Spam comment on hub

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  1. WeddingConsultant profile image67
    WeddingConsultantposted 10 years ago

    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?

    1. terenceyap07 profile image58
      terenceyap07posted 10 years agoin reply to this

      This happened to me a few weeks ago... I didn't approve that comment and when I click on it today, its link is still active....

  2. Shirley Anderson profile image68
    Shirley Andersonposted 10 years ago

    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.

  3. WeddingConsultant profile image67
    WeddingConsultantposted 10 years ago

    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.

    Sneaky spammers!

  4. Mark Knowles profile image59
    Mark Knowlesposted 10 years ago

    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

    1. WeddingConsultant profile image67
      WeddingConsultantposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      haha Mark your comment REEKS of spam!

      1. Mark Knowles profile image59
        Mark Knowlesposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        Positively dripping with it smile

        1. WeddingConsultant profile image67
          WeddingConsultantposted 10 years agoin reply to this

          Sure it shouldn't say something like "3rd best blogger"...?

          1. Mark Knowles profile image59
            Mark Knowlesposted 10 years agoin reply to this

            No - Definitely the best big_smile

            3rd most modest perhaps.....

    2. pauldeeds profile imageSTAFF
      pauldeedsposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      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.

      1. Mark Knowles profile image59
        Mark Knowlesposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        Ah. I must have missed it before. I though all comments were either linked back to a hubpages member or were un-linked. smile

  5. WeddingConsultant profile image67
    WeddingConsultantposted 10 years ago

    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...

    1. rmr profile image81
      rmrposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Hey! I won that thread! Didn't you read the hub?

      1. WeddingConsultant profile image67
        WeddingConsultantposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        No I missed the hub. Can you link to it?

        1. rmr profile image81
          rmrposted 10 years agoin reply to this

          Afraid I haven't learned that trick, yet. It's easy to find through my profile, though. I don't have very many hubs to sort through.

      2. Shirley Anderson profile image68
        Shirley Andersonposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        Like, that is such a technicality, Pete had declared me winner, WEEKS prior to the hub.

    2. Shirley Anderson profile image68
      Shirley Andersonposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      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?

  6. WeddingConsultant profile image67
    WeddingConsultantposted 10 years ago

    hmmm rmr....

    Maybe you can tell me some of the tags of the hub so i can find the tag here:
    http://hubpages.com/profile/rmr/map

    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...

  7. WeddingConsultant profile image67
    WeddingConsultantposted 10 years ago

    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!

    1. Shirley Anderson profile image68
      Shirley Andersonposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Happy Birthday, Zoe!!!

      And congrats to mommy and daddy who get to sleep through a whole night.

  8. Shirley Anderson profile image68
    Shirley Andersonposted 10 years ago
    1. B.T. Evilpants profile image61
      B.T. Evilpantsposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks, Shirley. I was just figuring it out. I'll know better next time.

      1. B.T. Evilpants profile image61
        B.T. Evilpantsposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        D'oh! That jackalope hijacked my machine, again!

        1. Shirley Anderson profile image68
          Shirley Andersonposted 10 years agoin reply to this

          You're welcome, B.T.  Naughty for hijacking RMR's 'puter!  He's going have to get a harness for you, or send you to obedience school.

          Do they have obedience school for jackalopes?

  9. WeddingConsultant profile image67
    WeddingConsultantposted 10 years ago

    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!

    Pretty bold...

  10. Mark Knowles profile image59
    Mark Knowlesposted 10 years ago

    It wouldn't have been link-bid script would it? big_smile

  11. WeddingConsultant profile image67
    WeddingConsultantposted 10 years ago

    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.

  12. Mark Knowles profile image59
    Mark Knowlesposted 10 years ago

    Just another hot young woman who likes to share big_smile

  13. WeddingConsultant profile image67
    WeddingConsultantposted 10 years ago

    You mean like this one?

    1. Shirley Anderson profile image68
      Shirley Andersonposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Oh my!  I didn't know there were these types of hubs.

    2. profile image0
      RUTHIE17posted 10 years agoin reply to this

      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!  smile

 
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