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bloodnlatex has left

  1. myownworld profile image80
    myownworldposted 7 years ago

    I just saw that his whole account has been closed. I know he was banned 'temporarily', but does anyone know why he's left?

    1. Bredavies profile image72
      Bredaviesposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Why is everyone getting banned all the time!?

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

        "Everyone" isn't.  It's just that the people who are banned, tend to be the kind of people who make a lot of noise - that's how they got banned in the first place.

        You can get banned from the forums (usually just for a few days) for being rude, obscene or attacking other people.  The religious and political forums can get very heated and that's where most people earn their ban.

  2. tantrum profile image60
    tantrumposted 7 years ago

    that's very sad !!!!! He was a wonderful writer ! sad

  3. Laura du Toit profile image91
    Laura du Toitposted 7 years ago

    Looks like HP is losing a lot of their good writers lately sad

    1. RKHenry profile image78
      RKHenryposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Yeah, I still cannot be that Pam [pgrundy] is gone.

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

      Writers come and go, Laura. We notice the colourful ones - the ones who make a lot of noise in the forums.  But there are still lots of quiet regulars around.

      1. tantrum profile image60
        tantrumposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        And there will be a lot more. But each writer is unique. And bloodnlatex is not the exception.

        I'm sure there are many good  quiet writers. But they can't be Bloodnlatex

        1. myownworld profile image80
          myownworldposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          exactly! besides, being active in the forums doesn't always amount to 'noise'....and there are lots of us here who are serious writers otherwise, but truly enjoy the fun in the forums too. I don't see how that makes anyone any less special...smile

      2. AEvans profile image72
        AEvansposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I concur. smile

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    Denno66posted 7 years ago

    This comes as a shock. I liked his stuff.

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    Justine76posted 7 years ago

    sad  hey blood, if you read this.....hope your ok. sorry stuff went wrong. We will all miss you.

  6. myownworld profile image80
    myownworldposted 7 years ago

    I know he's not the sort to just lose his temper and walk away, so something must have seriously put him off! It's a pity, because he was a very unique writer and really great at the forums! sad

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      Justine76posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      maybe he'll be back?

  7. Cagsil profile image59
    Cagsilposted 7 years ago

    To each their own. big_smile

  8. manlypoetryman profile image70
    manlypoetrymanposted 7 years ago

    Bummer !

  9. Sa Toya profile image85
    Sa Toyaposted 7 years ago

    OH NO! yikes

    I loved his stuff and he seemed such a NICE guy...why's he gone?!

    sad

  10. myownworld profile image80
    myownworldposted 7 years ago

    I'm trying to email him, but his account and email both are defunct. He was banned for more than 3 days for sure....

    1. Sa Toya profile image85
      Sa Toyaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Hope it's not a  forever ban sad

  11. wrenfrost56 profile image82
    wrenfrost56posted 7 years ago

    What a shame he was such a blast in the forum! I hope he returns.

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    lyricsingrayposted 7 years ago

    This is really bad.I'm going to email him right away.
    sad  not happy like the rest of you
    I hope he comes back as someone else
    SOON!

    1. myownworld profile image80
      myownworldposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I just did, but the yahoo one doesn't work. do u have some other one?
      hey, blood if you're reading this, do email me (it's safe) and let us know if you're ok....
      sad

  13. Daniel Carter profile image91
    Daniel Carterposted 7 years ago

    Not good news. Great guy. So sorry to hear that he's gone.
    sad

  14. tantrum profile image60
    tantrumposted 7 years ago

    Yes blood ! E-mail !

    1. Sa Toya profile image85
      Sa Toyaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Yeah email someone we really want/need to know


      Seriously what going on here lately...it just ain't right

  15. skyfire profile image72
    skyfireposted 7 years ago

    What was the reason for BAN ?

    1. myownworld profile image80
      myownworldposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      long story...but whatever HP's reason for banning him, it obviously lasted more than 3 days for he never came back...and I repeat, he just wasn't the overly sensitive sort, so it must have taken something for him to leave...

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    Denno66posted 7 years ago

    What the heck is happening aroung here?

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    lyricsingrayposted 7 years ago

    His email is not active either from his personal account or obviously here too.  I'm really sad sad

    1. tantrum profile image60
      tantrumposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      i e-mailed him from my mail and it's not rejected. But he's not answering. sad

      He e-mailed me yesterday and he was OK.

