I'm not sure how many people here report spam in the forum, lately I've been on the beat quite a bit reporting spam but I'm curious to know who else out there on HubPages who also do report spam if they see it?
I report it every time I see it And I don't reply to it...
I am new to HP, so how can you know if they are spammers so I can also help in reporting, and what are spammers?
They're people who come on the forums solely to promote their product or blog or whatever. If they haven't got any hubs to their name and only joined HP 2 minutes ago, that's usually a dead giveaway.
The best way to deal with them is to ignore them IMO. Far better to concentrate on reporting actual Hubs that are spam (just look at recently-published hubs and you shouldn't have any problem finding them).
If you ignore them the forums will get filled up with crap faster than you can blink.
we all need to do something, to report it
I come across quite a number of posts where what the person has said has been snipped by a moderator due to personal attacks or whatever. That level of moderation suggests to me that someone is monitoring what happens on the forums quite closely - closely enough to spot spam as it comes up.
Well, they wouldn't give us the report button if they didn't want our help.
I report it and never reply to it. You should do the same with hubs. Report them for all of the reasons HP provides. No need to comment, no need to open a thread about it, no need to rally others about it, just report it and let HP take care of it. If more did that, we'd have less low quality hubs, spammers, etc.
I report it every time I see it, both on the forums and the "questions" section.
by girly_girl09 9 years ago
I have been seeing a lot of forum spam lately. I think it could be *greatly* reduced by only allowing new sign-ups to post under the help section until they've published one hub. After they've published their first hub, then they could post anywhere. I think this would deter a lot of the people who...
by Richard Bivins 9 years ago
I think HP should put some sore of restriction on posting to the forums to keep people from joining just to post their spam.New hubbers should have to at least publish One hub of original content before having access to the forums. I'm sure this will not eliminate all the spammers but it may...
by Carolee Samuda 6 years ago
This might be my last forum post because I am tired. I can't be wasting my time beating a dead horse.HP is a business and they need to start treating their business more seriously. They need a task force to sit and brain storm about how to keep spammers out in the first place.I know that I have...
by Richard Bivins 8 years ago
I suggest that HP prevent any registered user from posting a new topic to the forums if they have no hubs. They can comment but not start new threads.Most forums that I use have this restriction in place.
by EmpressFelicity 8 years ago
Title says it all, really. Why not prevent people from posting to the forums unless they've written at least one hub? Most of these spammers don't have a hub to their name. It wouldn't sort the problem out completely, but it would cut down on the spam a bit.
by Laurel Rogers 8 years ago
There's a spammer in the forums today-what else is new?-and I wondered if it's necessary to report each and every thread. It's all over the place.Is one report adequate?
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