Dissapointing

So I’m a pretty curious guy with too much time on his hands. All the likes I get I visit the persons page and check things out. Sometimes I find things I like, sometimes I don’t. I can usually tell if the person was just liking me for a re-like/re-follow or if they were generally interested. On my last couple of posts I noticed something even more annoying. Pyramid scheme-ish spam likes. Its a business called the Empower Network. They sell blogs to people so they can sell blogs to people who can sell blogs to people. Everyone up top is making bank, and the majority are barely paying the monthly fee. For details on this business check here, he sums it up pretty well. Two of the likes I got are most likely the same person, with another two possibly being a duplicate as well. It’s disappoints me to know I’m entertaining robotic pyramid scheme spam with my blog. Is there some kind of way to block certain users? I’d rather not have likes based on commissions for someone else.

Edit: So now several of the pyramid scheme guys have liked this post too. The post describing their operation as a scam. I wonder if anything I tag Empower Network would get likes from them. Dave Hunter, thomasmaxwell12, Jordon Latour, and Dominik Mikula, all part of that nonsense. If you’re going to be a fake blogger  selling fake things, be good at it. Don’t just click randomly like these guys.

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4 responses to “Dissapointing

  1. In your dashboard, click Settings, then Discussion
    Towards the middle is the Comment Blacklist field.
    You can add words that will cause comments with those words to be blocked.
    You can add IP, or words from the Name, URL, or comment. Just try to use as long a string as you can, so it doesn’t block stuff you do want.

    • Ah ok, thanks. So I can block any comments that way. But I want to block those users from liking too, so I don’t get spam likes looking for hits on their pyramid scheme sites.

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