How about having an "I-don't-like-this-Hubber" button on profiles, with a dropdown menu for clicking your reasons - "Based on his subjectmatter", "Based on his bad grammar," "Based on his attitude," "Based on his avatar," or "Based on nothing more than his face".
When several individual items by an author are in violation, we generally look at their other hubs, questions, answers, etc. You can also just add a message in the note when you report something if you'd like to point out to us that the entire account is problematic.
I'm talking about a hubber here for one purpose, to direct readers to another site in order to make money. You see them here, on the forums all the time. In fact I just saw three posts by the same person, leading me to post this.
Sometimes, said "hubbers" create a profile and even put hubs stating the same as there forum posts. It would be easier sometimes if, instead of flagging every post and every hub, we could just get the profile and be done.
Cosette, we've already discussed this. If their personal website is a spammy site, or is pornographic, then yes you should delete their comments. But if they've left you a good comment, and their website is respectable, you shouldn't.
Writers often leave comments on each other's blogs or websites with a link to their own site. It's a way we can all help each other - what goes around, comes around. You could go and leave comments on someone else's website with a link in your name to one of our Hubs. That's how it's supposed to work.
If someone has a link in their name does not mean they are a spammer. if they came to your page and left a decent comment, don't label that as spam. it's still up to us if we want to accept the comment, but that's pretty standard online to have a hyperlink in your name.
rating is different than flagging. You can rate a hub up or down using the buttons at the bottom of a hub, just above the comments section. You can rate a hub each time you visit it if you want.
Flagging, however, is when you see a hub that violates the TOS in some way and you want to alert the HubTeam. There's a link in the upper right hand side of a hub, beneath the profile picture where it says join fanclub, etc. The link says 'flag this hub' You can flag a hub more than once as well, though once is probably sufficient.
I have emailed firstname.lastname@example.org to alert them to spammers. You can tell if they are spammers or if they are legitimate quite quickly... I have flagged them when the person has had identical hubs with different titles, or if they have spammed the forum repeatedly.
Of course, that doesn't mean they disappear, it's ultimately HubPages decision. You can flag all you want but if HubPages disagrees nothing will come of it.
hmm...interesting. i hadn't thought of that angle. i get a lot of spam on one of my popular hubs, especially from someone selling Ugg boots. (i was going to hub about those but everybody has already hubbed that topic to death
Lots of times when Im researching anew hub topic I travel around reading, I use my unpublished hub as my website (you already picked the URL), I only comment when I have a worthwhile addition or a real question, I would hate to think my fellow writers and marketers would be denying my comments solely because I have a website too! comment karma, you can tell the good guys from the bad guys pretty easily ...no white teeth or diet pill links are sticking around on my hubs or sites..neither is "good hub" but otherwise comment love should be supported.
It seems when hub hopping that a lot of the spammy spun nonsense is provided by people who have no profile and no picture.Why not make a paragraph, minimum 50 words say, of profile writing compulsory? And a pic as...
I have just visited the games section of these forums and the top 14 posts are all just spam from 2 individuals,is it me or has spamming got worse in the last couple of weeks or have i just started to notice it and its...
This issue has been raised many times and many authors don't want it.=> The links have no value to the hubber.=> The forum links should not be public as the issues are essentially internal=> What possible...
As mentioned in this thread: http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/75200There are many spammers who still have thousands of hubs up, even if they are on probation. Obviously flagging an account doesn't work so for those of us...