Posted by: the SmockLady at June 28, 2006 11:03 PM


 
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