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I'm thinking of Banning Myself.

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    lyricsingrayposted 7 years ago

    Well with that many people banned this morning, all productive and active Hubbers in the community, I might as well join them.

    Their posts that were reported, I don't lie, were not malicious in the slightest way.

    So that brings us to who's been hitting the report button so much?  We all have our ideas but I'm curious if you'll come forward and explain your reasonings.

    I suspect not, but you felt compelled to report with intent to ban these amazing Hubbers, why not shine your complaint now?

    I'm just fed up.  Something went down last night and this morning other than posts not warranted for ban.

    I am continuing here because Cagsil and I want to complete our projects, but am feeling depressed this could actually happen to so many all at the same time!

    Thanks for letting me Rant!

    1. prosmentor profile image50
      prosmentorposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Don't try it! Am sure you are joking. I like to see your face on this community.

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        lyricsingrayposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        yes I'm joking just letting off some steam.  Thanks though big_smile

    2. dogluver1 profile image60
      dogluver1posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Nobody should have got banned! I saw some posts like tantrums nothing was really wrong with that! The question who keeps on pushing report?

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        cosetteposted 7 years ago in reply to this

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        1. Sufidreamer profile image80
          Sufidreamerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          lol lol

          It's Back!

    3. greeneyesH1982 profile image61
      greeneyesH1982posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      who got banned? what did they do?

      1. greeneyesH1982 profile image61
        greeneyesH1982posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I to have pretty much stayed away from the heated forums lately.. they are all so bad people just goin at it and I even was guilty of bein sucked into some of it... I choose to join other topics now and keep my opinion to myself...

        1. Unchained Grace profile image60
          Unchained Graceposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Green Eyes, what I've been seeing lately is that many of the Hubber Forums have those who are carrying on some discussions about their Hubs. How to write them, how to make money with them, etc. For me, it would probably be the place to be since I ned to learn more about this AdSense thing and I've heard rumors that Amazon don't pay so well.

          1. greeneyesH1982 profile image61
            greeneyesH1982posted 7 years ago in reply to this

            good advice should always be welcome smile

            1. Unchained Grace profile image60
              Unchained Graceposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              Well, it seems that those within these forums, for the most part, have quite an extensive history of making money with AdSense and Amazon. I guess for a new guy I shouldn't expect much, but I've no real complaints seeing money wasn't the reason I got up here to begin with. My idea (which still is) would be that anything I do make goes for our Homeless Veterans Ministry.

    4. Stevennix2001 profile image83
      Stevennix2001posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      please don't go lyrics.  even though we don't talk much, but i always enjoyed the humor and light hearted talks you brought to the forums. plus, you doing your hubs on interviewing other hubbers is very intriguing to read as well as it makes me feel like we're all actually news writers to some degree.  therefore, i hope you'll reconsider as i know things would be a lot worse if you weren't here.

  2. tony0724 profile image60
    tony0724posted 7 years ago

    Who got banned ?

    1. Misha profile image77
      Mishaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Tantrum, Pearldiver, and a few others I guess...

      1. wsp2469 profile image60
        wsp2469posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        No sh*t?
        I don't consider them ban-worthy but maybe i just never pissed them off, huh?

        1. nyliram profile image60
          nyliramposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Far out did Pearldiver get banned Rascism They are picking on the NewZealanders, we are just outspoken, there is no malice whatsoever, we are a Nation built on hard work, and we pretty much say what we think as you do wsp.
          I can't believe Pearldiver got banned. If they ban EagleKiwi I am taking it up with the United nations, or maybe our P.M.

          1. wsp2469 profile image60
            wsp2469posted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Yeah, see, these forums just get us all in trouble.
            I would probably never have been turned in to admin and had two bulk flaggings of my hubs if I had not opened my mouth here in the forums.  Still, I think sometimes you just have to tell people what they need to hear instead of what they WANT to hear.

            1. nyliram profile image60
              nyliramposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              I totally concur, some people just don't seem to be able to handle a little critisicism.
              Then there are the helpful ones that tell you what you already know, thinking that they are truly superior, they are the ones that crack me up most. Oh ho here comes a banning. I haven't named anyone. lol smile I never got into trouble till I started hanging out with really kewl people like Badco and Goldentoad etc. This is how I base the jealousy theory, people were jealous of those Guys popularity, and hated all their supporters too. Amazing.

    2. Cris A profile image60
      Cris Aposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      You. In an hour or so. Give me a minute to finish a report cool

      1. tony0724 profile image60
        tony0724posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Cris don't hate me cause I'm beautiful ! smile

        1. Cris A profile image60
          Cris Aposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Save the funny stuff - we have a whole year ahead of us cool

      2. myownworld profile image81
        myownworldposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        UPDATE:

        Tantrum
        Bloodnlatex
        Bovine
        Dogi
        SAS

        And then there are others like CW who just simply decided to stay away...

        it's frustrating, but don't let the negativity overshadow the good here L! Lets keep this place smiling for them to come back to! smile

        1. manlypoetryman profile image72
          manlypoetrymanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Here's a smile for the ones in exile of forums for now - smile See ya' when ya' get back!

