Have you ever denied giving approval to Fan Mail you received?
Does it reflect negatively upon you if you don't approve someone's Fan Mail?
Nope, but then again I'm rather new and haven't received much as of yet. I wouldn't see why you'd deny fan mail unless you dislike the person sending it. As for reflection one you, no it is not negative, as the option to deny it is given and it is well within your rights. Good question!
I agree with Steve. I really don't see much point in denying fan mail, although I did just join yesterday! I would be interested to hear from anyone who has done so.
My thanks to Steve and Samantha for responding to my question.
One reason for denying approval of Fan Mail would be because the person sent the Fan Mail for the primary purpose of boosting his numbers, not because the person liked your background or cared about what you wrote.
The only time I disapprove fan mail (and comments too) is if the person seems to be advertising. So if they write really long comments or fan mail, and include links to their site that doesn't really add to the topic I am writing about, then I will deny the comment or fan mail. They can advertise on their own site.
The only time I deleted fan mail I had originally approved it, though I I didn't understand the comment at first. The person had said "what's with your pic?" Then the person who sent it to me started posting spam comments about pictures I use on my mystery hubs which apparently are halarious and I realized that the fan mail wasn't actually fan mail. That's when all my comments were switched to morderate.
Search engines tend to look at your "neighborhood." You can't control who links to you, but linking to (or approving) a known spammer who posts with non-related comments and/or website links erodes your credibility. If someone comments and the spam filter activates, experience has shown that if I paste the comment into Google, I will see the exact comment displayed multiple times on many different websites. The search engines then go into a "birds -of-a-feather" mode and downgrade your content. If someone is posting the identical comment in multiple places, why would we want to provide them "free advertising space" at our expense just so we can claim that someone recognized our efforts? BUST'EM.
Actually, denying fan mail shows you are active and discriminating.
I have denied fan mail that asked me to become a follower of the person who left it. I have also denied fan mail that was gibberish and made no sense.
by Sherri 9 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 Sid Kemp 7 years ago
I have a friend who made a big blooper in a fan mail he sent me. I know that each person can only send fan mail to one other hubber just once. But my question is, if I deny this fan mail and delete it, can he try again? If not, is there a way for him to edit/revise it so I can post it?
by whoisbid 7 years ago
Fan mail deniedHave you ever had someone deny your fan mail when you wrote a nice comment about their Hubs and their character? I just had one and I was surprised that some people reject others who are trying to make an effort on HubPages. I don't understand why some people are not friendly...
by pjdscott 11 years ago
Dear all,When I refresh my profile and see my latest contributions, I am always dejected to see the automatic listing stating: "You became the fan of XYZ and you left this fan mail which has not been approved."May I tactfully suggest a marginal amendment?"You became the fan of XYZ...
by Katherine Tyrrell 4 years ago
I'm reading an awful lot about Hubpages at the moment and while a lot of it is going in, not everything is and I'm certainly not very good at being able to reference back to where I read it. Frankly it's all very new!One thing which concerns me is fan mail. I've got a vague recollection of reading...
by readytoescape 9 years ago
I would like to see an indication on the Home Page (I use the standard) if someone leaves fan mail (or joins as a follower), a notification similar to comments left would be nice. You typically do not see this, or at least I don’t, until you open the fan mail box in “my account” or happen to...
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