In the interest of maintaining an excellent forum here, I would like to suggest a flag or report function on forum posts.
Its nice to allow newbies to get started immediately in the forum and get help and receive positive welcome from those in the forums, but surely theres something we can do to rid the forum of spam links.
Hi Dianne Inside,
Thanks. You learn something new everyday with hubpages options.
Off I go to help nuke them
I was just wondering if there are a few trusted Hubbers around the globe that could be given the authority to temporarily suspend an account from spamming given todays attack. HP team can't do much about it while they are sleeping on a Saturday night / Sunday morning.
That's a good question, it would be nice though. I guess they would have to be well trusted as I could see some who might abuse this. lol
But it actually is a good idea, to temporarily, disable , till hubpages team could review.
I'm for that.
Here's another idea:
We know that there is some automated review of hubs; they can get flagged and temporarily(?) disabled for later review by humans. What about having an automated review of forum posts? If the same poster posts identical content within a given period of time, the poster becomes temporarily disabled for posting. Maybe there could be other parameters that trigger the disabling.
best thing is to flag their profile if they're spamming the forums.
I'm sure a team member is on it...they did this yesterday too.
Yes, I'm sure they are onto it, as they were yesterday and last weekend and the weekend before that and the one before that.
The people who post about twenty times within one minute are probably being paid for spamming. When one account is blocked, they simply open another ASAP.
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If some form of automated disabling of posts could be instituted, it would save the staff a lot of time, and it would save them and all Hubbers a lot of grief. If it's not outrageously expensive, I believe it might be worth considering.
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