Spam is Prevalent

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  1. Kenna McHugh profile image88
    Kenna McHughposted 5 months ago

    I just got spammed from a new Hubber. She's been with HP for 3 weeks and no articles.

    1. Gregory DeVictor profile image95
      Gregory DeVictorposted 5 months agoin reply to this

      Kenna, did she make a spammy comment to one of your articles?

      1. Kenna McHugh profile image88
        Kenna McHughposted 5 months agoin reply to this

        Yes. The Hubber promoted a business in the comment, I checked it out and no articles are written.

        1. Gregory DeVictor profile image95
          Gregory DeVictorposted 5 months agoin reply to this

          You are not alone. Like I said in the other thread yesterday, I receive those spammy adverts for debt settlement programs and bankruptcy attorneys in my debt consolidation article.

          1. Kenna McHugh profile image88
            Kenna McHughposted 5 months agoin reply to this

            Interesting, are they Hubbers or trawlers?

  2. Gregory DeVictor profile image95
    Gregory DeVictorposted 5 months ago

    I doubt very much that they are Hubbers. Just a rabble-rouser passing through.

    1. Kenna McHugh profile image88
      Kenna McHughposted 5 months agoin reply to this

      I see. She is posing as a Hubber but hasn't written anything. I reported it. I've had rabble-rousers and delete them.

  3. Gregory DeVictor profile image95
    Gregory DeVictorposted 5 months ago

    Erroneously, I have never checked their official status. I just delete the advert. OK, I've seen a lot of spam this week on the forum. It appears that everyone who is spamming has never written an article, just like the person who spammed you.

    1. Kenna McHugh profile image88
      Kenna McHughposted 5 months agoin reply to this

      Ahh, that is interesting.

  4. theraggededge profile image98
    theraggededgeposted 5 months ago

    Don't you check your spam filter?

    Go to https://hubpages.com/my/hubs/comments

    Click on the Filter and select Spam. If you have any unapproved spammy messages, they will be there and you can delete them in one go.

    I haven't checked mine for a few days, and now I look there are five in there. Very entertaining, some of them.

    Also, I have often found 'lost' genuine comments in the spam filter.

    1. Kenna McHugh profile image88
      Kenna McHughposted 5 months agoin reply to this

      Yes. I do.

    2. Shesabutterfly profile image95
      Shesabutterflyposted 5 months agoin reply to this

      I didn't know you could do that! I found a bunch of "spam" that I wish I would have known about months/years ago. Some of the comments are actually great and would have added to my article. I'm assumming it's too late now as some of them are 6yrs old.

      Unlike this admin approved comment just yesterday that is full of errors and doesn't make much sense. "I was having long thirst to study 4 gospels. When I look this Comparison Study of 4 gospels really I felt it us God's Grace granted for me. Thanks to authors and Owlcation web site."

      I thought admin approved comments where only the best? They've approved several that have been simply "nice article". I thought we were not suppose to approve those?

      1. Kenna McHugh profile image88
        Kenna McHughposted 5 months agoin reply to this

        You can also check "Activity" helps to see what recently posted to your articles.

        1. Shesabutterfly profile image95
          Shesabutterflyposted 5 months agoin reply to this

          Thanks for that! I will definitely be checking all the filters/options more often. Can't believe I never noticed or knew about them before.

          1. Kenna McHugh profile image88
            Kenna McHughposted 5 months agoin reply to this

            You're welcome! smile

      2. samanthacubbison profile imageSTAFF
        samanthacubbisonposted 5 months agoin reply to this

        "Nice article" is totally passable! We don't want to delete compliments! Also, moderators are the least strict with comments for sure. You can always manually delete any comments you don't like, of course.

  5. Kenna McHugh profile image88
    Kenna McHughposted 5 months ago

    Sam, Thank you for the information. It's good to know.

 
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