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Have you received any spam comments on Hubpages?

  1. pagesvoice profile image85
    pagesvoiceposted 4 years ago

    Have you received any spam comments on Hubpages?

    I've been on HP for a long time and this morning was the first that I ever got a spam message to one of my hubs. I denied her comment and deleted her forever, but nonetheless, it was still disturbing. The commenter tried to direct me to another site to share "photos." Most likely these were porn and it really irritated me to see her message.

  2. fpherj48 profile image76
    fpherj48posted 4 years ago

    Dennis,  This sort of mail is a nuisance, to say the least.  I've received one or two, in the past 2 years and dealt with them, just as you have......delete, erase and ignore.  I don't even recall their content, but we always know they are sent by lonely, desperate individuals, with absolutely nothing constructive to do with their lives.
    Actually, they're not worth even the few minutes we're taking, to discuss them.  Weirdos are around every corner and will always be....We just need to walk right on by and leave them to their stupidity..........Peace.

  3. Glimmer Twin Fan profile image99
    Glimmer Twin Fanposted 4 years ago

    I have gotten a couple, mostly directing the reader to a website selling something related to my hub.  I delete them.  Every once in a while, I find one in a hub that came in marked as spam, but is a legitimate comment.  I'll keep those.

  4. ChristinS profile image96
    ChristinSposted 4 years ago

    I get them periodically, usually they are trying to link to a website - automatic delete. I figure if someone wants me to review or plug their site they can do me the courtesy of private contact first.

    Other comments sometimes make no sense also, kind of like gibberish or spun words that are very generic and I delete those too.  Annoying, but I think spam is a phenomenon we can't fully escape.

  5. profile image0
    JThomp42posted 4 years ago

    Yes, I have gotten them from time to time and of course they get the automatic delete button.

  6. FatFreddysCat profile image99
    FatFreddysCatposted 4 years ago

    I've had some spam comments though thankfully it's been a while. I guess It happens to everybody sooner or later. I just can'em and move on..

  7. grandmapearl profile image91
    grandmapearlposted 4 years ago

    Twice I have received comments that were marked as spam but were ordinary comments that I answered.  Spam, alas, is everywhere these days I'm afraid.

  8. Cardia profile image94
    Cardiaposted 4 years ago

    Yes, I've gotten a few in the past. Most have links to other websites, and in general seemed pretty shady. I just delete them whenever I get them.

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    Ghost32posted 4 years ago

    Sure; I figured we all got them from time to time.  Like everyone else is saying, delete and forget--unless is a Hubber whose done it, in which case I do report them to the Team.  Unless (one other qualification) it's a new Hubber who looks like he or she might just need some friendly education...but those are rare.
    I've had dozens if not hundreds that were marked Spam but weren't.
    However, and this is significant, HP successfully filters NEARLY all of the bad guys away from our stuff.  I have a small WordPress site, just for the topics HP doesn't want, and have yet to find a software widget powerful enough to filter the Spammers out from that site.  Had to finally set things so that comments were shut off 14 days after publication.
    So, just saying, kudos to HP, big time.

    1. sunilkunnoth2012 profile image34
      sunilkunnoth2012posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, two or three times I have got it. They invite me to some business deal.  I don't like these types of things and avoided it.

  10. tillsontitan profile image87
    tillsontitanposted 4 years ago

    Me too, only two or three in two years.  Delete and ignore...never give them credence or reason to think they've accomplished something.

  11. bydojo profile image84
    bydojoposted 4 years ago

    Not yet, but I do expect this to happen. At the end of the day there will be people who try to use the site to their advantage. Good I have the deny button for them big_smile

  12. peachpurple profile image83
    peachpurpleposted 4 years ago

    yeah, i had received a number of times spam comments which i deleted and branded the commenter as "spam". It does irritate me too when they give you nonsense messages and a link to their websites or promotions.

  13. Kalux profile image83
    Kaluxposted 4 years ago

    I get many nonsense messages in my fan mail section but haven't had many in comment form on a hub.

  14. Ebonny profile image91
    Ebonnyposted 4 years ago

    I have received 3 or 4 and deleted them as spam as others have done.  As far as I recall, they were all from the same source.

    It's annoying and timewasting!

  15. StoneCircle profile image88
    StoneCircleposted 4 years ago

    I have not received them in my comments section, but have found them in the fan mail. One user was already taken down from HubPages before I could even report as spam. Glad for the deny button!