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How many of you here were here 6 years ago?

  1. BeccaHubbardWoods profile image82
    BeccaHubbardWoodsposted 3 months ago

    I've been missing in action for quite a while. I think the last time I participated or discussed anything in the forums was probably 4 years ago. I've missed everyone! I am friends with a ton of you on Facebook, but I don't remember anyone's user names. I'm wondering if a lot of the originals who were here while I was here are gone or if they're still around? Are the forums still hostile? That's why I left in the first place - it went from a community of helpful writers and wonderful fun to angry discussions and rampant fighting. Anyway, to those who know me - HEY! It's been a while! And to those who don't know me - Hey! It's nice to meet you! XD

    1. Barbara Kay profile image84
      Barbara Kayposted 3 months ago in reply to this

      I was here back then. I don't believe we got to know each other though.

      1. BeccaHubbardWoods profile image82
        BeccaHubbardWoodsposted 3 months ago in reply to this

        It's lovely to meet you! I can't wait to dive into your hubs big_smile

        1. Barbara Kay profile image84
          Barbara Kayposted 3 months ago in reply to this

          Thanks Becca. I'll do the same with yours.

          1. BeccaHubbardWoods profile image82
            BeccaHubbardWoodsposted 3 months ago in reply to this

            I'm excited to read more of yours! You have a lot of content I find fascinating!

    2. PegCole17 profile image91
      PegCole17posted 3 months ago in reply to this

      Hello and welcome back. I was here but I never got to know you. I'm looking forward to catching up with your work.

      1. BeccaHubbardWoods profile image82
        BeccaHubbardWoodsposted 3 months ago in reply to this

        Hiya! It seems like I remember your name, but I can't remember your work right offhand. I'm gonna go read your hubs again to familiarize myself with you again! XD

    3. Ann810 profile image87
      Ann810posted 3 months ago in reply to this

      I've been on Hubpages going on 6 years now. I have activity almost daily on Hubpages rather in "Q&A's" forums, or adding new hubs. I rarely "hop-hubs" in the accounts feature. I just wish that more of my hubs are chosen for the new niche sites. So far, I have about 7 articles chosen for the niche sites. I like to write, this is why I gravitate toward this site daily.

      1. BeccaHubbardWoods profile image82
        BeccaHubbardWoodsposted 3 months ago in reply to this

        I've noticed that the forums have calmed down quite a bit. That makes me happy. When I first began here waaaaay back in 2008, I was a lurker. Everyone was so wonderful to each other and genuinely wanted to help. If they had critiques, they were always given with the utmost respect. Then somewhere along the line the critiques went from respectful to downright insulting and people started attacking one another. I couldn't stand it anymore so I just dipped out. Forget it, it wasn't even worth it anymore. I got tired of hearing how my poetry sucked and my humor articles weren't funny. But I decided to give it another go because I missed writing so much! Now it seems like everyone has calmed down and the worst folks are long gone. Hooray! Now we can have respectful, constructive conversations again!

        1. Ann810 profile image87
          Ann810posted 3 months ago in reply to this

          Agreed, there are many of us that actually like respectful conversation. It's one thing to "agree to disagree" and then there's trolls bullying someone.

          There are going to be people that like our articles or style of writing, and there will be people that don't like it. Those that don't like it, shouldn't comment on it. It's like, if you don't like what you're watching on TV, well turn the channel. You have to see it in that form.

          1. BeccaHubbardWoods profile image82
            BeccaHubbardWoodsposted 3 months ago in reply to this

            I agree wholeheartedly! Excellent way to look at it!

  2. Marisa Wright profile image92
    Marisa Wrightposted 3 months ago

    I was here then but I must admit, I don't recall you either.

    I stayed away from the topical forums even then.

    1. BeccaHubbardWoods profile image82
      BeccaHubbardWoodsposted 3 months ago in reply to this

      The forums became so hostile and angry it seemed. There were certain hubbers who just wanted to pick fights no matter what you posted. I got tired of the trolling, so I dipped out. I remember your name, I think, so I need to go back and read your work again! XD

      1. gmwilliams profile image84
        gmwilliamsposted 3 months ago in reply to this

        The topical forums aren't so contentious now.  Many people have been permanently banned from the forums so the mood is much calmer now.

