It would be nice if we had the option to flag an entire profile, instead of just a single hub or post.
That's where the "email this page" link on profiles comes in really handy. I just send the note to the admin team and they take it from there.
How about having an "I-don't-like-this-Hubber" button on profiles, with a dropdown menu for clicking your reasons - "Based on his subjectmatter", "Based on his bad grammar," "Based on his attitude," "Based on his avatar," or "Based on nothing more than his face".
oOo, me likey
actually, that would be an Ignore button, which would be nice sometimes, although i can only think of one person so far that would necessitate its use.
good comments sunforged and rebekah - i will defintely exercise more care when answering these types of comments instead of labeling them all as 'spam'. (chuckles @ UW
I agree Janetta. I have often wished a profile could be flagged, especially when it come to spammers, who write a million lousy hubs all pointing to the same site. It really clutters up the hubtivity.
I have noticed my hub scored can drop quite dramatically after someone in the forums has got snooty at me but also forums have helped me immensely so, there ya go.
It is a big call tho, on topic, to flag an entire profile.
WHY? Please explain. You do not believe into "reformed criminals"? May be there is some innocent explanation?
sometimes there is.
I think HP should take care of that.
Who are we to interfere ?
internet God ?
Maybe this should go to 'religion '
they do take care of it. when we alert them. by flagging.
So we don't need to flag an entire profile, do we ?
When several individual items by an author are in violation, we generally look at their other hubs, questions, answers, etc. You can also just add a message in the note when you report something if you'd like to point out to us that the entire account is problematic.
..but you note, tantrum, that he is still referring to Hubbers reporting something. HubPages makes the decision, but they still need you to do the flagging.
thanks, Paul Perhaps an option in the drop down menu when flagging/report that says there are several similar hubs or something like that?
I'm talking about a hubber here for one purpose, to direct readers to another site in order to make money. You see them here, on the forums all the time. In fact I just saw three posts by the same person, leading me to post this.
Sometimes, said "hubbers" create a profile and even put hubs stating the same as there forum posts. It would be easier sometimes if, instead of flagging every post and every hub, we could just get the profile and be done.
i hate those. they comment my hubs and when you click their name, it redirects you to their personal web site. i just delete their comments.
because some people abuse the flagging system, i think it should be restricted to a hub-by-hub basis. the ability to flag entire profiles could be detrimental in the hands of rogue flaggers.
Cosette, we've already discussed this. If their personal website is a spammy site, or is pornographic, then yes you should delete their comments. But if they've left you a good comment, and their website is respectable, you shouldn't.
Writers often leave comments on each other's blogs or websites with a link to their own site. It's a way we can all help each other - what goes around, comes around. You could go and leave comments on someone else's website with a link in your name to one of our Hubs. That's how it's supposed to work.
If someone has a link in their name does not mean they are a spammer. if they came to your page and left a decent comment, don't label that as spam. it's still up to us if we want to accept the comment, but that's pretty standard online to have a hyperlink in your name.
It would run the risk of being abused, but so does everything around here. People misuse the ratings system or the report buttons, too. I think with time the possibility for abuse would decrease.
Of course, it would be like any other flag and the HubTeam would have to review the flag before anything happened, but like Ivorwen said, sometimes they make a bunch of hubs that are obvious spam.
Are you talking about the ones like carpet cleaning or just selling something? I think you are and I would agree with you on that. Those are so annoying. Holly
Not a bad idea Janetta. I check new hubs out, flag naughty ones but on occasion have realised that some have been from the same account and ended up thinking 'sheesh'
But as Paul has said, scribbling a note in the text box when flagging is helpful and will point the staff at the whole, rather than the part.
Still ... a one shop button would be handy *whistling*
can people rate with flags on a single hub more than once?
on one account I mean. obviously clones changes this.
rating is different than flagging. You can rate a hub up or down using the buttons at the bottom of a hub, just above the comments section. You can rate a hub each time you visit it if you want.
Flagging, however, is when you see a hub that violates the TOS in some way and you want to alert the HubTeam. There's a link in the upper right hand side of a hub, beneath the profile picture where it says join fanclub, etc. The link says 'flag this hub' You can flag a hub more than once as well, though once is probably sufficient.
I have emailed firstname.lastname@example.org to alert them to spammers. You can tell if they are spammers or if they are legitimate quite quickly... I have flagged them when the person has had identical hubs with different titles, or if they have spammed the forum repeatedly.
Of course, that doesn't mean they disappear, it's ultimately HubPages decision. You can flag all you want but if HubPages disagrees nothing will come of it.
hmm...interesting. i hadn't thought of that angle. i get a lot of spam on one of my popular hubs, especially from someone selling Ugg boots. (i was going to hub about those but everybody has already hubbed that topic to death
Lots of times when Im researching anew hub topic I travel around reading, I use my unpublished hub as my website (you already picked the URL), I only comment when I have a worthwhile addition or a real question, I would hate to think my fellow writers and marketers would be denying my comments solely because I have a website too! comment karma, you can tell the good guys from the bad guys pretty easily ...no white teeth or diet pill links are sticking around on my hubs or sites..neither is "good hub" but otherwise comment love should be supported.
by Mark Ewbie 7 years ago
It seems when hub hopping that a lot of the spammy spun nonsense is provided by people who have no profile and no picture.Why not make a paragraph, minimum 50 words say, of profile writing compulsory? And a pic as well. I mean neither would be particularly hard for a new hubber to deal...
by lee 7 years ago
I have just visited the games section of these forums and the top 14 posts are all just spam from 2 individuals,is it me or has spamming got worse in the last couple of weeks or have i just started to notice it and its always been bad,I dont know why but it riles me a lot!!!!!
by Susannah Birch 7 years ago
As mentioned in this thread: http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/75200There are many spammers who still have thousands of hubs up, even if they are on probation. Obviously flagging an account doesn't work so for those of us who are still trying to help Hubpages in any way - adopt a SPAM account and...
by Dr. John Anderson 5 years ago
This issue has been raised many times and many authors don't want it.=> The links have no value to the hubber.=> The forum links should not be public as the issues are essentially internal=> What possible benefits apply to the author for these links=> What benefits apply to HP that...
by SomewayOuttaHere 8 years ago
Hey all, for some reason my profile has 'flag this profile' on it. I looked at the reasons but don't understand. Any comments would be appreciated..Thanks!
by jyuva 10 years ago
I have come across some nudity on profile avatar. Is there any way to flag them or notify to HP team? I don't want to give the link here because of its nudity
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