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It;s Life - but not as we know it Jim!

  1. The Bard profile image82
    The Bardposted 7 years ago

    I've come across a lot of unadulterated nonsense in my time, but you Hubbers take the biscuit. This "hangout" excels itself on purile inanity.

    Its not so much the title of the topics, which sound good initially, but it's the way that the threads eventually degenarate into twitteresque meaningless.

    Most of the responses are one word, or if not then three.

    I've looked at a few lately - take the one "A Dying Childs Last wishes" - a sound subject on a worthy cause, but as I see it, it has become nothing more than familier banter and a method to say nothing except "bumb".

    I may not be the most erudite poster, but I also see contributions from folk who have got nothing important to say other than fuel another merry go round of more nonsense, based no doubt in part of the experience to create a conversation void of intellect or reason.

    I'm sure there are intelligent hubbers here, so why not raise the bar instead of pandering to a very low common denominator.

    Come on chaps! You know you can do it!

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      Maximus591posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      You expect too much.

      You won't get people of quality here. This is home to wannabe's, failed writers and the sad and lonely. This collection of misfits do not produce genius.

      Observe the people. Chortle when someone declares 'yeh, I have 1000 views'... snigger with embarrassment when another declares 'I've made 5 whole pennies in 7 years'.

      Most here are delusional. If their real jobs gave them satisfaction they would not be idly wasting their time here churning out dozens of God awful hubs in an attempt to escape from their dreary lives.

      If you're someone of quality you will be employed in a quality environement. You will not have 300 hubs to your name.

      1. HubPolice profile image61
        HubPoliceposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Says the guy who seems to spend every waking minute here. lol

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        Leta Sposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Oh, em, I'm terribly sorry, but I see you are stalking perfectly decent 'little' people in the forums again.  Can't have that, wink.  It's against my religion & politics. 

        I take it you are independently wealthy, successful at your uh, day job as a clerk somewhere, and a great photographer (chortle) --and have at least had one article published locally or regionally in London.  Yeah?

        I think the onus is on you.  How 'bout that struggling with morbidly obese chics as dating material and especially...attacking at random as a verbal serial killer might do?  Spells winner to me!

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          Maximus591posted 7 years ago in reply to this

          is there anything you want in particular?

          Wherever I post you are sure to follow. I know my hypnotically handsome good looks and delicious English accent has you feeling all warm and moist inside... but, must you insist on following me everywhere and post in every god damn thread I do?

          There is something skin-crawlingly-creepy about your behaviour.

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            Leta Sposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            No, no, and no.  And I believe YOU are the one seeing things...for some reason.

            But I'm glad you are uncomfortable here, haha.

            Now how about you shut the h*ll up unless you do plan to have something substantive to say?  (That's what in particular.)  Attacking at random just says you are mentally ill...which in my book is along the same lines as stupid.

            1. tksensei profile image60
              tksenseiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              It is inexcusable for you to belittle the mentally ill in such a manner. That is truly offensive.

    2. Marisa Wright profile image94
      Marisa Wrightposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Bard, threads like the hangout are places where people come to have fun, and twitteresque seems to be the current way people like to do that.

      Bear in mind you don't have to participate if you don't want to.  I rarely venture into the Hangout or any of the other frivolous forums because, like you, I find some of the humour childish and a lot of posts pointless.  That doesn't affect my enjoyment of HubPages one bit, and I'm totally mystified by other people who seem to think the Forums are somehow more important than Hubbing.

      Set your home page up so that you only see the Hub-related threads - Need help?, Report a Problem and Knowledge Exchange. That way you don't have to play with the kiddies, you can do your bit for the community and you may even learn something.

    3. tantrum profile image61
      tantrumposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      lol lol lol

    4. yoshi97 profile image87
      yoshi97posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      So, when you go out to the club at night, do you ask everyone to stop dancing and then ask them to start talking politics?

      The hangout was *created* for meaningless dribble, as was the sandbox. It's for all topics that don;t fit elsewhere and is typically used by stressed out hubbers to vent out their frustrations without attacking others in the religious or politics forums.

      So that's why the hubber's hangout is what it is ...

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        Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Except Yoshi the thread he is has stated isn't dribble but about a 5 year old boy who is dying from cancer and who won't make it to Christmas. We keep bumping it because it is sad and it has an address to send Christmas cards, is one last dying wish.

        1. yoshi97 profile image87
          yoshi97posted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Actually I was relating to his assessment of the hubbers as a whole.

          As for the thread in question, I see it as a great heartfelt message that (from what I saw) hasn't been tainted by anyone. I stayed out of that thread until now as it's a bit to close for me to enter - and for the same reason I will continue to stay removed from that thread.

