This goes against the rules of the forum:
'Please note that advertising and promotional posts in the forums will be deleted and may result in the closing of your HubPages account. Do not start threads for the sole purpose of promotion or posting links. Please use the Forums in the spirit of community!'
They should just delete threads like this. It's not like he's going to come back and carry on the conversation...
outgoing links within the forum use no-follow rule. however the internal promotion is still there. So I agree no spam.
by Carolee Samuda 6 years ago
Logging in this morning I saw a forum post in my feed and decided to check it out. The hubber making the post joined and withing a few minutes entered the forums. There was one response and the reply was a personal attack.I hope that made sense. I am asking why is HP afraid to make some serious...
by Richard Bivins 10 years ago
I think HP should put some sore of restriction on posting to the forums to keep people from joining just to post their spam.New hubbers should have to at least publish One hub of original content before having access to the forums. I'm sure this will not eliminate all the spammers but it may...
by Richard Bivins 9 years ago
I suggest that HP prevent any registered user from posting a new topic to the forums if they have no hubs. They can comment but not start new threads.Most forums that I use have this restriction in place.
by Jaye Denman 5 years ago
For the second time in less than a week, I just spent time opening "questions" that aren't questions, but nonsensical "garbage"--bits of a paragraph copies from somewhere and dumped into HP. In each case, I flagged them for HP, and they will likely disappear soon. But they harm...
by Kate Swanson 11 years ago
While I'm being a policeman, I can't help noticing that there's a lot of self-promotion that goes on in the forums. Especially the "other topics" forums, where quite often you'll find posts with not much more than the link to the person's Hub.Surely the forums are places to discuss...
by Tony Lawrence 8 years ago
OK, I heard the objections to my idea of no hubs/no forum posts and see the validity.How about a mandatory "Introduce yourself" post that has to survive not being flagged by X number of people in X amount of time and if they pass, they have access to every forum. Otherwise, no...
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