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?"
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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
Here's the statement from HubPages on it http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/74996
LOL i thought its forbidden to say such shit on Hubpages? how come they didnt erase you ques?
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.
That is very strange they have my email, so they will not be getting my phone number:) haha
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
possibly an issue with his account. Occasionally if their is a major problem verifying the account hubpages could do a phone verification.
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
yeah, I thought it was a little strange, especially since they already have your email...so why not just do an email verification?
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.
I had to give a phone number today when I tried to post a blog
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.
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?
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.
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
Sure way for hubpages to lose users. Stupid rules and regulations. Why don't they do something better than such idiotic things?
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