      1. myownworld profile image80
        myownworldposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        o.k. great! I know he usually leaves from work by this time and doesn't come on line, so let's wait till tmrw to hear something! let's hope we can get him to come back!

        1. Sa Toya profile image85
          Sa Toyaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Good plan!

          @ lyrics I feel sad too sad

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      Justine76posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      email shut off? i hope im wrong, my gut tells me his wife didnt like something she read.....just a guess.

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    lyricsingrayposted 7 years ago

    that's strange rejected 2 emails now- I'll keep trying, and drive him nuts till he answers, I hope. sigh.

    http://www.mysmiley.net/imgs/smile/sad/sad0049.gif

    1. myownworld profile image80
      myownworldposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      you know when CW got mad the other day and decided to 'ban herself', I thought this would all pass...but I never thought blood would simply close his account! I know he loved being here...ok. let's just keep emailing him!

      1. tantrum profile image60
        tantrumposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I e-mailed again and google says the e-mail is gone ! sad

  19. Ivorwen profile image84
    Ivorwenposted 7 years ago

    Wow!  I hope everything is okay for him.

  20. rmcrayne profile image93
    rmcrayneposted 7 years ago

    I understand why someone might take a break from the forums.  There are lots of reasons for this.  I am certainly less active than I was a month or 2 ago.  I even get it that others stop participating in the forums all together, sometimes not by choice.  But I don't understand deleting all of your hubs and closing your account completely.

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

      I agree. Most of the Hubbers who've left have flounced off over some upset in the forums - or as a result of being banned from the forums.  You'd think the forums were the most important thing on HubPages, whereas in fact they're the least important.

      If you're upset over something in the forums, by all means quit them - but that doesn't mean you have to quit the main activity, ie Hubbing, surely.

      1. Misha profile image75
        Mishaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        LOL Marisa, for some people they obviously are smile

  21. tantrum profile image60
    tantrumposted 7 years ago

    I'm a very 'noisy' one, and I know I'm considered a very good writer  by a lot of hubbers.

  22. tantrum profile image60
    tantrumposted 7 years ago

    I have lots of friends in the forums, so I wouldn't quit even if I feel upset.
    I value friendship
    Maybe you don't.

  23. myownworld profile image80
    myownworldposted 7 years ago

    Also, I don't understand how the forums are often rejected as an 'irrelevance' here, when they certainly add to that wonderful sense of community that makes HP so special! Many of us are here for the pure love of writing and the fans (and readership) we form through the forums is certainly no insignificant part of it...

    1. tantrum profile image60
      tantrumposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      People that think the forum is irrelevant, shouldn't be wasting the time here !

      1. myownworld profile image80
        myownworldposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        ....take it from the 'noisy colorful regular' here.... !
        (does that description suffice...? big_smile)

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

      I don't think anyone regards the forums as "irrelevant".  But many of the established Hubbers don't regard them as the be-all and end-all.  Those who allow forum spats to determine their whole Hub experience have things out of proportion, IMO.

      I agree that it depends why you're here.  90% of my readership comes from outside HubPages, not from the community.  I enjoy interacting with the community and I appreciate my fans, but my Hubs would survive without them. 

      But I understand there are others, especially those who write fiction, poetry or off-the-wall stuff, who rely much more on the community for their readers and therefore, the forums are more important to them.  They're still not the primary reason for being in HP, though.

      1. myownworld profile image80
        myownworldposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        No one is calling forums the 'be all' or the 'primary' reason for being here...just saying, it's 'part' of the whole experience of being in this community... whatever, any writer's reasons for being in the forums, I think they all deserve to be respected and valued...smile

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

          Did I say they shouldn't be?  But the primary purpose of the site is to write, not to chat.

          No one may be CALLING the forums the be-all and end-all, but they demonstrate it by their actions - if they can't be in the forums, they don't see the point of being on the site.  Most of the departures recently have been in that category.

          1. tantrum profile image60
            tantrumposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            If you were a member of a club and they  for some reason wouldn't let you go to the swimming pool or the golf course, wouldn't you go and apply for a membership in other club?
            that's  how you feel when you're banned from a forum of a site forever. You don't feel like staying there anymore.

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

              Well, if it was a golf club, a better analogy would be that they wouldn't allow you in the bar.  You could still play golf.  At HP, if you're banned from the forums you can still write Hubs, still receive and make comments and fan mail. And usually the ban isn't permanent anyway.

