On over half of my hubs one person randomly commented things on there. I deleted most of them, since they were either off topic (like teen suicide rates around the world...and I haven't written a hub about that) or insulting/offensive. They all had different names, but they were all guests so I suspect they were written by the same person. Has anyone else had this problem with anyone?
Unfortunately, occasionally SPAM comments are part of online writing.
As others have mentioned, you have the option to set each Hub such that comments must be approved before they show up.
You can also set them to only allow comments from logged in users.
I suggest setting your Hubs such that you have to approve comments.
http://hubpages.com/my/hubs/comments (see Show Settings)
You can then review the comments periodically and mark those SPAM that are.
The system then uses this information to help identify SPAM comments going forward so you can help other authors and yourself by marking SPAM comments.
That being said, it looks like there may have been a deluge of SPAM comments the last couple week and our engineering team is currently looking into how to address this going forward.
Change your settings to that you have to approve comments first. Simply delete those comments that you don't want.
Yeah, my hubs are on that. I didn't approve most of the comments. Had you had these random comments though before? They happened almost all at the same time.
A lot of us have had these random comments. The best thing to do is to mark them as spam but not to delete them. That way the team can investigate where they came from, and possibly block them.
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