Is this a new trend or what??

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  1. sofs profile image79
    sofsposted 13 years ago

    I have people leaving comments on my hubs with  links to hub URL, initially I approved one, but I am not sure if I should do so... I just denied two today. What do you think.. is this okay.

    1. warchild75 profile image56
      warchild75posted 13 years agoin reply to this

      yes i deny them straight away,personally i find it rude.

    2. Pearldiver profile image69
      Pearldiverposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      You are Lucky...
      All my hubs have been Spammed with HP 'Get Paid To Write' Banners in Direct Conflict with MY Tracker Invitations! sad

      I think the Ethics behind That BS speak for themselves! roll

    3. Lily Rose profile image83
      Lily Roseposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      I don't think it's new - it's been happening to me since I started here.  I deny almost all comments like that - I'm here to make money and I'd like to retail visitors as long as I can, not send them to someone else's sight or hub to buy from them!

      1. sofs profile image79
        sofsposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        I was not really aware of this,  it is only of late I have noticed this happening.
        Thank you for sharing your views.

  2. WryLilt profile image88
    WryLiltposted 13 years ago

    I've had a few of those... I generally deny them UNLESS they add something really good to the hub.

    I basically see it as... they're getting a free dofollow link so they better give me a good reason to leave it there.

    1. sofs profile image79
      sofsposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      mmm... isn't that kind of sneaky, don't know, just asking..

  3. CASE1WORKER profile image62
    CASE1WORKERposted 13 years ago

    i always deny.

  4. sofs profile image79
    sofsposted 13 years ago

    Thanks it is okay to deny...doesn't  the comment box said no links... am i wrong?

    1. thooghun profile image96
      thooghunposted 13 years ago

      I'll always flat out deny links in the text(unless they are relevant). But I'll mostly allow external links in the username due to the fact that they are merely using the appropriate form entry. The accompanying comment must be relevant, however.

      1. sofs profile image79
        sofsposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        thooghun   I have allowed  the external links or at least one since it was worth while. But hubbers leaving their links was my what was bothering me....sad

    2. tobey100 profile image61
      tobey100posted 13 years ago

      Deny 'em.  Just flat wrong without prior approval by the author of the hub.

    3. Uninvited Writer profile image83
      Uninvited Writerposted 13 years ago

      I have only allowed links in comments if I feel it adds to the hub. That has included youtube or other directly related hubs. However, I will never accept affiliate links, etc.

    4. Shadesbreath profile image77
      Shadesbreathposted 13 years ago

      Deny.  People who drop links like that are taking a free ride.  I get that a lot on two or three hubs of mine in particular from OUTSIDE Hp.  People who find my hub on Google and then want to piggy back it for their own site.  I wish there was an easy way to go back and bomb their site with some sarcasm about what I think of their tactics.

      1. profile image0
        L a d y f a c eposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        Haha. I like it.

    5. sofs profile image79
      sofsposted 13 years ago

      lol lol you sound so vicious! lol!

    6. profile image0
      L a d y f a c eposted 13 years ago

      I'm new here, so maybe this is a frequent occurrence, but I deny them. I've had two.
      This morning I received a notification that there was a comment, I'm new here so immediately I say, "*gasp! Love?!". Logged in to find an ad as a comment (?) Sadness.
      On this note, however, are you allowed to post relevant links in a forum? Say...if you're in a recipe forum and someone is asking something one of your hubs was made to answer?

      1. thooghun profile image96
        thooghunposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        There are no rules Lady, but if you're concerned about ethics (and I am as well), consider it like this:

        Does the link add or detract from the conversation?

        A good quality hub usually does the former, and if relevant, it will generally be  welcomed by those in the conversation. It really has to be spot-on in terms of relatedness though...


        1. profile image0
          L a d y f a c eposted 13 years agoin reply to this

          Thanks for the advice, thooghun smile I'll make sure my proposed link is relevant, and will add something to the conversation before posting.

          Thanks again for the great advice.

    7. Diane Inside profile image74
      Diane Insideposted 13 years ago

      I noticed this in a couple of mine. One I kept because it was relevant and one I did not, it was for something altogether different.


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