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Spam comments

  1. profile image0
    Janettaposted 8 years ago

    I'm getting a lot of spam comments all of a sudden--four just today. They're not showing up in my comments for moderation section, I see them when I look at the actual hub. Is there anything I can do about them?

  2. Dame Scribe profile image60
    Dame Scribeposted 8 years ago

    Set the preferences for comments to *moderate for approval* hmm then you will get a page where you can approve/deny them. smile you will find it in your *Comments* capsule. Hope that helps.

  3. girly_girl09 profile image77
    girly_girl09posted 8 years ago

    I have been getting a lot, too. It was funny because one person posted a really rude comment about one of my articles, but yet was obviously trying to promote their business as their hyperlink...lol!

    p.s. Thanks Dame Scribe for the fruit pizza recipe!!! It looks really good...am going to try it this weekend! smile

  4. profile image0
    Janettaposted 8 years ago

    I didn't get anything rude...yet smile just something like "thanks for the great info about this product..." and an ad for viagra
    the hub WAS NOT about viagra btw!! LOL

    1. shibashake profile image91
      shibashakeposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      lol - This is where you are wrong. Everything can be linked to Viagra, just like Kevin Bacon smile

  5. girly_girl09 profile image77
    girly_girl09posted 8 years ago

    lol. I've been seeing really weird spam posts in the forums, too. For example, someone wrote a comment about religion or something and then posted an external link. The thread, itself, had absolutely nothing to do with religion and was about food or something. You'd think they'd at least match up their comments with the topic. Oh well! lol

  6. Dame Scribe profile image60
    Dame Scribeposted 8 years ago

    I think HP HQ has nofollow thingy set up for those sort of links... hmm best to ask them for sure tho, lol ... GG09 smile am sure you will love the pizza wink

  7. cindyvine profile image85
    cindyvineposted 8 years ago

    Fruit pizza???  Have to take a look at that!

  8. JoeM profile image61
    JoeMposted 8 years ago

    Yeah, Hubpages nofollows external comments - so I'm not too sure why people would waste time typing things that are bound to get deleted anyway.  I simply don't get the mentality of a spammer...

  9. Mimbi profile image60
    Mimbiposted 8 years ago

    I wish people wouldn't spam Hubpages, it's really educational and there are a lot of people who put a lot of work into creating such great content.

    And a lot who don't...