        2. ksha16 profile image60
          ksha16posted 7 years ago in reply to this

          I got nothing to do with culprits. If they have been banned they must have done something serious. Why waste time and energy on them. I would make friends with the good lot here.

        3. rmcrayne profile image94
          rmcrayneposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          People like Crazd peak my curiosity with their huge numbers of forum posts in a short time.  Can't help myself.  I'm compelled to do the math.  She averages 50 to 70 posts a day.  She will not stay away.

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          Justine76posted 7 years ago in reply to this

          HAHAHAHHAHAHA!!!!! oh my...sorry if that was innnapropriate...but seriously, people who get banned have 3 days to write hubs. As far as I can see, they really arent all that injured? I mean, there is still email. Hi guys!!! they can stil read too..
          Oh, if a person is truly effected by the negativity, they keep to hubs and stay out of the forums.
          I hope  your all well and will be most likely getting myself banned sometime soon when your back!!  smile

    3. Misha profile image77
      Mishaposted 7 years ago

      Just go ahead Kimberly and call me some names, and you'll get banned smile

      Do you really want this though? Guys will be back in two days, and you'll have to stay away for more than half a day when they are back already wink

      1. starme77 profile image86
        starme77posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Aw Misha who in their right mind would call you names?

        1. Misha profile image77
          Mishaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Aww, thank you Star! You'd be surprised how many people wanted, and how many actually did LOL. My favorite one is "condescending vagina" lol

          1. frogdropping profile image86
            frogdroppingposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Having seen the occasional 'get mad at Misha, who does he think he is' post, I can validate Misha's claim. Folks have been known to get a little waspish huh Misha? And you've never been nothing other than honest.

            But you know what they say. Truth hurts.

            And some folks have selective hearing wink

    4. mega1 profile image78
      mega1posted 7 years ago

      omg - banning yourself!  that is an original idea!  and what possible good will come from it!  I hear though that those that get banned get a lot of good hubs written while they're out there!  I may join you! lol

      1. Cris A profile image60
        Cris Aposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        LOL and they say good or bad publicity is still publicity cool

        1. nyliram profile image60
          nyliramposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          I;ll take bad anyday it helps sell my Art.

      2. nyliram profile image60
        nyliramposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        In a way I ban myself, by deliberately playing the fool knowing exactly what type of person will stress out and flag /report me. It is far, far  better to have been banned than boring.
        In short I know who the reporters are NAH NA NAH NAH Playground basics, created that childish statement. Why do they keep banning people Can anyone answer that without soun ding like a Dictator.

        1. Marisa Wright profile image93
          Marisa Wrightposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          They don't. They can report till they're blue in the face, and if the HubPages team don't agree with them,nothing will happen. 

          Individual Hubbers can't cause other Hubbers to be banned. End of story, get over it.

          1. nyliram profile image60
            nyliramposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            i'm just being silly I thought that you would see through that one. but Tah for letting me know about the Hub I just hadn't noticed it was down. smile

          2. Uninvited Writer profile image83
            Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            This obviously has to be repeated ever 5 minutes:



            And, Mandy, you have consistently attacked this site, I don't know why you are still here. And don't worry, I won't report you...

            1. prettydarkhorse profile image64
              prettydarkhorseposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              morning UW

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              cosetteposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              bless you Marisa.

              unfortunately, you can repeat this a jillion f###ing times, but people will swear on a stack of bibles that it is not their own lack of talent or s$$$ stirring that causes them problems or their ratings to go down - no, it is the "conspiratorial, mysterious rogue flagger and down-rater"

              roll
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              freakin' drama queens

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      B.C. BOUTIQUEposted 7 years ago

      ok..now we gotta work to get them back..any ideas on how to start the process?

      1. Marisa Wright profile image93
        Marisa Wrightposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Are they banned for good?  If they're only banned for 3 days, you don't need to do a thing, they'll be back.  Moaning about it won't make any difference.

        And please remember, if someone gets banned and tries to come back as one of their sock puppets, even if they don't say anything nasty, they'll get banned for even longer - because that's against TOS.  Are you sure that didn't apply to anyone?

        Finally, I see accusations that some people get banned for nothing, whereas other people are "getting away with it". Could it be because they're not getting reported?  You have a solution in your hand.

    6. Len Cannon profile image88
      Len Cannonposted 7 years ago

      What were they banned for (specifically)?  Was it a permanent ban?

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      B.C. BOUTIQUEposted 7 years ago

      this is the first I have been on today, and honestly, it is starting to scare me..we do not know the culpret and what if we happen to use our freedom of speach and anger the  banner?

    8. Misha profile image77
      Mishaposted 7 years ago

      All or almost all were banned for personal attacks. All rules are posted. 3 day ban.

      1. earnestshub profile image88
        earnestshubposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Holy ^*%&$#*) I have never been banned, I may like it! smile

        1. Uninvited Writer profile image83
          Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Yeah...lets get banned and see what it is like smile I may actually get some writing done.

