I have several friends and family members who stated they would like to comment on my hubs, but don't want to sign up. I can totally understand their feelings. That's a turn-off to me on a website as well.
What writers' website can I write for that doesn't have that rule? I understand fear of spam unwanted comments, blah da de blah, but I TOTALLY understand why people who would really, really like to comment don't because of this rule.
I'd like to get my articles where my family and friends don't have to sign up. Since I can't see hubpages changing this policy, I'd like another alternative in addition to hubpages.
I hope I'm not misunderstanding you, but unless you've checked 'Only signed-in users may post comments', anyone can comment on your hubs.
Jayne, THANK YOU, THANK YOU. I didn't know that setting was in my control! YAY! and again, YAY! I'm calling my totally supportive friends and tell them they're welcome to comment away. Now if they STILL don't receive their comments, I better check the interest level of my content !!! Whoo hoo...I'm so happy.
Go to my account. Then click on comments and then on Global Comment Setting. Set it up just like in the above photo and anyone can comment but you will need to approve comments. I would set it this way or you will get covered up with spam. This way you can delete spam comments before they go live.
You should also check spam comments from time to time because it sometimes catches comments that are not spam and marks them as spam.
I hope that explains it for you.
Well now. How about that? I had NO idea. It would help if I'd actually READ a bit !!!! iii yii yii. So, embarrassed, but very grateful for your wonderful help!!!! (Maybe there's one other person like me who didn't know this, so my comment, might be useful, I hope because it will serve the whole purpose of my existence "to be a warning for others"
I'm glad someone already helped you out. Some of my best comments come from people who don't have an HP account. Now that you have that problem fixed, I'd also suggest setting your account so that all comments have to be approved before anyone else can read them. The reason I say that is because some of the nastiest comments - racist and other types - will come from people who aren't signed in to HP.
Thank you. I wasn't going to do that, and set it to "no approval", but I'll trust what you're saying and change that now. Thank you.
I have found that it is very wise to have all comments approved. I get an email if someone comments and usually pop in within an hour or so and most of the time approve the comment and respond at that time.
Dale, Thanks. That seems to be the concensus. I trust my fellow hubbers. My friends and family will just have to wait an hour or so to see their comments (if I'm lucky enough to get any Sometimes, the stranger in your land is the one most respected. I gave a little neighbor of ours a signed, personalized copy of my children's book in print. She ran into the house saying, "Billie wait right here. I have to show you the book I got from a REAL author.") And there we are.
by Melody Trent 5 years ago
I receved a comment that is strange and disturbing. I won't be approving it, but i don't really know what to do. The comment has nothing to do with my content. Instead i is writen like a response letter to me. It makes it look like I am participating in something that breaks Googles adsense TOS. I...
by Dennis L. Page 5 years ago
Have you received any spam comments on Hubpages?I've been on HP for a long time and this morning was the first that I ever got a spam message to one of my hubs. I denied her comment and deleted her forever, but nonetheless, it was still disturbing. The commenter tried to direct me to another site...
by Liz Elias 5 years ago
Normally, I approve 99% of all comments left on my hubs. But twice today, and once yesterday, there were comments left, all by "anonymous," that I simply denied because they were just way out of line.Not demeaning, offensive, hateful, or anything like that...just WAY off topic.In...
by James Paterson 6 years ago
My Hubs seem to be the target of spammers tonight, anyone else having the same problem?, thank goodness hubpages is recognising the spam before it gets published.....jimmyMaybe catchpa for non members?
by David Livermore 18 months ago
Try as I might, I can't respond to any comments in my hubs. I can add a new comment, but I can't directly reply to comments. I sign out and then sign back in, both on HP and the niche sites.How can I interact with my readers if I can't respond?
by solarshingles 10 years ago
Be aware of this spammy URL, which is constantly leaving comments on hubs:http://www. absintheshop.info/Do anyone knows, where can I report this URL to be officially banned on HubPages?Thank you for your help in advance!
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