Anyone else got a troll on the loose?

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  1. CyclingFitness profile image90
    CyclingFitnessposted 10 years ago

    Does anyone else have a problem with a troll/ comment spammer on their hubs? Any suggestions for getting rid?

    1. IzzyM profile image87
      IzzyMposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Just in the last few minutes several of my hubs have been 'attacked' by spammers. Looks like someone is using software.

    2. lisabeaman profile image68
      lisabeamanposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Me too - I just changed my global settings to only allow signed in users to comment. Do you think that will help? I was going to disable comments completely on the one that had 45 spam comments, but it wouldn't let me do that on just one hub.

      1. gabgirl12 profile image60
        gabgirl12posted 10 years agoin reply to this

        How do you do that? I didn't know you could change the settings..

        1. lisabeaman profile image68
          lisabeamanposted 10 years agoin reply to this

          Hi Gabgirl - sorry I didn't see this sooner. You can find the global settings by going to your statistics page. On the left side is a dark grey box with different options. Choose "comments" and it will take you to a page where you can change the settings.

          btw - since I did that, I haven't had any more problems with spammers. It either worked... or it coincided with Hubpages taking action. Either way - I'm happy!

          1. gabgirl12 profile image60
            gabgirl12posted 10 years agoin reply to this

            Awesome! Thanks for sharing. smile

    3. miss_jkim profile image77
      miss_jkimposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, it started last night and is continuing today. I've been deleting them as soon as I notice them, but it is very annoying.

  2. TheMagician profile image91
    TheMagicianposted 10 years ago

    Same here. I wish it was possible to block specific IP addresses from commenting.

  3. paradigmsearch profile image60
    paradigmsearchposted 10 years ago

    I just got 2 new ones myself. The HP filter auto-killed them both; bless its fuzzy little heart.

  4. relache profile image71
    relacheposted 10 years ago

    If you flag the comments as spam, and a lot of Hubs report the same person, it won't take long for the auto-filter to learn this person and comments will be auto-flagged as spam.

  5. SmartAndFun profile image95
    SmartAndFunposted 10 years ago

    I have seen several threads today about spam comments. Evidently spam is all over HP today.

  6. relache profile image71
    relacheposted 10 years ago

    That's how you know someone with software is attacking the site.

  7. Nell Rose profile image88
    Nell Roseposted 10 years ago

    Yep me too.

  8. Au fait profile image89
    Au faitposted 10 years ago

    Yes, about 2 hours ago.

  9. CyclingFitness profile image90
    CyclingFitnessposted 10 years ago

    it's bizarre. such a shame if it's a software thats targetted us we are likely to not be getting ad impressions!

    I've had one hub with 25 spam comments overnight- yet on 2 views!

  10. 2uesday profile image68
    2uesdayposted 10 years ago

    I too have a mass of spam in my spam comments spot today. smile Jimmy Choo seems to be very fond of my writing. I have just deleted them all.

  11. mr williams profile image59
    mr williamsposted 10 years ago

    Yes I have the same problem. Comments from people with weird names making statements irrelevant to the subject matter of the hub.

  12. Patty Inglish, MS profile image88
    Patty Inglish, MSposted 10 years ago

    We have 6 threads on this problem now. Original one is at:

  13. Dame Scribe profile image58
    Dame Scribeposted 10 years ago

    HP usually gets spammers coming along prior to the weekend tongue there were weekends where we had to spend time flagging the forums for spam. It's not bad now but I've found moderating my comments, I don't get them as much.


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