I do wish the Freeform discussion category was moved to the Topical Forums. The 'playful' threads clutter up what should be the place to discuss hubs and writing for HP.
I agree with this. I find it annoying, too, when people start threads in Freeform Discussion that aren't games and other vacuous fun etc., but also have absolutely nothing to do with HubPages, as though it were some sort of miscellaneous forum—perhaps renaming would solve this problem.
I agree 100%. Unfortunately this has been brought up before and nothing changed.
I think that is one reason we no longer hear from Beth, the ex-forum queen.
(Either that or she is busy up there in the US slaughtering goats to figure out who will be the next president.)
I miss Beth. There was a particularly serious and intense individual who managed to bait her enough to get her banned, I think.
p.s. given that the conservative half of the US is about to vote for Donald 'Grab-em' Trump, the mods should forget about all standards of decorum. The old moral majority are obviously beyond shocking these days, lol.
I miss Beth too, and Mark E. There are a number of writers who used to be here regularly that have since disappeared.The topical forums seem like a dank, seedy place, especially those religious ones.
Beth was definitely a bad influence on me and often caused me to have unproductive fun. In my old school, they would have labelled her an 'instigator' and probably beaten her with wooden instruments. If I had been beaten less, I would probably have a better attitude to authority, lol.
Theraggededge reckons no dancing, no singing and no messing around in the bike sheds.
These puritan things are usually guilt. I reckon she can't forgive herself for that recent pun.
I think going off topic makes these threads a lot more interesting.
So what do you think of those Cubbies? (I´ve been waiting forever to say that.)
You need to spend more time in bars, lol.
Patrons at our sports bars only discuss Football. (It is, after all, the opiate of the Brazilian people.)
I take a hard line with football talk in bars. I'm lucky that expats are not much given to violence, lol.
We dont have any Brits here so the last time I heard expats discussing football was when Germany slaughtered our team during the World Cup. The German expats do not turn over cars or break things--most of them just drive around honking their horns and wave little German flags.
As my daughter said at the time: Bra-nil, Ger-many.
She is the punning queen.
I've no problem with a bit of off-topicness. In fact, I like sunshine on a cloudy day and all that. It's when people add threads which clearly belong elsewhere. Luckily they don't attract much attention and soon disappear. So perhaps I was in a bad mood, or something
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