          1. earnestshub profile image88
            earnestshubposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            With ya there UW! I've got a crop to put in too! lol

      2. nyliram profile image60
        nyliramposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Misha of course that is the only real reason anyone gets banned.
        Myself inclded and possibly my sock puppet as well.But as hubpages have not let me post after I observed my banned period, I have returned, as my sock puppet. I am not hiding anything, there are people on here I like to chat with, some i enjoy a bit of light banter.
        But why so serious.  New Zealanders don'tdo serious. (seriously) we don't

    9. ksha16 profile image60
      ksha16posted 7 years ago

      i am going to stay away from the forums.

      1. cheaptrick profile image73
        cheaptrickposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        !

    10. Len Cannon profile image88
      Len Cannonposted 7 years ago

      the "culprit" is always the Hubpages moderators.  I think the forums have an exaggerated idea of the power of the report post button.

      I moderate a very active, very contentious forum with over a thousand active members.  I get reports all day.  I only pay attention to the reports when they're actually breaking the rules we have set in place.  I am 100% certain HubPages is exactly the same.

      No one has a magic report button that is getting someone banned. If someone reports someone and they are banned, it is because the content of that post was against the rules we agreed to before posting. I do think the moderators should put in place some type of notice when someone is getting banned, for what rule, and for how long, but otherwise thems the breaks.

      If you really think it is a problem, I REALLY think you should start reporting people back. Don't only let your side end up getting the notice.

      1. darkside profile image81
        darksideposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        You've got it in one.

        For everyone else... if I were to report Len's post, nothing would come of it. He hasn't broken any forum rules. I could report him all day, and nothing will happen. Except for maybe pissing off HP HQ and being taken off their Christmas card list.

    11. Len Cannon profile image88
      Len Cannonposted 7 years ago

      lol

      I also suggest everyone make friends with the bad lot, they're always more interesting.

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        B.C. BOUTIQUEposted 7 years ago

        see , I was unfamiliar with who actually bans..if they had a post that was innapropriate, then yes..they deserved to be banned..

        I am sorry if I offeneded anyone by being ingnorant when it comes to the knowledge of exactly wheat happened..I thought they were possibly banned by other member, my mistake, again I am very sorry

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          cosetteposted 7 years ago

          really?

          these people were banned because someone reported them?

          are you sure about that?

          or are you just conjecturing.

          if someone did go on a clicking spree, do you think they would really come forward?

          no.

          and i'll tell you why. because rather than confront the person(s) directly, they (if what you say is correct) used the report feature instead, which is a safe, albeit cowardly option, so it stands to reason they won't have the courage to stand up and publicly admit it, right?

          unfortunately we can't read all the threads because they were erased, but to say that the HubTeam goes around banning people just because someone clicks the report button is, well, kind of irresponsible, and you really don't know, so what good is this doing just tossing out more innuendo?

          you really didn't see anything wrong with what SAS posted? i did, although i didn't report it. i read it after the fact and i can see why she got banned. and from what i read, some of the others in your list were swearing or doing something in violation of the TOS. they will be back in three days, so what's the problem? i considered tantrum a friend and even so, i support the HubTeam's decision and now because of that support, she's all mad at me.

          gosh, too bad. i've never been one to let someone else dictate my actions, and i will be the first to say to your face what i really think, good or bad.

          what are you hoping to gain by posting this? just venting? or casting more doubt onto the fire? neutral

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            lyricsingrayposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            As I said Cosette, venting.  If you knew me you would know I'm not the type to 'cast more doubt in the fire'

        2. yoshi97 profile image88
          yoshi97posted 7 years ago

          On the forums I used to moderate the moderators weren't allowed to touch anyone unless they were reported. No report - no ban.

          And those that were reported ... if they were found to be going against the TOS they got the boot. And how long did that boot last? One week for the first offense, two for the second, and the third offense was a permanent removal.

          Trust me ... Hubpages is much kinder than many other places, and the places where they don't ban at all aren't worth posting on, unless you like being called an idiot or moron for everything you post because you're not part of a clique or you haven't been a member for the past five years.

          Three days ... and you still get to read the forums and write hubs and make money? A ban on other sites is a total ban ... zero access. I think we sometimes forget that.

          Everyone will be back soon, and they can still hear our thoughts (and appreciate everyone that is missing them). Until then, we get to eat all of their nachos ... smile

          1. myownworld profile image81
            myownworldposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            smile yes, pass the nachos along everyone....and keep smiling! I know Tantrum and Blood would want us to! 2 days left before the ban is lifted on all...so cheers to a happier newer year!

