"Hubber" commenting and posting links; has no hubs

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  1. Act 3 profile image90
    Act 3posted 5 years ago

    The same person has twice commented on my hubs leaving a link for a related product, I think; I have not clicked on the links. She joined 8 months ago, but has no hubs, followers or following. Her only activity is commenting and posting links. I'm surprised she is still here.

    1. Phyllis Doyle profile image95
      Phyllis Doyleposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I would report her. Seems she is here only to advertise or scam.

    2. Venkatachari M profile image51
      Venkatachari Mposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I got this problem on my other website where I post comments to news items. One person used to contact me through gmail id stating he has posted a comment on my website and he used to give a link to his website every time. When I tried to see the comments posted by him on my site, I did not find any comment. After watching it for 3 times, I reported it as spam and now I do not get any mail from him.

    3. Matthew Meyer profile image69
      Matthew Meyerposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      We suggest setting your Hubs such that each comment must be approved and so that only logged in users can comment.
      If you believe that the comments are SPAM, please continue to mark them as such. This data helps our system better identify spammy account and IPs.

      You can also report the user via their profile if you believe that their account should be reviewed. Every such report is reviewed by a moderator.

      1. Venkatachari M profile image51
        Venkatachari Mposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        I hope the settings are already there in the hubpages. Regarding other sites, they should set the settings in the layout.

  2. psycheskinner profile image84
    psycheskinnerposted 5 years ago

    Have you reported the comments as spam?

  3. wilderness profile image96
    wildernessposted 5 years ago

    Psyche is right - deny the comments on the basis of being spam.  Enough of them and HP will pick it up and delete the account.

    1. Act 3 profile image90
      Act 3posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, I denied the comments both times and clicked the spam button. I'm assuming they will pick it up at some point; just surprised it hasn't happened yet.

      1. Venkatachari M profile image51
        Venkatachari Mposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        You keep on reporting spam. They will definitely respond.

    2. Phyllis Doyle profile image95
      Phyllis Doyleposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Very true.

  4. Author Cheryl profile image86
    Author Cherylposted 5 years ago

    I had one person stalking me before they found my hub pages, then she joined hub pages and signed up under my amazon user name.  I reported her as a stalker and they immediately banned her from hub pages.  She has caused enough strife in my writing then any one person could imagine.

  5. LisaRoppolo profile image93
    LisaRoppoloposted 5 years ago

    I had the same thing happen on here not too long ago.  There were 3 posts in a row in the comment section of one of my Hubs with just links.  I denied them and reported as spam.

    1. Venkatachari M profile image51
      Venkatachari Mposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Well done. There should be some mechanism to suspend such accounts immediately on repeating the same offence more than two times.

  6. Shyron E Shenko profile image70
    Shyron E Shenkoposted 5 years ago

    Maybe she just likes to read and comment.

  7. Vicky Tuts profile image60
    Vicky Tutsposted 5 years ago

    Maybe she's promoting the link and by pasting it everywhere she can she hopes someone would eventually clicked it and earn her money.

    I would not approved such comments under my articles.


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