What to do about these comments?

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  1. Randy Godwin profile image93
    Randy Godwinposted 8 years ago

    Occasionally I receive comments from someone who has a link in their name which usually takes you to a commercial site of some sort.  I just received one which, when clicked on, gives a warning that it may be a trick of some sort.

    What is the best thing to do in this case, or should we always deny these type comments?

    1. profile image0
      pinkyleeposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      report and deny

    2. William R. Wilson profile image60
      William R. Wilsonposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Deny, mark as spam, delete forever. Spammers deserve nose parasites.

      1. Ken R. Abell profile image82
        Ken R. Abellposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I'm with William on this one.

        Had to reply because I'd never heard of nose parasites before, but I think they'd be a fine addition for any & all spammers.

        1. ThoughtfulSpot profile image66
          ThoughtfulSpotposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          I say we make t-shirts.

          "Give Spammers Nose Parasites"

          lol

          OP - Definitely report and delete

    3. pylos26 profile image76
      pylos26posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      those types of comments are about the only ones i would deny randy...pylos

      1. Randy Godwin profile image93
        Randy Godwinposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Me too, Pylos.  I've never deleted any other comments, even those which are critical to my hubs.  I had rather give my reasons for stating things as I do or learn by my mistakes.

    4. profile image0
      sneakorocksolidposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Do you have a gun? Stupid question! Pinko's don't have guns!big_smile

      1. Randy Godwin profile image93
        Randy Godwinposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Wow sneako, don't you ever get tired of being wrong?  I have 5 shotguns, 4 rifles, 3 pistols and this isn't counting my antique weapons or those belonging to my wife. 

        I probably have almost as many firearms as you have wives!  LOL

        1. habee profile image93
          habeeposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Sneako, I can vouch for Randy's guns - he has a big one, too. I've seen it.

          Does that make him a 2nd Amendment pinko?? lol

    5. tony0724 profile image57
      tony0724posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I immediately hit the delete forever button !

    6. Marisa Wright profile image97
      Marisa Wrightposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      If the site is an OK site, I always accept those comments.  After all, I go to other people's blogs and leave comments with a link in my name to my HubPage - so what goes around, comes around.

      However, if the site is dubious in any way, I spam the comment.

  2. William R. Wilson profile image60
    William R. Wilsonposted 8 years ago
  3. Randy Godwin profile image93
    Randy Godwinposted 8 years ago

    Thanks everyone!  I figured as much!

  4. earnestshub profile image87
    earnestshubposted 8 years ago

    I have been deleting them unless they are from a fellow hubber leading to a related hub.
    Maybe I should report the ones I delete. smile

    1. Randy Godwin profile image93
      Randy Godwinposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Yo Earnest!  What happens when the comments are reported?

      1. earnestshub profile image87
        earnestshubposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Not sure what happens on hubpages Randy.

        I always assumed that 3 huge guys in a black van go to their houses and rough em up! smile

        1. Randy Godwin profile image93
          Randy Godwinposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Down here they show up in a pick-up truck!

      2. habee profile image93
        habeeposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Randy, I can't believe you're using "yo" when you got onto poor Steven for doing so! Naughty!

  5. PackSecure profile image60
    PackSecureposted 8 years ago

    I would delete them.

  6. Research Analyst profile image83
    Research Analystposted 8 years ago

    mark them as spam and delete them

    1. agvulpes profile image86
      agvulpesposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I agree with you that is all you need to do if the link is in a comment. I believe that HubPages would automatically put the link in their 'little black book' of 'bad sites' !

  7. wyanjen profile image82
    wyanjenposted 8 years ago

    Remember Detroit's own Alan Ralsky? The Godfather of Spam, the original master spammer...

    He was the victim of an analog DNS attack.

    He mentioned in an interview with the Detroit News that he had recently bought a house in a suburban area. Oooops.
    Somebody figured out his address and posted it on line.

    The US Postal service was suddenly very busy in the West Bloomfield area... people nationwide signed him up for every mailing list, free catalog, and information request they could find. He was getting hundreds of pounds of junk mail a day - they were literally delivering his mail to him with a truck. He couldn't find his real mail in all the mess.

    Revenge on the spammer:
    Internet vigilanteism at its finest.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Ralsky

    He's still serving his time by the way, but I don't know which prison. Maybe I can find his address  wink

 
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