I know there have been some trolls on HubPages and I have already contacted the staff to see maybe if they could help me with my issue.
I have an occasional guest commentor.. His messages are disturbing, but I'm wondering if he sounds familiar to you. I wish I could remember all of his comments, because I think he referred to me as another HubPage user.
Here is what it said- I blocked out some stuff
"Where will you now run away ATM, aka Beelef***dad, aka F***brainDead?
How would it feel to lose your years' labor for the sake for trolling? Masturbate now, chick, while you hold that physics' book against your dad's face.
You're out of the game. hahaha"
Does this type of talk sound familiar to anyone from one of the former users? I'm just curious. Also, has anyone else received comments like these?
Wow. I have received weird comments, but nothing like this. I would advise you to delete the comments (report it first) and ignore the commenter. You may want to put your account on comment moderation so that each comment has to be approved before it can be posted.
Good advice MT I too am shocked! I was just paying attention to others about words being filtered. Why was this language allowed? When it comes to religion they are very quick to screen it ,but some disgusting language it is like it is on a billboard not to be touched. I think this should be a issue dealt with.
I am pretty annoyed with all of this. Wish there as an option to block IP's. This person keeps going out of their way to comment on my hubs and I HATE reading them. Now I have to block users from commenting unless they're signed in.
The IP's are both from India (18.104.22.168 , 22.214.171.124). Doesn't really tell me a whole lot. Figured someone would recognize the language/grammatical errors from this person. Was hoping they were a former HubPage user.
I agree don't let any of his comments go on. You did the right thing by reporting him to HP staff. This is the kind of person that should be banned. Check his IP number and find out where he lives not that it will help but it's nice to know. I once checked on a person that was leaving nasty remorks and he was doing it from his workplace.
In case you would need the comments this person is leaving and proof they were sent, and exactly where they were sent from, I suggest that instead of deleting them you put them in your Spam folder. They don't go pubic when they're in your Spam folder, but you have them in the event they are needed as evidence for any reason.
To put comments in your Spam folder click "Deny" at the bottom of the comment, and then you will be given the choice to either put it in Spam or delete. You can always delete once they're in your Spam folder, but until you're sure they won't be needed by the HP moderators or police, (sorry, I don't want to be scary, but sometimes these things escalate), they are available with the IP address on them showing exactly where they came from, etc.
Thank you. I have deleted them before but have decided to keep them to have a record.
If you're curious where the comments are coming from, you can lookup the locations of IP addresses here http://whatismyipaddress.com. It will tell you their city unless they are using a masking service.
In addition to putting undesirable comments in your Spam folder, put comments on all hubs on approval so that none go live until you OK them. Some people will try leaving nasty comments on other hubs if it doesn't work on the one they're attempting to leave them on. They know about the comment options.
Since your location is not known anywhere that I noticed, just put this person's comments in your Spam folder without bothering to read them. If you feel threatened report them to your local police. Otherwise file them in Spam and forget about them. No need to read since you already know what they usually include.
Yes, your location can be discovered if one makes the effort through your IP address, but that is usually only visible to the owner of the account where the posting is placed.
Report this person also to HP, and if you really feel these other precautions aren't enough, insist people sign in to leave comments. One doesn't have to be a writer to have an account here. I have several friends who have accounts just so they can follow me. Just the same, it may slow this guy down a little to require sign-in to comment. Really sorry you are having this bad experience.
I was thinking Damn,that sounds Very familiar!...then I realized Why...it sounds word for word like my EX!...then I thought hey,she's a former user...but she doesn't have an account here...sorry...
Yes, I report and cordially delete. It happens on all sites so just walk away and do not respond.
This is always a disturbing thing, Marie, when it happens. I have control over comments on my hubs with the settings options and it makes life easier for me, I can just ignore such trolls. So sorry this has happened to you. There is an article on tracking IP addresses that may help us all to stop these people from bothering us.
http://www.ehow.com/how_6602171_out-own … dress.html
If we know who the trolls are, that is the first step in stopping them.
