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 yoshi97 8 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 Don Bobbitt 12 months 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 Sondra Rochelle 5 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 Alan 3 years ago
What can Hubpages do to help stop SPAM in our forums?Report this SPAM, fellow Hubbers! These SPAM questions about bed linens are currently dominating the forum. Of course, as quick as Hubpages deletes them, more will pop up in the forum. What can we do to stop this, any ideas?
by Lionrhod 3 years ago
There are a lot of us who haven't been feeling safe on the forums. They've felt stalked, harassed and browbeaten.Sadly, some folks go with the letter of the law, but not the spirit of it in their posts.For an excellent post on why we need Forum Moderators, check out what Makingamark says here...
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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