        1. BeccaHubbardWoods profile image82
          BeccaHubbardWoodsposted 3 months ago in reply to this

          That's awesome. XD Now I'm really happy I came back!

  3. sunforged profile image63
    sunforgedposted 3 months ago

    Hi1, I was here

    1. BeccaHubbardWoods profile image82
      BeccaHubbardWoodsposted 3 months ago in reply to this

      I remember you, sunforged. I read your hubs often!

  4. Patty Inglish, MS profile image90
    Patty Inglish, MSposted 3 months ago

    Hi, I was here then as well - over 9 years now.

    1. BeccaHubbardWoods profile image82
      BeccaHubbardWoodsposted 3 months ago in reply to this

      I remember you very well Patti! I've spent many hours reading your work! You're a wonderful writer!

      1. Patty Inglish, MS profile image90
        Patty Inglish, MSposted 3 months ago in reply to this

        Thanks for your very kind words!

        1. BeccaHubbardWoods profile image82
          BeccaHubbardWoodsposted 3 months ago in reply to this

          I spelled your name wrong. Sorry about that LOL! I'm bad about putting I's at the end of names instead of Y's. I would do that even if I knew their names ended in a Y. Just a weird Becca thing, I guess. Anyway, you're very welcome!

  5. Denmarkguy profile image94
    Denmarkguyposted 3 months ago

    I've been here almost 10 years... but I haven't spent that much time on the forums.

    1. BeccaHubbardWoods profile image82
      BeccaHubbardWoodsposted 3 months ago in reply to this

      I don't remember you, but I'll definitely go read them now! Pleasure to meet you!

  6. Anamika S profile image70
    Anamika Sposted 3 months ago

    I am here for almost 8 years now. But my communication in the forums have been very limited.

    1. BeccaHubbardWoods profile image82
      BeccaHubbardWoodsposted 3 months ago in reply to this

      I definitely remember you, Anamika! I've read many of your hubs as well XD

  7. Atcelle profile image28
    Atcelleposted 3 months ago

    Hiii BeccaHubbardWoods, My name is Marcelle ( atcelle) it is wonderful to meet you, I hope that you stay this time and don't let the ignorance of the ignorant upset you, just ignore them Okay smile

    1. BeccaHubbardWoods profile image82
      BeccaHubbardWoodsposted 3 months ago in reply to this

      Hey Marcelle! Beautiful name! You can call me just Becca XD You wouldn't believe how much one can grow in 6 years. Especially learning to ignore trolls on the internet (keyboard warriors)! Now, water off a duck's back LOL. I had to learn to not take everything to heart in the forums because I considered fellow writers friends. But, can't please them all and you can't make everyone a friend. Some folks just wanna be hostile to get a reaction. So I'm gonna ignore the forum trolls this time and focus on writer friends XD

      1. Atcelle profile image28
        Atcelleposted 3 months ago in reply to this

        Thank You Becca smile Yes! Ignore the trolls and do your meaningful works smile Have a wonderful Day/ Night smile

  8. WryLilt profile image88
    WryLiltposted 3 months ago

    I've been around since early 2010 if that counts? smile

    1. BeccaHubbardWoods profile image82
      BeccaHubbardWoodsposted 3 months ago in reply to this

      I remember you well. XD I've read much of your work, and I look forward to reading more!

  9. ProBeatStudio profile image73
    ProBeatStudioposted 3 months ago

    I was, but not on this account

    1. BeccaHubbardWoods profile image82
      BeccaHubbardWoodsposted 3 months ago in reply to this

      What was your name before this one?

  10. Richard-Bivins profile image87
    Richard-Bivinsposted 3 months ago

    I was here but was using Livewithrichard as my username.

