Every time I write a Hub, I have to go into the comment module and checkmark "Must approve all comments". I would suggest that Hubpages make this checkmarked and enabled by default.
I feel that it is important for all authors to moderate comments in order to prevent spam from getting into their hubs -- especially with the new Google algorithm change. Most spam gets onto our pages because spammers are posting comments into hubs which are not being moderated.
I've been here almost two years and have only ever had one spam comment. I would say that spammy hubs are a much bigger problem than spammy comments.
Agreed Irohner, but I still plenty of spam comments.
I like the way it is now.
As for SPAM in my comments, I've only had a few in the time that I've been here.
In all of my comings and goings I have been here almost two years and have had one spam comment and it was in my "spam comments" list. (Ive got my preferences set to approve comments before showing.) I know other folks have more problems with spam then that, but I feel like its all set up pretty good the way it is.
I get a ton of spam comments and up until this new shift I didn't much mind them. But now, I'm going back and eliminating all the comments that are made by non hubbers that anchor link their name to a url and I'm making sure that in order to leave a comment the user must be signed in.
I wish this was the default, too. I have received a few extremely nasty comments on my hubs and did not notice until much later because I was busy creating new content.
I get a fair amount of spam (a couple/few Hubs more than others). This thread has me confused, though, because I've always had it set (through "edit profile", I thought) that I have to approve comments. That's how things still are for me, so it didn't get "undone". I just went to double-check "edit profile", though, and now I no longer see the thing where you select "approve comments". I looked in "comments" and didn't see the box to check "all comments must be approved" there either. New Hubs I've written still have the "approve comments" thing. Am I just forgetting where that was, or did it move? Anyway, I've always had it set to "approve comments" as the default. Still do. I just seem to have forgotten, or lost, where, exactly, I did that setting.
I thought I had it on default, too, but I'm not sure there is a default anymore, Lisa. I've been manually checking every comments box.
At the very least, I think there ought to be the option for each user to moderate by default. Maybe there is, and I just don't know where it is.
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