            1. yoshi97 profile image88
              yoshi97posted 7 years ago in reply to this

              *Yoshi pulls the nacho tray away from Myownworld*

              'Did ya bring some picante dip? If not, I'm not sharing' tongue

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                B.C. BOUTIQUEposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                no, yoshi, I did not bring any picante dip, but I can make some fresh up real quick for ya, along with some guac and some tomatillo dip  smile

                1. yoshi97 profile image88
                  yoshi97posted 7 years ago in reply to this

                  I'll share with ya then ... As for the rest of ya, bring dip or go without! smile

              2. myownworld profile image81
                myownworldposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                *MOW''s sensibilities are easily offended and she decides to report yoshi.....! yikes

                1. yoshi97 profile image88
                  yoshi97posted 7 years ago in reply to this

                  *sigh* then you can have some nachos too ...

                  Had to play hardball, didn't ya. smile

                  1. myownworld profile image81
                    myownworldposted 7 years ago in reply to this

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                    1. yoshi97 profile image88
                      yoshi97posted 7 years ago in reply to this

                      I never was good at following a lead ... I have two left feet ... no, really, I have two lefts and no right ... makes buying shoes REAL tough. smile

                      1. myownworld profile image81
                        myownworldposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                        lol lol will spare you the ban then....!

        3. pylos26 profile image76
          pylos26posted 7 years ago

          Just don't post on threads by those who go squeeling to management...Jeremi come to mind.

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            B.C. BOUTIQUEposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            you know, now that I think back, if the Jermiyou mentioned is the one I am thinking of he has purposly tryed to get me worked up into arguing with him in the past, about the town I live in that he has never been to, has no idea where it is , and was very arrrogant to the point I was going to leave for good and not come back..but I figured there were way too many who liked my company and way too many that would miss me if I left ovr something or someone so petty...

            so I dont know...(I am just bothered that these individuals got banned over content that was not malicious or were against the official rules)...

            I still just dont see how or why if they had legitimate hubs...

          2. Misha profile image77
            Mishaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            When you are calling somebody out, you better have facts to support your claim, or it is called libel. smile

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          B.C. BOUTIQUEposted 7 years ago

          I am very confused at this point about how they got banned and why, I think I shall just hope for the best for them , BLESSED BE, and hope no one else gets banned if their content is in no way malicious or totally offensive...

        5. Ron Montgomery profile image60
          Ron Montgomeryposted 7 years ago

          I'm pretty sure banning yourself is a sin.

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          B.C. BOUTIQUEposted 7 years ago

          Misha is correct, am like I did mention I am not sure if I am thinking of the same person that was mentioned...

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          B.C. BOUTIQUEposted 7 years ago

          thank you for sharing with me yoshi, I will make some fresh of all 3 real quick and I will make sure I make enough for everyone...reminds me of the new years party , 1999..

          I spent from 6 pm to 3 am cooking while everyone was in the rec room/jacuzzi room/pool table & bar room in the basement..my guy at the time came up at midnight , brought me a bottle of champagne he had hidden for just us, then placed an order for 12 dozen of my spicy garlic chicken wings


          my worst new years party ever...lmao

          1. yoshi97 profile image88
            yoshi97posted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Yoshi's Party Rule #27:

            Every great night will be followed by a terrible morning after. smile

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          B.C. BOUTIQUEposted 7 years ago

          I actually had a great morning, I woke all the passed out people up after letting them sleep for about 4 to 6 hrs, made them clean my kitchen and I went to bed , whooped from all the cooking and then staying up to torment the hungover....hahaha

          1. yoshi97 profile image88
            yoshi97posted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Cowbells work wonders for waking the dead. smile

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              B.C. BOUTIQUEposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              I went to the garage and got my emergency air horn out of one of the jet ski's...those things did immediatly wake the dead!  hahaha

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          B.C. BOUTIQUEposted 7 years ago

          want me to fry up some home cooked nachos, like they do in the restaurants for you Yoshi?..its easy and I can make alot at once in my big fry daddy

          1. yoshi97 profile image88
            yoshi97posted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Better make a big batch quick ... MOW is gettin' ready to bop me in the head for the crumbly remnants. smile

        10. wyanjen profile image90
          wyanjenposted 7 years ago

          http://i665.photobucket.com/albums/vv19/wyanjen/rock-banned-FLAT.jpg

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          B.C. BOUTIQUEposted 7 years ago

          white corn, yellow corn , or indian corn?


          ( technically , with me making the batches, no matter what type of corn you pick it can be considered "indian" coen..lmao :0


          hey, just poking some fun at myself..I should say Native American Corn, just so I do not offend or confuse others about me....   smile

        12. Uninvited Writer profile image83
          Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago

          Are we starting this all over again?

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            B.C. BOUTIQUEposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            My friend, I sure hope not.

          2. yoshi97 profile image88
            yoshi97posted 7 years ago in reply to this

            What? Making nachos? I thought the Geneva Convention lifted the ban on this activity. smile

            1. myownworld profile image81
              myownworldposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              yikes what?? are we going to be reported for this now??

              (((choking on her nacho))))

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                B.C. BOUTIQUEposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                well, I guess if you are enjoying my nacho's it will be worth getting reported on....I am just spreading something I do well with everyone smile

              2. yoshi97 profile image88
                yoshi97posted 7 years ago in reply to this

                *Yoshi watches in horror as MOW chokes - two spirits appear on his shoulders to converse over this situation*

                Good Yoshi: 'She's choking! Help her!'

