I found a hubber who has been here a week and has 55 hubs. In his recent hubtivity it shows that he has been publishing a hub every 10 minutes for the past hour or two. No pictures, no profile description.
I checked the content, no duplicate content, but it's very generic and something's just fishy... I'm thinking it was rewritten from wikipedia or something, but it's not showing up because it's not duplicate.
I feel like I should be flagging the guy for something, but not sure what. Something along the lines of, "keep an eye on him" lol.
Flag his profile. Say suspicious hubtivity w/ hubs published q/ 10 minutes, and of dubious quality/value.
Most of it was already written and just transferred from his docs. That's what I did in the beginning.
It could be purely innocent. He could just have had a massive amount of pre-written articles that he's transferring over. However, if his content is weak and poorly written, you should report him.
Maybe he's just got loads of stuff that he's written on his computer and he's uploading loads of stuff. Or he could've been on another site and moved all his stuff over to here and deleted it all from elsewhere.
When I joined HP, I had a ton of articles I had already written and then edited them, added photos and capsules and I'm sure it seemed fast. He/she could be transferring their old works from a different site, or just has a ton of articles written and ready to publish. I don't think it's a deceptive thing.
I thought of that as a possibility, but why not take the time to format it, add pictures... but nothing, just a big chunk of text for each hub. And they're all on very vague keywords like
I am doing the 30/30 for the second time around since joining HubPages in June, and I try to read work published by other Hubbers. I don't have enough time as it is, and I'm not going to focus on this new Hubber that you mentioned. Why should I take the time to analyze his behavior/ If his publishing habits on HubPages bothers you so much that you have to announce it on the Forum, then flag his work. It's not that I'm going to look for him or tell him how to format his work. I've got better things to do than wonder what he's up to.
That's what Forums are for--to state an opinion, but I'm not going to be scoping out someone's behavior and announcing it here. I am entitled to my opinion, and I say flag 'em. It has nothing to do with this subject being offensive. That's what your reading into it, so Hmmmmm right back at you. Don't ASSUME anything.
Obviously, we agree on flagging this person, and that's about it (rmcrayne).
I didn't out him. I didn't even mention his name.
I'm just wondering on other users' opinions on flagging based on the possibility that the content is spun.
That's what I'm wondering. What are the rules on spun content? I know it's not allowed, but I generally only flag if it's an obvious example of it.. like thesaurus-style with archaic words or incorrect context.
What about in articles that are spun but still make sense to a reader?
Well if you remember in the post-Panda flux a prominent hubber got a hub unpublished for spinning, and it read perfectly.
Staff linked the original and sure enough, it was the exact same article, just a different order of words/synonyms.
So yes, I would flag too, and let the mods decide.
The better the quality of work published on here, the better the chance I have of one day getting my traffic back - its been 4 months now since I lost it.
You can flag something that .....is the epitome of evil....um....fits your personal definition of "spun."
Seriously...so far as I know, "Spun" was a movie about methamphetamine users in California. It had the late Brittany Murphy and Micky Rourke in it.
I would have no real problem with flagging the stuff. It's only going to mean that a moderator will look it over.
Some people have tons of stuff from their written notes. It would be a shame for someone who was genuine to be flagged down but I guess I can't stop people using that function. I could not use it like that if I was not 1000% sure.
Go on, I'm bored, I'll join in.
The chances are that they are a copier / scammer. Pretty damn high in my opinion.
If I can refer you to my posts through April, May and June I did suggest repeatedly that HP introduce a limit on new Hubs. That would slow down the army of scammers. Make moderating easier, and a bit more rewarding to go flagging.
It's depressing when you are flagging the same shit, sorry 'Hubber', who has just posted fifty pieces of garbage.
I don't believe that anyone, hardly, has fifty pieces of work sat on their desktop that they have never published anywhere. And slings them all up, without even bothering with a profile.
If it smells like it... then it is.
One more thing. It's all very well making allowances or reasons for this, but if there is a chance that this garbage from 99% of the offenders can harm those who actually write their own words - then it's tough on the occasional honest person.
Flag it! No harm, no foul if the work is original. It is suspicious activity if nothing else.
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