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  1. SomewayOuttaHere profile image60
    SomewayOuttaHereposted 8 years ago

    Hey all, for some reason my profile has 'flag this profile' on it.  I looked at the reasons but don't understand.  Any comments would be appreciated..Thanks!

    1. Rafini profile image85
      Rafiniposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Yup, gotta agree with Cagsil.  Mine has the link too. smile

    2. Haunty profile image80
      Hauntyposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      As of yesterday people are encouraged to use this feature when they come across underage users or inappropriate content on profiles instead of the former practice of contacting hub staff via email.

      1. Money Glitch profile image77
        Money Glitchposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Great ideal, I once reported a profile that was set up for e-mail scamming! smile

        However, I'm curious to know...
        What happens when you flag a profile?
        Just, interested because if someone is mad at someone, it just seems like an easy way to be cruel sad

        1. Cagsil profile image81
          Cagsilposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Hey Money Glitch, I am pretty sure that HubPages Staff treats them just like flagged hubs. They moderate them and see if they are as claimed or damaging. Then takes appropriate steps to protect itself. wink smile

          Nice to see you in the forums again. smile Hope you are doing well.

          1. Money Glitch profile image77
            Money Glitchposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            Thanks Cagsil!
            I'm doing great, How are you today? smile
            I think we have been missing each other by a couple of hours in the forums. big_smile

            Thanks for your reply as well Rochelle! smile big_smile

            1. Cagsil profile image81
              Cagsilposted 8 years agoin reply to this

              You're welcome. smile
              Glad to hear and I'm doing well. Thank you for asking.
              This is not possible. I am here on average for 15 hours a day, how we miss one another is only because one of us is absent. lol

              1. Money Glitch profile image77
                Money Glitchposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                Maybe in different forums at different times.  I usually am following your responses by about 90 minutes on several posts. smile big_smile

                1. Cagsil profile image81
                  Cagsilposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                  It might have something to do with the time zones we live in too. smile

                  1. Money Glitch profile image77
                    Money Glitchposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                    Yeah, nice to chat with you...I'm off now to go write a hub! Catch you later! smile

        2. Rochelle Frank profile image93
          Rochelle Frankposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          The staff reviews the hub for TOS violations. The flag itself does not hurt the hub writer, but a violation may.

          If someone is flagging because they didn't like an (allowable) opinion or because they are "being mean"  it isn't good for the person doing the flagging.

          The staff has a huge amount of material to oversee-- so they like it when you flag something that honestly seems questionable to you, so they can act quickly.

  2. Cagsil profile image81
    Cagsilposted 8 years ago

    There are "flag this profile" on all the profiles. The profiles could say or have links that are not moderated, because the profiles can have so many links without restrictions, except for two to each domain.

    The words can possibly violate terms of service of HubPages or even GOOGLE Adsense, so to me, it is welcomed.

    1. Misha profile image70
      Mishaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      This is news for me. Where did you read this? I mean two domains restriction for profiles?

      1. Cagsil profile image81
        Cagsilposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        It made sense that if hubs are restricted, then profiles would also be. If not, then oh well. I learned something new. smile

        1. Misha profile image70
          Mishaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          You learned something new then smile

  3. SomewayOuttaHere profile image60
    SomewayOuttaHereposted 8 years ago

    ok - thanks all.  i only noticed it today - don't think it has been there very long.

    1. Cagsil profile image81
      Cagsilposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      It hasn't been there that long. I noticed it a couple of days ago myself. smile

  4. Rochelle Frank profile image93
    Rochelle Frankposted 8 years ago

    It's a good idea. I once saw a profile that was not really a profile, but a personal attack on another hubber. It would have been a good one to flag.
    I think this might be one reason the option was added.

    1. Lisa HW profile image66
      Lisa HWposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I've seen a few that I thought could have stood being flagged.  They had nothing but "titles" or URL's that led to - like - one, big, ad page.  Some also involved the "Hubber" posting a bunch of spam on the forums too. Essentially, the whole profile was nothing but a major spam endeavor.  It would have taken time to flag every "Hub", though (which may be why they did it).   So now, people can flag in one, single, swoop.

      Other than that, I can't really think of too many things that would make me want to flag any other kind of profile.....   maybe if some really extremely, extremely, completey socially unacceptable and offensive profile showed up.  Even if that happened, though, the HubPages team would be the ones to judge (and if it were bad enough that I'd even think about flagging it, I suspect there'd be a really good chance the HubPages team would find it objectionable too).

  5. wyanjen profile image81
    wyanjenposted 8 years ago

    lol

    From the title, I thought you were asking us to flag a profile.

  6. shazwellyn profile image66
    shazwellynposted 8 years ago

    Would you like me to flag your profile?  It is world cup fever, afterall! big_smile

    1. Richieb799 profile image79
      Richieb799posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      There's lots of flag waving in Grand Prix as well though tongue

  7. Internetwriter62 profile image79
    Internetwriter62posted 8 years ago

    I didn't notice this feature till you pointed it out. Really keeps you on your toes.

  8. profile image63
    logic,commonsenseposted 8 years ago

    Maybe they're getting ready for flag day! smile

  9. profile image0
    sord87posted 8 years ago

    Flag your day and get the best result from Hubpages editor!

  10. 4x4 profile image73
    4x4posted 8 years ago

    Good question.

    As others have already pointed out, this is way to flag profiles as opposed to just hubs.

    What I don't get is why can we flag our own profile?

 
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