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Hub Hopping - any way to report obvious article spinning?

  1. StephRS profile image87
    StephRSposted 4 years ago

    Hi all

    Sorry if this question is answered elsewhere on here, but I just wanted to ask if anybody knows of a way to report articles that have obviously been generated using spinning software? I was Hub Hopping today and came accross one such article - the first capsule was ok, completely coherent. The second, however, began with this:

    "I won't lie to you, it's not going to be turtlelike. But that doesn't mean it's philosophical pitch possible, or even probable, if you follow from a few simple guidelines in attainment and implementing your plan."

    The rest of the article was just as incoherent. I know we can give hubs marks out of 10 in certain areas while Hub Hopping, but is there a way to report for spinning, specifically?

    Cheers
    Steph

    1. SimeyC profile image88
      SimeyCposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Can't you simply flag the hub? You can select the reason why when flagging I believe...

    2. pauldeeds profile image
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      pauldeedsposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      There is a flag link in the hopper itself.  Just click it and select "Spun or Poorly Translated", and then proceed with your rating.

      http://s1.hubimg.com/u/7486600_f248.jpg

      While there certainly are hubs that are published that may be spun and that need to be rated or flag, occasionally we intentionally include hubs in the hopper that have known problems (including ones that are spun) as part of the rating accuracy assessment process.  If someone rates one of these hubs highly then we know they are not paying close enough enough attention, and we will discount the weight of their ratings appropriately, or in the case of turkers, we may prevent them from providing us with ratings at all.

  2. LindaSmith1 profile image61
    LindaSmith1posted 4 years ago

    Hub Hopper  has changed. Just make note of the hub, and then go to it directly and use the flag at the top of page.  You can report the hub for spinning from the flag it feature.  But, you also need to copy a couple of sentences to prove your point and paste them.  I am seeing a lot of spun stuff, but of course they are featured while honest writers sit on idle, no index crap.

    1. IzzyM profile image87
      IzzyMposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Ain't that the truth! And the MTurkers no doubt passed them because they are skim reading and not actually reading the articles they are supposed to be checking.

      Stupid system.

      Mturk people should be allowed the time to properly read the articles they are rating, and it is quite obvious they are not.

      I found a featured hub a few days ago that had one photo and 2 lines of text.

      To the OP, flag all hubs that you suspect are spun. We don't need such articles here.

      1. aykianink profile image61
        aykianinkposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Holy smokes...please tell me that this is an exaggeration:  "I found a featured hub a few days ago that had one photo and 2 lines of text."

        1. IzzyM profile image87
          IzzyMposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Unfortunately not, but it has since been unpublished after flagging.

          The thing is, HP had loads of just such stuff published before they brought in pending hubs.

          Now it is just the odd one or two.

          But we are all paying the price by not having hubs featured immediately - all except the chosen few of course.

  3. Running Young profile image60
    Running Youngposted 4 years ago

    I thought, hubpages is so strict with it and do a manual review on each hubs. how come these kind of spun articles get posted then?

    1. pauldeeds profile image
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      pauldeedsposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      The Hopper is part of the manual review process, as further explained here and in the learning center

  4. StephRS profile image87
    StephRSposted 4 years ago

    Ah right, i didn't realise that flagging gave you different options, thanks guys.

 
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