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massive spam attack on hub forum!!!!!!!!

  1. pisean282311 profile image60
    pisean282311posted 7 years ago

    seems like it is spam attack at its best..i have already reported around 10 of them...

  2. CASE1WORKER profile image76
    CASE1WORKERposted 7 years ago

    me too!
    they must be desparate though- one of the streams was to watch Nottingham Forest

    1. pisean282311 profile image60
      pisean282311posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      but by being desperate they are actually scaring people away from their blog at first place smile

  3. CASE1WORKER profile image76
    CASE1WORKERposted 7 years ago

    I hope the hub pages people are awake and sort- I sometimes think that they understand the time differences and place them when the staff are in bed

    1. pisean282311 profile image60
      pisean282311posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      might be..that might be the case...

  4. alternate poet profile image66
    alternate poetposted 7 years ago

    The spammers know that the 'office' don't work weekends, it is a normal Friday night saturday morning thing now.  I guess the spammer is or was a hubber.

    1. rmcrayne profile image96
      rmcrayneposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I reported a spam post on the HubMob forum late last evening, and it was removed within minutes.

  5. CASE1WORKER profile image76
    CASE1WORKERposted 7 years ago

    the only way around it is to have someone in a different time zone on a contract to deal with spamming or flagged up points. I have always thought that all the eggs are in one basket in a time zone sense

    1. travelespresso profile image79
      travelespressoposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      That's a really good idea Caseworker!  I didn't realise there's no-one on "spam duty" over the weekend.  If that's the case  spammers have a long time to spread the word according to them!

      I say engage a keen hubber or hubbers from a different time zone to keep the site clean.

      1. pisean282311 profile image60
        pisean282311posted 7 years agoin reply to this

        good suggestion...

    2. mega1 profile image81
      mega1posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      spam and eggs - actually very good!  you're just making me hungry again. smile

    3. Denise Handlon profile image92
      Denise Handlonposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Excellent idea caseworker.

  6. ChristinaScibona profile image78
    ChristinaScibonaposted 7 years ago

    They just keep posting and posting too..

  7. CASE1WORKER profile image76
    CASE1WORKERposted 7 years ago

    they are probably on pay per post jobs- like $1 a 1000 posts! so you would posst til you were caught.

    Its just a bit frustrating that we cant do anything about it at the moment- but at least we have all learnt not to click on them

  8. maruthirp profile image61
    maruthirpposted 7 years ago

    Website when grows obviously have to face such problems. This is common on every top website.

    1. pisean282311 profile image60
      pisean282311posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      i agree with what you say..but haven't seen such frequency of spamming on hub before...today it is raining spams...

  9. paradigmsearch profile image94
    paradigmsearchposted 7 years ago

    "massive spam attack on hub forum!!!!!!!!"

    Another typical Spam Saturday on HP…. smile

    All HP really needs to do is hire a weekend temp to come in and stomp on these critters. smile

    edit: For that matter, they could do it from home.

    edit #2:I herewith apply for this job. –paradigmsearch

    1. kmackey32 profile image61
      kmackey32posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Id work it.... lol

  10. Uninvited Writer profile image85
    Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago

    They won't last long...someone does check on weekends. But it's only 5:49 am in California right now.

    Flag the profile instead of every single posting.

    1. paradigmsearch profile image94
      paradigmsearchposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Excellent! smile

      1. saleheensblog profile image60
        saleheensblogposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        I did flag the profile

    2. pisean282311 profile image60
      pisean282311posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      ya have flagged the profiles which are spamming...

  11. kmackey32 profile image61
    kmackey32posted 7 years ago

    I flagged them also....

    1. pisean282311 profile image60
      pisean282311posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      seemed someone took note of flagging..they are gone...

      1. profile image46
        Mistress Cleanseposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        good news!

  12. CYBERSUPE profile image59
    CYBERSUPEposted 7 years ago

    Gee thanks fellow Hubbers, I was not aware of this. WOW!

  13. Denise Handlon profile image92
    Denise Handlonposted 7 years ago

    I wasn't aware of this, also. And, I'm still confused.  Someone please enlighten me.

  14. Uninvited Writer profile image85
    Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago

    He's back...

  15. Cagsil profile image60
    Cagsilposted 7 years ago

    It is a community effort to keep the forums cleaned up of spam. Flagging profiles is top priority. You can report each thread as well, if you like.

