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Rules

  1. DzyMsLizzy profile image94
    DzyMsLizzyposted 2 years ago

    I have just been prowling all through the Learning Center, and the FAQ, and cannot find reference to something I thought was a rule; i.e., not soliciting reciprocal likes/comments.

    I just got a "fan mail" from a brand new person on the site less than 2 days, no hubs, no followers,  and his "fan mail" consisted of the following:
    "LIKE=LIKE"
    "COMMENT=COMMENT"
    "FOLLOW=FOLLOW"

    I was under the impression this was against the rules, or at least greatly frowned upon.  I am unsure whether or not to report the profile.....

    Thanks for any clarification.

    1. Millionaire Tips profile image88
      Millionaire Tipsposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      That looks like someone who didn't know what they were doing somehow copied and pasted the wrong thing. 

      When a fan specifically asks me to follow them in fanmail, I generally delete the fan mail, since it is clear that their intention is simply to get me to follow them.

      1. DzyMsLizzy profile image94
        DzyMsLizzyposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        Well, yes, I did delete the mail; I'm not about to follow someone because they asked me to; and especially someone who hasn't even posted anything to read!

        However, I do not believe that was an "accidental" copy/paste, because as far as I have seen, there is no place (here on HP) to copy/paste such a thing.

        1. Millionaire Tips profile image88
          Millionaire Tipsposted 2 years ago in reply to this

          I'm pretty sure I got computer code like this once when I inadvertently dragged a button, but looking at fan mail right now, I'm not sure which button it could be!

        2. Barbara Kay profile image85
          Barbara Kayposted 2 years ago in reply to this

          Maybe he wrote a hub and it wasn't approved? I wouldn't like someone that did that and wouldn't follow them.

    2. paradigmsearch profile image86
      paradigmsearchposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Succinct, isn't he? big_smile

      1. The Examiner-1 profile image80
        The Examiner-1posted 2 years ago in reply to this

        It made me think of something that you would post when you start a forum.

    3. The Examiner-1 profile image80
      The Examiner-1posted 2 years ago in reply to this

      It sounds like someone who does not know what they are saying/writing.

    4. bethperry profile image91
      bethperryposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      I don't believe it is against any rule, but I do feel it is rather a  desperate and tasteless act. This person sounds like a "Follow 'Ho", as my kids refer to it.

  2. LindaSmith1 profile image60
    LindaSmith1posted 2 years ago

    Some get lost and think they are on bubbles or facebook with all of these likes, follow, etc which mean nothing really.

  3. Mark Ewbie profile image84
    Mark Ewbieposted 2 years ago

    SPAM=SPAM

    1. DzyMsLizzy profile image94
      DzyMsLizzyposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      yep--indeed!

  4. colorfulone profile image89
    colorfuloneposted 2 years ago

    I Googled
    "LIKE=LIKE"
    "COMMENT=COMMENT"
    "FOLLOW=FOLLOW"
    And, what came up is stuff about iPhoneogram and InstaWebgram.
    Whatever that means.

    1. The Examiner-1 profile image80
      The Examiner-1posted 2 years ago in reply to this

      I think they are terms for the iPhone on a certain social site.

  5. relache profile image84
    relacheposted 2 years ago

    There are no rules regarding what can and cannot be said in Fan Mail.  It is up to each individual member to decide for themselves what they will allow or won't in fan mail comments.

  6. LindaSmith1 profile image60
    LindaSmith1posted 2 years ago

    From what I gather it is some sort of spam, and it gets you to automatically follow them.  I would report it to HP so they can sort it out in case it is something that could affect Hub Pages.

    1. DzyMsLizzy profile image94
      DzyMsLizzyposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Well, it won't get me to 'automatically follow' them. I deleted it as nonsense.  I doubt that it has hacked into the HP servers as a line code to cause an 'automatic follow' unbeknownst to the recipient of such mail.  That would REALLY be against the rules, and cause for the instant banishment of such an individual.

    2. The Examiner-1 profile image80
      The Examiner-1posted 2 years ago in reply to this

      It sounds like the opposite to me.

  7. LindaSmith1 profile image60
    LindaSmith1posted 2 years ago

    That was crazy though DzyMsLizzy.  I haven't seen that one yet.

  8. rtburroughs2 profile image81
    rtburroughs2posted 2 years ago

    I don't think it's code at all. I think the fan is just trying to say that if he like or follows you he expects it in return. Some people just don't realize that is quality of content that gets comments and followers. Of course this is just my opinion.

  9. Phyllis Doyle profile image91
    Phyllis Doyleposted 2 years ago

    He must have come straight from Bubblews. lol

    1. DzyMsLizzy profile image94
      DzyMsLizzyposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      I'm also writing over there now, and that kind of thing is against their rules....so I don't know!  Just a clueless person 'fishing' for followers and compliments, instead of earning them, IMO.

      1. colorfulone profile image89
        colorfuloneposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        That is so straight forward that its respectable.

        1. colorfulone profile image89
          colorfuloneposted 2 years ago in reply to this

          Unbelievable.

  10. Lionrhod profile image89
    Lionrhodposted 2 years ago

    It's not code. It's just someone who has a FB/twitter mentality.

    I don't mind folks who send me an intelligent fan mail that lets me know they've followed me because they liked something I had to say in my hub, and who then politely suggests I check out their hubs if I get a chance. But this I'd just delete.

  11. sparkster profile image92
    sparksterposted 2 years ago

    Yep, I got the exact same fan mail!  I think it's someone that came from Bubblews, where the unwritten rule of reciprocation (a like for a like, a comment for a comment, etc) applies.

    1. DzyMsLizzy profile image94
      DzyMsLizzyposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      See my comment just above, where I said that it is frowned upon at Bubblews. ....

 
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