Is this allowed in the "comments" section?

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  1. mommyfreelancer profile image78
    mommyfreelancerposted 13 years ago

    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.

    1. alekhouse profile image75
      alekhouseposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Yeah, I've had a few of those. I just "deny" them.

    2. darkside profile image73
      darksideposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      I wouldn't.

      1. LVM profile image59
        LVMposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        As what darkside says on a previous thread, one thing you should consider is the relevance of link.  If the webpage being pointed by the link is relevant to your hub, then it may be helpful to your hub.  Otherwise, it is considered as a spam.

  2. mcbean profile image66
    mcbeanposted 13 years ago


    Deny these comments, report repeat offenders.

  3. Dame Scribe profile image61
    Dame Scribeposted 13 years ago

    Most links that are posted into our comments are usually stripped to no-follow wink

  4. relache profile image73
    relacheposted 13 years ago

    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)

  5. profile image0
    Louidam1posted 13 years ago

    Spam...don't approve it.

  6. marshall92 profile image66
    marshall92posted 13 years ago

    Like everyone said, deny it.

    1. Angel Of Love profile image62
      Angel Of Loveposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Why?  Please kindly explain.

      1. marshall92 profile image66
        marshall92posted 13 years agoin reply to this

        I assume the comment is promotional. Therefore, it does not really strengthen the hub at all. This is just my opinion; it's fine if you disagree.

  7. profile image0
    Crazdwriterposted 13 years ago

    If it deals with your hub then I would keep it but if it doesn't then deny it.

  8. Pearldiver profile image69
    Pearldiverposted 13 years ago

    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. lol

    1. AEvans profile image75
      AEvansposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      I believe the Gods of HP have spoken , are you certain "No" is the final answer? lolololo big_smile

  9. Anti-Valentine profile image79
    Anti-Valentineposted 13 years ago

    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.


    1. Lisa HW profile image62
      Lisa HWposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      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.

  10. mommyfreelancer profile image78
    mommyfreelancerposted 13 years ago

    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!

  11. Anti-Valentine profile image79
    Anti-Valentineposted 13 years ago

    @Lisa HW

    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.

    1. goodfriendiam profile image59
      goodfriendiamposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      What would it "hurt" just to leave it there, and forget about it?

  12. Anti-Valentine profile image79
    Anti-Valentineposted 13 years ago


    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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