Every Hubbers Nightmare

How many times have you asked yourself, “who are the people on hub pages and how trustworthy are they?” How do we know the information they post is true? We have all heard of people that use different names and even had instances of where they will come in under another alias and post comment to themselves to promote an article or improve their standings. We all have had comments made both positive and negative to postings and they help to improve our writing ability. But conversely we have received comments that are done with malicious intent, derogating and often false, said to destroy the individual or disparage their hub.

We all know that when comments are left; the individual IP address and time the comment is left, is recorded and made available to the host.

I myself, along with several other individuals on Hubpages and Facebook, had run-ins with just such an individual. Sadly the person in question had done some research and did in fact have good credible information that he might have used to assist authors.

Fortunately most of us were able to disassociate ourselves from this man and he was successfully removed from Hubpages. This was done by great efforts and diligence from AEvans, a well known and respected hubber of many years.

But as it happens, the individual is back on Hubpages under a new Identity publishing the same tripe that has caused some good writers to leave Hubpages all together. To rebuke the individual and question their integrity, would send them into a tyrant and provoke less than acceptable language and personal insult from them.

individuals like these are uncovered and exposed often to the tripe and ineffective people they are. Because of their in-ability as a writer, they believe redemption and popularity is made possible by use of insulting and degrading comments on other hubs. They can and often do, create a website that will support the dribble offered to the unsuspecting as facts. To this end I can only say: caution to inquiring individuals and be wary.

By entering into the world of the internet, we are assumed to have some level of intelligence. But, as I stated earlier, I and many now friends, were caught up in the spew contrived by a want-to-be self-made publisher. We allowed this because of our zest to become a published author and our ego’s were fed with carefully articulated statements set forth to tempt our artistic and creative hunger. The levels of deception were carefully enveloped into a narcissistic individual’s contrivance, initiated to fill his own pockets by misleading and well versed statements.

The aforementioned individual is back on Hubpages as I stated before, and once again working his charm with deception and silver tongued tripe He states he is from Atlanta instead of his home in San Antonio Texas. He publishes hubs that offer spiritual guidance, of which he himself is in dire need. I find this truly interesting when set beside some of the profane and disparaging statements sent to myself and others by him. the evidence lies in documented e-mails, as well as recorded phone conversations. Fortunately he will be held responsible for his actions when he stands before God.

In closing, I can only say that one should be wary of who you trust and what personal information you provide. God gives us the ability to disseminate between truth and deception by researching facts. How we respond to that information is what separates us, and protects us from the vultures.

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Petra Vlah 6 years ago from Los Angeles

Some pathetic individuals are infecting and poisening this enviroment of ours.

Self promotion for profit should be banned from HP and I can give you a few examples of people who are doing just that under different identities, but with the same goal in mind. What a shame we have to live in fear and fight their vicious attacks


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must65gt 6 years ago Author

thanks for sharing Petra, I believe if we work together we can weed them out and make this the great sight we need.


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billyaustindillon 6 years ago

I am saddened to read this I so far haven't had any really nasty experiences here on HubPages and have enjoyed it with lots of good feedback. Now of course I am intrigued to who these toxic people are on HubPages? I certainly don't want to waste my time with such ilk, nor should anyone else.


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must65gt 6 years ago Author

Take heart Billy, there are many wonderful and supportive people on hubpages. I hope you will never have to know who the nasties are. If you read my hub I wrote "Dudley D. Quin and the Book Making Gin" it will tell a story that I and others suffered from an individual.Thanks for reading and God Bless


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Hello, hello, 6 years ago from London, UK

I am so grateful for your kindness and care to write this hub. Scams never die out just like weeds. Does that individual approach you or steal from you? If so, how do I know?


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must65gt 6 years ago Author

Thanks for stopping by hello. there are many vultures on here and many good people as well. If you feel uneasy or think something is to good to be true, it probably is. But there are many on here that will help you. Petra Vlah and AEvans are two good people you might start with should you need assistance. Take care and God Bless


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agvulpes 6 years ago from Australia

I do not believe I have crossed paths with this individual.

Then again I do not frequent the Religious Forums. I prefer to keep my beliefs to myself. I am trusting that AEvans (who I do regard as a friend), yourself and others will protect the innocent among us here on HubPages as I think it is mainly a good Community with only a few bad apples.


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must65gt 6 years ago Author

Thanks for stopping by agvulpes, and your comment. This individual wouldn't be on the religious forums because it would be a topic they have very little knowledge of..lol She can provide you with more on this individual than I. But there enough quality people to make this site well worth the time. God Bless


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Hello, hello, 6 years ago from London, UK

Thank you for your good advice to contact these good ladies. They are my fans so I am very happy about that.


Website Examiner 6 years ago

And so the drama continues; I am truly sorry to hear that.

Helping authors on HubPages is a lot more difficult than one might think, and when things don't work out, it tends to end bitterly - which brings to mind the first comment on this Hub. It is too easy for disgruntled clients to sow suspicion upon their former editors and advisors through hints and accusations, without corresponding accountability.

In your case, I have every confidence in your sound judgment and continuing professionalism. I, for my part, use more than one account, but always use my own name in correspondence and refer all paying clients to my personal website.

I would like to add that after more than 6 months of HubPages, it is my impression that what you are describing here is a unique case. I have neither heard nor seen other examples of unethical business practices aimed at authors; which is not to say that HubPages is the ideal e-commerce platform, certainly it is not.


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must65gt 6 years ago Author

You are most welcome Hello, and Thank you Website Examiner for taking time to read and comment on this hub. Yes as you pointed out the Drama continues. But, your comments also brought to mind, some things do not belong on hubpages. Therefore I have removed all comments from a certain individual and all the comments directed against them. I felt that even though I agreed with the statements made towards that individual, this was not the place to exhibit them. I apologize to my friends and followers for letting the individual to initially post on my hub. My intent is to refrain from allowing individuals to make harassing or defaming comments towards the good and talented members of Hubpages. After review of the statements made by said individual; the unsupported remarks; prevarications and slander, I felt that I was lowering myself to an area I did not wish to go or pull my friends into. Please accept my apologies and understand my reasoning in removing the post as well as all other post rebuking said individual. We must work together, and pay heed only to those who come to hubpages for expressions in writing and personal achievement.


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must65gt 6 years ago Author

Website Examiner, may I also add: your efforts and assistance made available for new and inspiring authors as well authors looking to improve their ability, has been tremendous. I may speak for many in saying thanks and with much appreciation for the help and advice you provide.


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AEvans 6 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

What a great person you are, and you do not need to apologize for anything you believed was wrong. It is your hub. :)


Website Examiner 6 years ago

Aevans, let me second that - and you too are a great person indeed. Perhaps, in spite of the gothic theme for this hub, the time has come to rejoice around the fact that new friendships were formed as others fell.


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must65gt 6 years ago Author

Indeed Website Examiner she is everything you have said. I appreciate both of your friendships and those that I have been blessed with as a result of the tumultuous happenings. If we do not learn from these things then we may be well destined to fall prey again. My hope is that others will not suffer from this individual’s deception.


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AEvans 6 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

@Website, New friendships have formed.

@mut65gt, Your friendship along with others is also a blessing. Forgiveness is golden and lessons have been learned. We should always focus on ourselves and never dwell on the past.


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phoenix482010 6 years ago from Cobourg Ontario Canada

thanks for the heads up, i certainly don,t want to hear from this individuals comments,there,s bad apples everywhere on this planet iam glad to be reading your comments not his that,s for sure,thanks for the insight you are a good person...

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