Have you ever had inappropriate fan mail left for you on HubPages?

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  1. ChristyWrites profile image82
    ChristyWritesposted 6 years ago

    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.

  2. Ellandriel profile image70
    Ellandrielposted 6 years ago

    Not that i can recall. Maybe because my profile says I am married and have a son... keeps the pervs away!

    1. ChristyWrites profile image82
      ChristyWritesposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      True!

  3. Karen Banes profile image84
    Karen Banesposted 6 years ago

    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!

    1. ChristyWrites profile image82
      ChristyWritesposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Thaks Karen. I have encountered them on other platforms too, I was a little surprised given it's a writing site. Have a good day

  4. Alecia Murphy profile image84
    Alecia Murphyposted 6 years ago

    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.

    1. ChristyWrites profile image82
      ChristyWritesposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks Alecia. Oh and... awesome with the 100 score!

  5. Peanutritious profile image60
    Peanutritiousposted 6 years ago

    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.

    1. ChristyWrites profile image82
      ChristyWritesposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Yes I also get them from people who haven't yet published. Are they joining HP just to make supposedly romantic connections? Thanks hon for sharing your experiences here - helps me feel less alone!

  6. OldRoses profile image95
    OldRosesposted 6 years ago

    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.

    1. ChristyWrites profile image82
      ChristyWritesposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Yes I'm not sure if we can report inappropriate fan mail the way we can with the comments on our hubs. Worth looking into further on that point.

  7. DS Duby profile image93
    DS Dubyposted 6 years ago

    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

    1. ChristyWrites profile image82
      ChristyWritesposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Facebook can be interesting (to put it mildly) that way DS, thanks for sharing buddy

  8. carol7777 profile image91
    carol7777posted 6 years ago

    No, but I got an inappropriate email from someone.  It wasn't terrible but enough for me to feel a little uncomfortable.

    1. ChristyWrites profile image82
      ChristyWritesposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Other HP members also say they have gotten inappropriate messages in addition to the fan mail. I say don't respond and leave it at that.

  9. Gamerelated profile image82
    Gamerelatedposted 6 years ago

    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.

    1. ChristyWrites profile image82
      ChristyWritesposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Zombie fan mail sounds interesting! Congrats on hub of the day Gamerelated!

  10. emilybee profile image85
    emilybeeposted 6 years ago

    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 !

    1. ChristyWrites profile image82
      ChristyWritesposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Awe, thanks Emily!

  11. profile image0
    DoItForHerposted 6 years ago

    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.

  12. Ann1Az2 profile image62
    Ann1Az2posted 6 years ago

    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.

    1. ChristyWrites profile image82
      ChristyWritesposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      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.

    2. Ann1Az2 profile image62
      Ann1Az2posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Oh, sorry. I misunderstood. In that case, no I haven't, thank goodness! Fan mail is supposed to be complimentary!

  13. hawaiianodysseus profile image77
    hawaiianodysseusposted 6 years ago

    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.

    1. ChristyWrites profile image82
      ChristyWritesposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks my Hawaiian friend for your compliments and support. You are quite right that the delete button can be a good one to use.

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