Just something I'll toss out there as it was new to me. I debated where to post this thought, but figured hubber hangout would be a good place.
When approving comments this morning I came across a spam comment on my how to wake up early hub. The good news is that it seemed to have been caught in the hubpages spam filtering system and was not posted on the hub.
What puzzles me is that the name of the "hubber" is play driving games. Assuming this was a hubber with that name, I clicked on the hyperlink of his name. I was surprised to find out that it's a direct link to their blog! Somehow it would seem they found a way to have their user name (or is it a real hubber user id?) link to their blog.
The only thing I can think of is that this spammer simply commented as an "outsider" and where it says to fill out the name they added HTML code to link to their blog.
Anyone have different thoughts of how they did this?
Anyone had that problem in their hub comments?
I've had quite a few 'outsider' comments lately, but I didn't notice whether or not they had links. If you're signed out and want to leave a comment, it gives you the option of adding your url.
Ah, I didn't know that! So when the spammer entered his url, he masked it to say "play driving games" but the link led to his url.
I =just tested it and you can now leave a comment with your name linking to a website. Must be new - I don't think that was possible before. I would think it will encourage more comments though - spam or other wise:
http://hubpages.com/hub/Most-Expensive- … -the-World
haha Mark your comment REEKS of spam!
It's not new, but comment links to external sites will have a small icon next to them so that you can identify them, and they will also have nofollow applied to them so they are of little use to spammers.
On a side note, Shirley have you made your millions yet from Hubpages?
I just figured that after you won that "last one to post is winner" thread, you'd be out there signing autographs and doing interviews and stuff...
No I missed the hub. Can you link to it?
Like, that is such a technicality, Pete had declared me winner, WEEKS prior to the hub.
Well actually, yes I have, thx for asking. I'm crazy busy signing autographs, hanging out with celebs, doing photo shoots, you know - typical famous forumer stuff. I've been assure that my millions are in the mail.
Re the interviews, catch them 'cause your name's in there as my coach and biggest supporter.
How's that precious baby doing?
Maybe you can tell me some of the tags of the hub so i can find the tag here:
or, maybe you could just go to your hub and copy-and-paste the url on your post here...
Unfortunately, I can't see a full list of all of your hubs seeing as you have over 9 hubs...
baby's sleeping soundly, thanks! Last couple nights she's been sleeping through the entire night! Pretty good for not doing formula.
She's 12 weeks today!
Allow me, RMR.
http://hubpages.com/hub/Last-one-to-pos … n-memoriam
Thanks, Shirley. I was just figuring it out. I'll know better next time.
D'oh! That jackalope hijacked my machine, again!
Yeah, it just seems like another way we can get spammed on our hubs...
Funny thing, a few minutes after I created this thread I had another spammy comment. This time it was from a hubber, but she must have not been logged in when she made the comment because her "name" (which was a link) took me directly to her hub!
hmm, how'd you guess? She plaguing you too? She actually posted one that was caught by the spam filters, then she posted another (identical) one, but this time it wasn't caught as spam, so the status was "shown"...needless to say they're both deleted.
Oh my! I didn't know there were these types of hubs.
Pete--what are you doing looking at Hubs like that?! You're a new Daddy!
What was that? You were only there doing research.
Yeah! Yeah! Heard that excuse before!
You be good now!
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