Very Disturbing Blog Follow – PLEASE READ

I have posted this on the WordPress Support Forum but don’t know how else to contact WordPress.

This morning I had a new follower in my notifications “Children Nudism”. That blog title is a red flag and curdled my stomach, on what has been a fairly annoying day already.

I clicked on the link hoping it would be nothing. It’s not nothing. I don’t know what it is because I quickly clicked back to my own page. All I saw was color photos of naked men perhaps at a beach and there were also plenty of naked photos of children. I don’t know what this site is but to me it is VERY disturbing.

I posted my query to WordPress an hour ago and have heard nothing.

Is there a way to control who follows you? Can I delete followers? I feel someone other than me should look at this blog and see what the hell is going on.

I don’t want to put anything in this post’s title or in the body of the post that will bring people with sick search terms to my blog.

This is really distressing me and I don’t know what to do. Any ideas?

We all need to be vigilant regarding our blogging community.  I have no idea how a blog with photos of naked children in it can be a legitimate blog. There should be a way to report disturbing or illegal blogs.



62 thoughts on “Very Disturbing Blog Follow – PLEASE READ

  1. oh my god – I would definitely contact them via Twitter b/c from what I’ve heard, they respond quickly to that. I have an email from someone there that I can send this link too –

  2. Jolene says:

    That’s awful…….. I don’t think there is any way to BLOCK a person from viewing our blogs, maybe WordPress will be vigilant about this and shut down his site

  3. Molly says:

    Ok, first I would call some, any, law enforcement agency that I could get on the phone and I would tell them and be on record as complaining and notifying them about it. I would imagine this is an FBI realm, but even if you just call PPD, they will surely take it up the chain if that link is still working or you have it cached or whatever. Sorry, that is incredibly disturbing. 😦

  4. Grace says:

    Good of you to have reported the blog…. the title alone is sickening xx

  5. Yep I was going to say you have to contact the police Maggie but you’ve done that x

  6. quiltnmama says:

    I think you’ve done everything possible, Maggie. Sorry you had this experience.

  7. Cordelia says:

    I seem to recall that Eric at Clown On Fire gave me a direct contact person at WP when I was having issues with a very scary stalker… I’d email him and ask!

  8. O no! Too horrible! What’s happening with it now?

    • Maggie O'C says:

      WordPress says it has been taken down. I clicked on it and it still opened but I don’t want to do it again to see. And WP removed them as a follower of my blog. So sickening.

  9. Seyi sandra says:

    This is horrible, glad something is been done!

  10. Addie says:

    Good on you for taking positive steps to remove this bit of filth–my worry is the FBI won’t get to it before it is taken down…I suspect they can deal with WP for IP addresses.

    My biggest soapbox is about these issues. We, as humans, cannot sit back and do nothing to protect our children. People give anger filled rants about the treatment of an animal–rightfully so–yet, the bulk of them don’t focus on the abuse of children! How can you logically expect animals to be treated in a humane fashion when the articles about a child pornography ring broken by the NSA and FBI–arresting adults and rescuing 31 CHILDREN, some as young as 3–sits on the back pages and is ignored by the media.

    I’ll hush now.

    • Maggie O'C says:

      I’m with you. In the last couple of days there was some child prostitution sting and they rescued 105 kids who were being used as prostitutes had been addicted to drugs, etc.

      I will call the FBI after work, I’m sure they can get more info from WP.

  11. You did great not ignoring it!

  12. Seriously? This is disgusting. Eww. Just the idea of it is horrifying. Opening that and having the visual seared into your eyeballs and brain is such a violation. I hope to God that those children are safe and unharmed but I don’t see how that’s possible from what you say. I hope your steps have alerted the appropriate authorities. Keep us posted.

  13. What an awful experience Maggie, and also a warning to us all… I wouldn’t have known what to do if you hadn’t shared this …hope it all get sorted right….

  14. I am so sorry you are going through this and have often wondered if I can get rid of followers too as I have some that are not recognizable and seem to be “plants” –let the rest of us know if you find out anything –again, I am so sorry

  15. unfetteredbs says:

    Way to be vigilant and proactive Maggie. Lets hope the authorities can track the scum down.
    We should have more control over our blogs

  16. For some odd reason, I started getting numbers of followers with strange, nonsense gravatar names. I clicked on a few of them only to discover that they have no blogs and many were not even reachable. I wish WP would allow us to screen “followers”. You did precisely what you should have done. Thank you.

    • Maggie O'C says:

      I’ve been noticing that too in the past couple months. I don’t understand where they are coming from and what they have to gain by “following’ us.

  17. mabukach says:

    How can you even start a blog with that title/name? Good lord.
    Can’t block followers, just report the shit out of them.

  18. godtisx says:

    Wow. What disturbs me most is WP has no way of manning their community, there could be more of these. I mean why did this person feel empowered to do that?! Anyway, thanks for being proactive and concerned enough to take action and keep taking action on that.

    I feel like quite a few people would have rationalized that away and only taken care of themselves in this. Thanks for reporting it to more than just WP. Because who knows what will come of that…

  19. El Guapo says:

    Good for you on telling wp, and them for taking down the blog.

    • Maggie O'C says:

      They moved fast. I think it would be a good idea if WP had buzz words (so to speak 🙂 that if the words show up, WP goes and has a look to see what it’s all about.

  20. sharechair says:

    I would have thought WP would have done a better job of monitoring, and wouldn’t let such a thing exist. I’m assuming that as soon as they are aware of it, it will be gone. But it is disturbing to know that it existed at all.

  21. I just discovered your blog today through Jolene of Valley Girl Gone Country and I have to say hats off to you! Great job reporting it, and I hope the site has been taken down, as a mom of 2, it sickens me to hear about children being violated.
    Thank you.

  22. twistedchica says:

    That is disturbing! Very. I wish I knew what to tell you…I am new to wordpress and have no idea. Hope you can get rid of this follower SOON.

  23. Mike Buchanan says:

    Worst nightmare I try to avoid clicking links. I don’t know. But there has to be a way to report this. My sister worked for an agency in New York that hunted these people down. If you want follow up I will help

    My puppy fractured her hip She is in a cage for 1 more week. Not fun

    Sent from my iPad

  24. I would also contact your local Department of Homeland Security, I think they might handle those things as well.

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  26. Andrew says:

    This is some awful creepy shit. I didn’t know if it was appropriate to “like” this post. But I’m glad you wrote about this. This is never happened to me, or anyone I know. That is beyond weird / sick.

  27. Maggie, you are so right. It is incredibly disturbing and you do need to report it and I don’t know if only to WordPress. The FBI is number one and already suggested. Hopefully, WordPress did report it to them.
    It seems we both have had our share of disturbing brushes with the sick or illegal world. If you see my recent post you will see that my confessed “paranoia” has been rewarded. I hope your report of the child predators will be equally as rewarding for you. Don’t let this stop you from expressing you opinions.

  28. La La says:

    That is fucked, and I’m glad it has been taken care of. You know, I’m glad that person followed you so you could report it!

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