Do you think forums should be OFF LIMITS to newly signed up people???
The amount of spam coming into the forums by these people in the last week is amazing. Just now I got notifications of 32 forum posts by spammers who signed up less than 20 minutes ago and copy pasted the same spammy message to each forum. What do you think?
I think at the very least a new user should be required to meet certain criteria before being allowed to post in hubpages community areas. I see tons of posts from users who don't even have any profile information or a photo. I am sorry to say I believe some people just sign up to post questions or comments that they feel may somehow benefit them financially. Maybe requiring profile information and a photo would discourage spammers and dummies.
40 more notifications - the same person using 5 profiles and spamming the forums. Just wondered what everyone thought, or if I was alone in my thinking. TY mgeorge1050 for your comment. I agree there has to be a change in the rules.
You can click on the question and in the top right corner there is a link to report the questions as spam. I reported the string of questions yesterday and this morning and they disappeared in just a few minutes. Way to go hubpages!
mgeorge1050, I've been clicking the report link on each question posted as well as their profile page. Their questions have been disabled, their profiles still remain, even though I reported them. This tells me they will return to continue their spam
If you thought the forums were bad this is a screenshot of the q&a section. This is hurting my hubpage experience. And probably that of other serious hubbers too.
I think anyone new joining Hubpages who is serious about wanting to write here will see all this garbage and run the other way - to find a site that is better moderated or who has better rules so that this crap doesn't happen.
I can't view your screenshot to read what they wrote, but I do see the repetitive posting. It is one thing to delete forum posts. If HP leaves the profiles active, it is a waste of time reporting them at all, in my opinion. They'll be back to spam.
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God yes, as I have stated so many times in the forums that in order to participate in the forums, a hubber should be of long standing and have at least 50-100 featured hubs before participating in the forums and in the question section.
There are too many mystery hubbers in the forums already. Some of those "hubbers" sign on to HubPages to troll the threads and to create havoc. There are a few who even hijack threads.
I haven't experienced it in forums, but occasionally I'll get a new follower who leaves me spammy fan mail (and hasn't posted a single hub). I just delete them. It hasn't been a big enough problem to keep me from writing on HP.
No, it won't keep me from writing on HP either, but I am more choosy about the forum questions I choose to comment on. The spammy ones I report and I've been doing alot of reporting lately. lol
I report things from time to time, too. Hopefully it'll dissuade the jerks from junking up this site
no, they wouldn't. They would be banned after repeated flags on profile. Or proven plagarism. So far HP has been shutting down questions when "report" is clicked in forums, but Not on profiles. So they live on to post again another day. And they do
I'm brand new here and I think I really NEEDED the forums at least once.. it is a shame other newbies are making us all look bad.
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