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.
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/stor … amp;f=1003
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.
by Jean DAndrea20 months ago
What is it with these people? Just had no less than 5 comments on different hubs, all totally unconnected with the subject, and all making no sense to me.When I logged in, I thought, "Great, some...
by girly_girl097 years ago
I have been seeing a lot of forum spam lately. I think it could be *greatly* reduced by only allowing new sign-ups to post under the help section until they've published one hub. After they've published their first hub,...
by sheilamyers2 years ago
I know when we come across a hub or question (in the "answers" section) we feel violates some rule established by HP, we can click on the little flag so that HP can check it and possibly remove it. However, I...
by Andria5 years ago
Just wondering. So much ill will abounds in the forum, largely related to a couple of the sub forums. That aside, what would improve your hubpages experience? And no one can say 'shut down the forum' because we'd lose a...
by Suzanne Day2 years ago
We seem to be having quite a lot of forum spam lately, I've been reporting it up to 5 times a day and I'm sure there's been others reporting it too. Why anyone would come to a writing site to promote their products here...
by Lionrhod23 months ago
There are a lot of us who haven't been feeling safe on the forums. They've felt stalked, harassed and browbeaten.Sadly, some folks go with the letter of the law, but not the spirit of it in their posts.For an excellent...
Copyright © 2016 HubPages Inc. and respective owners.
Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners.
HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc.
HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.