I had a weird thing happen recently. My most recent blog post had a number of reader comments. (Thank you!) All but the most recent comment also had a “like” applied. And the supposed source of the like varied, but all the likes were from some “sexy.ru” or “sexy. xyz” site. All the names were a bit different, and likely bot-generated.
Really, icked me out. I looked in my settings to figure out how to get rid of them, and when I couldn’t right away, I apologized to each of those who commented for the icky like they’d received. Then Jim suggested I check “Help” to see if there was any information about removing comment likes.
“Help” helped. If you’re a WordPress user and see this happen on your posts, you can stop comment likes. Go to your Settings for Sharing. Scroll down the page a bit. Near the bottom of the page is a box you can check for comment likes.
It’s just a toggle switch. I unchecked it, making it OFF for all comments. Unfortunately, that means that if I like your comment or you like mine, we can’t indicate it with a click. We’ll actually have to SAY SO. I LIKE your comment!! Maybe that isn’t all bad…