I had a first yesterday. Somebody left spam as a comment. They were trying to sell clothing. Is this common? I denied the comment, so it wasn't a big deal. It was pretty annoying though.
Some are a bit more sophisticated. I review Android apps and they spam a link to some cellular warehouse.
What I usually do is I deny the spam, then add a comment telling them it's denied because it's spam. Doubt they'll read it, but... heh
If the comment's actually useful then I may repost it but without the spam link.
I haven't gotten what I would consider a spam comment yet. With that said, most of the comments I read are along the lines of thanks, good looking hub, which could easily be considered spam.
Yes I reckon about 20% 0f my comments are spam. People often make vague comments like 'nice article' then leave a link to their own website.
As you say just disallow!
Yep - happens all the time. The links embedded in a signature I will generally accept, but others get denied.
I normally delete pretty much all comments that have links. What annoys me are the borderline ones where they have written a couple of sentences rather than just a couple of words, but it is still obviously just to promote their link and I can't instantly decide whether to delete it or not.
Mine was particularly odd. First, it seemed to be in Italian. Second, it didn't have a single link, but did contain clothing item names. This was entirely off topic.
I've only had a couple. They've been really nice comments, except for the link. So, I've copied it, deleted the original, pasted, then cut out the link.
I have never had a comment with a link, think all the comments I have had so far have been approved, sure I will get some sooner or later.
I don't usually except comments with links, maybe comments with links embedded in the username but not usually.
by Audrey Hunt 3 years ago
I seldom find a comment to my hubs hub that include a business link. Are links allowed in the comment section? Do you reply or do you delete the comment? Thanks.
by CrisSp 6 years ago
Did you ever deny a comment or two from your hub? And if yes, why?
by Dorsi Diaz 5 years ago
I started getting a few spammy comments a few days ago. I posted a thread and someone suggested changing my comment settings to allowing only signed in users being allowed to comment and approval before they were published. So I changed my settings. Today the spam was even worse, took me a half...
by Liz Elias 5 years ago
Normally, I approve 99% of all comments left on my hubs. But twice today, and once yesterday, there were comments left, all by "anonymous," that I simply denied because they were just way out of line.Not demeaning, offensive, hateful, or anything like that...just WAY off topic.In...
by Marcy Goodfleisch 5 years ago
I just noticed that comments I delete from the 'comments' section on my accounts page are not being deleted from the actual hubs. One of my hubs gets spammed a lot by people posting links and email addresses for 'quack' healthcare. I have clicked the 'spam' button and then clicked...
by CCahill 6 years ago
What Would Happen if you didn't Approve a comment?Under new comments there is 2 buttons... APPROVE and SPAMBut what happens if you press neither? If nothing, then is the approve button really neccasary? or should it just be a default until you hit Spam?
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