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.
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.
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.
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...)
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.
Maybe just ignore it? If you don't respond, and don't delete his comments he may back off?
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.
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...
You should definitely change your comment settings to comments must be approved before appearing on hubs.
Of course while others won't see those nasty comments you still will
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.
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.
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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