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 well. I mean neither would be particularly hard for a new hubber to deal with.
And then they'd look even less like a hit and run spammer.
I think it's fine as it is. If I see a person without a half decent profile it helps me make up my mind that they're not serious and I give them less attention.
I'll second this. A blank profile is a great way of separating the wheat from the chaff.
I think there are arguments for both sides. To Mark's point, the more hoops a spammer has to jump through to get on board will definitely deter a good number of spammers. To darkside and relache's points of view, it definitely makes it easier to see who is "a hit and run spammer". My initial thoughts put me firmly on the fence.
just noticed you are 100 many happy returns, did you get your card from the queen today?
Good idea but you know I can say :"Hi, I'm the Queen of England" and make up a nice profile and it's not really true. So spammers can spin us a tale concerning their profiles.
Any text based content inside the profile is meaningless to me, but as Im pretty sure lots of the spam content is auto-posted via software that registers and submits content on its own but does not seem to have the capability of UPLOADING and cropping a Profile Photo, I think that tiny step would do wonders to stop spam postings
(until they change their macros to beat that also)
photo and profile text are good. I noticed that also when hub hopping, most are spam, spun content, copied and over promotion to their sites without profile and avatar
Well someone started a thread on here 'Making a comment a day' etc,which I thought was a good positive initative and eagerly jumped on the bandwagon,visited and left comments etc.
Now Im thinking after reading 3 Hubs of one said Hubber ,with no profile,most of the stuff is copied, so I guess the jokes on me...Grrrr..
You know you've been had when they don't answer your comment. Of course some people just don't get around to answering.
I agree that a profile and photo need to be included before writing.
I also want some hubs under their belt before posting in the forums. other sites make you register and write before posting,why not HP?
Mark, your idea is great!
I deleted my profile, seems it should be targetted to what one writes but I write all over the place and not very much at that. I changed my profile a few times - I keep moving too, that didn't help - and finally just deleted it all. I have an avatar though, would that count?
Well I don't want to start a profile war here. But why don't you have even the barest "I like writing and I enjoy walks by the beach" or something. It doesn't have to be personal, or even true, but just a small flavour of where you are at.
But hey. I don't make the rules - thank goodness.
ps. Your pics nice.
Let's see, I could write that I lived in an RV and traveled, no Utah, no SC, traveling again...
Living with my four...now three...now two...now one son. Now with my two sons and grandkids...now with my parents...now...
I'm studying medical coding, wait - teaching methods, no - computer apps, no - now it's politics...
Maybe I'll just write: TLMinut lives in the State of Constant Flux!
They could always use those Captcha thingys...theyre annoying ,but sposed to deter automation an such?
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