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What do you usually do when someone posts a comment in your hub but attaches a n

  1. yougotme profile image90
    yougotmeposted 5 years ago

    What do you usually do when someone posts a comment in your hub but attaches a not-so-relevant link?

    If someone just post a link (without leaving any remarks related to the hub), we often deny the comment immediately. But what if, a hubber/reader posts a sensible comment, but leaves some link to his articles/blog posts that isn't exactly relevant to your hub? Do you approve it? Or deny it?


  2. ChristinS profile image95
    ChristinSposted 5 years ago

    I don't approve comments with links, unless they are closely related or complement the subject of my hub.  A lot of times people will try to spam through comments, delete them or don't approve them and move on.  Most hubbers who link in comments know to not link to unrelated hubs because it brings quality down.

    1. Patty Inglish, MS profile image93
      Patty Inglish, MSposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I agree, also because the number of malicious links that may harm computers seems to be increasing; I've found several of those in comments.

  3. purnimamoh1982 profile image77
    purnimamoh1982posted 5 years ago

    There are hubbers who would most likely post a link to their profile or a recent hub written by them along with the comments. I do not mind having them approved is the comment is sensible. I am using a linux platform, so, I am not very much aware about harmful links. I believe, the site hubpages is protected against such malicious comments. So, the crux is, I usually approve a comment if the comment is sensible and is linked to the issue even if the link is irrelevant.

  4. Millionaire Tips profile image92
    Millionaire Tipsposted 5 years ago

    If the comment really adds value to the hub, especially if the link is relevant and helpful, I might let it go, but generally if a comment has a link I will not approve it.

    One thing I have done is to copy the comment and post my own comment that says:
    soandso said:
    yada yada
    [link removed]. 

    They lose the their chance for any link, even the one to their user name, but I still get the benefit of their comment.

  5. Lisa HW profile image72
    Lisa HWposted 5 years ago

    I have a "no links" policy for any comment capsules I have enabled.  I don't want to have to worry about what's at the other end of a strange link.  When someone posts what appears to be a meaningful comment but also posts a link, I tend to think it's someone who has heard how posting a "meaningful comment" will result in a better chance the link will be allowed.  In other words, the person comes across like a spammer who adds "meaningful comments" to their links.  I'm sorry if they took a little more time to post their "meaningful comment" in the hopes of having somewhere else to post their link; but besides not wanting to spend time guessing about malicious links, it kind of bugs me that anyone would think my Hub is their "posting board".

    These days, more than ever, people have to worry about what links (etc.) are connected to their Hubs/articles.

    1. yougotme profile image90
      yougotmeposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks Lisa! This answer is much filled with insights. And I have to really agree with your last statement. smile

    2. melbel profile image95
      melbelposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I have the same policy as you. tongue

  6. zoey24 profile image76
    zoey24posted 5 years ago

    I have never approved links, mainly because i thought it was against hubpages policy to post links in the comments section. I also agree that with so much spam links, you never know what kind of link has actualy been posted. I once deleted a link to a website, and the woman actualy commented asking me why i have deleted her link and accused me of being afraid of competition. I politely told her that i do not allow any links on my hubs and that i do not write to compete with anyone either.

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    kelleywardposted 5 years ago

    I don't allow links in the comment section unless they benefit the reader with some additional information related to the article. I agree that we have to be very careful about links now and the negative impact they can have.