I think there is a stong case to not allow people to use the main forum until they have successfully published one or more hubs. You could then have a limited area where new hubbers could ask questions (and spam!).
Actually, I think what I saw this afternoon is what 2uesday is referring to. When I saw these posts, I thought it was something new. Maybe not. I thought you could tell which are spam by looking at the odd usernames and title.
We typically can (and do). The posts you see have all been deleted; however, the titles remain for some reason (as you noted). We're looking into it now.
Thanks to you, janshares, paradigmsearch and other frequent Forum flaggers (relache, psycheskinner, fatfreddyscat, etc - apologies to those I've forgotten) for quickly identifying these problematic posts/users. Please try to ignore the deleted posts for now while we work on resolving the issue. Thanks again.
You're welcome, Camille Harris (I think ) Hey everybody, please don't brand us and bunch us all together as "Frequent Forum Flaggers." That's not what she meant, okay? Okay. Reporting this spam that attacked my hubfeed was the first time I've ever clicked a report button. Just needed to clear that up.
Matt Cutts' advice: "You might just look into some ways to try to catch the spam a little faster or see if there are some ways to make it a bit harder for the spammers to post a large amount of messages on the community pages."
I think one solution would be to require all forum posters to have as least one featured Hub before being allowed to post.
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