Every time I write a Hub, I have to go into the comment module and checkmark "Must approve all comments". I would suggest that Hubpages make this checkmarked and enabled by default.
I feel that it is important for all authors to moderate comments in order to prevent spam from getting into their hubs -- especially with the new Google algorithm change. Most spam gets onto our pages because spammers are posting comments into hubs which are not being moderated.
I've been here almost two years and have only ever had one spam comment. I would say that spammy hubs are a much bigger problem than spammy comments.
I like the way it is now.
As for SPAM in my comments, I've only had a few in the time that I've been here.
In all of my comings and goings I have been here almost two years and have had one spam comment and it was in my "spam comments" list. (Ive got my preferences set to approve comments before showing.) I know other folks have more problems with spam then that, but I feel like its all set up pretty good the way it is.
I get a ton of spam comments and up until this new shift I didn't much mind them. But now, I'm going back and eliminating all the comments that are made by non hubbers that anchor link their name to a url and I'm making sure that in order to leave a comment the user must be signed in.
I wish this was the default, too. I have received a few extremely nasty comments on my hubs and did not notice until much later because I was busy creating new content.
I get a fair amount of spam (a couple/few Hubs more than others). This thread has me confused, though, because I've always had it set (through "edit profile", I thought) that I have to approve comments. That's how things still are for me, so it didn't get "undone". I just went to double-check "edit profile", though, and now I no longer see the thing where you select "approve comments". I looked in "comments" and didn't see the box to check "all comments must be approved" there either. New Hubs I've written still have the "approve comments" thing. Am I just forgetting where that was, or did it move? Anyway, I've always had it set to "approve comments" as the default. Still do. I just seem to have forgotten, or lost, where, exactly, I did that setting.
I thought I had it on default, too, but I'm not sure there is a default anymore, Lisa. I've been manually checking every comments box.
At the very least, I think there ought to be the option for each user to moderate by default. Maybe there is, and I just don't know where it is.
by Marina 2 years ago
Hi Hubbers! Today I have some news to share related to Hub comment moderation. While we have traditionally used a nearly 100% community-run comment moderation system, we are concerned because there are in fact thousands of potentially low-quality anonymous comments across the site. Thoughtful and...
by Wesley Meacham 5 years ago
Do you approve comments from guest users that only leave links?A guest user commented on one of my hubs leaving a link to a book about the same subject. They don't actually say anything they just give the link to the book. Since there is no actual comment in the comment would you approve it or...
by Christy Kirwan 9 months ago
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by MarieLB 9 months ago
There is a new short comment on one of articles I have edited lately.The system has indicated that it is Spam.I wonder why and how can this be identified?I normally feel that it is right to acknowledge and respond to any comment. In this case I am at a loss as to whether I should.
by fluffanutta 4 years ago
A very minor issue: all our comments have been transferred over (yay), but each one has the following buttons and text:(Approve) (Deny) Status: Shown. It looks like we need to approve all our comments again, yet they are already "Shown" so we don't need to after all.Can the (Approve)...
by Laura Izett 7 years ago
Do you accept or deny comments that leave a link to someone's website?I don't mind people leaving a link to one of their hubs but I don't know about people leaving a link to their own website.
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