              1. tantrum profile image60
                tantrumposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                the ban is permanent .At least it has been for 3 hubbers I know.

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

                  Tantrum, your first ban is only 3 days. If you break the ban (by creating other sock puppets etc), it's extended.  If you keep getting banned, or if you keep breaking bans, it becomes permanent.

                  Most people who get banned permanently have had PLENTY of warning.

                  1. tantrum profile image60
                    tantrumposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                    I know.
                    anyway, what you feel is, that you don't belong anymore. It has to do with  freedom of speech. Everybody is a grown up here. If somebody can't take some hard words....
                    and some people have been saying gays must be killed, for example and are not banned, because that is not a personal attack. I have reported and nobody did anything about it.

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    blatvaposted 7 years ago

    .-.  This is very upsetting.

  25. earnestshub profile image87
    earnestshubposted 7 years ago

    I do not see many leaving hubpages, and many who do are leaving to do something else no doubt involving their work. It would seem logical to pull down hubs to avoid duplicate content if you have a buyer for your writing somewhere else. smile

  26. tantrum profile image60
    tantrumposted 7 years ago

    yesterday he was well and laughing and telling me he was waiting for his ban to come to an end

    1. Misha profile image75
      Mishaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      So it is likely not about hubpages....

      1. tantrum profile image60
        tantrumposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Maybe or maybe not.
        the thing is he has closed his e-mail as well, so we don't know.

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    lyricsingrayposted 7 years ago

    sad sad sad

  28. DogSiDaed profile image60
    DogSiDaedposted 7 years ago

    Ah mann, I know I hadn't been here long, but bloodnlatex was a funny guy in the forums, I'd been waiting for him to come back... If he doesn't then that just sucks sad

  29. AEvans profile image72
    AEvansposted 7 years ago

    ***Geesh*** I didn't know he was gone are you sure it wasn't a multiple account ? He may still be here so everyone should think positive, honestly though I would be shocked if he left but the focus should be on hubs too. Sometimes all of us need a break from the forums. I believe he may come back they always do. smile

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

      Actually the same thought occurred to me.  Especially as he's deleted the email addy as well - he's probably either already here or planning to come back as someone else.

      1. AEvans profile image72
        AEvansposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I can bet he is here, you and I have been here far to long and have seen it happen way to many times, watch he will pop up if he hasn't already. smile

        1. tantrum profile image60
          tantrumposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Well he's not here. He would have e-mailed me telling me and MOW so. And she wouldn't have opened a thread about it. We're friends and we e-mail each other.

  30. Will Apse profile image89
    Will Apseposted 7 years ago

    I don't know anything about bloodnlatex but there are plenty of hubbers who get way too much sucked into the fantasy aspects of hubpages. The forums aren't real life. Also the whole 'great writers' thing is silly. Great writers write great novels or great drama or great poetry. They don't write hubs.

    1. DogSiDaed profile image60
      DogSiDaedposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      If you think somebody's great, no matter what they do, then they can be great to you smile

    2. AEvans profile image72
      AEvansposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Will, there are some great writers on here and they do write hubs. TMMason, Pete Maida for example there are many so no disrespect but there are people on here who are actually quite known, no disrespect but you should not scorn unless you read. smile You are a great writer and you are here. smile

    3. tantrum profile image60
      tantrumposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      So you're not a good writer.

      You don't love yourself too much, do you ?

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      ralwusposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I take offense to that blatant remark. There are many great writers here. Dr's., Lawyers, teachers many of my dearest hubber fiends as well. One can be great and not be in the mainstream you know? There are even those hubbers who have books in print. I think you need to retract that remark sir.

      1. Will Apse profile image89
        Will Apseposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        You take offence?

        This is sort of what I am saying. Don't get sucked in.

        As for the great writers thing- 'great' as a word. has a meaning, it's worth checking. Its possible that someone on hubpages qualifies but it is very, very unlikely.

        The problem is that delusions of grandeur will eventually lead to pain.

        Hal Liciano and Pam Grundy are good examples. They got traffic but no income and when, after a very long time, they noticed, it upset them. Hal simply stopped writing his popular, no income pages and started writing stuff that will make some income. Pam went off in a rage.

        So if you want to save yourself some pain, stay realistic and put those secret fantasies of being a great writer out of your mind.

        Also, I have to say that the very small amounts of money that online writers receive is a reflection of the fact that many millions of people across the word can write perfectly good articles. We are nothing special but we can still be reasonably professional, with a lot of practice.

