Posting a comment to self Promote? I thought it was a no-no

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  1. Faybe Bay profile image67
    Faybe Bayposted 8 years ago

    I am not complaining, I am so happy to be here. But someone read one of my hubs and posted a comment. In the comment said hubber placed three links, to his stuff. I thought that was against the rules.

    1. Susana S profile image96
      Susana Sposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      It is - I would deny the comment unless it really adds value to your hub.

      1. Faybe Bay profile image67
        Faybe Bayposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        No it just thanks me for writing it and says "Reminds me of my family" then three links.

    2. Mark Knowles profile image60
      Mark Knowlesposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      It is entirely your choice to delete it or not. I tend to delete those and mark them as spam, unless they are really good resources. He wouldn't be an "expert" in networking would he? lol

  2. harryinc profile image60
    harryincposted 8 years ago

    I would consider it as spam if its irrelevant.

    1. Faybe Bay profile image67
      Faybe Bayposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      no I will go read his hubs and then decide, I was just so surprised as no one had done it before. He has a couple of months on me here.  I haven't slept and I don't want to alienate anyone or cause trouble. Maybe he just needs help promoting himself.

  3. mrpooper profile image53
    mrpooperposted 8 years ago

    Personally I'd inform this person of the violation. Then give him the proper way to link to another hub. If that didn't work I'd hunt them down, chop off the typing fingers........ Okay, a little too violent. Just delete the comment'

    PS only kidding about chopping off fingers. Please no emails.

  4. bgpappa profile image81
    bgpappaposted 8 years ago

    agreed, delete the comment.  If there is nothing substantive about your hub, just "great job" by the way here are three of mine,

    Get rid of them.  You aren't alienating anyone by doing this.  It is simply rude on their part.

    1. Faybe Bay profile image67
      Faybe Bayposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I was going to, but I am a softy. I put a comment that I was about to delete him as a shameless selfpromoter, but he has a hub about money. He is serving in Iran, and in his hub he gives links to some of the greats around here who have helped him on his way. I will e-mail him though. That page is a tribute to my brother, and my whole family will be reading it eventually.

  5. Faybe Bay profile image67
    Faybe Bayposted 8 years ago

    Thank you all for coming to my rescue. I was just unable what to make of it.

    1. Gabriel Wilson profile image91
      Gabriel Wilsonposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I'm glad you asked this as I have been wondering the same thing . Thanks and good hubbing .

      1. Faybe Bay profile image67
        Faybe Bayposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Yes, I haven't slept, I've been writing controversy. I was too tired to think. I am glad it will help others.


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