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Why do people insist on putting this spam on our questions forum and why can't Hubpages stop this?
There are currently 19 questions with the same keyword under the 'latest' questions section. I have reported these as spam, and Hubpages normally removes them quickly. My question is why do people continue to do this, and why doesn't Hubpages simply require a user to put in a little more work before posting questions? I understand Hubpages doesn't want to turn away new users by making it difficult to become part of the conversation, but new users are also turned away by this spam.
I am also irritated by these guys. I have reported them in the past, but see their accounts are still active even after posts are removed. It is not always a timely removal. One day it was over 6 hours later. Hubpages does half the job in removing the post, but leaving their accounts open. I stopped reporting them and turn my attention somewhere else so I am not so annoyed by them.
As long as these spammers continue to get a rise out of hubbers, they will continue to do it. I figure the more we post to complain or remark about them, the more satisfaction they are getting from doing it. But sometimes I get so ticked, it just can't be helped. I understand your frustration completely, mgeorge1050
Spam bots have an uncanny ability to find workarounds for sign up restrictions. HubPages could make a new defensive precaution and a day later, the bots have found away around it. It's a constant struggle. They will delete these posts, but in some cases (especially the weekends) it takes them a little longer. Flagging them is very helpful, but nothing will ever stop them for good.
by Jacqui5 years ago
Why is it that people insist on taking over someone else's question, or hub, for their own soapbox?Lately I've noticed several questions, and even the occasional hub, where several people answer the question, and one...
by amberlybites2 years ago
Why do men INSIST on tickling their girlfriends?
by Andria7 years ago
Just wondering. So much ill will abounds in the forum, largely related to a couple of the sub forums. That aside, what would improve your hubpages experience? And no one can say 'shut down the forum' because we'd lose a...
by Twilight Lawns4 years ago
Why do HP insist on submerging writing of prose & poetry, and not let work stand on its own merits?What is it with the HubPolice that a poem (for example) needs a singing and dancing description of the contents of...
by Grace Marguerite Williams20 months ago
Why do some people INSIST that childfree people are SELFISH, IMMATURE, IRRESPONSIBLE, & UNFILLED?What makes these same people INSIST that childfree people would be "happier" if they had children?
by yoshi978 years ago
all the people I see spamming the forums are signing up long enough to post on the forum but aren't writing any hubs. So ... I was thinking. Why not require three hubs from a person before they can post in the forums?...
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