    I reported some threads. I also reported the profiles. smile

    1. Pearldiver profile image81
      Pearldiverposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      OMG.... How Come You're Back Again??????????????? yikes

      I've been Reporting this Cagsil-Look-A-Like for the last 2 weeks since Cagsil said not to accept Cheap Imitations! hmm

      *Note: This Is NOT the Real Cagsil!!!

  16. Mighty Mom profile image85
    Mighty Momposted 7 years ago

    Does this mean Paradigmsearch doesn't get the job? sad

  17. CASE1WORKER profile image76
    CASE1WORKERposted 7 years ago

    um guys my point was that if there was someone with access to the system on a different time zone then they wouldnt have to get up at the crack of dawn in san franscisco cos some night owl in australia or mum in the uk would have already bin on it

    1. travelespresso profile image79
      travelespressoposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Good idea Caseworker.  This type of spam attack happens regularly.

  18. Diane Inside profile image80
    Diane Insideposted 7 years ago

    Lots of spammers here right now just flagged their profile, hope they take care of this, getting annoying.

    1. Stevennix2001 profile image93
      Stevennix2001posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      same here. i just flagged like 12 of them already, including the spammers profile.  hopefully, hubpages will see it. hi diane, hows it going? smile

      1. Diane Inside profile image80
        Diane Insideposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Hey Steven, I'm good. How are you?

        I wish I had the ability to boot the spammers off. But then again I might go crazy and boot the wrong people off. So probably good thing I don't. lol

        1. Stevennix2001 profile image93
          Stevennix2001posted 7 years agoin reply to this

          lol.  im doing great thanks. so how have you been doing lately?  by the way, sorry about neglecting you in the other forum.  I didn't realize you were flirting with me, until i reread your posts. im still kind of new at it, so im sorry about that.  although i must admit the whole school girl getting spanked scenario was a bit of a turn on. wink

          1. Diane Inside profile image80
            Diane Insideposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            That's alright, just don't let it happen again. (just kidding)

            But don't

            1. Stevennix2001 profile image93
              Stevennix2001posted 7 years agoin reply to this

              nah, i don't think i could forget about a pretty girl even if i wanted to. wink

              1. Diane Inside profile image80
                Diane Insideposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                Boy, you are a fast learner, smooth talker, you could be dangerous. That's cool. smile

                1. Stevennix2001 profile image93
                  Stevennix2001posted 7 years agoin reply to this

                  really?  is that a bad thing? tongue

                  1. Diane Inside profile image80
                    Diane Insideposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                    Not a bad thing at all, Just remember there is a fine line between being flirty and being fed a line of BS. If you know what I mean.

                    But Hey, doesn't bother me, lay it on thick. I'll lap it up.

                    I mean who can resist such a cute, Cat.

  19. skyfire profile image75
    skyfireposted 7 years ago

    LOL. conspiracy theories ?  lol

  20. Diane Inside profile image80
    Diane Insideposted 7 years ago

    Oh long story, Steven, but it was a guy that I was talking to in the hubpages chat room. last night. He was nice and flirty a little, and a little funny, thought he might have been you.

    I like the chatroom, but not too many people here are interested.

    1. Stevennix2001 profile image93
      Stevennix2001posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      oh i see.  what would you have done if i said i was him?  lol.  not that i am, as i never heard of this chatting site your talking about, but you aroused my curiosity now.  lol.

      1. Diane Inside profile image80
        Diane Insideposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        well another hubber, infobucket, started a chatroom at this site

        http://hubpageschat.blogspot.com/

        for hubpages, writers to communicate, but there is usually only two or so thats all.

        Last night  I met Ernest, and he was a hoot.  But mostly it is wrylilt, sometimes me and every once and a while others trickle in.

        You are also welcome to come in anytime, of course when there is people there.

        1. Stevennix2001 profile image93
          Stevennix2001posted 7 years agoin reply to this

          really? that's cool.  i'll have to check it out sometime. thanks for telling me.

          1. Diane Inside profile image80
            Diane Insideposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            No problem would love to chat with you anytime.

            1. Stevennix2001 profile image93
              Stevennix2001posted 7 years agoin reply to this

              aw thanks. well i wouldn't mind chatting with you too. wink

  21. Stevennix2001 profile image93
    Stevennix2001posted 7 years ago

    besides, it might be worth checking out if your there. wink

    1. Diane Inside profile image80
      Diane Insideposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Yeah I'll go there if you want to chat for a few.

 
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