One of my hubs got a comment which seemed like a sales pitch - it's a link to a specific product. Should I allow it? Thanks.
Yeah, I've had a few of those. I just "deny" them.
Most links that are posted into our comments are usually stripped to no-follow
What comments you accept or deny is up to you. If you don't feel it's appropriate, you have the choice of just deleting it or marking it spam (and then possibly deleting it)
If it deals with your hub then I would keep it but if it doesn't then deny it.
The comments below your hubs are generally read by others who view your work... (which is why they post this way). I deny anything that has no direct relationship to the hub.
Consider graffetti.. Do you want it all over your assets?
Same goes for comments like this.
Actually, I really only wanted to say: NO.
What irritates me is when people not only have a link to their website in the username, but when they also put the link after the tripe that they put in the comment box which is clearly just promoting their own interests.
That bothers me too, but if it's another Hubber I kind of feel like a crumb denying the comment. So, I end up kind of being bugged and yet leaving something on my Hub that I resent. I guess I'm bugged by it because I don't go around leaving my URL's in my comments on Hubs. "Etiquette-wise" it doesn't seem right to me. Then I think, "Oh, what's the real harm in it," and let it go.
It's a promotional link. I denied it already, after reading your responses, and also after seeing that he was also doing the same in one of the forums about coffee.
(not sure if I pasted the link correctly)
So, thanks, all!
Not all hubbers are really legit, though. There are spammers in our ranks. If it's someone new or someone you don't know, then I would deny it, probably.
What, a spammer's link? No way. It's just how I'm programmed. If it's relevant, then maybe. But if it's like "visit my hub and buy this and visit my website, and blog, see me on Facebook and Twitter...
People can do this all they want on their profiles or their own blogs and websites. I don't like it if they try to promote themselves on my hubs, or my blog comments.
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