I've just been reporting over 10 spam messages posted from a brand new account, and there are many more of these messages across multiple threads.
Why not impose a quota upon how many postings can be made from new accounts?
Yes, I just reported them as well. However, I don't know about preventing new hubbers from posting...what about if they need help or whatever? Or maybe they should have written at least one hub first, do you think?
Good job! I am not talking about preventing, the only kind of restriction I advocate here is a numerical one. Say, 3 posts an hour for the first 3 days, then gradually upgrade that.
This would have been enough to prevent what just happened. The account could have been closed in an orderly fashion within the first hour, and we'd all be better off.
Surely, the system ought to be able to block serial spammers that use scripts to post multiple posts within minutes.
Yes, maybe you're right. I have seen quite a few lately, though none so bad as that!! Mind you, maybe they would wait three days, or maybe not - I'm not sure how the mind of a spammer works.
I doubt the ones like we just saw have a mind, even, I think it's all a computer script. I think such rules would help make HubPages a less attractive target for spammers.
I'm sure you were reporting the same person I was, at around the same time - there I was doing a good deed, not knowing I was at least the third person to do it.
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Actually, I've been reporting SPAM in the forum quite a bit and very little from my hubs.
However, the best idea I have heard of so far is to put a minimum # of hubs published before granting access to the forums.
I'm leaning toward liking that idea. At least a minimum of one hub should be published before a person can post to the forums.
This would prevent people from simply signing up and SPAMMING the forums. The power of moderating our own comments can handle SPAM via comments sections of hubs.
Just my thoughts.
I agree with the forum restriction. I think it would be helpful.
It is difficult to place limits on people without putting them off the site. I know I post more than three posts an hour when I am browsing the forums.
Instead I would put in some kind of spam script which looks out for the same message being posted more than twice, and prevent any posts which include a link until the users has posted 10/15/20 link free posts.
These are fairly easy measures to implement and can give a huge spam reduction.
Me too, something like that was exactly what I had in mind.
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