                Evil Yoshi: 'Bah! That's one less competitor for the goods. Let her choke!'

                Good Yoshi: 'You would never forgive yourself in something awful happened to that sweet girl!'

                Evil Yoshi: 'Sweet? She was going to report you for not sharing the nachos!'

                Good Yoshi: 'Do the right thing Yoshi. You know it's in your heart to help her!'

                Evil Yoshi: 'Ignore it, Yoshi. It's just heartburn and will pass in a half hour!'

                *What should I do?*

                I know, I'll put it up to a vote!

                Vote (A) if you think Yoshi should do the right thing and save MOW

                Vote (B) if you think Yoshi should act oblivious to the event as he eats all of the nachos

                or

                Vote (C) if you think we should wack Yoshi with an angry seabass

                All votes count, but you can only vote once. The polls are now open, but do hurry, as MOW appears to be turning blue ...

                1. myownworld profile image81
                  myownworldposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                  lol lol choking laughing now....! (((hugs yoshi, even if he reeks of sea bass and nachos!))))

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          B.C. BOUTIQUEposted 7 years ago

          hehehe...yes, they allow me to make nachos or anything out of corn and/or maize  smile   lol

        14. Uninvited Writer profile image83
          Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago

          I think nachos are okay as long as you have guacamole...

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          B.C. BOUTIQUEposted 7 years ago

          vote D if you think I should just make more and please let me know what preference of corn, ty wink

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          B.C. BOUTIQUEposted 7 years ago

          huh..so it was for personal attacks..I had a guy do that to me repeatedly one night, I dont think he got banned, but then again, I have not seen him since,,,it was bad -got real bad, and it was prolly about a month ago maybe a lil less..


          interesting

          1. nyliram profile image60
            nyliramposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            I read all that and thought Great no one is banning you. I think it must be degrees, maybe I wasn't nasty enough.

        17. wsp2469 profile image60
          wsp2469posted 7 years ago

          You could call ME names, Kimmy, but you know I personally kinda LIKE that type of thing sometimes. . .especially if you have your foot pressed down in my face while you're--oh sorry, TMI anyone?

          1. lorlie6 profile image86
            lorlie6posted 7 years ago in reply to this

            You, wsp, are a card-carrying masochist! lol

        18. Ladybird33 profile image75
          Ladybird33posted 7 years ago

          I must have been enjoying my Holidays to miss all this drama...when is the ban over for these guys?

          1. nyliram profile image60
            nyliramposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            I am a sock puppet, which I have just been told is illegal. My ban was supposedly over Christmas Eve, but hey I don't think they love me so I still can't post under my person, who shall remain nameless and blameless.
            I was given 3 Days for a personal attack.
            I don't know wmon I attacked no other Hubbers could tell me either.
            I then opened acccounts with the same name, showing total transperancy, and they got banned too.
            So the ban was extended for 30 days.
            So to all intensive purposes I am banned for nothing for ever it seems.
            I am unrepentant, and always will be. I have done nothing wrong. Just take a gander at the Religious and political pages. hubpages is rascist as well. Don't like New zealanders, prob because we won't let their nuclear ships in our Ports,, not seriously but the whole banning thing is just about as stupid as that.

            1. aguasilver profile image86
              aguasilverposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              ....on the other hand, rules is rules and as a result, some normal and civilized discussion may be possible.... notice a distinct lack of LOLOLOLOL and smiley replys these last hours, and folk are communicating in a civilised fashion...

              Sure I miss some of the banned and their banter, but also like the order of the forum right now.

              Sock puppets are a pain in the rear end, and in my opinion, posting should be contained to people who have (say) posted 10 hubs and been on board for at least a week, with (say) as many followers as they have hubs in that time.

              Then we would have some quality control.

              John

            2. Marisa Wright profile image93
              Marisa Wrightposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              Nyliram, are you an idiot?  You got banned for three days so you opened another account.  That's against the rules for obvious reasons - what's the point of banning anyone if they can get around it by opening a new account?  How can you say "I've done nothing wrong" when you clearly have?

              If you do that, the ban is automatically extended, regardless of what you posted. HubPages can't afford to be lenient about that - they have to make their bans stick, or they lose their effectivness.

              You may feel you were wrongly banned the first time, but the right way to deal with that was to email HubPages - and let's face it, by the time it was sorted out, you'd have been back on air anyway.  So you have only yourself to blame - and if you're here under another sock puppet while your original ID is still banned, you're riding for a major fall - possibly even a permanent ban.

              1. Uninvited Writer profile image83
                Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                She is mandybeau, she loves to stir up trouble.

        19. Stevennix2001 profile image83
          Stevennix2001posted 7 years ago

          who started all the bans?  and how did it happen?

        20. efeguy profile image60
          efeguyposted 7 years ago

          why do you want to ban yourself?

          it simple,disobey the rules in hub page and you we be ban.

