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How Should One Deal With Spam on Bubblews?

I have to admit that the recent dramatic increase of spam, generic, and copy and paste comments on the Bubblews website are beginning to wear on me. The question is, if we want Bubblews to continue to be a fun, and truly interactive site that pays, how do we begin the process of weeding out the garbage? Because the way I see it, ultimately this sort of thing, to my mind, will only serve to detract from the site, and certainly somewhere down the road may cause the site problems with advertisers. Where do you stand on the issue of spam, generic, or copy and paste comments on Bubblews? Of course, if you want to elaborate, feel free. I think it is an interesting discussion.

Flag the comments as inappropriate

10 votes / 76% 10 votes / 76 %

Dislike the comment

2 votes / 15% 2 votes / 15 %

Simply ignore the people who engage in this sort of thing

0 votes / 0% 0 votes

Allow Bubblews to make the call and just go about our business as usual

1 votes / 7% 1 votes / 7 %
This poll has received 13 vote(s) so far.

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Comments

paigea wrote on July 14, 2014, 10:50 AM

If it's plagiarism or a link to one of those scam money making sites I send an e-mail to bubblews.watcher@gmail.com. The copy past comments I sometimes give a gentle reminder that people don't appreciate them and mainly I ignore them.

Ruby3881 wrote on July 14, 2014, 2:51 PM

I flag (and usually also dislike and send an email report to the Watcher) when I encounter garbage comments of any kind. I also leave either a sarcastic response or a message about why I don't appreciate the copy/paste and generic comments. In almost every single case, a canned comment on a post is a sign of other violations. So when it happens on my posts, I dig. If I can find traffic manipulation, spinning/summarizing or other forms of plagiarism, nonsense posts, etc. I will report that too. Bubblews needs to do a better job of screening new users, because many of the newest are not capable of reading/writing in English. What else would they do but cheat?

tinamarie wrote on July 14, 2014, 3:27 PM

I agree with you. Sometimes it can get to be a little too much. Bubbles was my first site to post my stories and write my recipes. I have since found Persona and I'm looking forward to building a family here.

poddys wrote on July 14, 2014, 4:22 PM

I often flag comments as inappropriate, but also dislike them and depending on the nature of the comment I report them too.

Of course you can also avoid spam comments on Bubblews by reading and writing here instead :)

Kasman wrote on July 14, 2014, 4:22 PM

I both dislike and flag - I also send an email to Bubblews admin with details of the offenders account so that they can check it out. The number of spammers on that site is getting beyond a joke and &Rubby3881 is right to say that Bubbles admin should do more to screen applicants (and existing members).

LadyDuck wrote on July 15, 2014, 2:56 AM

I flag the comments and if I see that the "commenter" is a copy and paste spammer I send an email to bubblews.watcher.com. I think that only good users can stop spammers by informing the support of the violators.

nitsbubb wrote on July 21, 2014, 10:41 PM

As per me Flagging the comment as inappropriate will be helpful as it will directly go to the bubblews watcher.

WrethaOffGrid wrote on July 23, 2014, 3:30 AM

Considering they don't allow us to flag comments anymore, I have been turning them in directly, I have noticed the dramatic increase in the outright spam comments, some days I turn in as many as a dozen spammers, at least now we get a canned reply letting us know they received the message. I have even gotten replies telling me they will investigate the complaints.... some of the spammers are gone now, but a surprising number are still there. I suppose they have so many to investigate, it just takes time. At least now we can delete spam comments without losing our pennies from them.