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?
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.
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.
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.
The spammers are always trying to take over.
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!
Thanks for your answer, Jason. Sometimes flagging seems so unproductive.
As we can't hunt them down and beat them with a week old mackeral ... then flag them we will.
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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