Blog Update — Like Comment feature
We know many of you use the ‘like comment’ feature on this blog. It has been a useful tool for letting someone know that you appreciate their comment. But. . .
Recently one of our attentive readers made us aware of a safety issue surrounding the email notification that WordPress automatically sends out when a comment is ‘liked’. Included in that email notification sent by Wordpress to a person when their comment has been ‘liked’ is information as to the general location (if you live in the US that includes the city and state) of the person who liked the comment. And the location is quite accurate. We have been in touch with WordPress and made them aware of this safety issue and asked them to remove the general location information, but while our request is on record, it doesn’t appear that they will be changing their policy.
So, for the safety of our readers we feel it necessary to remove the ‘like’ comment feature. If WordPress ever changes their policy so that the safety issue is eliminated we will enable the feature. Until then duty of care for our readers is our priority!