Spam links posted all over the forums!

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    Ronnytronposted 5 years ago

    Some spammers are posting spam links all over the forums; it's annoying. I did report them, but I think Hubpages team should come up with something to prevent this; for example: if three or more people report a comment then it should be automatically hidden until the staff verifies it. Same thing can be done with the spam accounts. These spammers are hurting the reputation of the site!

    What does the Hubpages team do when they catch a hubber posting spam, do they ban him/her? If yes are they banned permanently or are allowed to join again?

    I hope you consider my suggestions.

    1. Matthew Meyer profile image72
      Matthew Meyerposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Ronnytron.
      We made some changes this week, since this new influx of comment SPAM in order to better address and automatically remove them.
      Please continue to report content as SPAM as it helps our automatic measures better identify and address SPAM going forward.

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        Ronnytronposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Is it necessary to report all the spam comments in a forum, or reporting just one of them is enough?

        1. Matthew Meyer profile image72
          Matthew Meyerposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          The main thing is to report one for each of the usernames that made the post.
          If there a re a huge number, you certainly don't have to take the time to report each comment.

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            Ronnytronposted 5 years agoin reply to this

            What if I report the person who posts these spams along with the spam comments?

            1. Matthew Meyer profile image72
              Matthew Meyerposted 5 years agoin reply to this

              That is also helpful.

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                Ronnytronposted 5 years agoin reply to this

                What do you think about my suggestion on hiding the comment when reported by multiple users?

                1. Matthew Meyer profile image72
                  Matthew Meyerposted 5 years agoin reply to this

                  We do some automatic comment SPAM removal now and added some new measures this week in response to the recent barrage of SPAM comments.
                  I am going to bring this up in our community meeting and see if there is anything else we can do to better address such SPAM going forward.

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                    Ronnytronposted 5 years agoin reply to this

                    Thanks for replying!

  2. 2uesday profile image83
    2uesdayposted 5 years ago

    It might be useful if you could put an automatic limit on the number of posts a newly signed up person can make in a set period of time.

    1. SuperBrainwave profile image97
      SuperBrainwaveposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I agree.

  3. psycheskinner profile image84
    psycheskinnerposted 5 years ago

    Here we go again....

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