Are Spammers Trying to take Over?

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  1. readytoescape profile image61
    readytoescapeposted 8 years ago

    Are Spammers Trying to take Over,

    I was just clicking through a few topics categories, checking some of my hub placements, mostly new ones and I noticed the Holiday and Christmas Categories are dominated by one hubber, one that joined two days ago and posted 34 hubs. This action is apparently driving everyone off the latest topics pages.

    I checked a hub or two and they appear to me to be nothing more than cut & pasted ad copy and loaded CTR ads.

    Anyone else seen this?

  2. kirstenblog profile image76
    kirstenblogposted 8 years ago

    I have not seen this but it does not surprise me either.
    Can you report the user for spam? If so that would be the best idea I think.

  3. Ivorwen profile image70
    Ivorwenposted 8 years ago

    Personally, I wouldn't worry about it.  If it is plagiarized, you can find the original source, and alert them.  They can file a report.  If it is not plagiarized, then realize that someone is working really hard, and hopefully they will improve their format soon. 

    Spammers get found out, eventually, and copied content does not rank well.  So, while it may be at the top of the latest list, it will not rank hot or best. 

    Merry Christmas!

  4. rebekahELLE profile image86
    rebekahELLEposted 8 years ago

    that one does look.. interesting, especially the user name.

    if you feel like checking it out, just google some of the content and see what comes up.


    merry holidays~

    1. EmpressFelicity profile image70
      EmpressFelicityposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I say flag 'em.  Writing as bad as that drags down the credibility of the site.

  5. Jason Menayan profile image62
    Jason Menayanposted 8 years ago

    The spammers are always trying to take over. wink

    Please, please, please - when you see spammy Hubs, flag them. It makes our job a lot easier at keeping the site clean. We have been developing technologies that identify potentially-violating Hubs, but technology is never perfect (there will always be false-positives and false-negatives).

    I know a number of you do flag, and believe me, we and the entire community owe you thanks. Please keep it up! smile

    1. profile image0
      cosetteposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      thanks Jason. will do! (gladly wink

  6. Ivorwen profile image70
    Ivorwenposted 8 years ago

    Thanks for your answer, Jason.  Sometimes flagging seems so unproductive.  smile

    1. Jason Menayan profile image62
      Jason Menayanposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      It is very productive - although you guys are the unsung heroes of HubPages. We definitely appreciate it. smile

  7. rebekahELLE profile image86
    rebekahELLEposted 8 years ago

    that was fast, they're already down.

    1. readytoescape profile image61
      readytoescapeposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Okay that's just cool, the tree I mean...that the hubs are is pretty neat also

  8. yoshi97 profile image64
    yoshi97posted 8 years ago

    As we can't hunt them down and beat them with a week old mackeral ... then flag them we will. smile

  9. profile image0
    cosetteposted 8 years ago

    big_smile oh boy i love those smilies

  10. readytoescape profile image61
    readytoescapeposted 8 years ago

    Interesting though the hubs are down, the links are still all over the Latest topics pages.
    (Check Holidays/Latest & Christmas/Latest)

 
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