Have you ever had inappropriate fan mail left for you on HubPages?
By inappropriate, it could be a comment on your appearance rather than your writing, an obscene comment, or along those lines. I have received a few and want to check if I have company in this respect. Also, did you accept the fan mail? Personally I delete them.
Not that i can recall. Maybe because my profile says I am married and have a son... keeps the pervs away!
Not inappropriate, but occasionally spammy, sometimes leaving a link to an website that may or may not be inappropriate. I never click a link sent to me in this way and I delete it if it seems to be spam or anything other than genuine fan mail. Don't feel bad about deleting, ignoring and blocking anyone who's making you feel uncomfortable. Unfortunately creeps are everywhere, even Hubpages!
No thankfully. I've had spam and bot comments but thankfully no inappropriate fan mail. I would delete anything that isn't constructively contributing to my hubs and questions.
I have had one rather saucy suggestive one and a couple that are like a dating profile. I keep getting ones from people who haven't published any hubs too. I don't follow them, I wait to see if they publish anything before I decide.
Thankfully, I haven't received any inappropriate comments or fan mail. If I did, I would look for a way to report the senders to HP and then delete the comment/mail.
Unfortunately no loL J/K, though I do receive the occasional spam link. I also get some rather blatant Facebook messages from strangers or friends of friends hitting on me lol I find them amusing
No, but I got an inappropriate email from someone. It wasn't terrible but enough for me to feel a little uncomfortable.
I have not had any inappropriate fan mail except for spam. I pretty much always reject spam. I would definitely delete inappropriate fan mail. Maybe I don't get inappropriate fan mail cause my avatar is a zombie, but if I did then I would delete those too.
I haven't but I would delete them for sure. Delete them Christy, your work is great and you have plenty of fans who will comment professionally on your work !
About three spams in the last 2 years or so and one troll. The comment wasn't criminal or vulgar, just stupid, so it didn't warrant a flag.
I don't hesitate to flag obscenities, threats, spam and such.
Yes, I had one one time that insulted my intelligence and referred me to another website that was for children. I left the remark so that others could see how rude the comment was.
I think it is important for people to realize that even if they don't always agree with a hub, they can leave comments that don't target the writer's intelligence or character. It's better to not comment than to deliberately hurt someone's feelings for no reason.
Writers spend time writing a hub and obviously feel a certain way about what they write about. When we comment, we should respect that whether we agree or not.
Thanks Ann. My question is actually about fan mail rather than comments on hubs. I have a hub about rude comments on social media. It is an interesting topic.
Oh, sorry. I misunderstood. In that case, no I haven't, thank goodness! Fan mail is supposed to be complimentary!
I've only been on HP for about six months, and I have not received any inappropriate comments. I'm sorry that you've received things along that line. You're a prolific and well-respected writer and member of HP. Along with the predominant good that accompanies that status, plus the fact that a cowardly minority of cyber bullies find pseudo-courage in taking shots at an individual from afar, there is also the potential for the unfortunate bad. Alecia is right on, and so are you (because, as a follower, I have not come across any inappropriate comments accompanying your Hubs)--deletion is the immediate fix.
by Katherine Tyrrell 6 years ago
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by Dennis L. Page 8 years ago
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by CrystalSingleton 11 years ago
Some people have over a thousand followers and have just recently joined say 4 months ago, seems skiddish. what gives.
by Cindy Lawson 11 years ago
I got this fan mail today which came as a bit of a surprise to me as I don't have any serious articles published on cars, (only my one taking the mickey out of Volvo drivers). I wondered if anyone else had received the same fan mail. I deleted this fan mail because I felt it was not genuine....
by Debbie Carey 9 years ago
Am I the only one who didn't know there was fan mail out here?I have written on HubPages for eight months. Tonight I discovered the button with fan mail! It was wonderful to read the kind and encouraging words written days and, yes, months ago by other wonderful writers. I owe you...
by Sherri 11 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.
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