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          Justine76posted 7 years ago in reply to this

          so to you, great=lots of money? Im certian money had no bearing on bloods leaving, and I never saw Pam “in a rage”. She made a descision to move on. I saw it as decently and quietly, explained. This bit, is, without a doubt, one of the most negative, counterproductive, depressing, unmotivating, and wrong statements Ive ever seen.

        2. AEvans profile image72
          AEvansposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Will, you are getting drawn in you used to be such a positive person , are you o.k.? You are a wonderful writer yourself and you are also on hubpages. I hope you do not believe you are mediocre because many of us do not. sad

          1. Will Apse profile image89
            Will Apseposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Thx for your concern AEvans. I'm fine. I didn't respond earlier because I was busy elsewhere.

            This thread is about people leaving in a huff. Its only possible to leave in a huff if you have made a lot more of what is happening than is actually happening.

            Part of that is taking these forums too seriously. Another part of that is having unrealistic expectations.

            There is nothing negative about accepting reality. In fact as I said before, it saves a lot of upset.

  31. Aya Katz profile image90
    Aya Katzposted 7 years ago

    They could write great novels and great drama and great hubs! I bet Shakespeare would write great hubs were he alive today. After all, wasn't he a hack?

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      Ghost32posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Agreed.

  32. flread45 profile image81
    flread45posted 7 years ago

    If you want to be in the forums,you need to watch what you say.
    My reason for being on hubpages is financial benefits,along with getting good information on subjects others write about..
    Most of the people who leave,come back under another name anyway,to get a fresh start.

  33. sunforged profile image71
    sunforgedposted 7 years ago

    I guess anyone who feels attacked , should use the report button if it makes them feel better. Im surprised on a daily basis about how thin peoples skin seems to be in relation to online forum banter.

    But to openly state that they are opposed to the whole banning system and then say because they were banned that they are now "reporting everything" is clearly not a mature mindset.

    recognizing a problem and then joining in wholeheartedly is not commendable

    1. tantrum profile image60
      tantrumposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      It's the 'maturity 'required.That's the way I see it
      I think you're childish,wasting your time in me.
      anyway, thank you !!
      I'm flattered big_smile

      1. sunforged profile image71
        sunforgedposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Im trying to support your original opinion that the whole banning and reporting system is foolish and rarely justified in adult forum (yOu must be 18 to sign up for hubpages!)..I dont see why you would be so quickly swayed by being banned yourself.

        It should only support your original view that the system is flawed.

        Im still irritated for being banned for the statement

        "Ill chalk that up to your megalomania"

        -wow, isnt that a biting, hurtful personal attack!

        earlier in the thread, the person who "felt" attacked by that statement said "I was banned, now IM reporting everybody" ..so the statement itself irks me

        1. tantrum profile image60
          tantrumposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Are you implying I reported you sometime for that nonsense ???
          I don't even remember you.!So why don't you clarify ?
          I've never reported you !!!!

          1. sunforged profile image71
            sunforgedposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            no, I am not implying that you reported me! I know exactly who did as they were open about it, and I bear no ill will.

            I just continue to disagree with the judgement that the statement I was banned for  was an attack, and I know that the person was not actually bothered by the statement.

            they just happened to make the exact same statement you are..I was burned, now I will burn everyone else

            Since I think the banning practice is silly, I nver take part in the report system..Im a conscientious objector wink

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              cosetteposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              i don't report either. i've even had people in the forums tell me i SHOULD report hubs and stuff, but i just can't do it. but i do think putting someone in time-out for a few days is a good idea. necessary even, judging by some of the things i have seen people say. but i still won't report them. the only time i might is if someone is advocating harm to children or animals.

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                Ghost32posted 7 years ago in reply to this

                That makes sense.  I've only reported two or three (total), all of which I judged potentially harmful to HP itself.

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        Ghost32posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Tantrum, I keep "wasting" my time here, especially since you switched to this avatar.  Not that the previous image wasn't great, but this one draws me like an electromagnet. 

