You can get a fake designer belt to show your living quarters - off.
Or you can report them, mmm let me see which one is a good idea.
I think a flag is most useful - on their profile page.
Or try singing this - the spam song.
I cannot think of anything polite to say when I look at the mess the forum is in at this moment.
Take that back, spam has vanished - well done who ever got rid of it.
Working on it. Thanks for your patience.
I see they have returned with a new HubPages id. since I last posted.
It must be a bit of a pain to have to deal with it all.
Why don't you'll make the forums such that you can post only if you have 5 published hubs or something? The learning center is always there to help newbies so they dont need to ask about it on the forums. It would give you guys more time to deal with more important stuff.
Even a delay between the signing up time and the time you can post in a forum would help, say 24 or 48 hours.
True that would take care of over 90% at least.
Great suggestions! We've considered these ideas, but unfortunately we don't want to prevent new users from asking questions and seeking help from other users about HubPages via the forums. Requiring a delay of 24 or 48 hours may also be discouraging for a new user wishing to seek help on HubPages. A frustrated new user may simply just abandon their account instead of coming back in 24 hours to ask questions.
We're in the process of discussing possible ideas to prevent the forum spam.
I think requiring one featured Hub before allowing anyone to post on the forum is the best idea. Anyone can read the forum and all of the training information on HubPages without being allowed to post, which should answer most initial questions for new people. I think requiring one featured Hub before being allowed posting privileges would completely eliminate the spam problem. (Just yesterday a guy was posting on the forum under several user names and only one had a published Hub.)
by Don Bobbitt 6 weeks ago
It looks like a fourth of my feed lately is comprised of new people wanting the rest of us to tell them how to write. All day I get request after request for help on passing the Quality Assessment. I mean Really? Many of your requests are just one step above being a jumble of mis-spelled words...
by yoshi97 9 years ago
all the people I see spamming the forums are signing up long enough to post on the forum but aren't writing any hubs. So ... I was thinking. Why not require three hubs from a person before they can post in the forums? They would still be allowed to read to their heart's content, but they would need...
by Sondra Rochelle 9 months ago
New people are always welcome on this site, but they need to understand that this is not a site like Facebook. HP is a community of writers who have come here to hone their skills and perhaps earn a few dollars.If your only goal is to show up out of the blue, produce nothing, but spend your...
by kirstenblog 9 years ago
I have noticed a few questions asked by newbies that have been asked before and so many times it is probably impossible to count. I have noticed comments of annoyance at the same questions being asked yet again. I am sure at some point I will have been here long enough to get every bit as annoyed.I...
by Carolee Samuda 6 years ago
This might be my last forum post because I am tired. I can't be wasting my time beating a dead horse.HP is a business and they need to start treating their business more seriously. They need a task force to sit and brain storm about how to keep spammers out in the first place.I know that I have...
by girly_girl09 9 years ago
I have been seeing a lot of forum spam lately. I think it could be *greatly* reduced by only allowing new sign-ups to post under the help section until they've published one hub. After they've published their first hub, then they could post anywhere. I think this would deter a lot of the people who...
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