Paul.. love being able to delete comments, but can we also have the option to delete fans? There are some who are really intent on promoting themselves that way, and will try again once they've seen their fanmail has been denied.
I second Isa on this one. I would like to have an option in accepting or rejecting a fan request. If possible, that is.
I seem to vaguely recall a passing comment about wanting to delete fanmail, but if there was a specific request to delete actual fans, you'll have to show me a link, because I don't recall it.
There are more than 110000 registered members here right now. If I or Isa want to, we can post fan mail with links to our own profiles on each one of these members. That, if approved will be a great plus. I know that, who has left the most fan mail at HP and who have joined the most fan clubs. On second thoughts, I stick to Isa's point(Strongly)
Precisely... I realize some degree of self-promotion is normal, and I realize you can deny fanmail with links/request to visit their hubs, but then some of them leave/rejoin your fanclub and try it again.
Hubpages do not have search on the forums I tried to eyeball the list of threads on several forums, but failed...
I do remember posting an answer about this however... along the lines that it is pretty much like in real life - you can't pick your fans, and I like that resemblance
So - no - I'm against this, sorry girls
Why not?? Most people wouldnt want to deny fans, so I dont think it would affect anyone other than those people who use that method for spamming.
May be an 'ignore' feature along with what we have discussed will be useful, I think.
How do you mean...?
Misha, I think you have not noticed that there is a search forums feature at HP.
(On a lighter side you are the one who should tell us the sign posts and meanings )
Because it is exactly like in real life - you can ignore your fans, but you can't deny them from being your fans. Whatever reason for that they have....
You can't stop people from obsessing over you, but you can damn sure get a restraining order against some of them.
Just give them some of your good old fashioned personality that should chase them away Isa..
Ooh, yes, I vote for that!
It would be even nicer if they could be somehow kept from commenting on hubs - in advance, I mean. Some of them are really shameless!
Here you go: http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/1342
Thanks for the hint, SunSeven
Oh, yeah, and ignore thing gets my vote
Yep, that's the one I remember, but it's not a formal request like this thread is, I think they were just asking if it was already possible... besides, I don't think Paul has said no yet.
Well there you go.
Maybe he will still say yes!
I haven't had this problem, but I see where it could be a problem with obsessive comments, or attempts at leaving fanmail. I would third some kind of denial process for fans or permanent denial of fanmail.
Just to show you an example of one of these comments - totally spam, obviously. Comes from the same fan I was talking about earlier.
"GREAT HUB. DO VISIT MY HUB ON RAJESH KHANNA'S BIRTHDAY ON 29TH DECEMBER. THE REAL AND THE ONLY SUPERSTAR OF INDIAN CINEMA TILL TODAY"
At least if I could disallow him from being a fan, he wouldnt automatically know when Ive published a new hub. That would at least slow the spam down..
Well hopefully this will be a possible addition. I'm getting whole paragraphs of quoted text now, from what I can only assume are Bollywood movie synopses..
This is one of the reasons being able to ban certain people from commenting would be helpful, cos even when you flag them as spam, they still keep coming back.
I know on some of my blogs I have the option to edit whatever comment is left. I often edit out language that I dont appreciate or leave a good comment but edit out links...
If we could edit fan mail that would do it too, wouldn't it?
I dont think that would be a good idea, Marye, it would allow people to change your comments to anything they wanted...
hmm you are right..I enjoy the capability personally for the reasons I stated but I wasnt thinking about people changing them to something else.
by Sherri 13 years ago
Might be a brain fart here, but I have a couple of fans I'd like to leave fan mail for...how do you find that option? TX in advance.
by writinginalaska 12 years ago
how to i block or delete a follower on my hub page. i saw a thread that talked about fan mail. this person did not leave me fan mail, only chose to follow me and i want to block them or delete them from following me.
by chrisdildilio 9 years ago
There should be a tab for sent messages or sent fan mail. I cannot find this anywhere on the site. Thanks!
by Dave McClure 14 years ago
To give the profile page a new look, it might be nice to show the "Some of XX's Fans" in random (or cyclic) order. That way, newer fans could also get a look in. What do others think?
by Andria 14 years ago
... is I don't always know you're there. It would be nice if hubpages had some way of indicating to you that A) someone has joined your merry band and B) who they are. I look at my list every few days and try to work out who's new etc. I like to know you're there and who you are. I like company and...
by Cindy Lawson 13 years ago
I got this fan mail today which came as a bit of a surprise to me as I don't have any serious articles published on cars, (only my one taking the mickey out of Volvo drivers). I wondered if anyone else had received the same fan mail. I deleted this fan mail because I felt it was not genuine....
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