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Ability to Flag Hubbers

  1. Isabella Snow profile image90
    Isabella Snowposted 9 years ago

    It's been asked before. We need to be able to flag hubbers and not just their hubs. This person  http://hubpages.com/profile/nicolexue has joined just to promote a herpes dating site, and I don't need her (his, surely) promotional comments on my hubs, whether they are nofollows or not. The comments they are leaving here are the same comments Ive seen on other sites. These people are actually paid to leave these comments in bulk. Once they find a site where they can comment, tons of them will follow suit. I do not want to have to turn moderation on just to avoid these kinds of people. I would prefer flagging *them* and have them no longer able to comment.

    1. Maddie Ruud profile image80
      Maddie Ruudposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      As I understand it, if you continue to deny these comments and flag them as spam, the powers that be at some point recognize that the IP address is a spammer, and take appropriate action.

      I, too, have had these problems with a different hubber, and upon instruction from the HP team, did just that, and eventually he got the message and/or the magic inner workings of HubPages dealt with it.

      1. Isabella Snow profile image90
        Isabella Snowposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        I am aware of what they advise. But it can take months and loads of comment denials and spam reporting before that happens.

  2. Misha profile image77
    Mishaposted 9 years ago

    I don't have such a problem personally, but I think it is pretty reasonable request. I had a couple of times when I wanted to flag a person because of combination of his/her comments and forum posts, which looked acceptable standalone but where obvious spam when taken together...

    I second Isa on that.

  3. Mark Knowles profile image61
    Mark Knowlesposted 9 years ago

    Thirded

  4. Inspirepub profile image80
    Inspirepubposted 9 years ago

    There is one Hubber who has allowed a long thread of comments containing vilification of homosexuals and swearing to remain on a Hub.

    I have commented the Hub, asking them to remove the offending comments, emailed the Hubber with the same request, and flagged the Hub, but it is still there weeks later.

    Fourthed.

  5. PCaholicDotCom profile image57
    PCaholicDotComposted 9 years ago

    Fifthd (fifthed, fifthded?)

    Peter :-)

  6. Bonnie Ramsey profile image79
    Bonnie Ramseyposted 9 years ago

    I couldn't agree more! It would be so much easier to flag the person, rather than 15 or 20 of their hubs!
    Bonnie

    1. funride profile image67
      funrideposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      That´s way I also agree with Isabella wink.

  7. Griffo profile image69
    Griffoposted 9 years ago

    This person keeps spamming my hubs with their Bux URL mad

    1. darkside profile image82
      darksideposted 9 years agoin reply to this
  8. _Benjamin profile image61
    _Benjaminposted 9 years ago

    Yup, these people waste our time, the staff of HubPages time, and the readers of our Hub's time.

    Just I.P. Ban the buggers, by the look of the avatar of the guy who keeps spamming on Griffo's Hubs, they are only kids anyway.

    ^--- That's a support by the way wink ---^

  9. Bonnie Ramsey profile image79
    Bonnie Ramseyposted 9 years ago

    I have been working on somebody this morning that is just posting short classified ad type hubs LMBO! Funniest thing is that most don't even have a url. One post was just 1 sentence long! So what do they think they will gain from this, I wonder? roll

  10. Uninvited Writer profile image84
    Uninvited Writerposted 9 years ago

    This person is posting various hubs saying you can watch tv shows online. If you just mouse over the link you see that every single link in every single hub goes to the same financial site. I haven't clicked on it because I wouldn't put it past this person to be trying to pass on a virus.

    The name is AmericanBoats. Hope it is okay to name them... And also, his/her stuff is copied and pasted from Tivo.com.

    And, they have just posted 20 or so hubs...how stupid can one person be?

  11. Bonnie Ramsey profile image79
    Bonnie Ramseyposted 9 years ago

    Now we have an attorney posting all sorts of newlinks to things you may need an attorney for LOL. You would have to wonder about his practice if he needs clients bad enough to spam readers, huh?

  12. MarloByDesign profile image86
    MarloByDesignposted 9 years ago

    This (1 hub) person just joined to promote some survey site.

    http://hubpages.com/hub/Online-Surveys-For-Money

    Not fair - they got a 49, and I could write 450 words and get a 49! Not fair, not fair..... hmm

    Is this accepted? Do you think they will last?

