SPAM!!!

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  1. Dale Nelson profile image43
    Dale Nelsonposted 8 years ago

    In the interest of maintaining an excellent forum here, I would like to suggest a flag or report function on forum posts.

    Its nice to allow newbies to get started immediately in the forum and get help and receive positive welcome from those in the forums, but surely theres something we can do to rid the forum of spam links.

    1. Diane Inside profile image76
      Diane Insideposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Hey Dale there is if you hit the more button by the reply button it has a report button open up where you can report spam.

      But don't worry we are all on the spammers it just takes a while for them to get rid of them all.

  2. Dale Nelson profile image43
    Dale Nelsonposted 8 years ago

    Hi Dianne Inside,

    Thanks. You learn something new everyday with hubpages options.
    Off I go to help nuke them

    1. Diane Inside profile image76
      Diane Insideposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Your Welcome, I aim to please.

  3. Spacey Gracey profile image35
    Spacey Graceyposted 8 years ago

    I was just wondering if there are a few trusted Hubbers around the globe that could be given the authority to temporarily suspend an account from spamming given todays attack. HP team can't do much about it while they are sleeping on a Saturday night / Sunday morning.

    1. Diane Inside profile image76
      Diane Insideposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      That's a good question, it would be nice though.  I guess they would have to be well trusted as I could see some who might abuse this. lol

      But it actually is a good idea, to temporarily, disable , till hubpages team could review.

      I'm for that.

  4. ADDHome profile image61
    ADDHomeposted 8 years ago

    Here's another idea:

    We know that there is some automated review of hubs; they can get flagged and temporarily(?) disabled for later review by humans.  What about having an automated review of forum posts?  If the same poster posts identical content within a given period of time, the poster becomes temporarily disabled for posting.  Maybe there could be other parameters that trigger the disabling.

    Worth considering?

  5. rebekahELLE profile image87
    rebekahELLEposted 8 years ago

    best thing is to flag their profile if they're spamming the forums.

  6. Jane@CM profile image61
    Jane@CMposted 8 years ago

    I'm sure a team member is on it...they did this yesterday too.

  7. ADDHome profile image61
    ADDHomeposted 8 years ago

    Yes, I'm sure they are onto it, as they were yesterday and last weekend and the weekend before that and the one before that. 

    The people who post about twenty times within one minute are probably being paid for spamming.  When one account is blocked, they simply open another ASAP.

    http://www.npr.org/templates/story/stor … amp;f=1003

    If some form of automated disabling of posts could be instituted, it would save the staff a lot of time, and it would save them and all Hubbers a lot of grief.  If it's not outrageously expensive, I believe it might be worth considering.

 
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