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HubPages Forums: Rules of Conduct

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    Deborah Sextonposted 2 years ago

    http://hubpages.com/help/forum_rules

    The HubPages Discussion Forum is a resource for Hubbers to help each other achieve the most rewarding online publishing experience and to discuss topics of interest.
    Rules and Etiquette

    Below are some basic guidelines to adhere to:

        Stick to the topic. Please stay on the thread’s topic when replying to an existing thread. If you don’t see an open thread about something you’d like to discuss, please open a new thread.
        Keep it civil. Debate and disagreements on points of substance are okay, but personal attacks, hate speech, petty bickering, trolling, and thread hijacking are not tolerated. By choosing to be civil, you make the discussion better for everyone involved.
        Be helpful and supportive. We’re all here to learn, so please be constructive when providing feedback. Harassing, threatening, or intimidating other Hubbers is against our Terms of Use.
        Spread the word. Encourage Hubbers seeking help to visit the Forum to find solutions to their problems or just to chat and unwind.
        The Forums are for discussion, not self-promotional link-posting. We encourage you to avoid posting promotional or irrelevant links, be they to Hubs or external sites in which you have a vested interest. The two places where we do encourage you to post links to your Hubs are in the HubChallenges section and the Improving Your Hub section.
        No cross-posting. Posting the same message to more than one Forum or thread is seen as spamming.
        Be honest about your identity. While we don't prohibit having more than one HubPages account, we ask that you stick to a single persona in the Forums. The deceptive use of multiple accounts, especially in a single thread, is prohibited. The use of secondary accounts to circumvent a Forum ban is also prohibited. This type of behavior is also known as sockpuppeting.
        Please use normal English. DON'T USE ALL UPPERCASE FOR YOUR TITLES OR IN THE BODY OF YOUR POST. It comes across as shouting. Also avoid txt msg abbreviations.
        Avoid signatures. Please do not sign your posts and especially do not sign your posts and include a link to another site. A link to your profile page is included with every post, and you can put information about yourself and links to sites you'd like to promote on your profile page.
        Only use the report button on posts you think break the forum rules. Please do not report posts just because you do not like them.

    1. Sed-me profile image82
      Sed-meposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Wow... so they do not want us to sign our names?
      It is redundant, obviously, considering your name is posted right next to your pic, but it makes you a law breaker now. Crazy.

      You can't post links to other sites? So when I find some fabulously interesting story that I want to share, or pic. etc. I can't share that? So restrictive. Im bummed. sad

      Also, there is something I would like to know.
      There was a thread recently that compared Christians to ISIS... I reported it for hate speech. My question to the staff is, what will be done with these kinds of threads? I think the OP was possibly banned for 3 days, but the thread sat there in all its hateful glory for weeks. So is that the protocol? That the poster will be banned, but the thread will remain?

      1. Barbara Kay profile image85
        Barbara Kayposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        That surprises me to about not signing post. What is wrong with that? Hmm. I learn a new rule everyday.

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          Deborah Sextonposted 2 years ago in reply to this

          Deleted

          1. Barbara Kay profile image85
            Barbara Kayposted 2 years ago in reply to this

            I edited my reply Deborah after I saw it in the rules. Crazy.

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              Deborah Sextonposted 2 years ago in reply to this

              I edited mine, when I thought I read yours,  and then it disappeared smile

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        Deborah Sextonposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        They used to delete those hateful threads. I can't believe they stopped doing that.
        Banning someone doesn't help if the message is still there for all to see

      3. Valerie P Davis profile image83
        Valerie P Davisposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        A forum "signature" is advertising text, links, and pictures beneath the post. They can be quite large, and many forums don't permit them.

        1. GA Anderson profile image86
          GA Andersonposted 2 years ago in reply to this

          So does HP consider typing your name or initials in plain-text a non-conforming "signature?"

          XX (aka GA)

    2. bethperry profile image88
      bethperryposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Well-articulated advice, Deborah.

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        Deborah Sextonposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        Thank you, but it came from Hubpages forum rules section

    3. peachpurple profile image78
      peachpurpleposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      you mean there are so many rules to follow when joining the forums? I thought it should be a friendly char zone

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        Deborah Sextonposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        Are you kidding ? I think you are, but I can't assume anything
        If these rules weren't in place, it would be a very unfriendly place
        So they are for everyone's benefit

  2. Sed-me profile image82
    Sed-meposted 2 years ago

    There is another rule about hyperbole. Anyone who exaggerates even a little gets banned from the internet forever.

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      Deborah Sextonposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      yikes

  3. Sue Adams profile image94
    Sue Adamsposted 2 years ago

    "... avoid posting promotional or irrelevant links, be they to Hubs or external sites in which you have a vested interest."

    So if the links are purely to enhance readers' experience without you as an author having a vested interest in those links, then they are permitted (as in a link to more in-depth information to a site you do not own or are affiliated with).

    As to:


    I think that all threads or posts from banned hubbers should be deleted. Maybe difficult to implement.

    1. Sed-me profile image82
      Sed-meposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Im so relieved. What would we do without priceless threads like these?!
      http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/124119

  4. Sue Adams profile image94
    Sue Adamsposted 2 years ago

    Good one! That does not give you a vested interest so it is OK. and therefore has not been cut.

    1. Sed-me profile image82
      Sed-meposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      I depend on you 90+'s to help me navigate my way thru life.

 
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