Is it me, or is there an increase smell of spam today?

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    kimberlyslyricsposted 9 years ago

    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..........

    But nope

    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.


    [plugging nose]

  2. KCC Big Country profile image86
    KCC Big Countryposted 9 years ago

    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.

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    Justine76posted 9 years ago

    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?

    1. KCC Big Country profile image86
      KCC Big Countryposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      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.

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        Justine76posted 9 years agoin reply to this

        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, 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.  smile

  4. timorous profile image82
    timorousposted 9 years ago

    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).

  5. relache profile image79
    relacheposted 9 years ago

    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.

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      Justine76posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      oh, wish I had read this before my other statement. thank you.  smile  (see lame-o)

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    kimberlyslyricsposted 9 years ago

    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


    1. DevLin profile image59
      DevLinposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      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.

    2. relache profile image79
      relacheposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      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.

      1. earnestshub profile image86
        earnestshubposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks for the advice relache. smile

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        Justine76posted 9 years agoin reply to this

        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!!!

        1. camlo profile image86
          camloposted 9 years agoin reply to this

          Oops -- I should read the previous messages before I post my own.

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            Justine76posted 9 years agoin reply to this

            HAHAHAHAHAH!!!!! I just did that too.  smile

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              kimberlyslyricsposted 9 years agoin reply to this


    3. camlo profile image86
      camloposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      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 smile Besides, on a site like this, spammers are only to be expected.

  7. Paradise7 profile image81
    Paradise7posted 9 years ago

    I didn't have much trouble with spammers today...

  8. Faybe Bay profile image64
    Faybe Bayposted 9 years ago

    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.

    1. camlo profile image86
      camloposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      They're probably the sockpuppet of their fan.

    2. KCC Big Country profile image86
      KCC Big Countryposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      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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