I have not logged in to this site for ages but see a ton of 'Admin Approved' comments. Is this new? Can I turn it off as it looks like I'm ignoring lots of comments.
It's a somewhat new feature. If you're like me and opt to approve comments for your Hubs, you have a limited time slot to do so (I believe it's 7 days by default, or at least used to be). If you haven't decided one way or the other by then, a moderator apparently decides what to do with the comment.
I agree that the "admin approved" status should only be visible to the author, as it can give the wrong impression. Sadly, I don't think there's currently a way to disable it. Here's a related thread if you're interested:
http://hubpages.com/community/forum/140 … d-comments
I suppose the truth is that you have been ignoring lots of comments - if Admin hadn't stepped in and approved those comments, those readers wouldn't have seen their comments at all, which would be pretty impolite to them. That's why they created the feature.
Edit: It just occurred to me what you might mean. If you mean that comments are appearing but you're not responding to them - I don't think that's a problem. Some Hubbers acknowledge every comment, but many (like me) won't, unless there's a specific question that needs an answer. In fact, HubPages now tells us not to make meaningless comments (like "thanks for your comment") because they're irrelevant and dilute the content of the Hub.
Are you suggesting the words "Admin Approved" are visible to the reader? Are you absolutely sure they can see it? Try logging out and take a look at the Hub again - either that or post a link here to a Hub with one of those comments so we can see it. I suspect you can see it because you're the author, but nobody else can.
I'm not sure if putting your account into Vacation mode would stop them doing it.
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