          It's incomprehensible to me why a child must suffer ... sad

  2. HubPolice profile image61
    HubPoliceposted 7 years ago

    Are you the guy who appeared the other day announcing that you'd been banished from the Squidoo forums because everybody thought you were a knob?

    1. Uninvited Writer profile image82
      Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago in reply to this
    2. The Bard profile image82
      The Bardposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      That's me! But at least I don't promote myself in a "mankini"! Or is that your way of demonstrating you're a bigger knob. Why don't you make a hub and show us all about it?

      1. HubPolice profile image61
        HubPoliceposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Hubs = 0

        I'm not promoting anything. wink

      2. HubPolice profile image61
        HubPoliceposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Hmmmmmm, I see that with your superior intellect it took you ten minutes to edit your initial response and add 'Or is that your way of demonstrating you're a bigger knob. Why don't you make a hub and show us all about it?'

        Glad you're here to raise the bar for us. big_smile

        1. The Bard profile image82
          The Bardposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Congratulations on recognising superior intellect. I did edit, but only after realising your avatar and following through to your bio to discover that you are not a Hub creator. That takes a few minutes.

          Furthermore, why be here if you do not wish to be apart of the community - warts and all? Surely you could make a hub to justify some element of your existance. Or do you just wish to be provocative on the forums?

          True I have been banned from SquidU, not Squidoo, but that's only because I have had cause. You appear to have none other than to spout off here in your mankini.

          BTW if I edit this it may take ten minutes - I'm sure you will understand that!

          1. HubPolice profile image61
            HubPoliceposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Wrong on all accounts, I have hundreds of hubs. smile

            And it was not I that chose to start a provocative thread.

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    Denno66posted 7 years ago

    I think that that is a unique, if not somewhat disturbing HubPicture. Hello Bard. The problem with these forums is that they all devolve into Politics or Religion regardless of the starting premise.

    1. The Bard profile image82
      The Bardposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Cheers mate. And forgive me for being critical before of your  sheep avatar. Clearly there is a smart wolf in that clothing! smile

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    Denno66posted 7 years ago

    You are forgiven, friend. Actually I get a kick out of the remarks I get from some Hubbers. Some funny, some just plain childish. I find that it is quite rare to find a hub where I don't have to sign a waiver on my life before entering. Thanks for a safe-zone thread.  smile

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    Denno66posted 7 years ago

    Well, I guess I spoke too soon. lol

    1. HubPolice profile image61
      HubPoliceposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Sorry Denno.

      But I have a dislike of those who criticize others without bringing anything better to the table.

      I'll leave you guys alone to ponder how banal the rest of us hubbers are. big_smile

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        Denno66posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I didn't criticize you, I don't see where this is coming from.

        1. HubPolice profile image61
          HubPoliceposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Sorry, that wasn't meant as an attack on you, but an explanation for my responses to the others.

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            Denno66posted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Not a problem. But, damn, your HubPicture is hilarious!

  6. Uninvited Writer profile image82
    Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago

    Still bitter over your trouncing on these forums are you Max?

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      Maximus591posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Im not here to battle... I'm just here to put the little people in their place and to keep them there.

      I consider it a social service.  smile

      1. HubPolice profile image61
        HubPoliceposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        You couldn't put an egg in an egg-box without instructions.

        1. Uninvited Writer profile image82
          Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          You are cracking me up...

          1. HubPolice profile image61
            HubPoliceposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            lol, no pun intended right? big_smile

            It's easy for these guys to criticize, but what have they offered?  Nothing.  I've certainly seen no evidence of their superior intellects. smile

            1. Uninvited Writer profile image82
              Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              Welll...not eggsactly

              1. HubPolice profile image61
                HubPoliceposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                lol

      2. AEvans profile image70
        AEvansposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        You are naughty! and many of us have published and are published authors it is also hilarious to come and join the fun in the forums as I can see you also enjoy it or you would not be commenting.big_smile

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          Maximus591posted 7 years ago in reply to this

          So, when you say published, I'm assuming you've published a pulitzer prize winning novel?  No?

          Ok, at least a best seller with 100,000 sales?  No?

          Ok, a leading article in a top selling womens magazine? No?

          ****Oh, come on, try and impress me here!****

          Ok, a 50 word article on boil removal in Auntie May's monthly?  Yes?

          You see,  Ma Cherie, unless you have been published at a level that makes people go WOW!, you are, and always will be, one of the little people.

          Hows the weather down there?

          1. HubPolice profile image61
            HubPoliceposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            http://i566.photobucket.com/albums/ss110/MrVoodoo123/gaymag.jpg

            WOW!

            Yep, you're a real nobody until you've reached the dizzying heights of being published in the center pages of a homo-erotic nudey magazine.

            Speaking of little people, I didn't know those came in extra small, awww look at it, ain't it sweet, it's almost like a real one. big_smile

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    Denno66posted 7 years ago

    Sorry, Bard, but I find it extremely hard to resist the obvious: Dammit Jim, they're all Dead! type stuff.

