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Spam Comments

  1. Snakesmum profile image90
    Snakesmumposted 2 years ago

    What is it with these people?   Just had no less than 5 comments on different hubs, all totally unconnected with the subject, and all making no sense to me.

    When I logged in, I thought,  "Great, some traffic at last", but when I read this garbage I was really disappointed!   

    Rant over.  :-(

    1. Nancy Hardin profile image60
      Nancy Hardinposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Hey, at least someone is paying attention to your Hubs! hahaha! I don't get real OR spam comments. It's like I'm invisible. But my own sites are beginning to get notice, so that makes up for the invisibility on HP.

    2. Uzochukwu Mike profile image55
      Uzochukwu Mikeposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      I  had the same experience on my hubs a week ago.

    3. Uzochukwu Mike profile image55
      Uzochukwu Mikeposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      I traced the IPs and they all came from Venezuela.

      1. aesta1 profile image90
        aesta1posted 2 years ago in reply to this

        How did you check the IP?

        1. SheilaMilne profile image90
          SheilaMilneposted 2 years ago in reply to this

          When you mark them as spam, the IP address shows up at the bottom.

    4. Christy Kirwan profile image
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      Christy Kirwanposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Hi Snakesmum,

      Sorry this happened to you! Make sure you report spam comments like these. It helps us track down and block the spammers more quickly.

      1. Snakesmum profile image90
        Snakesmumposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks Christy,  I'll try to remember to report them next time!

      2. Elsie Hagley profile image81
        Elsie Hagleyposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        How do I report spam?
        I have been attack with spam tonight, not HubPage members from the internet.
        Are there any filters to stop this, I thought this happen on WordPress not here.

        Very Unhappy.

        1. SheilaMilne profile image90
          SheilaMilneposted 2 years ago in reply to this

          Just mark them as spam, but don't delete, so that the team can have a look.

          1. Elsie Hagley profile image81
            Elsie Hagleyposted 2 years ago in reply to this

            Thanks, that means you click the deny button, is that correct?

            1. SheilaMilne profile image90
              SheilaMilneposted 2 years ago in reply to this

              Deny, and then Spam

              1. Elsie Hagley profile image81
                Elsie Hagleyposted 2 years ago in reply to this

                Thanks I did click the deny button but not the spam button, before I read your reply.
                Just checked out the spam button that I didn't click, but all comments where gone.
                Next time (I hope there won't be another time) I will know what to said. I appreciate your help.

        2. Jan Saints profile image85
          Jan Saintsposted 2 years ago in reply to this

          How do you deal with the spammers that attack WordPress?

          1. tillsontitan profile image90
            tillsontitanposted 2 years ago in reply to this

            How about the people on Wordpress who steal complete hubs?

      3. aesta1 profile image90
        aesta1posted 2 years ago in reply to this

        Hi Christy, is checking Spam in the choices underneath the comment enough to report this or do we have to do more?

  2. kerbev profile image78
    kerbevposted 2 years ago

    Ditto.  I had 157 to delete.

    1. aesta1 profile image90
      aesta1posted 2 years ago in reply to this

      I only had 3 so far. I just got 3 new ones from Ramesh, Vanessa and Bruno.

  3. belleart profile image92
    belleartposted 2 years ago

    Had the same thing happen to me a few weeks ago, on like 6 or 7 hubs and comments were total bull.  So annoying, I got excited thinking people wanted to actually comment on my hubs, but no sad

  4. Snakesmum profile image90
    Snakesmumposted 2 years ago

    Ah well, at least I'm not the only one.    I think these comments must be made by bots - three of them were from the same IP address.

  5. UnnamedHarald profile image95
    UnnamedHaraldposted 2 years ago

    I had a flurry of spam comments a couple weeks back. I clicked the spam button but did NOT then click the delete button on every one of them. I believe deleting them after clicking the spam button may negate the spam button (HP can't follow up if they are deleted-- I know, it's not intuitive). Anyway, after a week or so I stopped getting spam comments.

  6. Jodah profile image86
    Jodahposted 2 years ago

    The same thing happened to me yesterday...mosty on hubs that hadn't had much traffic recently. All guest users...none of the comments were related to the hubs. I reported all as spam..lot of good that will do though I imagine.

    1. colorfulone profile image89
      colorfuloneposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Yeah, I do not know how it would help to report "guest users" for spam comments. Doesn't hurt to report them though, just incase there is a way to zap them in cyber-space.

  7. Snakesmum profile image90
    Snakesmumposted 2 years ago

    Haven't had any since that one lot, and I didn't report them as spam, just deleted them.   Next time, I'll report them.

 
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