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Randy Godwin has left the community

  1. Cagsil profile image60
    Cagsilposted 4 years ago

    Hey Hubbers,

    For those of you who don't know Randy is presently serving a 3 month ban and secondly he recently published a hub on leaving the forums permanently and why.

    http://randygodwin.hubpages.com/hub/Goo … ges-Forums

    So, those of you who have had conversation with Randy or are in the middle of conversations with him in the forums, well you can forget it now.

    Bye Randy. Take Care! Be Safe! smile

    1. IzzyM profile image86
      IzzyMposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Ditto.

      Then again, I have his email, so it's not goodbye from me smile

      1. Cagsil profile image60
        Cagsilposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Yeah Izzy, I have it also, but it is goodbye as to speaking/conversing with him here. hmm

        1. IzzyM profile image86
          IzzyMposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Yes and that is very sad, as it does strongly look as if someone on TPTB here has taken against him.

          Noted for future reference.

          1. Cagsil profile image60
            Cagsilposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            Yeah, notes have been taken and I'm doing what I can to wade the waters until a time comes that I won't need to worry about it because it will no longer matter at all.

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      JaxsonRaineposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Hmmm, too bad. I'm surprised I've only been banned once...

      1. Cagsil profile image60
        Cagsilposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        I've been banned more times than I have digits to count.

  2. Daughter Of Maat profile image98
    Daughter Of Maatposted 4 years ago

    What???? Seriously??? He's banned? Wow... Dang it, I don't have his email address lol...

    Wait is he banned from HP, or just the forums? I would assume if he just published a hub, he's only banned from the forums right?

    1. Cagsil profile image60
      Cagsilposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      He is banned from using the forums. With that ban, he wrote the hub I linked in the OP to show everyone, just in case they didn't know.

      1. Daughter Of Maat profile image98
        Daughter Of Maatposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        I just read it actually and after reading it... I have no comment.

        1. Cagsil profile image60
          Cagsilposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          I can understand. smile

  3. IzzyM profile image86
    IzzyMposted 4 years ago

    The community is a sadder place without him.

    In my time here, I have seen the forums go downhill, really. I'm a money hubber, always have been; I'm not here to argue on the political or religious forums, but these are the ones who are keeping the forums going now!

    Randy was all over the place. He had input to make in all sorts of topics, half of which I never read of course, because there are certain forums I avoid.

    The forums I like best are the ones that are all about Hubpages, and its problems.

    And Randy was always right there with his input, suggestions etc

    I didn't always agree with what he said, I don't have to - this is not a mutual fan club, but he was right there, stating his opinion as I believe we all have the right to. What does the American constitution say about freedom of speech?

    Isn't that the cornerstone of all things American?

    Freedom of speech. You can say what you want, and not be slung in jail for it.

    HP forum rules are quite clear. You cannot insult another hubber. You can insult their beliefs, so long as it doesn't get personal.

    "What you said is rubbish" is OK, "You are rubbish" is not.

    Yet from what I am reading, Randy was picked on, made out to be a scapegoat. The prize specimen.
    "Look, folks, if you write comments the way Randy does, you'll be banned".

    I remember one of his recent bannings. He'd argued with an Elite on the forums. Reading it, I got the impression that the whole dialogue was tongue-in-cheek.

    She said, he said, both traded minor 'insults' and neither could be taken seriously.

    Yet Randy was banned, again.

    I don't like this. It's like someone has the power with no sense of humour, and had something against him.

    1. Cagsil profile image60
      Cagsilposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I can understand everything you said. I also agree about Randy leaving, not only because of his HubPages usage and knowledge, but other topics he weighs in on which are not related to politics or religion.

      He was cool to play around with and had a great sense of humor. Sometimes it was difficult to pick out his sarcasm, but the longer I talked with him, I learned to do just that. smile

      1. Daughter Of Maat profile image98
        Daughter Of Maatposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        I absolutely adored his sense of humor and his sarcasm, and that's all I'm going to say about that...

        big_smile

        Oh, I like your's too Cagsil... wink

        tee hee... lol

        1. Cagsil profile image60
          Cagsilposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Good to know. tongue

          1. Daughter Of Maat profile image98
            Daughter Of Maatposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            I just didn't want you to feel left out what with all this outpouring of love for Randy... lol lol lol

            1. Cagsil profile image60
              Cagsilposted 4 years ago in reply to this

              Believe it or not, I didn't feel left out and also didn't realize you had edited your post until just now.

              Thank you though. smile

  4. Mighty Mom profile image90
    Mighty Momposted 4 years ago

    sad

    1. Cagsil profile image60
      Cagsilposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Hey Mighty Mom smile

      1. Mighty Mom profile image90
        Mighty Momposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Hey Cags.
        I don't like change.
        sad

        1. Cagsil profile image60
          Cagsilposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Mighty Mom, most people don't like change. wink

  5. Daughter Of Maat profile image98
    Daughter Of Maatposted 4 years ago

    I agree, not all change is good...

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    Arlene V. Pomaposted 4 years ago

    Three months is a very long time to be banned from the Forum, but that's between Randy and ADM.  Randy helped me navigate HubPages when I didn't know what to do with those recent SPAMMERS.  And, we shared the same views about (GULP!) Helium.com--a former online "employer" that we shared.  I will miss his Forum posts because he was the one to cut through the crap.  I know, I know.  Whenever you stand out, you have to take the heat.  As writers, don't we already know that?  Randy, whatever you do, I wish you only the best.

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    Arlene V. Pomaposted 4 years ago

    You???  Not you, Cagsil!  The third time was a charm for me!  Bad Girl!!!

    1. Cagsil profile image60
      Cagsilposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Why do you think I won last year's Hubbie Award for the "most likely to get banned from the forums". lol

      So, yes me. lol

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    Arlene V. Pomaposted 4 years ago

    Hilarious!  Personally, I find you quite fair. . .

    1. Cagsil profile image60
      Cagsilposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Thank you Arlene. smile big_smile

  9. schoolgirlforreal profile image74
    schoolgirlforrealposted 4 years ago

    I'll miss that snake! sad lol wink

  10. Marcy Goodfleisch profile image94
    Marcy Goodfleischposted 4 years ago

    I miss having him on the forums - I know there were times he made some of us want to scream (or cry), but at least we all knew where his thoughts were and he was hilariously candid.  I don't know the issues behind the ban, and they're not my business, but I do hope he reconsiders and decides to rejoin the forums when the three months have passed.

    1. Cagsil profile image60
      Cagsilposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Hey Marcy, I don't see that happening. wink

 
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