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Should I report?

  1. simeonvisser profile image85
    simeonvisserposted 7 years ago

    If someone is frequently posting comments that are so generic and meaningless ("nice hub, thanks for sharing") and so fast after each other that it's evidently done without reading the hubs, should I report such a person?

    1. Sally's Trove profile image81
      Sally's Troveposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I agree with Nelle. Just let it go. You can say a thank-you, or you can deny the comment. The thing is, there will always be people out there who want to jump on your work to gain advantage for themselves. Don't fret about it. Just move on and write more. And you can do what Misha suggests, too.

      1. earnestshub profile image87
        earnestshubposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        I agree as well. I have several followers who leave a brief reply sometimes, and at other times leave a full reply. I just leave a brief thank you.

    2. agvulpes profile image87
      agvulpesposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Personally I do not regard this as true 'spam'. This person has taken the time to visit your Hub, leaving you with a 'page view' quite possibly 'bookmarked' your Hub for future reference smile
      In some 'other places' short comments are acceptable!
      My policy is to answer comments with the same length reply as the comment. Then move on.
      Of course if it is true spam with 'linking' I report it as spam!  As they say 'the only good spam is a dead spam' cool

    3. profile image0
      Website Examinerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Yes. Report the comment as spam; no more, no less.

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    Nelle Hoxieposted 7 years ago

    In ordinary times perhaps. But seriously with everything going on at HubPages right now. Do you think worrying about this minor irritation, is a good use of their time?

  3. Misha profile image73
    Mishaposted 7 years ago

    There is a spam button. Use it. Once enough comments from the same person are marked as spam, all their subsequent comments will automatically go to spam. No human intervention required. smile

  4. Mrs. J. B. profile image60
    Mrs. J. B.posted 7 years ago

    This is were all the trouble starts. It only takes one.

  5. relache profile image89
    relacheposted 7 years ago

    My strategy for this is exactly as Misha has described it.

  6. Peter Owen profile image60
    Peter Owenposted 7 years ago

    I don't think you have to report. The Hub system will spot him soon enough and either penalize him or block him

  7. melbel profile image96
    melbelposted 7 years ago

    I know what you're saying. There is a hubber that follows me and comments on many of my hubs as I publish them. They don't comment RIGHT after I post the hub so there's a chance that he's read it, but the comments are like: "Great information! Thank you!"

    I mean, I can see how that COULD be an genuine comment, but after a while by getting "Nice tips," "Great hub, thanks" it's almost kind of pointless to comment. Why not something like, "I've never been to Montreal, but I have considered it. I didn't know that blah blah blah. Thank you for sharing, I'll have to consider going to blah blah blah if I ever go there, it sounds cool." Although I'd delete this comment too because I don't even have a hub on Montreal, but what I mean is something that kind of touches on something that's in the hub... something more specific than "Great SEO tips. K thanx bai"

  8. simeonvisser profile image85
    simeonvisserposted 7 years ago

    Ok, thanks to everyone for their responses. I agree that it's minor compared to other worries that we can have here at HubPages but I see many hub authors responding as if that user's comments are genuine.

    I'll simply use the spam button instead.

  9. sofs profile image82
    sofsposted 7 years ago

    Simeon, I know exactly what you are talking about and it is pretty annoying that this person does it everyday.Such meaningless comments.. I have denied some lately.  I have noticed this on my hubs and while I hop.. Yes it is time to scream spam wink