Evarlese – a member of the Automattic WordPress team – commented on September 9th this year in a forum discussion:
We’ve disabled the “Reblog” feature at the moment to help improve its functionality in the future. I apologize for any inconvenience this may cause in the meantime!
Please let me know if you have any other questions.
I know a number of people (including TimeThief from the excellent OneCoolSiteBloggingTips) disliked reblogging and thought it amounted to content theft. It is hard to disagree with that when large chunks of content are taken.
I am passing along that in the ‘interesting’ times in which we live, Rob Crilly – a British journalist in Pakistan – has something to say in his blog South Of West about the situation there.