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who else is sick of these damn call girl spammers???

  1. sugz profile image73
    sugzposted 7 years ago

    who else is sick of these damn call girl spammers???

    am sick of seeing them. can we get HP to do something bout banning them?

  2. Merlin Fraser profile image78
    Merlin Fraserposted 7 years ago

    They do seem to be persistant,

    I think my question would be are they gaining any custom from their invasion of our space ? 

    If not we can all hope they will quit and go away and try elsewhere.

  3. profile image0
    BenjaminBposted 7 years ago

    Absolutely me,maybe we should hire a ninja assassin!

  4. MickS profile image71
    MickSposted 7 years ago

    They are, most annoying.
    The administration seem to be not really interested in working out a way to ban them, they seem to believe that, flag em and when we get around to it, we'll get rid of them, is sufficient.
    I've got this suspicion that they're happy to let them stay there because each new question page carries advertising?

  5. Twins Mum profile image68
    Twins Mumposted 7 years ago

    Personally I´m sick of drug company spammers, but yes the call girl spamming is also going beyond a joke. I´m sure HP must be doing its best to keep them at bay but there must be a way round it which they continue to take advantage of.

  6. sugz profile image73
    sugzposted 7 years ago

    yeah the ad thing is possible.. but for the sake of a few 'ads' do we who enjoy hubpages need to put up with that bullshit?
    its a pain in the ass when ya want to read other peoples questions and acutally have fun on here.. it certainly makes me want to avoid the 'answers' pages...
    i flag them, each an ever one and leave hp a message that am sick of seeing it. i've also posted on some of the ads an told them to stop spamming, i know it does'nt do much, but its really pithing me off. normally i spend most of my day on here, the last two days i've been on here for 3 hours, an thats only been tonght.

    i suggest a petition.. ban the bimbo's!!
    hang on, have to find dif' word, apparently i'm a bimbo lol but i'm not a spammer lol

    we need a poll... BAN THE SPAMMERS 101...!!!

  7. joshuanoerr profile image60
    joshuanoerrposted 7 years ago

    and that would include me too! I've flagged a ton of them, but they still pop up

  8. wilderness profile image97
    wildernessposted 7 years ago

    There are a couple of forum threads right now about the problem, but it's not as easy to stop as we might think or hope.

    There are, as far as HP is concerned, an unlimited number of call girls that will place their ads on our forums out there.  As soon as we ban one, two more will find HP and post.  It can't be stopped by flagging, just held in check.

    I think the best we can do is help HP staff by quickly flagging and let them delete the ads, but as I say that's only good enough to limit them, not get rid of all of them permanently.

  9. Nick B profile image81
    Nick Bposted 7 years ago

    I notice that once again, the ball is in our court to identify and flag these annoying spam elements.

    As Steve has pointed out, it's not in HP's interest to delete them too quickly.

    The advertising may well bring HP revenue and whilst I have nothing against them making money, I do when it entails putting up with these call-girl ads.

    They should put something in place to make it more difficult to place those spam attacks on the site, rather than expecting us to flag them, whilst they garner the revenue.

    These posts all seem to follow a very similar format, which should not be difficult to spot automatically. If they can prevent posts containing certain words, then they can do likewise with the call-girl ads and not continually allow that phrase or similar to be used by whomever else comes along to sully this site with that BS.

    Come on HP, get it together.

  10. sofs profile image81
    sofsposted 7 years ago

    Count me in, I flag all the profiles. start threads about these on forums, but nothing gets done!!

  11. telltale profile image74
    telltaleposted 7 years ago

    It's quite difficult to ban them, even if their IP address is identified. Sick of them, YES!  I just ignore them  or flag them all once they appear, and hopefully HP will take them off asap.

  12. ross670daw profile image70
    ross670dawposted 7 years ago

    I too, have flagged many of these spammers, often see them repeated over and over, it's ridiculous. I hope Hubpages listen to the protest and put a stop to it soon.

  13. Pink Mingos profile image60
    Pink Mingosposted 7 years ago

    I hope they try a little harder to keep them out. Technically, I think they border breaking adsense policy when you think about it.  I mean, hubpages.com as a site, if they knowingly do nothing to clean it up, for the sake of a little advertisement, then they might as well be adding adult content themselves. Just my thoughts about it. I think it matters very little if the spammers have adsense accounts, they are supplying adult content to a website where adsense ads are used.  (And we all know that Adsense can and will have the final say on what is considered adult content and what isn't).

  14. puebloman profile image61
    pueblomanposted 7 years ago

    Yeah they do get in the way. I always flag the profile asap, which is often minutes old and has pushed out loads of barbage

  15. swapna123 profile image67
    swapna123posted 7 years ago

    terribly sick of them ! I flag every such post i come across but that doesn't seem to make much of a difference. New ones crop up in no time.

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    888 authorposted 7 years ago

    I haven't see them here on Hubpages, but other websites have them and it's disgusting. Two weeks ago, I think, I got a virus from one of the call girl spammers. Yeah, every websites need to crack down on them.