Non-sequiter comments

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  1. Rochelle Frank profile image90
    Rochelle Frankposted 10 years ago

    I am getting a lot of comments from an anonymous commenter that have nothing to do with my hubs. For instance, my hub about a wind chime manufacturer has this comment:

    "wow that is MAGIC. i did it. i shutdown the cemtupor. i removed the power cord, i did not remove the battery. i held down option, command, p and r and then pressed the power button. i kept down the option, command, p and r until i hear the chime three times and then i released, allowing the cemtupor to come back on. and like MAGIC, THERE IT WAS. it recognized my airport card. thanks

    Status: Shown.

    They don't seem to have links-- but the comments are random.

    1. NateB11 profile image89
      NateB11posted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Well, the IP Address is from Australia, I can tell you that much. Specifically, South Melbourne, Victoria.

      1. Rochelle Frank profile image90
        Rochelle Frankposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        They are all "anonymous" and have different ip numbers


    2. Marisa Wright profile image88
      Marisa Wrightposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Remember they get a link in their name, that's good enough for them. 

      Spammers are trying to con people into accepting comments by making them longer.  I'm getting them on my blogs too.

      1. Rochelle Frank profile image90
        Rochelle Frankposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        The name on all of them is "anonymous" and they all seem to have different ip numbers.

        1. NateB11 profile image89
          NateB11posted 10 years agoin reply to this

          Yes, I guess they're all over the place. One of those ones you listed above is from Columbus, Ohio; another one from Baltimore, Maryland; the other one from Mexico . The first one was Australia, other side of the world. I don't really know what it all means. Is it the same message from all those different IP addresses? Not that I would know what that means either, just curious. If the same message, though, implies they're from the same network of some sort. Which I guess is likely. But I don't really know all the tricks played on the Internet. I understand IP addresses can be manipulated, but I don't really understand what that means or how it is done; or, not totally, why; except in some cases it's to give the illusion of traffic, I believe. I guess another reason is to make it look like something coming from different sources rather than one.

          1. Rochelle Frank profile image90
            Rochelle Frankposted 10 years agoin reply to this

            Since my last post I have seven more all from a poster called "anonymous"-- a few are repeated ip's-- but all unrelated messages.
            Nobody else has these?

          2. Rochelle Frank profile image90
            Rochelle Frankposted 10 years agoin reply to this

            No all of the messages are different ( usually about 100-140 words) and appear to be  specific replies to some other posting on a totally different subject. The only similarity seems to be the 'user name' "anonymous".

    3. Ella Quirk profile image82
      Ella Quirkposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      I've had a couple of those. Someone thanked me for the great recipe on a hub about furniture!

  2. annasantos profile image60
    annasantosposted 10 years ago

    Hi Rochelle, It's quite a rule of thumb that any comments that do not have any connection to your article or hub, just ignore or delete it.  There are lots of spammers out there.  Not only these kinds of comments would not look nice but would spare you from being spammed.  Just my two cents.

  3. NateB11 profile image89
    NateB11posted 10 years ago

    I saw a comment on someone's hub awhile back, it was nothing but a bunch of letters put together, no words at all. I wondered what it was.

  4. Solaras profile image96
    Solarasposted 10 years ago

    I kind of like it - you know it's like MAGIC!

  5. adecourv profile image91
    adecourvposted 10 years ago

    Must resist urge to make non-seqitor reply...

    1. Rochelle Frank profile image90
      Rochelle Frankposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      big_smile      sequitur big_smile

      1. LeanMan profile image80
        LeanManposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        i thought they were what you used to cut your roses!!

        1. Paraglider profile image88
          Paragliderposted 10 years agoin reply to this

          Good early morning chuckle wink

    2. profile image0
      Beth37posted 10 years agoin reply to this


  6. psycheskinner profile image80
    psycheskinnerposted 10 years ago

    It is spam, so deny it and mark it as spam--that will help keep it off other hubs.

    1. Rochelle Frank profile image90
      Rochelle Frankposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      OK, thanks--- looks like a lot of other people are getting these too.

  7. The Examiner-1 profile image61
    The Examiner-1posted 10 years ago

    That is how spam works. They have different I.P. addresses all of the time so that you cannot find them.
    I have viewed them in my email through their header and seen who it is from, etc.

