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How to report a hubber who has stolen or published gibberish?

  1. Elijah S profile image62
    Elijah Sposted 7 years ago

    Strictly stolen content or meaningless gibberish in ALL of his/her hubs...

    I'm getting tired of flagging this user, is there a way to stop him/her?

  2. myownworld profile image81
    myownworldposted 7 years ago

    Is it your stuff this person has copied, or someone else's you think?

  3. Faybe Bay profile image74
    Faybe Bayposted 7 years ago

    Who?

  4. Elijah S profile image62
    Elijah Sposted 7 years ago

    Stolen from Amazon, Nextag, etc.

    I flagged these hubs and provided the link with the original content.

    In the case of gibberish, I pointed where exactly the content is meaningless (which isn't hard because it's everywhere).

    However, I don't think I should expose the person publicly.

    1. relache profile image91
      relacheposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      This is exactly how admin would prefer you to handle such Hubs.  It's a weekend, so it may take the Hub team a bit to catch up if you've flagged a bunch.

  5. myownworld profile image81
    myownworldposted 7 years ago

    If this person writes for HP, then, it's best you report them to the admin here in a personal email...and let them deal with it. smile

    1. Marisa Wright profile image98
      Marisa Wrightposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Please don't send the HubPages team needless emails - they're busy enough as it is.  The flagging system works.  There's no need to follow up with anything else.

  6. Elijah S profile image62
    Elijah Sposted 7 years ago

    k, did that, thanks for the advice smile

    I hope something is done, because this person just keeps publishing junk.

    1. myownworld profile image81
      myownworldposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      no problem! I know it's frustrating, but you've done all you can. Take care...smile

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      china manposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      If you are talking about the capital letter freak - I reported it also. I would guess it was someone who has been banned trying to screw with the site.

      1. Elijah S profile image62
        Elijah Sposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        It's probably someone else -- no capital letters, just meaningless and stolen content. It looks very much computer generated.

  7. Mamelody profile image60
    Mamelodyposted 7 years ago

    wow some people just don't quit do they?

    1. Elijah S profile image62
      Elijah Sposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      no, they still publish after a few hours. with slower rate, though, i guess flagging is starting to have effect.

  8. Elijah S profile image62
    Elijah Sposted 7 years ago

    Just posting an update... I checked the profile of this hubber today, and all his/her hubs were removed. So, no more spam and stolen content for them!

    Imo it's a proof that community regulation works at Hubpages. We can report violations and flag hubs, administrators examine the reports, and make the necessary adjustments.

    In the long run it benefits all hubbers, because both readers and Google will know that we value quality above all -- which eventually will translate into wider readership and higher SERP rankings.

    Thanks everybody for your help, and have a great week! smile

    1. earnestshub profile image88
      earnestshubposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I think the admin here is first class. It does mean we can get on with out writing without too many problems. smile

  9. Elijah S profile image62
    Elijah Sposted 7 years ago

    Well, the menace is back, but in the form of another user. I flagged about ten of his hubs several days ago, but only a couple were removed. The rest -- total trash (stolen content, software rehashed gibberish) -- is still there.

    Today he has published at least a dozen more. I'm flagging now, and will report to the admin.

    1. AEvans profile image79
      AEvansposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Elijah who or what is it maybe all of us can help. smile

      1. tony0724 profile image61
        tony0724posted 7 years agoin reply to this

        I am curious myself !

    2. Ralph Deeds profile image66
      Ralph Deedsposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Just curious, who is it?

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      cosetteposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      i'm surprised that they can't block his IP address.

  10. Elijah S profile image62
    Elijah Sposted 7 years ago

    Thanks for your help guys... smile  Do you really think I should say here who it is? Everybody deserves a second chance... Though this guy won't look for it most probably. I'll drop some pms for now.

 
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