This is a suggestion. Do whatever the heck you want to do:
For those who don't know, which seems to be many, when you respond to someone who drops a spam link in the forum, you quote the spam link.
That means, even if the admin gets rid of the original spam post, the spam link remains because you quoted it. You are helping the spammer.
Just report the spammer and ignore them.
+1 That is absolutely correct. Stop helping the spammers and just report it by clicking the "report" link on the spam post. You're giving the team extra work because they need to clean up the mess of replies too.
I agree. I always report and never click on any links they may have posted.
Now who's interested in an extended warranty for their vehicle? lol.. just kidding
It's the swamp land in Florida that interests me the most. For the staff and writer, I will report the spammer.
This is a great suggestion Eric! The best way to get rid of the spammers is to report them for moderator review. As Eric mentioned, people replying to spammers just makes it more difficult. Never reply, only report.
I believe certain here will not know when a spam is being drop. They need guidance as to what a spammy statement or link looks like.
by Richard Bivins 12 years ago
I suggest that HP prevent any registered user from posting a new topic to the forums if they have no hubs. They can comment but not start new threads.Most forums that I use have this restriction in place.
by girly_girl09 13 years ago
I have been seeing a lot of forum spam lately. I think it could be *greatly* reduced by only allowing new sign-ups to post under the help section until they've published one hub. After they've published their first hub, then they could post anywhere. I think this would deter a lot of the people who...
by Glen 12 years ago
Any chance that perhaps a few Hubbers from each of the timezones around the world (if possible) could be given the power to suspend accounts and delete posts of spammers?Not to get involved in any moderation of the site, but to be able to take out the trash of 'beyond a shadow of a doubt' spam...
by Carolee Samuda 10 years ago
This might be my last forum post because I am tired. I can't be wasting my time beating a dead horse.HP is a business and they need to start treating their business more seriously. They need a task force to sit and brain storm about how to keep spammers out in the first place.I know that I have...
by Richard Bivins 13 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 Eric Graudins 14 years ago
I've noticed that quite often a new user joins hub pages, and adds a great load of spammy hubs in a very short time.For instance, a user called "plumbingrepair" joined 37 minutes ago, and has already posted 19 spammy hubs.The new User "plumbingrepairs12" joined 24 minutes...
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