Thank you! I was actually just looking into ISP's. I wonder if some providers have rules against cyber-stalking and cyber-bullying.
I do moderate my comments, but these ones are especially hard for me to ignore. Maybe because they have been happening so frequently...I don't know. Going to see if there is any further action I can take to prevent this.
Has our old forum antagonist Beelzebub returned and gone insane?! Or is it just someone stuck with an unshakeable first circuit imprint from childhood? In any case, banish the foul-mouth like M. T. suggests, Marie.
I chuckled a bit. It's kinda funny though. But not so much if its happen to me.
So do we have the option to block or remove this type of post?
That is shocking stuff Marie. You shouldn't have to stand for that, but it's hard to do anything if he isn't a Hubber other than what Au fait suggests. He could be a hubber who just hasn't signed in, but I have never heard any comments like that. Is there a way of blocking comments from anyone other than hubbers?
I have the settings so only HubPage users can now comment- which is not something I really wanted to do, oh well. Hopefully that will deter that commenter from coming specifically to my HubPages long enough for him to forget and move onto something else.
Just a theory...
Have you been posting in the religion forums or on hubs about religion or atheism? I am wondering if this guest poster is accusing you of being hubbers A Troubled Man (ATM) and EncephaloiDead (F***brainDead). I don't have a clue who Beelef***dad might be.
I purposefully avoid discussions on religion but I believe these two hubbers like to engage in debate over on the religion forums. There are probably plenty of hard feelings among those who participate in the debates over there. Maybe the guest poster is angry with someone they think is actually you.
I have been avoiding these forums as well- always seemed to be full of people fighting and name-calling.
But I just found a new comment that I hadn't seen before, and he does refer to me as "EncephaloiDead", which is another user it appears..
I had these thoughts too- about the religious forums/questions. Just don't know why he's referring to me as all of these people.
Hmmmm... no telling why the guest poster thinks you are those members. Perhaps they will see this thread and realize you're not them, and move on to someone else.
I'm sorry you're having these troubles. Best wishes for happy hubbing!
Just ignore and never approve this comments. Guest commentors may write anything and may be absurd things. just forget and keep on writing. I too had such bad experience once and I deleted his comments immediately as it may affect our reputation also if it stays there on the comment column.
I agree with sunilkunnoth2012, you must ignore him. Isn't there a way to block someone here? I've seen that someplace. Anyway, he can't touch you so just delete his comments. He sounds sick. :-(
Sorry to hear about your experience Marie. There are unfortunately plenty of people out there who are sick-minded, or just idiots who get some sort of kick out of being offensive. I can only echo the many constructive comments on this page, and particularly to use the 'moderate' filter option to review comments before they are published - If he never gets to see his comments on screen he won't get the kick out of hurting you which he presumably craves. I wouldn't myself insist on all correspondents signing in however. I love receiving comments but get far too few from outside of HubPages, and would not want to discourage those who want to comment on hubs by forcing them to become members and sign in.
At least on HubPages there are options available to moderate comments and support from the staff - sadly as we know on some of the biggest social media sites it seems any kind of disgusting rubbish can be published almost with impunity.
Best wishes, and I hope he stops soon. Alun
Thanks for your input! I would love to have users that aren't necessarily hubpage users to comment on my hubs. However, he has commented on so many of them and I keep finding new ones on accident. Oh well. Things should quiet down since he would have to make an account anytime he wants to comment.
There is a strong chance that a robot program is submitting those comments. What you are describing sounds almost exactly like a problem I dealt with for one of my former web clients and their forum comments. The nonsensical language and grammar are because a program is spinning phrases.
Change commenting for the Hubs getting the bad comments so that only users of HubPages are allowed to comment. And then also moderate those comment capsules. That should fix it easily.
I think guest commenters should not be allowed to comment on hubs if they are not members of Hubpages Community. They only upset Hubbers like you. It is not fair.
Wow that is sort of unfair ! Maybe some one committed and did not really say a word. Reminds me of face book where it makes you think people sent you a birthday reply to find out face book sent it not you. That is not good at all.
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