How do you feel about people spamming the questions section here on HubPages?

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  1. jaydawg808 profile image88
    jaydawg808posted 4 years ago

    How do you feel about people spamming the questions section here on HubPages?

    Any time I see spammers, I report them to get their posts taken down. We need to be more proactive about this because it's bringing quality content and questions down. I personally think spammers do not belong here.

  2. mgeorge1050 profile image79
    mgeorge1050posted 4 years ago

    I report them also, and I know of a few other Hubbers that do the same.  I think there should be some type of trial period, or at least require a completed profile, before posting access is granted on the forums.  Many of the spammers accounts are only a few hours old.

  3. jaydawg808 profile image88
    jaydawg808posted 4 years ago

    I agree 100%. Completed profiles and at least 5-well written and approved Hubs.

  4. Lisa HW profile image64
    Lisa HWposted 4 years ago

    I often just ignore spam and figure it's up to HP to do something about it.  If it's "really bad" I'll flag it.   Spam that comes in small amounts here or there is easy to ignore, and the big, long, strings, of it (while a pain-in-the-neck) usually doesn't last long anyway because it's so obvious.  Either way (and right or wrong), I kind of see spam as the least of anyone's problems, particularly mine.  The good thing about spam is that it's pretty obvious, so it's also easy to ignore (or flag - whatever someone decides to do about it).

    What bother me more are the questions that give off the distinct impression (at least to some people) that someone belongs to some answer site that pays or otherwise rewards people, and that the author of the question is looking for a "best answer" so he can post it on another site (or turn it into some other kind of potentially-earning post online and on some other site.  Some people are more clever at writing those questions than others, so sometimes it seems pretty obvious.  Other times it's not so easy to spot.

    Besides them, there are some other questions that aren't "legitimate" (either honest questions, or questions aimed at giving people ideas for writing a Hub); so either way, I just do see spam as the least of anyone's problems.

    I don't necessarily disagree with the thing about completed profiles (that others have mentioned), but they can be meaningless.  The world is full of people who either write (or pay someone else to write) fake profiles.

  5. UpixxIndustries profile image46
    UpixxIndustriesposted 4 years ago

    Spammers are a pain in the butt, but really what effect does it really have to do with the individual hubber themself? You are going to get spammers no matter where you turn because of the massive communications about using forums (forum marketing), Q&A sites (like HP Answers), Facebook, Twitter, etc.  To expect that there will not be a spamming case on any site is kindda looking for a needle in a haystack. Best solution would be to just ignore them and go on with your business.

    The spammers are nothing more than lazy individuals trying to become millionaires overnight and don't realize that the only thing that they are really hurting is themselves. 

    As for the people that are using a variety of answer forums to post questions and then repost the best answer on another site, well frankly it is a creative idea and if they are trying to make money off of it then all power.  You have to realize that the more time that they are on sites answering, copying Q&A's that means that they do not have the time to spam.  And do you think that they will create an income that will sustain the "millionaire overnight" mindset?

    We are all intelligent, have minds of our own, just be straightforward with people and then all will be zen in the karma universe.

  6. duffsmom profile image60
    duffsmomposted 4 years ago

    I'd actually like to see Hubpages screen members.  Perhaps you apply for membership with a hub sample which might keep spammers from joining---it might slow it down a bit...Like you I find it very annoying.


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