No One Likes My Hubs

Why does everyone hate me?

Publishing articles on HubPages.com may be accomplished in relative anonymity. We have the freedom to compose a goofy avatar and publish under a nom de plume, which I think is French for "secret identity". HubPages administration probably knows who we are because they are friendly with Google and Google knows everything about everyone.

This anonymity feels good. We can publish thousands of words on subjects about which we know nothing. Without fear of real-world retribution we can explain to the digital world how wonderful ObamaCare will be, once it's fully funded and all the insurance companies have been retrained.

We can also add comment capsules to our publications: learning what other sentient humans think about our ramblings can be fun. Most HubPages authors drop in comment capsules at the end of their articles. Some don't. It's frustrating to read an entire article while mentally composing pithy rejoinders, only to discover no place to leave them.

Perhaps HubPages should create a filter allowing us to skip articles that do not offer comment capsules.

Sometimes a comment is so bad that it's good. Having written several 'stupid' themed hubs on vitally important topics such as NASCAR and baseball, I have received numerous annotations from overly concerned readers. Evidently some folks with computers sincerely enjoy cars turning left and/or men in uniforms chasing balls. Certainly these fans exist in separate camps, although the intersection of NASCAR fanatics and baseball aficionados could become a big hit on YouTube.

Someone Really Likes Baseball

Recently, Julie Garrick perused my Stupid Baseball article. My words struck a nerve in the poor lady. She took time from her busy day to excoriate me, my family, my pets, and anyone I've come in contact with since I first picked up a #2 pencil.

Her anger knew few bounds. She took me on a journey deep into her past, invoking fond memories of her ancestors. She questioned my social skillz. She challenged my membership in civilized society.

She was really mad.

As I sit here today, listening to baseball (Reds 1, Braves 0, in the second inning) I find myself with time to respond to her concerns. Her comments should not go unnoticed. I didn't get to 600 hubs by missing opportunities to write about stuff...

Here's what Julie had to say

Ms. Garrick left this nugget on my baseball hub:

You need to get a life...this country is great because we are allowed to have different interests and opinions. Why you, or anyone else, for that matter, feels the need to put negative thoughts and ideas into a world which already has enough of it, over a game, is a testament to just how low this country has become. My grandfather would be disgraced at how people in this country act, with no class or dignity, looking to say the "in thing" for some attention. Just because you have no pride and self-respect don't spew your hatred and negativity on others. Don't tell me how to think or what to like and then I won't have to tell you the actual truth. No one is forcing you to watch baseball, so just get over yourself. Find something which isn't engrained into the very image of America to focus your negative energy on and leave "our" pastime out of it!!!!!

Deconstructing Julie

Julie's thoughts and feelings should be given the import they deserve.

You need to get a life... I agree. She has my full attention. Perhaps she is selling Amway and wants me to sign up.

this country is great because we are allowed to have different interests and opinions. Amen. So far she and I agree.

Why you, or anyone else, for that matter, feels the need to put negative thoughts and ideas into a world which already has enough of it, over a game, is a testament to just how low this country has become. She just negated about 1/2 of the Internet.

My grandfather would be disgraced at how people in this country act, with no class or dignity, looking to say the "in thing" for some attention. is she including me in the 'disgraced' category or the 'no class' category? I'm unsure.

Just because you have no pride and self-respect don't spew your hatred and negativity on others. Hmmm... Now I'm starting to understand how she truly feels. This doesn't seem to be going well for me.

Don't tell me how to think or what to like and then I won't have to tell you the actual truth. Yikes. Poor Julie may be slightly over-susceptible to suggestion. My "Stupid Baseball" article was not intended to alter her consciousness.

No one is forcing you to watch baseball, so just get over yourself. Actually, it is kind of boring to watch... oops, there I go again.

Find something which isn't engrained into the very image of America to focus your negative energy on and leave "our" pastime out of it!!!!! Perhaps MMA and American Idol are the images of America these days. Five exclamation points!


Conclusion

Comments are fun. Anonymous comments are funner.


Anyway, I couldn't find a baseball player with the last name 'Garrick', so here's a clip about Lou Gehrig.

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Robwrite 5 years ago from Bay Ridge Brooklyn NY

Ah! She's using hatred and negativity to condemn hatred and negativity. She has an interesting approach. Its kind of like punching someone in the face to teach them that hitting people is wrong.


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suziecat7 5 years ago from Asheville, NC

Thanks for the laugh. I have had a few beratings myself that left me puzzled. Getting a stir out of someone is something.


