How about sharing your weirdest comments? I've had quite a few, some I keep and others I delete.
I just deleted one comment that was an entire conversation between several people about a totally unrelated topic. They seemed to be chatting about leg warmers from the 1980's. It must have been cut and pasted from elsewhere. Why do that? Weird.
My guess is that these users are not registered to hubpages and that if you clicked their name you would get redirected to their website.
When someone fills the webpage field before they post a comment they get a valid backlink (Any links inside the comments do not count as backlinks).
My upcoming hub Hubpages and SEO part 2 will exlain that.
I would personally reject the comments because the only reason Hubpages does not include the "nofollow" attribute in the webpage field is because it expects hubbers to delete comments whose main aim is to get a backlink. If people do not do that Hubpages is going to have to change their policy and mess it up for everyone.
If you dont know what the nofollow attribute is check my hub:
Actually, when someone who is not signed in to HubPages leaves a comment, the URL in the link for the commenter's name is no-follow.
Links to Hubber profiles in the name field of comments are do-follow.
Links inside the text of a comment that point outside of HubPages are always no-follow.
Link to HubPages hubs inside of a comment are do-follow.
At least the ones that I've looked at in my own hubs are!
Sure it wasn't the cast from FAME.. dancing their way onto HUBPAGES leg-warmers and all? ..;-)
I have gotten the same thing as well. Sometimes I also get comments that are duplicate articles from somewhere else.
My guess is that the person is testing out some automatic comment spam script on HubPages, and these are some of their initial test spam.
My other guess is that they are trying to cause mischief by getting the hub author penalized by Google for duplicate content or banned content.
Either way, best to always spam such things so HubPages can take care of it.
Weirdest? I have a few hubs that criticize a scam, and someone with outside (non-Hubpages) name "international lawyer" claims he 'scanned me", and call me "stupid" in very ungrammatical English, and links to an Irish Lawyer website. His IP address says he's from an ISP in India.
I kept it to show the sort of idiots try to defend the scam. There's a lot more examples.
I haven't had any really weird comments but I've had one or two sniffy, slightly rude ones that offered nothing in the way of constructive criticism (which I have no problem with). I deleted the sniffy comments with no compunction whatsoever.
I don' t have a problem with nuts or rude people, heck, some of my best friends are like that, haha. The ones I don't get are the ones that make no sense at all and I think you are right to delete them. Sometimes a bit off the wall is entertaining for readers.
I haven't had much experience with weird comments either.... I do know that you don't get any link juice posting outside of hubpages in the comment section, so maybe they do it for the traffic....
I've had one or two threatening to follow me. Which is a bit scary. I always turn my computer off and back on again and change all my passwords when that happens.
You are so funny! No wonder everybody loves you so much!
Well, I don't know about that. But thanks.
We English don't do the praise thing really. I need a cup of tea.
That explains why the threat of having followers is so scary! LOL.
Yes, do go and have a cuppa. Try chamomile; it's supposed to be very soothing, I think.
Thanks Aficionada. Yes it's taken me a few weeks to get my head round the Awesome word. In England it would be Quite Good.
This comment of yours made me go through some of your hubs! Thanks for making my day Mark I needed the humor!
This is slightly off-topic, but related...
I wrote a hub a while back about clever business names. Yesterday, someone sent me an email through the contact link (from that hub) asking for my help in coming up with a business name for her business/website. I'm pretty positive that nowhere in my hub did I lead anyone to believe that I came up with any of those business names...
Hubs are more interrelated through Google than previous I'm thinking. I'm a n00b on Hubpages, but I did notice that someone found my Valentines Day hub when searching for "guinea pig present box". I have written a hub on guinea pigs. So while it's not helping the visitor find what they want, it's certainly extra link juice for us. And don't forget, sometimes the visitor not finding the answer means they will click on adsense to get to where they want to be!
I haven't had any experience with weird comments... I guess people just do it to get some attention...
I just deny all those ones with links and those that have no relevance, even though I have just a few.
I recently had a real doozy of an insulting comment that was so entertaining, I actually approved it and responded to it in kind. It's on my Scottish jewellery hub if anyone wants a laugh!
I checked it out for the laugh (I'm going to kill myself if it snows any more where I live ) . Anyway, I did enjoy the "begging bowl" remark. (I think I may find a way to incorporate "begging bowl" into my own vocabulary one of these days. )
You did exactly what I've done when someone goes on and on about how "wrong" something I've written is: Tell them to post exactly what point it is that they believe is wrong, so I can address it. They never do, of course (probably because THEY'RE freaking LUNATICS who don't know what they're talking about!! )
That was too funny. "How patronizing are you?" I noticed that you left this question unanswered, EmpressFelicity. The poor guy asked a question, and you just ignored him!
Lisa, I'm with you. Enough snow already. I'm getting cabin fever.
I had one that said: "I'm looking for a fun site. I'm sorry, but your site is not fun."
I would have let it stand, but it was linked to a questionable site, so I denied it.
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