As a matter of fact it STINKS! [pun intended just bad one}
Normally I would be politically correct and kind by asking if you would kindly..........
Get the hell off our site or at minimum please at least get creative.
Everyone please commence utilizing the report button and rid this stench so we may have our country fresh air smell back.
Thank you for your cooperation
Sorry HubPages if it gets a little busy for a minute, but nothing else seems to be working.
I reported every single one of them already. If I'm not mistaken, it's the same person who had a flurry of them yesterday too that I reported.
ha, I reported a few today too. I really dont know if your supposed to report each one, or is that like...overkill and more then the staff needs? I asked it earlier in the week but no one really said anything?
I would like to know the answer to that as well. For now, the way I see it, I'm reporting the spam, not really the person. So, I think it's important to report each incident. When a person shows to have a dozen occurences of spamming, then it would seem to indicate a pattern that HP may want to look further into.
sure. I see sometimes, one person who puts like, 10 threads up for "how to grow your pens" or whatever.....duh, spam... so I report one and I'm not sure if that causes them to look into the account, so..one is good..or should I do all? I really really don't want ot flood the staff with tons of reports if one is sufficient. But if they need to know them all..well..Ive got time on my hands.
Haven't spotted any today Kim. But I only just got here.
BTW Kim, here's my original thread about the petition, in case you didn't read the comments (before it disappears).
When you see a spam posting:
1) flag the post - do this to every post whether you think someone else has or not. The more flags on a post, the more the urgency is communicated to admin and the faster it will disappear.
2) DO NOT POST A REPLY. Do not say "spam." Do not say "reported." Just don't post ANYTHING. Any replies posted results in trapping the thread header and obsolete replies forever which is annoying and a main reason for so much forum clutter.
Thank you, and yes I see the threads are gone, Relache is correct and I guess all we can do is exactly that the second we see it.
It would be cool though to have a rule that states you cannot post in the forum without min one hub and 2 weeks here.
Thanks, just get tired of them, but glad to know we all are doing the right thing to rid of them as quickly as possible
A hub first sounds right, but not sure about two weeks. Tigerlily and gotchanose both had concerns they poseted, and were genuine. We just have to keep reporting it. It's everywhere.
Whenever someone brings up an idea like this, admin points out that new site users who genuinely need help getting started would then not be able to post and ask questions.
Until we come up with a happy medium, I think everyone needs to think about reporting spam as being like washing dishes or picking up trash. If you just do it as you go along, it never piles up and becomes a big problem.
yeah, what if someones question is about how to put up thier first hub? Sure, most of us have read all the stuff, but not everyone really knows thier way around a website and honestly needs help. I know I did tons of lame-o stuff when I first joined!!!
I think the two week rule would be a bit harsh, but the one Hub would be a good idea -- but where does the new Hubber go when she/he has a problem with the first Hub?
The trouble with the Questions and Answers section is that questions aren't always answered.
Guess it's best to just do what Relache says Besides, on a site like this, spammers are only to be expected.
I reported two different people yesterday and today. What I felt was odd is that one spammer had been here a while and had no hubs, but had a fan. I wondered how they got a fan with no hubs and no other forum posts than spam, at least that I could find. Maybe they had commented on hubs or something.
That's the same hubber I was talking about. If you read their hubtivity, they did go around leaving messages on hubs. But, of the ones I looked at the hub did not show the comment. So, either the comment hadn't yet been approved, or had actually been ignored by the owner of the hub.
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