My understanding is that this is against the ToS. Yet I see a huge amount of it going on.
sadly it'll always go on...all you have to do is report it and the Hub team will delete the post. Nothing more we can do sadly.
spam on the forums is generally considered to be anyone posting (usually multiple) outgoing links to another site. Sometimes they just add to a topic or they start one on their own. And, yes this is against TOS and is what the 'report' button is for in the lower right hand corner of a post.
While "spam' has a number of definitions around here, "nonsensical" is pretty vague. Depends on what you mean by it.
I understand your thoughts about outgoing links, but it's the repeaded rediculus posts and questions that generate numerous posts without contributing to a community. I feel many of them are merely fishing for info, more fans, etc, without really making any sort of contribution.
So from here on out, it'd be appropriate for me to report half the posts here for just that?? Wow, what a task...need some solid moderators to deal with it, no?
no--only report posts that deserve it. A post or topic that you just don't like isn't grounds for reporting it. It may be nonsensical to you, but not to others. I have a feeling you're talking about the "number" or "word game" topics--if so, that's what the Sandpit was created for. So reporting posts such as these would do you no good anyway. The hubteam knows they are there
Nah, I believe in freedom of expression. I also believe in our rights to not have people post topics like "God--like or not" just for the sake of instigating debate and spammage. I have no intention of running around trigger-happy over various posts, but some are pretty obvious to me that the sole purpose is to generate some sort of karma here.
And there are moderators. They leave those posts alone b/c there isn't anything wrong with them
Reporting posts to admin actually works efficiently. It sends alerts to the moderators so that they can deal with it faster than if they try and read everything themselves.
And you get the option to report that something just needs to be moved to a better category too, which helps keep things much tidier.
In the forums just click on the report button. If it's a comment on a hub mark it as spam.
just click on the report button and a drop down box opens, either highlight one of the specific reasons or highlight 'other' and give a brief reason for your report. HP is a small staff and they do need help with moderation of the forums.
by 2uesday 5 years ago
Flag the profile when it gets this bad.... pages of it at last look one and half pages by same spammer.
by Lionrhod 3 years ago
There are a lot of us who haven't been feeling safe on the forums. They've felt stalked, harassed and browbeaten.Sadly, some folks go with the letter of the law, but not the spirit of it in their posts.For an excellent post on why we need Forum Moderators, check out what Makingamark says here...
by Richard Bivins 9 years ago
I think HP should put some sore of restriction on posting to the forums to keep people from joining just to post their spam.New hubbers should have to at least publish One hub of original content before having access to the forums. I'm sure this will not eliminate all the spammers but it may...
by Janis Leslie Evans 5 years ago
Just reporting this problem to tech. Check it out.
by VendettaVixen 6 years ago
I know we should report spun articles and the like, but the guidelines also warn to be careful not to report people who don't have English as their first language.However, I've come across hubs that are written by such people, and the English is pretty bad.I don't mean to be insensitive or...
by John Hollywood 23 months ago
As an out gay man, I'd like to address a topic that I've noticed in recent months that's extremely disturbing. Specifically, I'm talking about forum posts that are nothing more than homophobic sentiments, disguised in the form of a question. I'm not going to link to these posts because I...
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