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          blatvaposted 7 years ago

          I heard there were nachos in here >.>

        22. Uninvited Writer profile image83
          Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago

          Good morning smile Haven't had my coffee yet...

          1. Ron Montgomery profile image60
            Ron Montgomeryposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            http://londonist.com/attachments/c-line/tina%20coffee%20and%20cupcake1.jpg

            1. Uninvited Writer profile image83
              Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              Ooh, that looks much better than my instant coffee smile And it reminded me to eat breakfast...

              I have a rotten, stinking head cold and it's -7 out and I have to go get a prescription renewed.

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                Justine76posted 7 years ago in reply to this

                sad hope you feel better soon. I have a nasty throat head cough crap thingy too. No fun. AND its -15F or so, with wind here... I feel for you. Thanks for the yummy muffins Ron!!!!!

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                cosetteposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                omgsh....it is 44 degrees here and i thought that was cold sad

                i hope you feel better. if they have any Thai soup in an envelope there, get some - it's got magic properties.

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                  Justine76posted 7 years ago in reply to this

                  and Yogi Detox tea, and a hot bath..  smile

                2. aguasilver profile image86
                  aguasilverposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                  Gosh, I feel better already, it's 21º C here (about 70ºF) and with a warm sunny breeze hitting us from Africa!

              3. Ron Montgomery profile image60
                Ron Montgomeryposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                So.. that means you have to give several pints of blood to scrape up some cash and.....

                Oops, I forgot, you live in a civilized country.

                Belated Boxing Day greetings smile

        23. TMMason profile image72
          TMMasonposted 7 years ago

          You know to blame anyone other than yourself for the things YOU DO and YOU SAY is just another liberal mantra.

          Grow up all you, who can do nothing but blame others.

          If you WRITE IT, you OWN IT.

          I have never reported anyone, because the ones who got banned were doing enough to dig their own graves.

          And I am sure Jerami or anyone else you try to blame is not at fault for what they or you wrote either.

          Besides, their towering intellects were shown for the horse manure, they were.

          That was easy, just debate them a time or two.

          That seemed to me to be, Common knowledge.

          You,(and you know, who you are), you people who cannot support an issue, with any sort of logic or evidence, act like children in a hissy fit when you loose a debate.

          And Then it is everyone elses fault, that some of you get in trouble.

          LOLOLOL Amazing. The whimpering I hear.

          YOU WRITE IT, YOU OWN IT!

          If you can't control yourself then grow up.

          Don't blame others because all you can do is insult people and swear. Thinking somehow that wins the debate.

          IT DOES NOT!!!!

          Whimperers.

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            cosetteposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            big_smile i honestly can't improve on that.

          2. TMMason profile image72
            TMMasonposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            You know to blame anyone other than yourself for the things YOU DO and YOU SAY is just another MODERN DAY mantra. NO Individual responsibilty today.

            Grow up all you, who can do nothing but blame others.

            If you WRITE IT, you OWN IT.

            I have never reported anyone, because the ones who got banned were doing enough to dig their own graves.

            And I am sure Jerami or anyone else you try to blame is not at fault for what they or you wrote either.

            Besides, their towering intellects were shown for the horse manure, they were.

            That was easy, just debate them a time or two.

            That seemed to me to be, Common knowledge.

            You,(and you know, who you are), you people who cannot support an issue, with any sort of logic or evidence, act like children in a hissy fit when you loose a debate.

            And Then it is everyone elses fault, that some of you get in trouble.

            LOLOLOL Amazing. The whimpering I hear.

            YOU WRITE IT, YOU OWN IT!

            If you can't control yourself then grow up.

            Don't blame others because all you can do is insult people and swear. Thinking somehow that wins the debate.

            IT DOES NOT!!!!

            Whimperers.


            Fine I ammend my statement... thank you for the correction. I agree, everyone has their whiners. Sorry for the offense. I did not mean to generalize, but the ones who were involved in my debates were liberals.

            But again. I apologize for generalizing.

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              Justine76posted 7 years ago in reply to this

              peace out girl scouts...

        24. Uninvited Writer profile image83
          Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago

          Not everything comes down to liberal vs conservative. And if you must bring it down to that level when you talk about whimpering for being banned...some of the most conservative members have whined the loudest... and always blame HubPages for taking sides and say it is all a political conspiracy...

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            cosetteposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            the same people who blame others for their own self-inflicted drama are the same paranoid types of people who believe everyone is "out to get them". how self-absorbed can you get? the reality is, the same people allegedly conspiring against them don't even give them a second thought.

            people are getting kind of weird in here. i notice they seem to flock together too.

            oh well, whatever...

            1. aguasilver profile image86
              aguasilverposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              just because I'm paranoid doesn't mean someones not out to get me!

              http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_zgRVns69m3Y/SHAucis779I/AAAAAAAAAEs/4TtzSdvRZd4/S220/200px-Homer_Simpson_2006.png

              1. TMMason profile image72
                TMMasonposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                I agree, and a lil paranoia is healthy for ya.

