Why Doesn’t WordPress have a “Block Visitor” Function?

Well, why doesn’t it?

I ask as monitor visitor traffic not through WordPress, and there is a blog visitor, a lurker, lookie lou or whatever, who visits this blog very regularly, which in and of itself is not a bad thing, but the flag raiser is from where this person accesses the blog.  And from that, my gut tells me it may not be out of causal interest.

There is the option of making this blog entirely private as one ex-voxer has done, but that shuts the blogger out from the world as much as the world is shut out from the blogger.  Like taking a butcher’s chopping blade to do a job more suited for a fine scalpel or surgical laser.

I’d rather not make this blog private, but WordPress, why aren’t there any other options?

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4 Responses to Why Doesn’t WordPress have a “Block Visitor” Function?

  1. The one explanation I’ve seen from WP is: “Please note that we do not block IP addresses for the reason that it may inadvertently prevent other people from using WordPress.com.” Take it for what it’s worth, including unspecific and elusive, haha It does sorta defy logic that if small-fish Vox offered blocking, why doesn’t big-fish WP? Like I said, take their explanation for what it’s worth …

  2. mizunogirl says:

    It seems like a good idea, but wouldn’t they have to be logged in? I mean if they really want to see a public blog, they can see it from so many different places these days. Hopes it isn’t me!

  3. madtante says:

    I don’t have an answer for you but I love your “ha ha” Bully avatar! We do that laugh to each other all the time at work (like when you lose an hour’s worth of work?).

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