Spammer profiles

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    Janettaposted 8 years ago

    It would be nice if we had the option to flag an entire profile, instead of just a single hub or post.

    1. relache profile image86
      relacheposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      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.

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        Janettaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        that's a good idea, I hadn't thought of that smile

        1. Lisa HW profile image66
          Lisa HWposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          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".    lol

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            cosetteposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            oOo, me likey wink

            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. yikes

            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 wink

            1. Lisa HW profile image66
              Lisa HWposted 8 years agoin reply to this

              lol   I have to agree that I haven't really run into anyone I'd use such a feature on.  smile   Such a feature would really be equal to that imaginary skillet a lot of us have and imagine using on certain husbands.   lol

    2. alexandriaruthk profile image74
      alexandriaruthkposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      what are spammers?

  2. tantrum profile image61
    tantrumposted 8 years ago

    That's very drastic !!!! yikes  sad

  3. Ivorwen profile image71
    Ivorwenposted 8 years ago

    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.

  4. Bovine Currency profile image58
    Bovine Currencyposted 8 years ago

    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.

  5. Bovine Currency profile image58
    Bovine Currencyposted 8 years ago

    It is a big call tho, on topic, to flag an entire profile.

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    Home Girlposted 8 years ago

    WHY? Please explain. You do not believe into "reformed criminals"? May be there is some innocent explanation?

    1. tantrum profile image61
      tantrumposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      sometimes there is.
      I think HP should take care of that.
      Who are we to interfere ?
      internet God ?

      Maybe this should go to 'religion '
      'religiously touchy'
      lol

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        Janettaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        they do take care of it. when we alert them. by flagging.

        1. tantrum profile image61
          tantrumposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          So we don't need to flag an entire profile, do we ?

        2. pauldeeds profile imageSTAFF
          pauldeedsposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          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.

          1. tantrum profile image61
            tantrumposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            someone sensible, at last !! smile

            1. Bovine Currency profile image58
              Bovine Currencyposted 8 years agoin reply to this

              That is why they pay him! big_smilebig_smile

            2. Marisa Wright profile image98
              Marisa Wrightposted 8 years agoin reply to this

              ..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.

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            Janettaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            thanks, Paul smile Perhaps an option in the drop down menu when flagging/report that says there are several similar hubs or something like that?

            1. Marisa Wright profile image98
              Marisa Wrightposted 8 years agoin reply to this

              You already have the option to add some text.

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      Janettaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      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.

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        cosetteposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        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.

        1. Marisa Wright profile image98
          Marisa Wrightposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          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.

        2. rebekahELLE profile image86
          rebekahELLEposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          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.  smile

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    Janettaposted 8 years ago

    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.

  8. h.a.borcich profile image59
    h.a.borcichposted 8 years ago

    Hi Janette,

      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

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    Janettaposted 8 years ago

    I am, exactly Holly smile

    1. Bovine Currency profile image58
      Bovine Currencyposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I noticed that on a forum topic.

      1. tantrum profile image61
        tantrumposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        lol

  10. tantrum profile image61
    tantrumposted 8 years ago

    I usually  love extremism.
    but  only on sex topics.

  11. frogdropping profile image85
    frogdroppingposted 8 years ago

    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' neutral

    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* wink

  12. Bovine Currency profile image58
    Bovine Currencyposted 8 years ago

    can people rate with flags on a single hub more than once?

    1. Bovine Currency profile image58
      Bovine Currencyposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      on one account I mean.  obviously clones changes this.

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      Janettaposted 8 years agoin reply to 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. smile

  13. Uninvited Writer profile image82
    Uninvited Writerposted 8 years ago

    I have emailed team@hubpages.com 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.

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    cosetteposted 8 years ago

    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 wink

    thanks Marisa.

    1. sunforged profile image74
      sunforgedposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      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.

    2. Uninvited Writer profile image82
      Uninvited Writerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Please Ladies...you need Ugg boots big_smile

 
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