  13. Inspirepub profile image80
    Inspirepubposted 9 years ago

    Flag it, flag it, flag it ...

    1. MarloByDesign profile image86
      MarloByDesignposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for the advice, Inspirepub. I just checked and it was removed, I guess that one was a case in point.

  14. Bonnie Ramsey profile image79
    Bonnie Ramseyposted 9 years ago

    LOL I just published a hub and then read this! I think the posters in this thread may like the new hub. It is to the spammers. Hope it is ok to post the link here.
    http://hubpages.com/hub/Ode-to-the-Spammer

  15. MarloByDesign profile image86
    MarloByDesignposted 9 years ago

    Here in another one

    http://hubpages.com/hub/THIS-INBOX-DOLLARS-IS-THE-BEST

    what do you think?

    1. VioletSun profile image80
      VioletSunposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      The hubpages scoring system is rather confusing to me. The link you just shared looks like spam to me, the writer has no fans and has written only 2 hubs, and yet the hub score is 65, while a gentleman from India has 6 hubs with pictures, but with very little text, and has over 100 fans, has a score of 1!  I could see him having a low score because he does not write much, but 1?

      http://hubpages.com/hub/RAJAN-KATHIROO

      1. C.M. Vanderlinden profile image65
        C.M. Vanderlindenposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        I took a look at three of his hubs out of curiosity. One is all photos, no text. The other two were copied word for word from Wikipedia. Granted, he said flat-out at the beginning of each hub that it was copied from Wikipedia, but it's still duplicate content and that's why he's getting the low score.

  16. Bonnie Ramsey profile image79
    Bonnie Ramseyposted 9 years ago

    I just flagged it. I saw it as soon as it popped up as I happened to be on the hubtivity page LOL.

  17. LdsNana-AskMormon profile image90
    LdsNana-AskMormonposted 9 years ago

    Thanks... I am glad you posted this.  As I am starting to get hits like this on my busier Hubs? 

    So....  this is where flagging is a good thing and acceptable to all I see:-) 

    Isabella - do you always leave your comments box open for all comments?  What are others feelings about the comment box.

    I guess I have been a little protective about possible anti-religion remarks.  I have seen too much of that on other sites.  Everyone has been very respectful on my religion Hubs so far... regardless of personal beliefs.  because I know religion can be a sensitive topics to quite a few...

    But then of course... people can just speak out quietly through other options I suppose?

    Over all - very classy traffic we get here on HP and I am happy about that:-) 

    Thanks HP!

    1. Isabella Snow profile image90
      Isabella Snowposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, and I've only had to turn moderation on twice, due to comments getting out of hand from members of other chatboards over something they took issue with. I generally let all comments through unless they, A: have links, B: are covert spam, C: are obvious spam, D: are totally ignorant, E: are barely comprehensible, F: are obviously a wind up.

  18. MarloByDesign profile image86
    MarloByDesignposted 9 years ago

    I just do not understand why people post one or two sentence hubs?

    I do not think that is allowed and considered "low quality".

  19. LdsNana-AskMormon profile image90
    LdsNana-AskMormonposted 9 years ago

    go figure when it gets a score into the 70s???

  20. Inspirepub profile image80
    Inspirepubposted 9 years ago

    Yes, it's low quality.

    If you find one, flag it.

  21. Inspirepub profile image80
    Inspirepubposted 9 years ago

    I haven't looked at the Hubs in question, but if the content is duplicate it will get a very low score.

    1. Isabella Snow profile image90
      Isabella Snowposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      That's not necessarily true, and often isn't.

  22. VioletSun profile image80
    VioletSunposted 9 years ago

    Granted, he said flat-out at the beginning of each hub that it was copied from Wikipedia, but it's still duplicate content and that's why he's getting the low score.>>>


    Yes, you are right, so even if he should write a hub with his own words, the duplicates will keep his score low...

  23. Shirley Anderson profile image75
    Shirley Andersonposted 9 years ago

    I thought that unoriginal duplicate content was against the rules.

 
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