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James Agbogun 5 years ago

Hahahaha! Please don't make me laugh to Coma. Your Article must have really made her angry. I think; on the contrary, she should have been more inclined to the Talent and Fun. I hope she comes back to read how her ugly remarks gave birth to another article.


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mistyhorizon2003 5 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands)

Excellent and very funny reading. I had to laugh out loud at the following section:

"Don't tell me how to think or what to like and then I won't have to tell you the actual truth. Yikes. Poor Julie may be slightly over-susceptible to suggestion. My "Stupid Baseball" article was not intended to alter her consciousness."

Good Work :D


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workingmomwm 5 years ago from Kentucky, USA

Well, at least you have people reading and commenting on your hubs. Nice job! Now I'm off to go look at that Stupid Baseball hub just to see what in it could inspire such ire.


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joerdie 5 years ago

There is a web meme called forever alone. http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/forever-alone This post fits right in with its sentiments.

Great post BTW.


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Austinstar 5 years ago from Somewhere in the universe

Nicomp, you have now officially taken the Stan Fletcher Hubber of the year award. Especially since he seems to have abandoned us.

I'm happy that you have written over 300 hubs. Great reading!


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Stump Parrish 5 years ago from Don't have a clue, I'm lost.

It seems that Julie can't make up her mind about America. She starts by stating that "this country is GREAT because we are allowed to have different interests and opinions" and in the very next sentence America is on the fast track to hell. "Why you, or anyone else, for that matter, feels the need to put negative thoughts and ideas into a world which already has enough of it, over a game, is a testament to just how LOW this country has become" So Julie, how low has this great country become?

Good thing you didn't publish a hub about politics or anything serious. Oh ya, she would have simply repeated the party line. I guess there is no party line for baseball which means, she had to think all by herself on this one.

JUlie leave the thinking to those who do their own, we already know what fox news has to say.

Hey, ya know, this spouting unrelated crap instead of addressing the issue is quite entertaining.


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psychicdog.net 5 years ago

Ok Nicomp - stop using nom de plumes in your comment capsules - not only do you need to get a life - you have no real friends only nom de plume pretend ones you've made up for hubpages and your comment capsules. My great-great-grandfather who wore y front underpants would be outraged at how someone could construct a whole world of pretend friends and have no other life but their imagination...besides going to the toilet, fridge and kettle that is. So why does everyone HATE you? EVERYONE? because you have decided (in your fecund imagination) that they do so don't take any of my comments seriously!


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Stump Parrish 5 years ago from Don't have a clue, I'm lost.

Just finished the baseball story and I understand what had Julie so upset. It was her childhood, she always dreamed of playin big league baseball and never had the cash to pay for the sex change operation. It's all quite clear when you know the signs.


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Stump Parrish 5 years ago from Don't have a clue, I'm lost.

BTW nic, I resent the comment about my goofy avatar, that my picture you're telling the truth about.


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psychicdog.net 5 years ago

Here's another comment just to show how unpopular you are and don't expect any more from this goofy avatar


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nicomp 5 years ago from Ohio, USA Author

@psychicdog.net : We avatars must stick together.


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JayeWisdom 5 years ago from Deep South, USA

Loved the "Deconstructing Julie" segment! Since my blood pressure goes up when I read nasty comments on controversial hubs (and they're not even my own hubs!), perhaps that's the tack I should take in future.

I'll simply break down the nasty comments into parts and reply to each, calmly and only in my mind, to keep my blood pressure on an even keel. Up and funny! JAYE


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The Frog Prince 5 years ago from Arlington, TX

Well done. There are key words and names to throw on the article table that seem to bring some of them to the surface.

The Frog


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nicomp 5 years ago from Ohio, USA Author

No word from Julie Garrick, yet. I'll keep you all posted.


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Alastar Packer 5 years ago from North Carolina

What an intro nicomp. You may be as vicious about me as you please. You will only do me justice. Good way to look at it, hey. I'll stay tuned.


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The Frog Prince 5 years ago from Arlington, TX

Alastar. Me too because I happen to like your Hubs. Keep em coming.

The Frog


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nicomp 5 years ago from Ohio, USA Author

@Alastar Packer , The Frog Prince : I'm a puppy dog!


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The Frog Prince 5 years ago from Arlington, TX

nicomp - I think your both good peeps!


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Dee42 4 years ago from Beautiful Arkansas

Freakin' great. Loved it. I stumbled across this trying to ask something thu ask.com. The thing is, I was so I intertained, I forgot what I was looking for. Oh well, great hub.

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