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Is there a "serial commenter" on the loose?

  1. Bob Bamberg profile image94
    Bob Bambergposted 3 years ago

    Is there a "serial commenter" on the loose?

    I've just had 8 or 9 irrelevant comments on 8 or 9 of my hubs.  In each case, the commenter used a different single one syllable name.   Some of the comments amounted to jibberish,  other seemed like they were misdirected legitimate comments on other hubs, and one was relevant to the hub to which it was posted, so I replied to that comment.  Has anyone else had this experience?

  2. Debby Bruck profile image72
    Debby Bruckposted 3 years ago

    Simply do not post the spam comments. They will get the idea they are not welcome.

    1. Bob Bamberg profile image94
      Bob Bambergposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Hi, Debby, I clicked the "Deny" tab and it produces an option to "delete forever" so I opted for that.  Thanks for responding.

    2. Debby Bruck profile image72
      Debby Bruckposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      YUP! That's what I do when it happens to me.

  3. tlcs profile image43
    tlcsposted 3 years ago

    Sorry Bob Bamberg, haven't had any. I think you can reject them if there of no relevance to you hub

    1. Bob Bamberg profile image94
      Bob Bambergposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for responding, tics.  Be happy that you haven't had any.  They can be an annoyance to deal with just because they interrupt your day and break your focus.

  4. SheilaMilne profile image95
    SheilaMilneposted 3 years ago

    Yes, it has happened to me but it was a couple of weeks ago.  Apparently they should be marked as spam but not deleted.  That gives HubPages the opportunity to look at them and possibly block an IP address.

    1. Bob Bamberg profile image94
      Bob Bambergposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks, Sheila.  If any more come in, I'll do that.  I saw the spam tab but didn't realize that HP officials would take note.

  5. traveleze profile image56
    travelezeposted 3 years ago

    Hi Bob

    Yep i had the same ''person'' spam commenting on all my travel related hubs, so your not alone, But Thank God Hub pages lets you manually review the spam before approval or denial

    1. Bob Bamberg profile image94
      Bob Bambergposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for the input, traveleze.  It's comforting to know that I haven't been singled out.

    2. traveleze profile image56
      travelezeposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Bob
      Think of it as complement you obviously have great hubs on which the spammers want to steal link juice from smile

  6. brianlokker profile image98
    brianlokkerposted 3 years ago

    I had the same problem a week or so ago. I thought the first one was legitimate (although a bit "off") so I approved it, but then when others started appearing I went back and deleted it along with the others.

    1. Bob Bamberg profile image94
      Bob Bambergposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Brian, isn't it amazing...of all the exciting things one can do/discover on the net, some people use it for silly cybervandalism.  They must be verrrry lonely people.  Thanks for the response.

  7. SANJAY LAKHANPAL profile image85
    SANJAY LAKHANPALposted 3 years ago

    Yes I too had some meaningless comments which I deleted immediately.

    1. Bob Bamberg profile image94
      Bob Bambergposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I just got another one, Sanjay, and hit the spam tab.  That will notify HP so that the spammer can be blocked.  I'll do that with any others I get, and I expect I'll get many more now.

  8. peachpurple profile image81
    peachpurpleposted 3 years ago

    yes, i had encountered several nonsense comments, very long ones but not connected to my hub, I think these hubbers are from bubblews

    1. Bob Bamberg profile image94
      Bob Bambergposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Hi peachpurple, yeah, BW was loaded with them but it was a simple matter of clicking on the "Report" tab and the BW gods would take care of it.  I haven't been on there in months.  Thanks for stopping by.

 
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