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I just checked the Spam section of my Comments and found three genuine comments from other Hubbers!
I can't see any reason for it - none of them contained links and all of them were a decent length. The only common denominator I can see is that they are all ex-Squids.
I suggest everyone else check their spam folders too!
I've had that happen a few times in the past. I've had them sitting there for months and finally found them marked as spam. Always wondered why.
Sure enough, when I checked my spam folder, I had two legitimate comments marked as spam. Also, had about 30 actual spam comments. I've never had that many here at HP. But looked like it all came from the same place.
If those people left similar comments on other Hubs in a short range of time, that could flip the filter that marks you as a spammer. I've seen that happen to HubPages users before who were commenting genuinely but triggered a system response.
Who were they from? There is a new (as far as I know) Hubber going around answering questions all over. When I looked at the profile - Hubs/0, forums/0, Q&A/0, but there are two accolades and one is 10 best answers. Strange.
There are also followers.
They were all from ex-Squids who have several Hubs and are fairly active on the forum. Definitely not spammers!
Thank you very much for the suggestion, Marisa. There are a lot of spam comments in my folder, but there are also genuine comments that I never approved or responded to. The poor commenters must have wondered why they were ignored. I'll check the folder regularly from now on.
thanks for the reminders, i will check mine too
As with SPAM filters for email, there are going to be some false positives.
We suggest reviewing the comments on your Hubs on a periodic basis.
That being said, it is unusual for signed in users to show as SPAM (unless there IP was identified as problematic or something similar).
If you have the details can you send the user, comment, and Hub to team at hubpages dot com attention Matt M?
We can then look into it further to determine what might be going on.
I found many of them, but most are 2 years old and older. I wish I had checked this before, especially the ones that had questions.
I have had a few legitimate comments marked as spam, but mostly those that are marked as spam are real spam. I found a few who are now banned from the site. I found one beautiful comment from two months ago from writer fox. I wish I would have seen it at that time!
I found about 32 (plus several that were spam) real comments and had no idea that they had been marked as spam...Thanks!
I checked my 'spam' comments several months ago and found a couple of old comments that needed to be re-categorized. Now, I do check it once in awhile. Good reminder.
Thanks for mentioning this. I never knew there was a comments folder to check. I just approved 25 comments that have been sitting there. Now I have a lot of comments to respond too!
I've been here over 6years and didn't think to check that...
I just checked and they were all banned so I guess it was justified.
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