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                lyricsingrayposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                lol  lol  lol  lol

        25. profile image0
          ralwusposted 7 years ago

          This crap is still going on? Big deal. People know the rules, both sides do, I think anyway. Why can't we just leave it alone? Just remember their are trolls here that bait people to anger, ignore the little butt sniffing trolls. And if you get into a debate and feel agitated, leave for a bit, no harm in that. A house divided soon shall fall.

          1. TMMason profile image72
            TMMasonposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Very wise.

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            Justine76posted 7 years ago in reply to this

            oh but ralwus, leaving is sooo hard!! lol
            how are ya?

            1. aguasilver profile image86
              aguasilverposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              ralwus is right, and if we got rid of all the sock puppets and trolls, the forums would be much better...

          3. Uninvited Writer profile image83
            Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            And don't let them goad you back into a debate by insinuating that you are a coward for leaving and gloating that they "won".

            1. aguasilver profile image86
              aguasilverposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              Agreed, when that happens throw them a swift image...

              http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_X6OFAd638Us/SRG3I2CIBDI/AAAAAAAAAZM/9ovwBTzcHXE/s400/Smiley+face+1.jpg

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              cosetteposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              that's easier said than done. some people come out of left field and then you go "whaaat?". i ignore a lot of stuff but sometimes it's hard, especially when you don't even know that person or never said anything mean to them. then before you know it, they got their little buddies to got their back and soon you have an angry mob with flaming torches following you around. pretty weird all right.

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                Justine76posted 7 years ago in reply to this

                sad
                its so hard typing sometimes. so many people, so many backgrounds...I genuinely hope you know that nothing I have ever said was about you?
                the past two days it seems you and I are at opposite ends of things. I have been trying to say that I agree with you wholeheartedly.
                but every time I try to clarify a statement, the thread is closed!!!! so, cosette, I think your an awesome individual. truly big hearted and genuinely friendly. Kind caring and generous.  You dont put up with crap or like to see others put up with it. Have a nice new year, you and your kiddo.  smile

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                  cosetteposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                  moi? 

                  really? oh noes, why would you think that? wow, seriously, i never felt that at all. i hope i haven't said anything to contribute to that feeling because you haven't said anything to make me think you were talking about me. if i did. i would be very specific and leave no room for doubt, believe me wink






                  i am having a Simpsons marathon on New Year's Eve, and this gave me a fun idea ... i'm going to make pink donuts. woo hoo start the new year off right! wink

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                    Justine76posted 7 years ago in reply to this

                    k.
                    I just wanted to be clear.
                    you didnt do anything.
                    seriosuly, it must have been bad timing for me. I swear to god, nearly every thread I was on last night got closed or deleted before I could finish what I was saying.
                    I honestly didnt know if anything you said was about me, or soemone else, becuase there were alot of others involved...but I wanted to take a chance..just in case...it was me. I truly respect you, and in the tiny chance I had said something earlier to offend, I only wanted to clarify. wink
                    this is silly isnt it?
                    "did I upset you?"
                    "no..sorry...it was my fault"
                    "no no I uspet you"
                    "no you didnt, it was all me.."
                    ha.  smile
                    so, its all good. have a great time, Ive got to get going.

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                      cosetteposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                      these threads are being locked right and left. Ryan's just got locked, just as i was about to get to the bottom of some of this BS floating around here.

                      i think the HubTeam is trying to send a message to its members and that is why they are nipping these in the bud, so to speak. i don't think there is some covert deranged hubber skulking around clicking the report button. blecch...a lot of misunderstandings would be cleared up if people just said 'hells yeah i'm talking about YOU'.

                      (for the record, this post is not talking about you or alluding to you in any way. see you later tater wink

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                        Justine76posted 7 years ago in reply to this

                        precisely.
                        hang tough, have good one.  wink

        26. profile image0
          cosetteposted 7 years ago

          that sounds like heaven...

          1. aguasilver profile image86
            aguasilverposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Hi cosette, it is heaven, or would be if there was any cash left in our country! as it is we have built a boom economy based upon building vacation property second homes in the sun..... whoops!

            Still I've been here 25 years now, so I know how to survive during droughts, financial and water!

        27. profile image0
          ralwusposted 7 years ago

          Right on UW. If you tempt a squirrel with a nut, prepare for a bite.

        28. Will Apse profile image91
          Will Apseposted 7 years ago

          You can learn a lot from trolls- about yourself, about other people. Its a nasty variation on the Socratic method. They pay out the rope and people show you their unresolved issues.

          In fact, Trolls should be applauded for their therapeutic value. They get people to deal with the things that most torment them.

          On the other hand, trolls are not good at resolutions and have no interest in anyones well being. Bad creatures...

        29. TMMason profile image72
          TMMasonposted 7 years ago

          I am sorry to start anything again peeps.

          I just got a lil sick of hearing them blame me and others, for there own short comings and downfalls.

          I sat here two days quietly.

          I do get irratated. I am not a perfect person, just human like everyone else ,and I would want someone else to defend their name also.

          But sorry.

          I was not trying to troll or start anything up again.

          Just state a fact.