        Hope that doesn't encourage you to change it quickly! lol

        1. tantrum profile image60
          tantrumposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          big_smile

          Thanks Ghost !
          you lightened up my day ! smile smile smile

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      cosetteposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      i concur. i see what is going on here.

      first of all, does tantrum or anyone who was banned have any definitive proof that they were banned because of some report fiend or fiends? the only one who was proven to be banned because of the reporting function was Silk..that dude clover something posted that he was going to report her and get her banned.

      is it just possible that people who were banned were banned because of their own comments?

      roll

      how about just accepting HubPages' decision quietly, and then coming back just as quietly? no, people feel a need to get everyone fired up and feed the "kill the report fiend" rumor mill when they don't even know for certain that even happened. tantrum wants to attempt to hoist HubPages by its own petard instead of just behaving as a member of this community. and to come back and start a thread with her allusions that she "knows who her real friends are" in the wake of this cataclysmic catastrophe of epic proportions does nothing to improve the mood of the forums, IMO.

      1. rmcrayne profile image93
        rmcrayneposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        cosette silk also was banned due to her own comments.  Her words "mental midget" and "do I have to draw you a [F-bomb] picture?!" are my recollection of her post.  I'm guessing Clover dude's thread, though silly, may have had nothing to do with it.  Anyone could have seen her post and reported it.

  34. tantrum profile image60
    tantrumposted 7 years ago

    @ sunforged

    Well , what I've learned during my life, is that when there are rules, sometimes one must deal with them.
    I always forget that lesson,as I'm a free thinker and broad minded woman. And I did forget it here in HP, until they were applied to me.
    Now I play by the Rules, until someday I'll get bored and then I'll move along.

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    ralwusposted 7 years ago

    I report spammers. big_smile

    1. sunforged profile image71
      sunforgedposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      me too

    2. AEvans profile image72
      AEvansposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I do too! Especially when they flood the forums with pure nonsense. sad

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    ralwusposted 7 years ago

    I also report racists.

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      cosetteposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      i report fascists.

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        ralwusposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Ooo I forgot about them, and Nazis as well. Oh, they are fascists.

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

        I report spammers, but that's the limit of my stretch. While I believe HP has the right to police what their members say and do, I won't be one of the cops. I already was a forum moderator once this lifetime and it really hurt to ban some really good friends because they got goaded into arguments that loosened them into saying things they normally would have kept inside.

        And you ask ... why didn't I just refuse to report them? Because it was my job and I was being paid to do it ... and that led me to quickly find another way to cover the income and abandon that position.

        We all have a one-off where we say something we shouldn't; I've had them myself in the past. Thing is ... you lose a lot of that fiery passion as you get older, allowing you to control it better ... and losing that fiery side really hurts, as that's the side that cries out for change and gets things done!

        The only thing I still have a hard time with is when someone twists my words to mean something I never intended, but sometimes my word choice opens me up to such interpretations, so I try my best not to get too upset about it.

        When a person creates monster posts like mine they plant mine fields that can inevitably explode - it's all part of trying to communicate in text, which is a medium I have *never* been comfortable with. The comedy of it all is that I barely speak in real life, preferring to use my expressions and posture to communicate what I have to say - but none of those are of any use in a forum.

        And so I bloviate ... and bloviate ... and bloviate ... recognizing the day will come when my fellow hubbers will finally end their misery by pitchforking me... smile

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

          This is the perspective that everyone needs to remember.  People carry on as if the HubPages team is somehow vindictive when they ban people.  They're doing their job, applying the rules, as they're paid to do.  You break the rules, you pay the price.  You don't like the rules, you go somewhere else. 

          HubPages provides these forums for free. They could just provide the writing site and hide the forums away like Helium does - or not offer one at all.  .

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          cosetteposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          i was kidding about that fascist remark, by the way.

          to me, passion and nastiness are two distinctly different things, and it's not hard to tell one from the other.

          people who got banned should just man up and deal with it and respect HubPages, period, instead of dragging this out ad nauseum all over the forums.

          well, goodnight! smile

  37. Randy Godwin profile image93
    Randy Godwinposted 7 years ago

    It was a surprise to me to find out how sensitive people on writing sites are.  I'm sort of a plain spoken person and don't mind it when things get testy.  But some can't resist getting angry over an argument. 

    And the drama seems contrived in many cases. But it is what it is.

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    ralwusposted 7 years ago

    good point Randy. How ya doin' down there? is it cold?

    1. Randy Godwin profile image93
      Randy Godwinposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      It's colder than a well digger's ass, ralwus. Supposed to be in the teens tonight.  I'm only about 50 miles from the Florida line and we aren't used to it being this cold down here.  Guess I'll have to throw on another goat tonight.

