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Phone verification. . . .WTF?

  1. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image98
    Wesman Todd Shawposted 6 years ago

    Phone verification. . . .WTF?

    My friend and fellow hubpages person Justom, just told me that he was asked to do a phone verification in order to publish a hub -what the hell is that about?  Does hubpages thing the "terrorist iz trying to git us?"

  2. Mr. Happy profile image82
    Mr. Happyposted 6 years ago

    I had to give a phone number today when I tried to post a blog. Enjoy the ghost-line phone number Hub-pages roffl Not getting my phone number - not this life-time.

    They're just getting more and more ridiculous by the day. They're trying hard.
    (lol thanks to whoever gave me a minus point - be a donkey and hand your phone number to all the losers who ask for it ... not me Amigo)

  3. GlstngRosePetals profile image77
    GlstngRosePetalsposted 6 years ago

    Hmmmm I never had this probleme before but I think maybe if you switched computers your ISP changes as well so that's why they do a phone verification. I think this is a security issue to just verify who your are incase it's showing them two ISP numbers. You can go to contact us and send hubpages an email asking why and they can explain it better to you since there the one's asking for verification. I hope this helped.

  4. justom profile image69
    justomposted 6 years ago

    They just said it's a one time thing to verify I'm not a bot. WTF? Really, are these people stupid? If I was a bot I'd have better hubs :-P If I have to give my phone # to them I'm gonna' bill for the hassle. Let's see how they like being bent over and invaded.

  5. CZCZCZ profile image84
    CZCZCZposted 6 years ago

    Fine by me, Craigslist has been requiring PVA's for specific categories for a long time.  If this helps reduce some of the automated posts reducing hubpages overall quality then great, I am all for a one time phone verification.

  6. nightwork4 profile image60
    nightwork4posted 6 years ago

    it ain't happening to me i'll tell you that. i don't make money on here and if by reading what i have to say, they can't conclude i'm real, so be it.

  7. tritrain profile image84
    tritrainposted 6 years ago

    Here's the statement from HubPages on it http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/74996

  8. profile image0
    Princess Pittposted 6 years ago

    LOL i thought its forbidden to say such shit on Hubpages? how come they didnt erase you ques?

  9. ArockDaNinja profile image79
    ArockDaNinjaposted 6 years ago

    I'll tell you what... asking for phone numbers is a great way to lose hubbers. I've been on here for about 10 days, and I'm already almost fed up with the ridiculous rules and regulations. I'll go blog somewhere else, or start my own.

  10. ArtAsLife profile image60
    ArtAsLifeposted 6 years ago

    That is very strange they have my email, so they will not be getting my phone number:) haha

  11. whoisbid profile image76
    whoisbidposted 6 years ago

    I had to give my phone number to get a Gmail account some time back. Guess what? No Gmail account for me and I signed up for Yahoo mail instead. I get tons of people calling me every day trying to sell something and it is very disturbing because I cannot work properly having to fend off these people continually.

  12. timz profile image57
    timzposted 6 years ago

    I think the whole phone verification is a bit ridiculous. Why do they need to verify your phone number? To prove you aren't a bot? Because they would like to sell your number to telemarketers? Seriously, I am not giving my number out to any websites like this. A recent site that asked me for my number for "phone verification" was Craigslist. I am just trying to post an ad that says I am looking for an apartment around the area, why should I have to provide "phone verification?" They already have my email address, I think asking for a phone number is going a little to far.

  13. trecords0 profile image61
    trecords0posted 6 years ago

    i have to agree with glstngrosepetals.  its an isp issue.  it seems to me like i remember having to do something like that at one point.  i already have to do the capture before signing into my account.

  14. adanpt1 profile image36
    adanpt1posted 6 years ago

    I'm sure it's mostly about trying to stop bots and spammers, but I'm not convinced they have fully considered what a negative reaction requiring a phone number will bring from LOTS of people. Nobody wants more telemarketers, etc. and even if your number is not being saved or sold how would you really know? There are other ways to stop bots, this is not the answer.

  15. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image98
    Wesman Todd Shawposted 6 years ago

    And what if I don't HAVE a phone number?  I DON'T have a phone number, by the way - so I'd then have to give someone else's number.

    I don't do banks either - no damned usurer scum in my economic life - no thinks, I ain't no body's "goy."  EFF that.

  16. terrektwo profile image86
    terrektwoposted 6 years ago

    possibly an issue with his account. Occasionally if their is a major problem verifying the account hubpages could do a phone verification.

  17. Ask KayB profile image60
    Ask KayBposted 6 years ago

    Yes indeed...WTF...already have my email address..people sending junk and spam mail..now you want phone verification..why? so some 3rd party company can call my phone numerous time trying to sell me crap I'm not inerested in...NOT

  18. jj0466 profile image61
    jj0466posted 6 years ago

    yeah, I thought it was a little strange, especially since they already have your email...so why not just do an email verification?

  19. hubljl profile image60
    hubljlposted 6 years ago

    I think it just a glitch on hubpages site, ask your friend to submit a report on them. They only ask me for verification once after I registered.

  20. hemroids-Cure profile image34
    hemroids-Cureposted 6 years ago

    I had to give a phone number today when I tried to post a blog

  21. diydiva profile image81
    diydivaposted 6 years ago

    They are trying to prevent spam, and scams.  They are just trying to protect you and your hubs.  As far as I've seen this is not a site for "blogging" it is more of an article style platform. Sorry your not liking this new element but I don't believe they are doing it to piss you off. sad

  22. ipadguru profile image36
    ipadguruposted 6 years ago

    Now that is pretty gay,  google did the same thing to me the other day.  But Hub pages did not do that do me yet?

  23. zionmyhome profile image55
    zionmyhomeposted 6 years ago

    phone verification is lame I was out of the country and wanted to verify something and it would have cost me a ton of money to open the txt.

  24. ukbusiness profile image37
    ukbusinessposted 6 years ago

    I havent had this yet from HubPages, it seems to be something many companies are doing nowadays to tighten security.

    I would imagine its because your account could have flagged up spam indicators like multiple IP logins, single IP but multiple accounts, rapid incorrect login attempts and things like that.
    If you really object it to that much then it may be worth sending them an email to explain and then they may be able to offer an alternative

  25. profile image51
    paleorposted 5 years ago

    Sure way for hubpages to lose users. Stupid rules and regulations. Why don't they do something better than such idiotic things?