How can I stop spammers from leaving comments on my hubs?
I've started getting spam as comments to my hubs. They contain links to sales sites. Is anyone else having this problem? If so, how are you handling it? Don't users have to sign in to comment?
You can change your hubs so that only signed in users can leave comments. Go to the edit section of your hub, click the edit button on the comments field and tick the box that says 'only signed-in users may comment' or words to that effect.
If you'd like to be able to get comments from guests as well as signed-in users, you can also set your preferences to "moderate all comments." This is what I do with mine, and basically all it does is it doesn't allow any comments to show until you have read them over and approve them. This is great for getting rid of spam comments, as well as getting rid of duplicates if maybe someone accidentally hit the "submit" button more than once.
If you have a hub that gets too many weird comments, you can always delete the comment capsule. I had one hub where people loved to write novel length comments telling me how they disagreed with my hub, and I simply grew tired of reading and replying to these. Sometimes no response is the best response if you have a hub that attracts a lot of spammy or novel length comments. Besides, the opinionated/spammy people can always start their own blogs to peddle their content.
select the moderate all comments then Deny spam comments that'll help or delete the capsule.
You can as mentioned above, moderate your comments. It depends on your own settings as to whether people have to be signed in to leave a comment or not.
Also, just because someone leaves a comment, does not mean you have to approve it. Not if it will damage your ranking with Google or get you in bother.
Unfortunately, unless you disable the comment capsule, which could harm your hub also, then you have no choice but to moderate the comments first.
by Jackie Lynnley 5 years ago
Have you noticed that you must be signed in to click on a hubber's name to go to their hubs? This does not seem good to me; it keeps readers from spotting hubbers they may want to check out and the traffic we are after is non-hubbers isn't it? So they would never be signed in. This seems an issue...
by Kate Swanson 12 years ago
I've never been able to understand why the comments capsule is optional. After all, we have the ability to moderate and deny comments if we don't like them. Seems to me the only people who wouldn't want comments are the spammers, so why do we make it easy for them?
by Carolee Samuda 8 years ago
This might be my last forum post because I am tired. I can't be wasting my time beating a dead horse.HP is a business and they need to start treating their business more seriously. They need a task force to sit and brain storm about how to keep spammers out in the first place.I know that I have...
by M. Toni 5 years ago
I've been on here for a few years, and I guess I never really understood the point of these scores. They don't seem to provide any real value to the user and I can't convince myself that they add value because they fluctuate so much.What's the point? Am I supposed to use these scores to tell me...
by Ashish Joshi 8 years ago
Did you ever have to 'deny' a comment upon your hub?
by Juliette Kando FI Chor 5 years ago
I spend a great deal of my time reporting spam on HubPages.Spammers can join this site with no intention of writing any articles. Their motive for joining is exclusively to leave links in hub comments and new forum threads.could . commenting on hubs and . taking part in the forumbe restricted to...
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