Make Profiles Compulsory

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  1. Mark Ewbie profile image84
    Mark Ewbieposted 9 years ago

    It seems when hub hopping that a lot of the spammy spun nonsense is provided by people who have no profile and no picture.

    Why not make a paragraph, minimum 50 words say, of profile writing compulsory?  And a pic as well.  I mean neither would be particularly hard for a new hubber to deal with.

    1. darkside profile image79
      darksideposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      And then they'd look even less like a hit and run spammer.

      I think it's fine as it is. If I see a person without a half decent profile it helps me make up my mind that they're not serious and I give them less attention.

      1. Mark Ewbie profile image84
        Mark Ewbieposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        It's a fair point.

      2. relache profile image78
        relacheposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        I'll second this.  A blank profile is a great way of separating the wheat from the chaff.

        1. iQwest profile image58
          iQwestposted 9 years agoin reply to this

          I think there are arguments for both sides.  To Mark's point, the more hoops a spammer has to jump through to get on board will definitely deter a good number of spammers.  To darkside and relache's points of view, it definitely makes it easier to see who is "a hit and run spammer".  My initial thoughts put me firmly on the fence.

          1. Mark Ewbie profile image84
            Mark Ewbieposted 9 years agoin reply to this

            Perhaps the default profile text should be "I'm a criminal spammer" with a photo of a dog turd.  Then if people don't bother to change it...

            1. TamCor profile image83
              TamCorposted 9 years agoin reply to this

              There you go...PERFECT solution! lol

  2. CASE1WORKER profile image68
    CASE1WORKERposted 9 years ago

    good idea

    just noticed you are 100 many happy returns, did you get your card from the queen today?

    1. Mark Ewbie profile image84
      Mark Ewbieposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      No card, but she's probably busy making the cake and stuff for the wedding.

  3. BobbiRant profile image59
    BobbiRantposted 9 years ago

    Good idea but you know I can say :"Hi, I'm the Queen of England" and make up a nice profile and it's not really true.  So spammers can spin us a tale concerning their profiles.

    1. Mark Ewbie profile image84
      Mark Ewbieposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Oh yes Bobbi, of course they can.  But it would probably be one more way of confirming what you already suspect.

      "I am elegant writings much profitably talent for goodness of public safeness"

      and so on.

  4. sunforged profile image74
    sunforgedposted 9 years ago

    Any text based content inside the profile is meaningless to me, but as Im pretty sure lots of the spam content is auto-posted via software that registers and submits content on its own but does not seem to have the capability of UPLOADING and cropping a Profile Photo, I think that tiny step would do wonders to stop spam postings

    (until they change their macros to beat that also)

    1. rebekahELLE profile image88
      rebekahELLEposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      someone here was talking about a site a few days ago that automatically spins and posts to other sites, isn't that taboo? sites like Social Monkee?  what kind of sites do they link to?

  5. prettydarkhorse profile image63
    prettydarkhorseposted 9 years ago

    photo and profile text are good. I noticed that also when hub hopping, most are spam, spun content, copied and over promotion to their sites without profile and avatar

  6. Eaglekiwi profile image81
    Eaglekiwiposted 9 years ago

    Well someone started a thread on here 'Making a comment a day' etc,which I thought was a good positive initative and eagerly jumped on the bandwagon,visited and left comments etc.

    Now Im thinking after reading 3 Hubs of one said Hubber ,with no profile,most of the stuff is copied, so I guess the jokes on me...Grrrr..

    1. Mark Ewbie profile image84
      Mark Ewbieposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      You know you've been had when they don't answer your comment.  Of course some people just don't get around to answering.

      1. Eaglekiwi profile image81
        Eaglekiwiposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Thats true.

        Guess I figured though ,if they began a thread about it then ...oh well not entirely a wasted effort on my part.wink

  7. Stacie L profile image90
    Stacie Lposted 9 years ago

    I agree that a profile and photo need to be included before writing.
    I also want some hubs under their belt before posting in the forums. other sites make you register and write before posting,why not HP?

  8. TLMinut profile image58
    TLMinutposted 9 years ago

    Mark, your idea is great! lol

    I deleted my profile, seems it should be targetted to what one writes but I write all over the place and not very much at that. I changed my profile a few times - I keep moving too, that didn't help - and finally just deleted it all. I have an avatar though, would that count?

    1. Mark Ewbie profile image84
      Mark Ewbieposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Well I don't want to start a profile war here.  But why don't you have even the barest "I like writing and I enjoy walks by the beach" or something.  It doesn't have to be personal, or even true, but just a small flavour of where you are at.

      But hey.  I don't make the rules - thank goodness.

      ps. Your pics nice.

  9. TLMinut profile image58
    TLMinutposted 9 years ago

    Let's see, I could write that I lived in an RV and traveled, no Utah, no SC, traveling again...
    Living with my one son. Now with my two sons and with my
    I'm studying medical coding, wait - teaching methods, no - computer apps, no - now it's politics...

    Maybe I'll just write: TLMinut lives in the State of Constant Flux!

    1. Mark Ewbie profile image84
      Mark Ewbieposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Hmm.  I'd flag that straight away.


  10. Eaglekiwi profile image81
    Eaglekiwiposted 9 years ago

    They could always use those Captcha thingys...theyre annoying ,but sposed to deter automation an such?


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