How can I stop spammers from leaving comments on my hubs?

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  1. The Dirt Farmer profile image92
    The Dirt Farmerposted 9 years ago

    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?

  2. john.jackson profile image70
    john.jacksonposted 9 years ago

    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.

  3. wychic profile image83
    wychicposted 9 years ago

    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.

  4. SweetiePie profile image84
    SweetiePieposted 9 years ago

    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.

  5. stephwazere profile image60
    stephwazereposted 9 years ago

    select the moderate all comments then Deny spam comments that'll help or delete the capsule.

  6. Ddraigcoch profile image80
    Ddraigcochposted 9 years ago

    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.


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