One of My Hubs Is getting Spam in the Comments. What to do?

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  1. EuroCafeAuLait profile image83
    EuroCafeAuLaitposted 6 years ago

    One of My Hubs Is getting Spam in the Comments.  What to do?

    One of my hubs is being spammed - five entries today - with absolutely nothing to do with the topic.  Three of the entries are in a foreign language and all end the lengthy comment with a web address / link! I didn't delete so it could be traced.  My John Paul II Hub.  Suggestions?

  2. ChristinS profile image93
    ChristinSposted 6 years ago

    delete the comments and then set your comments to moderated status so that you have to approve them before they show on your hubs.  This is going on with several hubbers presently.

  3. denisemai profile image72
    denisemaiposted 6 years ago

    Hi, EuroCafeAuLait. Have you considered changing your settings so that you must approve comments? That should nip it in the bud. I checked it out. It's a mixture of French and gibberish. Spam. Has anyone ever garnered positive results from spam?

  4. sarahmoose profile image77
    sarahmooseposted 6 years ago

    Also, if there is a hubber profile at the top of the comment, click on it then use the 'Flag this Profile' button. It will be picked up and the individual removed if necessary.

    1. EuroCafeAuLait profile image83
      EuroCafeAuLaitposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you, I'll do that!!

  5. Patty Inglish, MS profile image93
    Patty Inglish, MSposted 6 years ago

    We're discussing this problem at this Forum thread:

    http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/98876

  6. Helena Ricketts profile image95
    Helena Rickettsposted 6 years ago

    I have always had my settings so comments have to be approved before they show up to avoid that all together.  I've had a troll or two and it helps with that also.

 
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