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Make Comment Moderation the Default

  1. BlissfulWriter profile image66
    BlissfulWriterposted 7 years ago

    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.

  2. lrohner profile image81
    lrohnerposted 7 years ago

    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. smile

  3. lakeerieartists profile image77
    lakeerieartistsposted 7 years ago

    Agreed Irohner, but I still plenty of spam comments.

  4. Cagsil profile image59
    Cagsilposted 7 years ago

    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.

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    DoorMattnomoreposted 7 years ago

    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.

  6. livewithrichard profile image84
    livewithrichardposted 7 years ago

    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.

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      DoorMattnomoreposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      ugh, I hadn't thought about all that in my previous comment. Sorry about that, maybe the OP does have a good idea.

  7. BlissfulWriter profile image66
    BlissfulWriterposted 7 years ago

    Thanks for all the feedback.

  8. classicalgeek profile image85
    classicalgeekposted 7 years ago

    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.

  9. Lisa HW profile image73
    Lisa HWposted 7 years ago

    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.   hmm  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.

    1. shogan profile image84
      shoganposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      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.