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    ralwusposted 7 years ago

    Well, I wondered and read it was down to S. NC, but I figured it would reach y'all. Snuggle up then, We are chilly and lots o' snow. Keep the fire burning.

  40. Randy Godwin profile image93
    Randy Godwinposted 7 years ago

    Thanks ralwus, and you better put your shirt on before you catch cold.  Nite!

  41. myownworld profile image80
    myownworldposted 7 years ago

    My purpose in starting this thread was not to criticize HP or the banning system or create 'drama' for that matter. It was posted in 'hubber's hangout' out of concern for a fellow writer who was banned for more than 3 days, and just a day after he emails one of us saying he's waiting for his ban to end, all of a sudden terminates his account and email and leaves! I think we're allowed to express concern here..... (and that too AFTER emailing him first and failing to get thru)

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      Justine76posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      same thing happend on my previous live's threads.....pretty sure you and blood hijacked one!!  lol maybe he will be back, maybe he's reading this. Hes not sensitive or childish. He does write for a living, and mentioned once he would leave if he got bored as HP wasnt quite fitting in with his portfolio. Nobody, even if they are childish or flouncy, deletes an email account over banning. I am certain he had a good reason, and hope hes doing well.

      1. myownworld profile image80
        myownworldposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        ah....those were the days!  smile
        yes, I do agree with you and am staying positive about this and hoping he emails soon....
        it's just.. things like these make you realize the fragility of 'cyber' friendships: on one hand, they are quick to form; on the other, so limited!

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          Justine76posted 7 years ago in reply to this

          yeah...sad

  42. habee profile image92
    habeeposted 7 years ago

    I'll miss Blood. He was funny!

    I've never reported anyone. I've never really had a reason to. The only really nasty comment I've received was on a hub, and it was from a non-hubber who said my young niece was ugly. I just deleted it.

    I thoroughly enjoy the forums, but I enjoy writing more. I think both are integral parts of HP! This site would certainly not enjoy the same community spirit without the forums.

    1. myownworld profile image80
      myownworldposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      smile A girl after my own heart!
      (thank you for understanding....)

  43. Sa Toya profile image85
    Sa Toyaposted 7 years ago

    Has anyone had any word!

    I for one haven't been here long but I love it!

    Both forums and hubs are are must if you're a member here.

    The forums give you so much insight, added knowledge and best of all friendship.

    It's a shame when things like this happen...hope it gets better smile

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    cosetteposted 7 years ago

    oh, i know that. plus her use of the "C" word to a newbie was outlandish to say the least. i'm just saying that her case was the only one where there was proof of rogue reporting going on, that's all. HubPages doesn't go banning people right and left just because someone reports them. i don't think anyone who was banned was banned because someone reported them anyway. if they got banned they got banned because they deserved it in the eyes of the HubTeam, which is good enough for me. and for the record, my comments in this thread aren't directed at the OP; they are directed at tantrum.

    regards.

  45. Pearldiver profile image88
    Pearldiverposted 7 years ago

    Good Luck with all your endeavours Blood. Take Care where ever your travels take you mate, smile

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    Justine76posted 7 years ago

    i erase all my emails as soon as i read them. it stinks, as im pretty sure he once gave me a link to a different site hes on...ill let you know if i think of it

  47. tantrum profile image60
    tantrumposted 7 years ago

    What a shame !
    I thought I was a great writer !! sad

    1. myownworld profile image80
      myownworldposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      yikes what?? all our 'delusions of grandeur' shattered within minutes.....what pain!!

      1. manlypoetryman profile image70
        manlypoetrymanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        (Not a great Writer?) Huh?  UUGGGH...kind of gets me...right here...
        http://www.treehugger.com/dress-pants-behind.jpg

        Great writer...PPPSSSBBBLLLLSSSHHH (<--Raspberry) Who are you to talk of what is and isn't a great writer...your on HUB PAGES!

  48. Anath profile image74
    Anathposted 7 years ago

    Is that right?  Has he left?  http://i33.tinypic.com/221dzl.jpg

  49. myownworld profile image80
    myownworldposted 7 years ago

    roll
    ..... still waiting....

  50. myownworld profile image80
    myownworldposted 7 years ago

    yooohooo.....blood are you out there somewhere???

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

      MOW, maybe he is just taking a break??

      1. myownworld profile image80
        myownworldposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        hmm...by deleting his account and email? I know we can be overbearing sometimes....but...

 
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