Are you a hub or forum flagger?
Do you flag and report hubs and/or forums obviously posted by spammers? If so, on your weekly digest, do you see where it says " Your Moderation Reports: We greatly appreciate the content you reported ... Here's a quick update on their status." Then you go over to the columns and see how many have been reported, no longer published and/or users banned. My questions are: 1. How's your track record? Because lately mine has been "ZERO" in "no longer reported" and "Users banned" especially for forum spammers. 2.Does HP appreciate the report? 3.Is it a waste of time since nothing is being done?
I enjoy calling out the spammers and BS artists around here. I don't know or even particularly care if HP notices or appreciates the effort. I simply like having the opportunity to unleash my inner a**hole on deserving targets.
LOL. I guess I'd be even happier if HP noticed (weekly digest) so that I don't feel this empty sense of gratification on this end. This site has so much spam. I wondered how many were flagging and if our little contributions made a dent. TY for reply
I generally flag spam wherever I see it, but I don't go out of my way to find it. Unfortunately, here in the QA, there's a lot of it.
Whenever I get a weekly update, my report stats are usually about 40% acted upon. I'm hoping that means the other 60% were already reported before I saw them, and attributed to someone else's score.
I do flag and report spammers and other nonsense fairly regularly-- but have never seen a moderation report on my notifications.
i don't flag any hubs or forums, just exit from that place, i don't know whether it would affect my hubscore, so I rather don't do it
I flag new followers who are obviously spammers, but I've never flagged a hub or a forum response. I also wasn't aware there's a way to see who we flagged and what the results were.
The results are private betw You & HP and are on your weekly digest. Although I flagged about 10 last week, the digest said I only reported 1. They didn't moderate it or ban that user. All 10 are still up in the forums. So...I flagged 'em all ag
i often flag hubs that are purely promotional or unintelligible. i've flagged a few for adult content.
I used to flag quite often before HP changed the Hub Hopper feature. I don't care for the new way of hopping hubs. If I read a hub that is purely promotional or poorly written, I flag it. I didn't know about the flagging statistics so will watch for that info from now on.
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by sheilamyers 4 years ago
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