RESOLVED: Recent increase in SPAM comments

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  1. clivewilliams profile image85
    clivewilliamsposted 3 years ago

    i noticed from 28/12/204 that spam comments are coming through to my hubs, comments that don't make any sense and has nothing to do with the topic. How can this be resolved?

    1. Matthew Meyer profile image73
      Matthew Meyerposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Unfortunately, occasionally SPAM comments are part of online writing.
      You have the option to set each Hub such that comments must be approved before they show up.
      You can also set them to only allow comments from logged in users.
      I suggest setting your Hubs such that you have to approve comments.
      http://hubpages.com/my/hubs/comments (see Show Settings)

      You can then review the comments periodically and mark those SPAM that are.
      The system then uses this information to help identify SPAM comments going forward so you can help other authors and yourself by marking SPAM comments.

      That being said, it looks like there may have been a deluge of SPAM comments this last week and our engineering team is currently looking into how to address this going forward.

    2. peachpurple profile image80
      peachpurpleposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, most writing site have spammers because thoseare lazy writers, they want you to go their site, nit original commentors

    3. clivewilliams profile image85
      clivewilliamsposted 3 years ago

      Thanks Matthew, i know these settings and already did so, but i have comment notifications and it is annoying to be going to the notification only to see spam or junk comments. Thanks for your quick response.

      1. Shinkicker profile image94
        Shinkickerposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        I got loads too this week. At first I was delighted to see so many e-mail notifications but then noticed the 'unverified user' labels. I should have known it was too good to be true LOL

        1. clivewilliams profile image85
          clivewilliamsposted 3 years agoin reply to this

          lol....yep too good to be true, thought Google began to love this stepchild

     
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