Blocking spamshit on wordpress (free edition)?

Han Held

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I'm totally over my head here. This guy started following me and "liking" my posts -I'm assuming for google points/SEO.

I've done some googling on banning and blocking people but nothing seems to apply.
This person has their account linked to their gravatar, not an actual account. I don't have any kind of IP information (because free plan).

I'm just using the free plan over on wordpress.com ...how do I block this person/future spammers? Do I have to copy 9 years of crap to my own server and futz with plugins; or are there options for the plan I'm on?

so...um....help? please?
 

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AFAIK Wordpress free plan does include Akismet spam protection. If this does not work for you, and you feel the need to install more plugins, it's either purchasing a hosting plan with Automattic or getting your own webspace for it.
 
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AFAIK Wordpress free plan does include Akismet spam protection. If this does not work for you, and you feel the need to install more plugins, it's either purchasing a hosting plan with Automattic or getting your own webspace for it.
I think Akismet is installed and runs by default. I haven't touched it, but I've seen it.

This is still going on, two more entries since I made this thread. :sick:
 

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Use the report abuse option described there.
 
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Use the report abuse option described there.
That seems to have worked -thanks!
 
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Yeah, last I checked Akismet is free, included, and works well.
 
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