Anyone having problem with numerous spam comments in your hubs lately? I have received plenty of them today. I hope this will stop in due course.
I'm very new...just started about a week ago, but I've not had any. Could it be a settings issue? Possibly a default setting that got changed over time?
Try going to:
My Account (under your user name at the top of your screen)
Comments (on the left)
Then select 'Spam' from the drop down menu where it says 'unmoderated'.
This will show you any spam comments you have received as you won't normally get notifications of them because they are catergorized as spam automatically by HP. You will be able to delete them one by one from here, making sure each is actually a spam comment first (sometimes genuine comments get sorted as spam accidentally too).
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Cool! Hope your spam stops. I get it from time to time.
We definitely noticed this. Looks like they're coming from China. The spam filters are catching them. If it persists, we'll look into a way to automatically delete them.
"Akismet Just Filtered Its 50 Billionth Piece Of Spam, Now Seeing 700 Spam Comments Per Second"
"WordPress just hit an impressive milestone today: it has now filtered its 50 billionth piece of spam."
http://techcrunch.com/2012/05/29/automa … e-of-spam/
I too checked out the ISPs. According to the ISP checker, most of these comments are from China and some are from Russia too. The "text" that is represented by those long strings of question marks is either in Chinese or Russian.
The best thing to do is to select the option "only signed-in users may post comments."
If you go down this route it is worth noting what Cagsil said earlier, essentially that this can mean a load of people who have no intention of writing articles ever, sign up as members of Hubpages just so they can comment on a hub. The other problem is on Hubs like my own where in certain cases people come back to comment and ask further questions regularly, as this option prevents them doing so unless they sign up as members. I still think setting comments to 'Pre-approval', and therefore open to anyone is the best bet, even though it does mean taking time to delete spam comments that are only visible to the Hub author.
My hands are paining from repeatedly deleting comments from the Spam folder. So I changed the Global settings to 'only signed in users' and 'Pre-approval' so that roberts can't do the spam posting. Disabling all comments can keep away spam comments too but I don't think that is a good option.
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