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In which cases would you flag/report someone to Hubpages, or even ask that they be banned?


For example, if someone slandered your name, would you flag them? Here is a comment taken from a religious Q&A comment on Hubpages: "Compulsive lying with an inclination towards spreading intrigues. Something pre-psychotic or just plain immature, but definitely stemming from an inner chronic turmoil," Pitiable." Would you consider that bullying, especially if you had simply pointed out the flaw in someone's hypothesis, in a non-bullying manner? My understanding is that personally attacking hubbers is against policy, yet this person remains. Thoughts?

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Best Answer Scott Bateman (promisem) says

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    Scott Bateman (promisem) 8 months ago

    SavvyDating, the lawyers at the media companies where I worked said we needed to remove libelous material when brought to our attention. Otherwise, we would risk facing a lawsuit as well, even though the comments came from someone else.


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Tamara Wilhite (tamarawilhite) says

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    savvydating 6 weeks ago

    Amen to that, sister. Everything is a personal attack with them, and yet they claim to be "evolved" "peaceful" "intelligent" & "spiritual." Right. And I've got ocean front property....


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Aime (Aime F) says

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    savvydating 8 months ago

    Yes, if it is excessive, HP will do something. They did actually ban at least one of his Q&A's before. Same guy who wrote the comment above. As for the "underage" commenter guy--- what a slimeball.


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MizBejabbers says

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Sam Shepards says

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Mike (Old Poolman) says

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    savvydating 8 months ago

    They do not necessarily come back. If they are not flagged, they are essentially being rewarded for bullying. I will always flag a bully, even on behalf of others. However, not commenting on their questions is

    the best way to go.


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Ralph Schwartz (RJ Schwartz) says

8 months ago
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    savvydating 8 months ago

    Thank you Ralph. However, I read what you said to Tsad where you told him to F off. That seems like an emotional reaction to me. As you know, I will remove myself from the post, but the schoolyard thing is foolish. I agree with you there.


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El Shaddai 2016 says

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    savvydating 8 months ago

    Welcome El Shaddai 2016. I agree with you wholeheartedly, and this was my experience, along with many, many others who dared to politely disagree.

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Rochelle Frank says

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    savvydating 8 months ago

    Indeed. Thank you, Rochelle. That being said, a ban may occur at some point, usually much later, if the bad behavior is consistent and if HP staff is aware of the unacceptable behavior.

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Tim Mitchell (tsmog) says

8 months ago
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    savvydating 8 months ago

    Thank you for explaining things so thoroughly, Tsmog. I am sorry you were banned. I will review the rules again at some point soon.

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Gustave Kilthau (GusTheRedneck) says

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bradmasterOCcal says

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    savvydating 8 months ago

    Hi Brad. I believe that Flagging with actual content is sometimes necessary, but being "flag happy" over a difference of opinion is unwise. This was an unwarranted attack. However, the context is missing here. He has since twisted some context.


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Shannon (shanmarie) says

8 months ago
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    savvydating 8 months ago

    Yes, I did remove myself from the conversation. However, enabling low level speech is inappropriate. Thus, the reason for the Flag button. Thanks for your input, Shanmarie.


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John Hansen (Jodah) says

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    savvydating 8 months ago

    Thank you, Jodah. I am mainly concerned about others who cannot see though the narcissism. I am fine. My hope is that HP will see things clearly, as well. My point is that deception is dangerous, and that is the issue in this circumstance.


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ME Whelan (WordCrafter09) says

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    savvydating 8 months ago

    I will still flag those who pretend to be evolved & loving, yet live to mock others. They bring the whole discussion down and they are unacceptable. I still say they are bullies even if most people disagree. But, I usually don't reply to insults.

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Paula (fpherj48) says

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    Annsalo 8 months ago

    Can u or someone say who it is? It's hard to judge a conversation based off one sentence. If it is a commonly known name that might help me understand the conversation. Savvy and I disagree on much, but she's always been civil, so curious who this is


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Gunny Cracker (Sgt Prepper) says

8 months ago
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    savvydating 8 months ago

    The person who made the comment responded by bullying because he cannot take disagreement. I actually appreciate constructive criticism, but bullying is against all policies anywhere, including here.


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Annsalo says

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    savvydating 8 months ago

    The commenter was scapegoating. Besides, you wrote a hub personally denigrating a hubber years ago. Did she call you delusional, or was it the other way around? Anyway, she was banned. Guess it's hard to determine HP's rational for banning or not.


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