There are some posters here in the forums that post daily and still have no hubs written. Their profiles have their own websites and businesses listed so they are using this simply for self promotion .
I know many of us are here for promotion but we have hubs on HP.
These daily posters are using HP forum as a public forum.
I think Hubpages should be for those who write hubs. After all most of places that I write on have requirements like this before posting. What do you think?
Just about every single one of Olyhooch’s posts are copyright violations, but Hubpages doesn’t seem to care. The copyright violations should be the bigger concern than his promoting of his website in his profile.
I agree. I think these people have a very different agenda than being a contributing part of the hubpages community and should find another place to vent their opinions. A political forum somewhere perhaps. But not on HP.
I'm not sure that I necessarily agree that the forums should only be for hub writers. I enjoy the forums as something completely separate from hubs. If forum posts are being copied from other places on the internet then I think that is a problem that does need to be addressed, because it could hurt the entire Hubpages community.
There is an easy answer to this. Ignore these people who post, and don't be provoked into responding. That's exactly what they want. If there was no response to their posts, then they would be gone quite quickly.
A few such people have disappeared. However, it was probably not due to ignoring their posts, it may have been because others called their bluff about the real reasons they were here.
It's like a spam post. Instead of people reporting it and NOT responding, several are very unclever and respond calling the spammer out as a spammer, thus perpetuating the thread. It's not a very smart thing to do.
Report and ignore. Make sure your reasons are valid and in accordance TOS.
There are hubbers here over a year who still self-promote with threads containing their hub links in the forums. I guess they think the rules only apply to others.
Perhaps they don't see the bold print next to each reply box that says, Do not start threads for the sole purpose of promotion or posting links.
yes, do what Daniel says.
by Don Bobbitt 13 months ago
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by Kate Swanson 10 years ago
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by Charles James 7 years ago
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by Kate Swanson 7 years ago
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by DuqueDupre 10 years ago
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by Jean Bakula 15 hours ago
How do we get straight to the forum from our profile page? Sorry to be a pest.
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