Last 2 days I've reported 3 obvious spammers. One saying "I'm from China", they post in completely unrelated topics too..
What the heck!
me too mate, 3 spammers in as many days..just saw a massive post with links in one thread.. somethings going on!
In all the time I have been here, we have spammers posting on the forums at all times of day and on unrelated topics.
It's the nature of the internet, just report it as spam and move on.
I'll have to call that common sense.
I am very aware of this. I've been posting on forums for 7-8 years. Along with the fact that there are not nearly as many people posting. Also 2 of those 3 spammers had just joined. Problem in my books, also an easy fix.
It is not normal for here either way you look at it. Or at least shouldn't be.
Good advice. I report all spam, and if they do nothing but spam, I flag/ leave a report on their profile.
My hope is it will save hubpages some time if I report the profile.
There are also those that will "spam" across many forum threads. Somehow they think by hiding their spam inside others posts that they get away with it. And they will if not reported.
One way I have noticed this is when you see an unfamiliar username with rapid posting. After seeing two posts of spam in a row, check their hubtivity on their profile page and you can find what they are doing.
Of course, no hubs will be present. Then I flag the profile started just to spam. Always add a message to the report to help the moderator know why you flagged the profile.
by girly_girl09 9 years ago
I have been seeing a lot of forum spam lately. I think it could be *greatly* reduced by only allowing new sign-ups to post under the help section until they've published one hub. After they've published their first hub, then they could post anywhere. I think this would deter a lot of the people who...
by Richard Bivins 9 years ago
I suggest that HP prevent any registered user from posting a new topic to the forums if they have no hubs. They can comment but not start new threads.Most forums that I use have this restriction in place.
by EmpressFelicity 9 years ago
Title says it all, really. Why not prevent people from posting to the forums unless they've written at least one hub? Most of these spammers don't have a hub to their name. It wouldn't sort the problem out completely, but it would cut down on the spam a bit.
by Rachael O'Halloran 4 years ago
Are you a hub or forum flagger?Do you flag and report hubs and/or forums obviously posted by spammers? If so, on your weekly digest, do you see where it says " Your Moderation Reports: We greatly appreciate the content you reported ... Here's a quick update on their status." Then...
by Carolee Samuda 7 years ago
This might be my last forum post because I am tired. I can't be wasting my time beating a dead horse.HP is a business and they need to start treating their business more seriously. They need a task force to sit and brain storm about how to keep spammers out in the first place.I know that I have...
by Whitney 8 years ago
There are tons of forums and websites that have within their TOS that you must participate in some area for X-amount of times before allowed to post in the forum. Typically, you have to reply to other threads so many times before you're allowed to start your own.I think this would be a great way to...
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