WordPress is my favourite website. It let’s you create the most visually appealing blogs and it connects you with millions of incredible bloggers. If someone told me tomorrow that I was only allowed on one website for the rest of my life, WordPress would be it. It’s brilliant, it’s amazing, and it’s fantastic.
That being said, WordPress has a serious spam problem that they refuse to address.
Spam comments are getting through more often, which is fine, it’s not hard for me to click “trash.” Other forms of spam are impossible to eradicate. Thanks to WordPress’ lack of caring about spam, I no longer care about the amount of followers I have because so many followers are spam blogs. I report them and nothing happens. It’s clear the blogs are spam based on the content and ridiculous amount likes and comments, so why isn’t WordPress doing anything about it?
Worse than spam follows are spam likes. I’ve shut off visible likes on my posts, but the like button cannot be removed. Why? WordPress, you are not Facebook…and even Facebook seems to understand that likes are bullshit. Why can’t users remove the like button? When I got the notification, “You’ve got 500 likes on My Present Self!” my only thought was, “Who gives a fuck? It’s mostly spam.”
WordPress is just so horrible at dealing with this problem that they only scenario I can envision where they still look good is that they’re trying to get people more focused on comments. I know that my only goal now is comments. Comments mean people are reading and interested in my post. Follows and likes mean that WordPress sucks at dealing with spam.
This post took an angrier turn than I thought it would, but I’m just sick of this. WordPress, I understand you can’t eliminate every single spam blog. However, you could allow users to remove the like button. You just won’t.
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