Banned members following me?

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    sheilamyersposted 4 years ago

    Sorry about the subject line, but I didn't know what to put there.

    Over the past few days, I've checked my notification email and it tells me so-and-so is following me, but when I click on the link to take at look at their profile, the profile has a message saying the person has been banned from Hubpages. It seems the person signed up a few hours before they chose to follow me and then something happens. Are people really getting banned that quickly? I'm just curious to know if they're really breaking some of the rules or is there a technical glitch here at HP.

    1. Sed-me profile image83
      Sed-meposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Banned members or band members? Cause if it's the latter, that could be kind of cool.

      1. MsDora profile image95
        MsDoraposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        Cute, Sed-me.

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        sheilamyersposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        Being followed by band members would be cool. Would they then be my groupies?

        1. Sed-me profile image83
          Sed-meposted 4 years agoin reply to this

          Of course, you're in the 100 club. That's very elite. You should already have groupies!

    2. relache profile image84
      relacheposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      You can be if you do just the right wrong things right away.

      1. Sed-me profile image83
        Sed-meposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        <does a double take>

    3. lisavollrath profile image96
      lisavollrathposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Congratulations, you've finally discovered your superhero power. You make people who follow you disappear!

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        sheilamyersposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        ROFL!!!!! I know that can't be the reason, but if it keeps happening I might start feeling like it is.

    4. Cardisa profile image92
      Cardisaposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I read through the thread and I must say that this has turned out to be very funny.

      On to more serious stuff. There are some people who join hubpages just to follow people and many of them are spammers or repeat offenders. Many of them use the same IP address to create new profiles and this will cause them to be banned...more than once.

      I strongly believe that many of the content thieves are those who join HP just to follow hubbers and steal their content.

      1. Solaras profile image96
        Solarasposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        I think you are correct, and that is vile!  My thieves always ignore my requests to remove content, so the content just sits there.  Goggle says it has de-indexed, but it is still vexing to know it is there in weird sunglasses ads etc...

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        sheilamyersposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        I didn't think about that. I guess following people who write about topics that seem popular in some way would allow them to more easily find the stuff they want to steal.

  2. Thomas Swan profile image95
    Thomas Swanposted 4 years ago

    Don't worry about it; I see the same thing sometimes. They're usually the one's who follow hundreds of people and/or spam messages and links across the forums or people's hubs. That's why they get banned so quickly.

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      sheilamyersposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks. That makes sense. I've never had them leave any spam comments on my hubs before they disappear so maybe they just got reported before they got around to doing it.

  3. LongTimeMother profile image94
    LongTimeMotherposted 4 years ago

    If they are banned for spamming, using copied content or whatever, surely they should be removed from the system and no longer be shown as following anyone? I doubt any hubber would want notices of their new content sent to banned members.


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