Are you getting many spam comments on your Hubs?
I had to delete many comments from my Hubs that were spam. Have you experienced spam as well?
I have and it's getting worse. I will never understand what the spammers get out of it. I delete them.
Unfortunately, occasionally SPAM comments are part of online writing.
You have the option to set each Hub such that comments must be approved before they show up.
You can also set them to only allow comments from logged in users.
I suggest setting your Hubs such that you have to approve comments.
http://hubpages.com/my/hubs/comments (see Show Settings)
You can then review the comments periodically and mark those SPAM that are.
The system then uses this information to help identify SPAM comments going forward so you can help other authors and yourself by marking SPAM comments.
That being said, it looks like there may have been a deluge of SPAM comments this last week and our engineering team is currently looking into how to address this going forward.
Matthew, I just want to thank you for looking out for us hubbers! Even though seeing a spate of spam lately, it's nowhere near what it is on regular WP blogs. Once had 110,000 comments of that ilk (thankfully had spam filters). Keep up the good work!
by Jenn 6 years ago
Just in the past 10 minutes or so I've already gotten 3 spam comments, all on the same hub! And whenever I delete one, it seems another immediately comes up!I'm sure that when I wake up tomorrow (it's almost 1 in the morning now) I'll have many more to delete. Ugh, is there a way to stop these spam...
by Laura Smith 3 years ago
Hi,One of my Hubs has been showing comments from different people that are unrelated to my post. It seems to be entire discussions going on about another subject. Is anyone else seeing this?
by Dorsi Diaz 5 years ago
I started getting a few spammy comments a few days ago. I posted a thread and someone suggested changing my comment settings to allowing only signed in users being allowed to comment and approval before they were published. So I changed my settings. Today the spam was even worse, took me a half...
by BobbiRant 6 years ago
Why would anyone delete a comment on their hub?If I deleted a comment on one of my hubs, I would figure I am not good at dealing with people who might disagree with me. People can agree or disagree, it's a free world. If the comment was mean or nasty, well I'm not the one looking bad,...
by writinginalaska 3 years ago
i am suddenly getting spam comments on almost everyone of my Hub articles that have nothing to do with my Hub topic. They appear to be from new or foreign Hubbers. What can i do about this besides click the Spam button and delete forever? It's a lot like a game of...
by Liz Elias 4 years ago
Normally, I approve 99% of all comments left on my hubs. But twice today, and once yesterday, there were comments left, all by "anonymous," that I simply denied because they were just way out of line.Not demeaning, offensive, hateful, or anything like that...just WAY off topic.In...
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