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Mark As Spam?

  1. Krysanthe profile image90
    Krysantheposted 5 years ago

    I had a comment on my hub "How to Make Sidewalk Chalk Paint" and instead of giving me the option to approve it, I had the option to "mark as spam." It wasn't spam, so I didn't mark it as such, and then it gave me the option to approve it.  Funny thing, I also did not recieve a notification that there was a comment on that particular hub.   

    I was just wondering what would cause it to recieve the "mark as spam" message, instead of the normal "approve" that I've seen on all my other comments.

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      Website Examinerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      It sounds like the commenter's IP address belongs to a known spammer. Usually, such comments will not even appear on the hub, but may be found in the moderation panel under "spam." If you fish it out of there and declare it not spam, this could help such a commenter regain their ability to comment normally.

      There is nothing suspect about leaving a signature link, since HubPages provides that option for non-registered visitors.

      1. Krysanthe profile image90
        Krysantheposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        hmmm, that must be why I didn't get notified of the comment.  HP assumed it was spam...so much to learn, so little time.  *sigh*

  2. Reality Bytes profile image93
    Reality Bytesposted 5 years ago

    Possibly the poster has been marked as spam by other members of the site?  Did the comment have a link in the name, I have had some strange links inserted in their name?

    1. Krysanthe profile image90
      Krysantheposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      ohhhh, you know the comment did have a link in their name.  I didn't even think to check. Its a strange link too.  Is that a no no, or can I just leave it?

      1. Reality Bytes profile image93
        Reality Bytesposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Outgoing links effect your whole page.  I am no expert but if I do not like the site that the link leads too then no matter how well worded the comment I deny.

  3. sofs profile image86
    sofsposted 5 years ago

    When the person who comments is not from HubPages it is notified as unidentified person and the to option mark as spam appears .. this happens when people leaves a comment as backlink as far as I have noticed. I am not sure though.

  4. Uninvited Writer profile image82
    Uninvited Writerposted 5 years ago

    I notice that very short comments are marked as spam. I come across some occasionally that have been there for months.

  5. Krysanthe profile image90
    Krysantheposted 5 years ago

    Eeep!  So this really seems to be a bit of a grey area.  I appreciate all the comments and help.  I learned a lot here.  I did end up deleting the comment soley on the fact that I didn't care for the link that it went to...was that the right thing to do?..*shrugs*  Dunno.

    1. profile image0
      Website Examinerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I think it was. You are the publisher, and in a sense responsible for outbound links from your hubs and comments.

    2. Rochelle Frank profile image88
      Rochelle Frankposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I think that is a perfectly good reason to deny (or mark as spam).
      I think it is always questionable when people leave a link-- but especially so when it is to something that makes you queasy.

  6. Uninvited Writer profile image82
    Uninvited Writerposted 5 years ago

    I have an easy decision...if there is a link that is not completely related to the question then I don't approve the comment.

  7. puddingicecream profile image80
    puddingicecreamposted 5 years ago

    I also have noticed that really short comments are marked as spam. Usually things like "nice" or "good" are red flags. Irrelevant links are also considered spam. I think also certain colorful keywords. It's frustrating how the hubber does not receive notification of a comment if it's automatically marked as spam. But just look at the overview of your hubs every now and then to check.

  8. Randy Godwin profile image92
    Randy Godwinposted 5 years ago

    I've had the same experience.  Although no notice of a comment was posted to my homepage or my email, I have found these types of comments on my hubs purely by chance.

    These aren't always comments with links in them either.  It just seems strange there is no notification of their existence. smile

  9. mistyhorizon2003 profile image90
    mistyhorizon2003posted 5 years ago

    One thing I have often wondered is if a comment offers you the options to mark as SPAM, Approve or Delete, if I mark it as SPAM can I then also click on 'Delete' and it not only ends up registered as a Spam user, but also gets removed? The reason I ask is that if I simply click on 'SPAM' the comment doesn't vanish, and I want it gone, at the same time as I want it flagged as SPAM.

    1. Randy Godwin profile image92
      Randy Godwinposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I do!  I am delighted to delete dese dumb dolts, do you dig? smile

      1. mistyhorizon2003 profile image90
        mistyhorizon2003posted 5 years ago in reply to this

        LOL Randy, I love to delete them too, but will they also be registered as a Spammer if I click 'Spam' first, and then within seconds click 'Delete' ? I want both choices registered ideally. smile

        1. Randy Godwin profile image92
          Randy Godwinposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          I do not like them on my page

          I do not let them cause me rage

          I hit delete to make them scram

          I do not like them, spam they am



                        snakesphere

          1. DIYweddingplanner profile image89
            DIYweddingplannerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            And here I thought since you were from Georgia you couldn't read!

            1. Randy Godwin profile image92
              Randy Godwinposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              That's Alabama!  We can read okay down here, it's just that we don't have anything much to read but Bibles and beer bottles!

              1. DIYweddingplanner profile image89
                DIYweddingplannerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                And don't forget gun manuals!

                1. Randy Godwin profile image92
                  Randy Godwinposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                  We don't need those, if you can't field strip a semi-automatic rifle or shot gun before entering kindergarten, you end up riding the short bus!  smile

          2. Krysanthe profile image90
            Krysantheposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            omg, that so made me giggle

  10. brakel2 profile image87
    brakel2posted 5 years ago

    I always delete and mark spam any comments when it is an anonymous person with a link. Someone said you can roll your mouse over the link,and the website of the link will show. I saw one yesterday on someone's hub and wondered why it was there. It was a link to someone's article on the same subject as the hub.

  11. sofs profile image86
    sofsposted 5 years ago

    Not all links are bad or spam.. I generally delete meaningless and  comments just for backlinks . The great hub, good hub comments also face the same fate. They are not worth it.

 
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