Is this Spam? 162 Hubs in 32 Hours?

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  1. Karanda profile image77
    Karandaposted 12 years ago

    This Hubber has produced an outrageous amount of Hubs in just over a day. Should this be flagged as spam?

  2. CMHypno profile image84
    CMHypnoposted 12 years ago

    Either that or they have been writing hubs offline for months and saving them up for a big launch period LOL!

    Flag their profile and the HubPages staff will sort it out

    1. Karanda profile image77
      Karandaposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      That's some serious Hubbing. I'll do the flag just in case.

  3. CASE1WORKER profile image65
    CASE1WORKERposted 12 years ago

    i agree- i cant make my mind up- I think they have been very clever in presenting the same topic in slightly different ways- using similar but not the same sentences in similar but not the same paragraphs.

    Obviously they are all there to promote their company so what the hub pages staff will make of it i dont know.

    Karanda- I take it you will flag them seems silly for us all to do it!

    1. Karanda profile image77
      Karandaposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Flag done! Thanks Case1worker.

  4. CMHypno profile image84
    CMHypnoposted 12 years ago

    At least one of these hubs is a copy of an ezine article by someone called Samantha Cox, so whether it is the same person reposting their own work or someone else on a copy and paste spree of other people's work I don't know.

    Either way they are going to get pinged for duplicate content fairly soon

  5. frogdropping profile image80
    frogdroppingposted 12 years ago

    Spun content. It does have a place but whether that's here or not is up to the HP team. With a bit more effort the user could have made it read a lot better. The most obvious sign is the fact that every hub has one link pointing to the same site.

    If you've flagged it up I'd forget about it.

    1. Karanda profile image77
      Karandaposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      It was that one link that got me thinking. Some really impressive writing though, shame about that.

  6. sofs profile image76
    sofsposted 12 years ago

    Awesome.... even to get them into the hub format!!

    1. Karanda profile image77
      Karandaposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      I agree, that's a lot of work regardless of his reasons.

  7. Ultimate Hubber profile image66
    Ultimate Hubberposted 12 years ago

    I checked one of their articles and it is unique. I can't say if its spun but doesn't look like a spun article. Maybe they were writing hubs offline like someone said.

  8. Pcunix profile image92
    Pcunixposted 12 years ago

    I got a smile out of the profile

    "Currently a writer about finance"

    Yes, I would agree - 162 times over smile

    1. Karanda profile image77
      Karandaposted 12 years agoin reply to this


  9. LeeWalls profile image62
    LeeWallsposted 12 years ago

    He joined 47 hours ago. I don't understand how that works. Already an accolade after 47 hours.

  10. Don Ship profile image75
    Don Shipposted 12 years ago

    He has 0 Hubs now! Lol. Too bad! lol

  11. I am DB Cooper profile image64
    I am DB Cooperposted 12 years ago

    Looks like the Hubs are gone, although oddly enough the 100 hub accolade remains, at least for now.

  12. profile image0
    Deborah Sextonposted 12 years ago

    Why don't people live and let live?
    Is that what you want others to do to you?

    1. thisisoli profile image74
      thisisoliposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      I tend to come down hard on content theives so I am all for reporting them.

  13. IzzyM profile image87
    IzzyMposted 12 years ago

    I don't know about you, but I want Hubpages to be a quality site so it is up to all of us to keep it that way. So yes we flag when we see substandard or spammy work, and I'm also pretty certain HP have a rule about not having all your hubs pointing to the same outside domain.

  14. profile image0
    Nelle Hoxieposted 12 years ago

    I would report them to Hubpages Staff. But I wouldn't publish another hubber's name or hubs in the forum for ridicule or trashing. The first action keeps HP safe and the action confidential.

    1. profile image0
      Deborah Sextonposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      I agree Nelle
      Not only are they posting this person's hub name, now they are calling the hubber a thief  and even feel they are justified

      1. Lisa HW profile image62
        Lisa HWposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        On the one hand, I, personally, wouldn't post someone's name etc. on the forums.  On the other hand, though, I figure, "Let them do it if you aren't doing anything wrong."  If someone thought I had something in my bunch of Hubs that was questionable, I'd be on here making a fool out of them by pointing out why they're wrong.  People do "iffy" stuff at their own risk.    I don't know..   if someone outs them on here, I can't feel bad for them.  If they weren't doing something like stealing other people's articles, or doing spam, it wouldn't happen (or at least they could come on here and make a fool out of anyone who tried to "out" them).

        The other version of this kind of thing (and I DO get a kick out of this one), is when someone  "iffy" comes to the forums to get people to look at their profiles; and then people go, see a bunch of spam or copied stuff, report them, and - poof - they're gone.   

        I don't know...   I just can't muster up sympathy for them.  The other side to why it's not particularly wise to try to publicly "out" someone is if they were someone who's been saving hundreds of pieces of writing and waiting to decide what site to post it all on.   (I have a bunch of writing files I'm saving now, with something similar in mind.  People do do that kind of thing sometimes.) The innocent person could make quite a stink and could probably create some problems for someone who wrongly and publicly accused them of "iffy-ness".

  15. QudsiaP1 profile image60
    QudsiaP1posted 12 years ago

    I agree with Nelle.

    Though no hubs exist now. It is best to report the problem directly to HP.

  16. IzzyM profile image87
    IzzyMposted 12 years ago

    I have no problem naming and shaming a content thief. I hate when someone steals my hub work. Authors elsewhere should be offered the same protection we expect for our own work.

  17. IzzyM profile image87
    IzzyMposted 12 years ago

    While as you say it is perfectly possible for someone to have written a whole bunch of articles and published them all at once, it is also quite likely that those articles were written in the time frame it took from the author joining Hubpages. In those cases, it only takes a few seconds to copy to portion of their text into a google search and see if the exact same words come up, then a few seconds more to see if the whole hub actually comes up. If nothing duplicate shows, it suggests the author is genuine and I for one wouldn't be posting about him or her on the forums.
    I really don't know about the hubber referred to in this thread because the work was removed by the time I read it.


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