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Help, we're drowning in spam - the engines canna take it, Captain!

  1. EmpressFelicity profile image77
    EmpressFelicityposted 7 years ago

    Title says it all, really. 

    Why not prevent people from posting to the forums unless they've written at least one hub?  Most of these spammers don't have a hub to their name. It wouldn't sort the problem out completely, but it would cut down on the spam a bit.

    1. SimeyC profile image98
      SimeyCposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Careful though - force them to do that and we'll get tons of really bad hubs with repeated text, just to get past this rule.....LOL...well even more really bad hubs than usual!

    2. Beelzedad profile image56
      Beelzedadposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I don't think there's anything anyone can do to stop spammers from doing their thing, it happens at almost all forums, not just this one. This site probably more due to the fact it's purpose is to generate traffic.

      Grin, bear it, move on. smile

      1. Norah Casey profile image70
        Norah Caseyposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        We just turned on a new spam tool for the forums, hopefully it will help! Please keep reporting what you find and we'll take it down as soon as possible. smile

        1. myownworld profile image80
          myownworldposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          It must be working fast, because someone just spammed (I reported a min back) and it's already been removed! Great job... smile

  2. myownworld profile image80
    myownworldposted 7 years ago

    Ironically enough, even this thread has been spammed!! yikes

    1. SimeyC profile image98
      SimeyCposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      LOL ironic or wot!!!

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    ralwusposted 7 years ago

    you need to report it pronto and not comment until it's gone

    1. myownworld profile image80
      myownworldposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      yep, that's it...stay low while the attack is full on...!
      Hopefully, we'll all survive unscathed... wink

  4. tantrum profile image60
    tantrumposted 7 years ago

    I think I will buy the Vuitton Jeans !

    1. myownworld profile image80
      myownworldposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      lol yeah, anything to shut it up!

      1. tantrum profile image60
        tantrumposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        lol
        Hi MOW! Nice 2 C U ! big_smile

        1. myownworld profile image80
          myownworldposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          smile you too and justine too! Just staying away from the forums....but hell, somedays you just can't resist! wink

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            Justine76posted 7 years agoin reply to this

            hi all. Ive been off, tending to a sick husband and my own migraine.

            heres is today's song that Im stuck on.



            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cj7F0KU367s

            hope your all having a good day

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        Justine76posted 7 years agoin reply to this

        ignore it, I think might be the easiest and best way.

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    ralwusposted 7 years ago

    I think this is the worst spam spree I have seen. I'm tired of reporting it LOL

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    ralwusposted 7 years ago

    Hello pretty girls! woot!

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      Justine76posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      smile

    2. myownworld profile image80
      myownworldposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Empress is about to throw a shoe at all of us!!

      Question: is spamming the same as hijacking?? hmmm I wonder.....

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        Justine76posted 7 years agoin reply to this

        nope. Ive never spammed, but I hi-jack plenty. I think hi- jacking is the only way to stop spam...like, if the OP was a spammer.

        but it can be rude, sorry Empress, I know you had a legitimate thing to say, Ill be good now.

        1. EmpressFelicity profile image77
          EmpressFelicityposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          That's OK big_smile

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            Justine76posted 7 years agoin reply to this

            big_smile  hope your having a good day!!

            1. EmpressFelicity profile image77
              EmpressFelicityposted 7 years agoin reply to this

              Not a bad day at all for me; you too!  Actually got loads of work to do but keep being pulled back to HP forums by large invisible magnet...

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                Justine76posted 7 years agoin reply to this

                oh no, wait..Im still here too!!??   smile

  7. tantrum profile image60
    tantrumposted 7 years ago

    hi charlie ! Yes MOW! I know ! big_smile
    I'm hijacking the threads after this fool !

  8. skyfire profile image76
    skyfireposted 7 years ago

    I think HP needs to restrict all new account for 1 hour before posting in forums.

    Man, these spammers cracked reCAPTCHA.I think HP needs to add math question or other text based question to restrict spammers.

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      Justine76posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      there's recaptcha on forums?

  9. Falsor Wing profile image80
    Falsor Wingposted 7 years ago

    I've been on forums with no spam...

  10. AEvans profile image79
    AEvansposted 7 years ago

    I thought Spam came in a can and was something that you eat? lololo big_smile I certainly don't want to drown in that! big_smile

    1. Falsor Wing profile image80
      Falsor Wingposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      No that's Hawai'ian steak spam is just a nickname.

      P.S. spellcheck actually misspells Hawai'i apparently the internet thinks old dialects and local languages aren't dying fast enough.

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

        lolololo big_smile and they technology is perfect! smile Isn't it amazing how they keep hoping to change things and they wonder why our children cannot spell. smile

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    Tilecleaninghubposted 7 years ago

    Excuse me for the ignorance but why would someone want to spam the forum.  Links are not allowed right?

    1. kirstenblog profile image79
      kirstenblogposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      There are a few links that are accepted, generally they aren't spam smile
      You have the recomend another hubber thread where you can post their hub (not self promotion). The extreme makeover threads are find for your own hubs tho people will go and read and give opinions so you wanna be sure your ready for advice on how to improve your 'babies' I have yet to post one as my hubs are my babies big_smile

      The political forums sometimes start with a link to a story in the news to get the debate going on that news story. If you want to post a pic here it has to be hosted on the net somewhere with a URL and the tags to tell the code that your want to show that picture here. Took me ages to figure that one out! yikes

  12. cindyvine profile image84
    cindyvineposted 7 years ago

    Man the lifeboats!

  13. Mieka profile image70
    Miekaposted 7 years ago

    But if you block the forum for people without a certain number of hubs, the serious newbies won't be able to ask any questions...

 
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