Comment issues: unapproved comment on my site

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    cookingdivaposted 8 years ago

    If you see in my comment peeves question, I have some pet peeves about some people commenting leaving their website and links in it. They have hubpages and I know them (as you would in online world), so I approve their comment.

    Now, hubpages had denied it or un-approved it.

    What should I do? approve the comment again?
    contact the hubber who left it?
    or edit the link out and approve it?

    I am not able to find anything on tutorial about it. Thanks a lot.

    1. WryLilt profile image89
      WryLiltposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      It's really your call because it's your page.

      I don't see any point in contacting the hubber - many hubbers comment on dozens of hubs and many don't seem to check back, especially if it was a comment that was low quality or didn't require an answer.

      And you can't edit the link or the comment.

      I've reached the point where if a comment has an outgoing link in the text box when it's from an external user, then I won't approve it. That's why the site box is there to make their name a link. And if someone posts "great hub" or "good" I often won't approve that either. It's your hub, it's YOUR choice.

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        cookingdivaposted 8 years agoin reply to this


        I see. Has it ever happened to you, once you approved the comment, it was back to deny or un-approve mode?

        I have done it once with but I am going to let it be and ask them to not leave link inside.

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    Website Examinerposted 8 years ago

    Known spammers are automatically un-approved (blocked) by HubPages. This is based upon reports by multiple users.

    Like WryLilt says, it is your call. However, I consider comments with self-serving links spammy almost by default.

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      cookingdivaposted 8 years agoin reply to this


      I know, as this is some hubber I know since I started here, it is kind of tough that HP would unapprove the comment. I agree it is my call, I was just hoping to be politically correct but sometimes there are no simple answers.

      I wrote about you and WL and others in my latest hub :-) can I say that here? You all are great!

  3. Dame Scribe profile image59
    Dame Scribeposted 8 years ago

    I think HP makes links 'no-follow' anyways. hmm not sure tho tongue lol

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      cookingdivaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Dame Scribe,

      It might be. I am not worried about them getting link juice, I am concern about following hubpage rules, not hurt any hubber and still keep my wits about. Now that is something huh?

  4. IzzyM profile image89
    IzzyMposted 8 years ago

    A fellow hubber should know better than to leave a link, so I would automatically disapprove any comments left by hubbers that left a link that was not helpful to my hub. If they have used practically the same keywords, writing about the same thing, then they become competition. On the other hand, just a simple comment without a link is actually a link back to their hubs, because when signed into Hubpages, our name is a hyperlink. That is the big advantage in making comments at all.

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      Website Examinerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I had hubbers sign out of their account, then leave a signature backlink to their blog instead. I changed all my comments capsules to only allow comments from registered members.

      1. IzzyM profile image89
        IzzyMposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        That's low...and a bit stupid. Surely they know that the links are nofollow? Hmmm...maybe they don't know. They are far better off just making a comment in the relevant section while signed into HP and leaving a link on their profile page back to their blog.

        I quite often approve outside comments if the comment is relevant (even with a link)- although I must admit I did have to deny the young lady who wrote in asking for my help with getting a faulty product exchanged, on a hub that was selling that very same product! I did leave a message for her with the company's HQ address and telephone number, something that took me only a couple of minutes on a slow connection to find out.

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      cookingdivaposted 8 years agoin reply to this


      I would have thought the any hubber should know this but this person did not leave hubs but their outside site links in sig. It happened before and I re-approved it but after while it becomes un-approved again by HP. I better think I will leave it unapproved till they leave comment without links.

      Too bad, I like their hubs and personally they seemed to be good people.

      1. IzzyM profile image89
        IzzyMposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I've had those types of links marked as spam by Hubpages too, and I have taken the decision whether to deny and delete forever, or to allow.
        I have never gone back and found Hubpages have un-approved the comment again. Not saying it doesn't happen, but have you cleared your browser cache recently?

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          cookingdivaposted 8 years agoin reply to this


          No I have not cleared my cache, I do not do it often, just once a month. Maybe I will try again and see. Thanks.

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    THEOBSERVERposted 8 years ago

    Removing comments from people even though an allowed practice by HubPages is certainly your own version of restricting someone's first amendment. I guess you can talk about some beach front property in Oklahoma and when someone challenges you in the comments section you just delete it...therefore depriving someone from finding out the truth....hmmmm
    Solution: Start a hub that only posts your reply comments to the the ones that repeatedly delete your comments.
    Solution: Start a blog on another site that links every single one of the individuals that remove your comments and exercise your first amendment Constitutional right!

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      Website Examinerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I would be hard pressed to find anything in this post that I agree with.

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        ssaulposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        yep i had lots of comments that HP labeled as spam, so i denied the comments

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    multimasteryposted 8 years ago

    I have had some comments on my hubs that were actually spam and auto-rejected - and I have had some comments that were relevant and auto-rejected.  So perhaps it's just the HubPages system that randomly does this, not an actual person from Hubpages going through each & every comment to approve or disapprove.  I don't know.  But if a comment is relevant (regardless of a link or not) I approve it and not think twice about it.


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