          I will leave it at that.

        30. AEvans profile image70
          AEvansposted 7 years ago

          I have recieved e-mails from a few and they are taking it quite well, the figure that they can read and write hubs while being banned from the forums so nobody appears to be really upset over the bans, but they will be happy to come back and none of them want to be banned again, they are all o.k. smile

        31. motricio profile image57
          motricioposted 7 years ago

          Still with the Banning issue? neutral

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          cosetteposted 7 years ago

          smile

          well i have work to do so i best get going. i shudder to think what will be waiting when i get back. ((Justine))

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            Justine76posted 7 years ago in reply to this

            have a good one.

        33. wsp2469 profile image60
          wsp2469posted 7 years ago

          Think what you want but it is absolutely true that if you cross a line--intentionally or unintentionally--it only takes ONE person to start sh*t for you.
          Yes, we need to own up to our actions but don't think ONE person cannot hurt you if you have somehow broken some rule that a lot of us never bothered to read.
          I went for almost half a year breaking rules I never read/rules that were too generalized to be of any help before Hubpages noticed me.  WHY did they notice me when they did?  because someone pointed the finger.
          No finger-pointing--no flaggings and no bannings--unless of course you have MY luck and someone from HP sees you anyway-lol!
          I have learned to ask specific questions about the limits and this has been working quite well for me lately!

          1. Marisa Wright profile image93
            Marisa Wrightposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Well, thank goodness they did, wsp.  I seem to recall some of the things you did breached the Adsense TOS.  If no one did anything about it, you could have lost HubPages access to Adsense and we'd all be a lot poorer.

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            cosetteposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            paranoid much?

            do yourself, and the rest of this community a favor and post PROOF of your vague, erroneous assumptions, okedokee? thanks! smile

            1. starme77 profile image86
              starme77posted 7 years ago in reply to this

              well said smile

              1. wsp2469 profile image60
                wsp2469posted 7 years ago in reply to this

                How could calling me paranoid be "well said"?
                It is a simple fact of hub pages.  If you break a rule--intentionally or otherwise--and someone flags your hub or turns you in then you get busted.  All you had to do was watch the number of my hubs go up and down and notice my score go from 89 to 59 and there was the proof.
                No need to kill the messenger.  If you break and rule and admin. does NOT notice BUT someone who wants to piss you off reports you then they have no choice but to bust you . . . and they will.

            2. wsp2469 profile image60
              wsp2469posted 7 years ago in reply to this

              I have no idea why you are attacking me personally.  What I said is true.  If you break rule and someone does not like yo then all they have to do is flag your hub or report you to admin and you are busted.  That is ALL I am saying.

        34. caravalhophoto profile image60
          caravalhophotoposted 7 years ago

          About a month back Sneako and myself got into a discusion regarding same sex marriage, we both had things to say and we had an excellent debate going, although things were said, punctuation not used properly, who the heck knows...unknown to me, Sneako got reported and given a 3 day ban.

          Here is what I think is wonderful about that whole situation...Sneako emailed me and asked why I reported him.  Again, being a suprise to me and not knowing that I could report someone...(never noticed the button)I was very taken back but what he was speaking about...we talked out the situation and I have a great new friend on hubpages...we agree to disagree about issues, a misunderstanding on his end and a learning experience for me...(I know now about the button).

          I do not know who reported the thread but bad blood could of festered between me and Sneako and instead a friendship came about...fans of each other in more than the way of Hubs, respect for each others opinions.

          Let's hope that who ever reported these wonderful writers with opinions...they get the balls to let the other know why and who knows, maybe the culprit will see that everyone is entitled to an opinion even if they disagree with it.


          smile Cheer up Kimberly...Have a Happy New Year Darlin smile

        35. Uninvited Writer profile image83
          Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago

          I repeat:

          http://i677.photobucket.com/albums/vv138/Kairouseki/beating_a_dead_horse1.gif

        36. blue dog profile image79
          blue dogposted 7 years ago

          i've been banging my head against the wall while looking for my missing horse. 

          then i come in here and see this.  it's more than i can take.

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            cosetteposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            http://i49.tinypic.com/s4c1fq.gif
            just relax allll your muscles and pretend your neck is a warrrm piece of asparagus wink







            oh, heh. he was chomping at his cage goin' crazy from this tomfoolery, so i just had to let him out big_smile

        37. frogdropping profile image86
          frogdroppingposted 7 years ago

          Well Christ on a cartoon, haven't I missed a whole boat-load of shenanigans.

          That's what happens when Christmas puts in an appearance and you then spend a couple of days buggering about on the European continent.

          To lyric - I hope you feel much cheered up smile

          To absent Hubbers - whatever your crimes and misdemeanors - I hope you have a fabulous New Year and come back all singing, all dancing. And slightly hungover tongue

          And to everyone else ... UW is making a very valid point. Now get with the program (or flogged dead hoss) - and have a fab New Year ye'selves big_smile

        38. profile image0
          cosetteposted 7 years ago

          haha smile

          i also like "Christ on a cracker".

         
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