Just learned that commenters have to be signed in or sign up in order to leave a comment on any hub.
How is this going to help ???????? Who is going to bother to do this???? NOBODY!
People are commenting on mine without logging in. I have one only and I realized you can control if a guest can comment or not. Now I am going to change that one too. I have a couple friends who want to comment.
I have some friends who commented on my hubs from social media sites instead since they are not hubpages member.
I''m having the same problem with almost all the niche sites despite being repeatedly told as long as I'm signed into HP it isn't a problem. If I try to use my HP sign in info on a niche site it doesn't work but being signed into HP also doesn't work. So I just enter my name and write a comment regardless of it logging me as a guest. Good luck.
Both of you are doing something wrong and missing the point. The username and password you use for HubPages also works for all the niche site.
In addition, it's not true that one needs to be logged in or have an account to leave comments unless the author specified that in the settings. You must have run into one of those Hubber's hubs. It's a choice each Hubber makes – if they want to allow anyone to comment or just other Hubbers.
By the way, when you moderate and respond to comment, you don't even need to go to the individual hubs. You do it all from one place under your global comments page.
I neither set it Yes or No. Does it affect those unsigned viewers?
Important information. As a relative newbie, I've been unaware that comments were restricted to registered Hubbers. May partially explain why I've received only a single comment on my first hub thus far (not including a follow-up comment from the same person).
A couple of related Qs:
1. Does this same restriction apply to voting in a hub's poll capsule? May only registered Hubbers vote?
2. Terrielynn, are you saying that a Hubber can turn on the ability for anyone to comment on his/her hubs?
The settings are here: http://hubpages.com/my/hubs/comments
I think the default is to allow outside commenters.
by dellea6 months ago
PROBLEM: Whenever I write a hub on a controversial subject, a number of people create new, fake hub accounts solely for the purpose of posting negative comments and feedback on my hubs and/or threatening me anonymously....
by Tessa Schlesinger15 months ago
I was quite stunned a week or more ago when someone made a statement on one of my hubs that she had commented twice and I had snubbed her by not replying. Her comment had been particularly flattering, and probably...
by Andrew8 years ago
I still think comments should be comments, not discussions, that is the purpose of a forum. Maybe it would be a good idea that every author has a forum automatically made in a widget on there profile page and the topics...
by Liz Elias3 months ago
So, I've always thought it was the polite thing to do to reply to commenters, and thank them for their time and input, and I've made an effort to do so consistently.However, I'm wondering if this is now being...
by LongTimeMother5 weeks ago
For years I have been diligent about responding to questions left on my hubs. But now I've discovered comments are being published on my articles without appearing in my Comments section, so I look like I'm rude and...
by Shauna L Bowling3 years ago
It has been brought to my attention that non-members can no longer leave comments on our hubs without creating an account. I have friends and family members who are not Hubbers and until this past weekend were able to...
Copyright © 2017 HubPages Inc. and respective owners.
Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners.
HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc.
HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.