Should HubPages members be allowed to write what amounts to spam under their bus

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  1. JayeWisdom profile image89
    JayeWisdomposted 10 years ago

    Should HubPages members be allowed to write what amounts to spam under their business name?

    I'm referring to members who actually use their business name as their HP name, include links to their business website and post only articles that are thinly-veiled as useful content, but are actually more like spam since each article points to their business/website/services. Is it just my opinion that a situation such as this detracts from the serious and creative writing by others in the HubPages community? Does the HP staff look at accounts that are here only to tout businesses?

  2. nochance profile image86
    nochanceposted 10 years ago

    When you see accounts like this flag them for review. Then the hubpages staff can look them over and decide for themselves whether it is a legitimate account or not. If the account doesn't get flagged it can be a while before the hubpages staff even sees it.

    1. JayeWisdom profile image89
      JayeWisdomposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      I did flag it, but wasn't sure what the HP staff's attitude is toward a blatantly commercial HP account. Thanks!

    2. nochance profile image86
      nochanceposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Hubpages wants quality content, not promotions so a commercial account is a no-no.

  3. bethperry profile image86
    bethperryposted 10 years ago

    My first reaction on seeing these types is to point my mouse toward the Flag button.

    As it takes time for the staff to go through every Flagged page we can take heart in one thing: an obviously spammy HP name and corresponding bio page does let potential readers know that reading that member's Hubs may be a complete waste of time. I imagine (or hope anyway) that failure to drive up business with such blatant advertising gives them reason to just leave HP and quickly.

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