    1. BeccaHubbardWoods profile image82
      BeccaHubbardWoodsposted 3 months ago in reply to this

      Your previous username seems familiar to me. I'm sure I've read your work before, or at least met up with you somewhere on here. XD

  11. earner profile image87
    earnerposted 3 months ago

    I've been here over 10 years.  I've not been a frequenter of the forums though as I find the layout/style long-winded and confusing, so a "sucker up of time". 

    smile

    1. BeccaHubbardWoods profile image82
      BeccaHubbardWoodsposted 3 months ago in reply to this

      Well, I'm going to check out some of your hubs right now, as I can't remember your username. XD Looking forward to diving in!

  12. ddsurfsca profile image76
    ddsurfscaposted 3 months ago

    Hello,
      I have been writing here for six going on seven years.

    1. BeccaHubbardWoods profile image82
      BeccaHubbardWoodsposted 3 months ago in reply to this

      Hi ddsurfsca! I don't remember you, either, but I'm looking forward to reading your hubs!

      1. ddsurfsca profile image76
        ddsurfscaposted 3 months ago in reply to this

        I have almost 200 hubs and I did frequent forums, but there was a 2 yr. period of time that I didn't have a computer, and my phone wasnt a very good way to write anything.  But, I am back.  I have a lot of editing to do before I can get anything new written here, but that is how it goes sometimes.  I remember you, I think.

        1. BeccaHubbardWoods profile image82
          BeccaHubbardWoodsposted 3 months ago in reply to this

          I bet I'll remember you when I go back and read your hubs. I was more into poetry and humor writing back then. I've had a lot of my humor articles pulled lately and that bums me out because I took a lot of time and thought into making them work. But whatever. I'm trying to look for another place to put my poetry now because I see HP isn't real poet friendly anymore, and that's cool. I just don't want to lose any of my work. Anyway, it's great to see you and I can't wait to reacquaint myself with you XD

  13. TeriSilver profile image91
    TeriSilverposted 3 months ago

    I think it was 2010 when I started on HP. There's been a lot of improvement on the site since then, but there's also been some negatives, too; the latest regarding niche sites, snip editing and a lack of ways to arbitrate disagreements. Editors should be working  with writers, not against them. But the site is fighting a changing internet world and must do what it can to stay current and productive.  The administrators do get involved with us, which is a real plus.  Still, all the flattery in the world (on both sides)  doesn't resolve the problems.

    1. BeccaHubbardWoods profile image82
      BeccaHubbardWoodsposted 3 months ago in reply to this

      I've noticed a huge change. A ton of my articles are being pulled for niche sites, mostly Delishably. That's totally cool with me, though, but I've noticed a huge difference in the changes editors make. One will change something to one thing and another will change the same thing to something else. It kind of makes my articles look messy since different editors are changing the exact same layout to different appearances. But I'm not complaining. It's nice to be praised on a job well done.

  14. Babbyii profile image84
    Babbyiiposted 3 months ago

    Started on HP in 2008 too Becca. Never had the pleasure of reading your work. Lots of illness and other life issues through the years have made me an absentee.

    1. BeccaHubbardWoods profile image82
      BeccaHubbardWoodsposted 3 months ago in reply to this

      I hope you're doing well now! I look forward to getting to know your work! XD

  15. Jodah profile image87
    Jodahposted 3 months ago

    I have been here almost seven years, but don't recall your name. So obviously our paths never crossed.

    1. BeccaHubbardWoods profile image82
      BeccaHubbardWoodsposted 3 months ago in reply to this

      Well it's a pleasure to finally meet you, Jodah! Even if we have been on the same site for several years together XD

      1. Jodah profile image87
        Jodahposted 3 months ago in reply to this

        Same here, Becca. Nice to make your acquaintance.

  16. Rochelle Frank profile image89
    Rochelle Frankposted 3 months ago

    Been here for 8+, your name sounds familiar.

    1. BeccaHubbardWoods profile image82
      BeccaHubbardWoodsposted 3 months ago in reply to this

      I think I remember you from the forums, Rochelle. Your name is definitely familiar!

 
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