Please let your topic writers know comment spam reflects on Hubpages as a network. Not just individual topic writers. If they can take the time to comment they could take the time to leave a real comment versus something generic they cut and paste for every blog/ site they choose to dump on.Why don't they take the time to leave a real comment? How long does it take to come up with something that shows they actually read your post enough to know what you were writing about? A minute, maybe two? Seems to me that a minute or two is worthwhile. Rather than having their comments deleted and never posted they would get better results (have more comments posted) if they made sincere, relevant comments. Maybe it's the way of things these days. Put in less time doing worthless stuff and hope to get a few results for your lack of trouble. I think they miss (or just don't care) about the long term results. Hubpages is slipping into the sort of site you expect to find garbage in and garbage from. Not the sort of site you go to when you want quality. So, this person from Hubpages may get the odd comment posted from a new blogger but they trash Hubpages, their work there and themselves. Wouldn't it be better to put your time and energy into building something stronger, with real quality. Something worth building. Reply back from Hubpages:
Thank you for bringing this to our attention. That user has been banned, and was most likely using an automated method of Comment spamming, which is why they can't "take the time to leave a real comment."Their reply came within half an hour. I'm impressed with how much they are on top of things like this.
Comment from: Andrew Keir
Half an hour turn around is pretty snappy.
I can understand the whole bot spam thing as i image it’s a set and forget kind of operation, but the people who physically grind from site to site leaving worthless comments? I can’t imagine anything more tedious and less productive.
I was impressed to hear back from them that quickly. Not just a form note either.