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  1. LuisEGonzalez profile image87
    LuisEGonzalezposted 5 years ago

    I created two boards on Pinterest. However I noticed that there are two other boards, which I did not create, with literary thousands of pins.

    1. How can others ad boards to my account and can I prevent this.
    2. Does this help/hurt my Pinterest account/HubPages account.

    Sorry if these questions sound naive, but Internet/computer dealings are not my strong suit.

    1. psycheskinner profile image80
      psycheskinnerposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Somewhere you must have accidentally clicked an invitation to join a group board, you can just bring it up and leave it.

      1. TheKatsMeow profile image87
        TheKatsMeowposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Yes exactly as psycheskinner has mentioned.
        I went to your pinterest boards and I can see that two of them are group boards. You can tell they are group boards because on the top right hand side of the boards you can see there is an icon (it's a picture of 3 people). That means those are groups boards, many people are members and anyone who belongs to this group can pin to it. Someone invited you to these groups and you must have accepted.

    2. livingsta profile image95
      livingstaposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Hi LuisEGonzalez,

      What psycheskinner says is correct. Looks like, it must have been invitation to a group that you accepted.
      Click on that board, once you are in it, click "Edit board". It will take you to the next page where there is a "leave" button. Click on that to remove it from showing on your profile and stop receiving any updates or notifications. Please see screenshot attached
      Hope this helps!

  2. LuisEGonzalez profile image87
    LuisEGonzalezposted 5 years ago

    Thanks to all. One more question: Is being part of these groups beneficial (views etc) to my HubPages account at all ?

    1. livingsta profile image95
      livingstaposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      It depends on what those boards are. If those boards are relevant to what you will pin, then you can pin on those boards and it will expose your pins to a wider range of audience (all members of that group) and not just to your followers!

  3. psycheskinner profile image80
    psycheskinnerposted 5 years ago

    I find group boards just clutter up my page.  I tried using them, but know would only use one I started myself with a clear purpose.

  4. Kangaroo_Jase profile image80
    Kangaroo_Jaseposted 5 years ago


    Wrylilt has written a hub about how one can use pictures on hubs with Pinterest and one doesn't need to use Pinterest.

  5. Kangaroo_Jase profile image80
    Kangaroo_Jaseposted 5 years ago

    *ie with made for Pinterest pics, one doesn't even need Pinterest membership.

  6. Krysanthe profile image94
    Krysantheposted 5 years ago

    I agree with livingsta and psycheskinner.  These group boards can be quite beneficial if they are relevant to what you will pin from HubPages.  In that case, they can be huge exposure to a large group of people following that group.  However, they can also be clutter if they are something that holds no interest to you or your writing. 

    Group can also be a source of new followers on pinterest.  I pin to my group boards from one of my own boards rather than directly from my HubPages account because pinterest will always give a pop-up when someone pins something that will lead them to the original board. If they really like what they pin they sometimes click through to your board and start following you.