  8. BigJulesMags profile image70
    BigJulesMagsposted 10 years ago

    Sbjiasbijofsdbdfjbnasijbcdsbc72:)82?.$-/8$?:smile)....just kidding!  Have a nice day.

    1. Rochelle Frank profile image90
      Rochelle Frankposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      I would normally deny this comment, but I hate for others to miss something that might be important.  smile

  9. Kathryn Stratford profile image88
    Kathryn Stratfordposted 10 years ago

    Wow, that is really strange! I don't think I have ever had anything drastically off-topic as a comment, although one time I had one that I had to read through a few times to understand what they were trying to say.
    ~ Kathryn

  10. SANJAY LAKHANPAL profile image82
    SANJAY LAKHANPALposted 10 years ago

    I think some people from facebook have come to hubpages.

  11. lovebuglena profile image86
    lovebuglenaposted 10 years ago

    Sounds like spam to me. Delete them.

    1. Rochelle Frank profile image90
      Rochelle Frankposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      I am-- every few hours.

  12. HollieT profile image83
    HollieTposted 10 years ago

    I had one very similar, initially their comment seemed completely unrelated to my content and then they dropped a link (not a live link) which was pertinent to the topic of the hub. I just deleted it, I actually take great pleasure in censoring spammers. lol

  13. jproldan profile image60
    jproldanposted 10 years ago

    someone use my name to comment abusive language to my company..i advise the author to delete it but no action how can i remove that comment? thanks sad

    1. The Examiner-1 profile image61
      The Examiner-1posted 10 years agoin reply to this

      When the comment comes in you get to chose whether to 'Approve' or 'Deny' it. Simply click on 'Deny' and that will delete it. In other words it will not be allowed to appear on your Hub.

      1. jproldan profile image60
        jproldanposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        I'm not the owner of the hub .where that poser commented using my name.but I already emailed the owner of the response at all

  14. daisydayz profile image83
    daisydayzposted 10 years ago


    I have had a similar issue this week. I went away on holiday and came back to 72 comments! I was amazed I usually get 5 a week max unless I have put out a new hub, so was very surprised. When I actually started looking at them they were a bit odd. Some where clearly spam and just gibberish, but others sound like they could have been a geuine comment, but then said some odd statements in the middle. All 72 were from 'guest users' everyone had a different name but all had come in during 2 points in time. 1 day ago then 10 hours ago (that has changed now). I am still working my way through them deleting them if they are clearly spam, but it was very odd, this hasn't happened to be before, I have had the odd spam comment but nothing lik ethis before.

  15. DreamerMeg profile image80
    DreamerMegposted 10 years ago

    It is my opinion that it is a spam business looking for new places to post. I think they try out places by dropping "obvious" spam to see if it is picked up, deleted or left alone and if it is "allowed" or not removed, then they post more spam. If it gets removed quickly or not allowed to show, then they move on and try elsewhere.

    On another forum, one "company" posted some of those comments that you occasionally get from a newbie but more often from someone trying to spam. The comments were totally harmless, completely on point but of no use whatsoever! That particular forum requires posters to have 5 posts before they can add a "sig" and this person posted the 5 comments and then added their "sig" - it was a link to a company that specialises in posting to forums (fora) so you can get a backlink to your site! So, forums get spammed with newbie looking posts of no value to members at all, so someone can get their backlink without having to take the trouble to write the posts themselves. That forum does not mind people having links in their "sig" (provided they are family friendly) but it seems a bit much to expect a forum to allow a link to a "business" that will just let more useless posts be made!

    1. daisydayz profile image83
      daisydayzposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      I got another 5 today, all at the same time point again. This is one of them
      'Wow, wonderful blog lauoyt! How long have you been blogging for? you make blogging look easy. The overall look of your website is magnificent, let alone the content!. Thanks For Your article about Oh mon amour ! | Just for two Blog' t
      There wasn't a link so I really dont know why they are doing it, and others have actually looked like they have taken the comment off another site entirely and there are names mentioned and they seem to be making a relevant comment but about something entirely different to my hub. Its really odd!


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