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.
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.
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...
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.
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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