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whats does it mean when someone registers on your blog (6 posts)

  1. jonathan (previously known as macmend) spencer
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I have blogged for a long time but am relatively new to wordpress, I now have 4 people registered on my blog, at http://www.jonathanspencer.net

    what does this mean, that they are registered what should i do about it, do they have more permissions etc

    Can someone explain what this is for and how it can benefit my blog

  2. jonathan (previously known as macmend) spencer
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    hmmm so no one knows

  3. moshu
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    how it can benefit my blog

    I don't see any benefit in letting people to register to a blog.
    Why would YOU need that? More exactly: why do you have that option "open"?
    (admin > Options > General: membership)?

  4. jonathan (previously known as macmend) spencer
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    ok you can turn it off...thanks but what does it mean, what is it for?

  5. Wolly aka Paolo Valenti
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    they are probably spammers and they hope you give them permission to write post or to send comments .

  6. macsoft3
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Unless they are really dumb, spammers don't register accounts because they would have to give up working e-mail addresses. They usually initiate spamming by posting a simple comment like "Hey, this site is very cool" or some meaningless message like "jkhse" to see if the moderation function is on. More importantly, if you post your URL here, their spiders will put it in their spam lists.

    And moshu is right about registering an account. The registration requirement is meaningless for anyone's benefit.

    >what is it for?

    If you register an account, you can post comments with the same name instead of having to come up with a name every time you post a comment. That's all.

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