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How to block a hub or question stalker

  1. SwordofManticorE profile image72
    SwordofManticorEposted 4 years ago

    There is this guy I have asked not to come to my hubs and questions and he continues to insult me every time I post a question. How can I block him or report him.
    Thank you.

    1. Simone Smith profile image88
      Simone Smithposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I'm sorry to hear about that, SwordofManticorE. If you think his behavior could be deemed a personal attack, please do report his profile (by visiting his Profile page). We don't have the ability to block specific people from posting comments on Hubs, but I do encourage to delete the comments he leaves. It will dissuade him from continuing.

    2. kittythedreamer profile image95
      kittythedreamerposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Oh, yes. I've had this on occasion. But as DzyMissLizzy mentions, I just delete his comments and eventually he stopped harassing me. I also told him that if he continued to harass me, that I would flag his profile. That put an end to it.

  2. SwordofManticorE profile image72
    SwordofManticorEposted 4 years ago

    Thank you. I have been deleting them.

  3. DzyMsLizzy profile image92
    DzyMsLizzyposted 4 years ago

    Might I suggest that you set your comments to "must be approved before appearing."  This way, you will be shown the comments, and can approve or deny them as they come in, and those denied will never appear on your hub, and no one will ever see them, including the pest.  That should discourage him from continuing.

    You can modify this setting globally, (meaning, it will affect all hubs, present and future) from your account page, under "comments."  Then, check the button at the top for "show settings," which is where you will set this function.
    (This only fixes for hubs..unfortunately, I don't think there is a way to hide comments for questions...)

    Best wishes.

  4. LindaSmith1 profile image59
    LindaSmith1posted 4 years ago

    You can report it to HP but they won't do a thing,  like close his or her account and block them from ever coming to HP again, which can be done through their ISP address.

    1. SwordofManticorE profile image72
      SwordofManticorEposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I am quickly disaproving of HPs

  5. calynbana profile image86
    calynbanaposted 4 years ago

    Maybe just ignore it? If you don't respond, and don't delete his comments he may back off?

  6. SwordofManticorE profile image72
    SwordofManticorEposted 4 years ago

    I totaly disagree Caly, but thanks for your opinion.

    1. psycheskinner profile image80
      psycheskinnerposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      You can certainly disagree that you should do it, but when dealing with histrionic-type stalkers this is the quickest way to cause them to move on to a new target.

      1. Trooper9718 profile image59
        Trooper9718posted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Ahh but even a stalker can provide constructive criticism! Words can sting spoken from the truth but if its gibberish and don't apply just let it fly......

  7. paradigmsearch profile image83
    paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago

    All I know is that with the new forum set up, my brilliant threads are now shunted to the topics section, where "nobody" ever sees. them. I am saddened...

  8. lovebuglena profile image91
    lovebuglenaposted 4 years ago

    You should definitely change your comment settings to comments must be approved before appearing on hubs.

  9. lovebuglena profile image91
    lovebuglenaposted 4 years ago

    Of course while others won't see those nasty comments you still will sad

  10. ologsinquito profile image94
    ologsinquitoposted 4 years ago

    I was starting to wonder where you were. Glad you're OK.

  11. peeples profile image88
    peeplesposted 4 years ago

    I mean no offense here but you write some questions that seem to be asking for serious debate. You can't expect to go into a rain storm and not get wet. I'm curious as to if the person is directly insulting you or just disagreeing with your beliefs. If they are personally attacking YOU then that is covered by HP's policies and they will take care of it if you get a screenshot and send it to them. If he/she is attacking your views then it might be best to avoid posting debate style questions. I would hope by now the problem has been solved.

    1. SwordofManticorE profile image72
      SwordofManticorEposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      It is another Christian, and he has since left me alone. This is an old post.

  12. lorddraven2000 profile image87
    lorddraven2000posted 4 years ago

    I had a hubber call me a swear word and claim I lacked researching ability. It basicly came about because I deleted a comment he made about my hub that was degrading to it. I always have comments set to wait for my approval because sadly there are people who want to degrade your work to make theirs look better. it is lame and childish but it happens.

  13. yupperclub profile image79
    yupperclubposted 4 years ago

    Tend to agree.

  14. yupperclub profile image79
    yupperclubposted 4 years ago

    P.S.  Sometimes I get overly emotional when I read certain hubs and tend to write (not swear words) but something possibly inappropriate for public viewing...I think HubPages themselves try to catch such people, but they can't catch them all right now.  Best to set yours to prior approval before publishing.  I'm also sure you CAN report violators of public, peaceful conversation.

 
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