  8. Uninvited Writer profile image82
    Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago

    My favorite is "I'm a doctor, not a ... (fill in the blank)"

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      Denno66posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      lol

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    Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago

    Wow Bard show us that you have no heart. We keep bumping to so that people can read it again and remember that there are more important things in life than stupid games on here. Thought you were cool now you show your true colors. thank you!

  10. The Bard profile image82
    The Bardposted 7 years ago

    Allow me to reveal myself in full glory. I post to generate discussion and not to engender favouritism or alternatively surreptitiously promote fifth columnist idealism.

    I post to encourage heated but sensible debate. I do not post to bring out the worst in people, even though some are bound to come out of the woodwork with a degree of thoughtless comment and agitated phrases.

    There is no doubt that such people exist and find fuel on forums to express themselves, either through a misguided belief that they are important, or merely have a right to be heard.

    I make Hubs and Lenses because I have something to say.

    I join forums because I have something to say. My popularity rating is not determined on my good will or niceness.

    Those who like me become my friends,those who don't do not.

    Those who are deluded to offer sarcastic barbs in the belief they sound clever are given short thrift.

    They matter not a jot and merely show their own inadequacies and insecurity.

    I have been banned from the SquidU forums twice,but not because of any of the golden rules.I have been banned because my comments have sometimes been perceived as a threat to the status quo.

    As that is my only offence, I can hold my head up high with dignity,and view negative comments aimed at me here with tolerant sympathy.

    Take it or leave it. But for Gawds sake admire my Panama Hat, it's my best asset and a necessary addition to my wardrobe! (Mankini's aside!) wink

    1. HubPolice profile image61
      HubPoliceposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      You did read your own original post right?

      The one in which you called all hubbers morons and criticized a thread designed to bring a smile to the face of a a 5 year old boy dying of cancer.

      'Hold your head up high with dignity', you really are a piece of work.

      1. Luciendasky profile image76
        Luciendaskyposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        ditto that

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        Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Thank you HubPolice you are sweet person!

  11. Uninvited Writer profile image82
    Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago

    That is a very nice hat you have there smile

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    Denno66posted 7 years ago

    Okay, the Hat stays, but no speedos. (Not you HubPolice, you're off the hook on this one) smile

  13. Jane@CM profile image61
    Jane@CMposted 7 years ago

    This is a good popcorn thread big_smile

  14. Colebabie profile image60
    Colebabieposted 7 years ago

    Max you're gonna get yourself in trouble with generalizations again. Do you not believe in seeing people for who they are as individuals?

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      Maximus591posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Nope.

      Anymore great questions?

      'people for who they are as individuals'... is quite meaningless.

      First off, an individual cannot be defined by a forum post or posts. What an individual chooses to post is a mere snapshot of who they are, it is not their total self. A complete self cannot be defined online. It's for this reason, refusing to see people for who they are (as you put it) is a very intelligent strategy

      1. yoshi97 profile image87
        yoshi97posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        So, how is the online dating thing working out?

      2. Colebabie profile image60
        Colebabieposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I agree with you that what we see of people online is only a mere part of who they are. But we are still a group of individuals. Generalizing just doesn't make any sense to me. I wouldn't say all of the men here are worthless, or that everyone here is a failed writer who hates their every day life, or that I find all men named Max unattractive. Because while of course there is usually a case to fit the example, it is hardly the truth for everyone. Someone is not only incorrect in making generalizations, they are missing out.

  15. Uninvited Writer profile image82
    Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago

    http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff267/lethal1989/1256788588401.jpg

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      Maximus591posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      God, not another desperate, lonely, middle aged American female chasing after my cute tail.

      Can't you just find a nice, fat blobby American man to displace the wanton sexual desires you have for me?

      1. yoshi97 profile image87
        yoshi97posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I don't know Max, you might not want to look past your last chance. smile

    2. HubPolice profile image61
      HubPoliceposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Genuinely stupid.

      Is it not obvious?

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    Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago

    Aaa yoshi *hugs* It is really sad what happens to children...but you should at least write down the address...send a card? would make Noah's day smile

    1. yoshi97 profile image87
      yoshi97posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      If you could just email me the address I'd be willing. As much as I profess that nothing ever bothers me, reading such a tragedy obviously does. sad

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        Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I can do that. smile I'll email you right away!

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    zampanoposted 7 years ago

    You don't speak like the kid in the photo, who looks sweet.
    At least, you may consider that here, you can express all your frustration through that aggressiveness of yours without having your baby face bruised by a flying pint and the hand behind.

    Now, if you gentleman care to join the library, we'll smoke a cigar and have some cognac.
    I love democracy !

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