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Are the forums a good place to meet and become fans?

  1. Winsome profile image90
    Winsomeposted 6 years ago

    Being relatively new to Hubpages, I have enjoyed touring the hubs, reading and noticing the comments of others. As I approach having 50 followers, I would like to know what "fan" experiences you have had in the forums.

  2. wrenfrost56 profile image83
    wrenfrost56posted 6 years ago

    What up winsome, I am already your fan and it's good to see you in the forum. Being on the forum has helped me make friends and some of those have become followers. However I'm just here for fun, support and help. We have a good community here, I'm sure you'll enjoy it. smile

  3. myownworld profile image79
    myownworldposted 6 years ago

    well, there are different types of followers:
    - some who regularly read your hubs and appreciate them (the 'real' fans)
    - those who become followers in the hope that you follow them, not interested in your work
    - then there are the 'forum' fans - people who like your 'posts' or just like to hang with you here; they may or may not read your work.

    Staying in the forum gets you noticed...and may earn you all 3 above! smile

    1. tobey100 profile image60
      tobey100posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Well, in your case it's both.  Great hubs, great forum posts.

      1. myownworld profile image79
        myownworldposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        smile thx tobey... see, now that's yet another person I met in the forums, and who's work I love too!

        1. wavegirl22 profile image47
          wavegirl22posted 6 years ago in reply to this

          I concur with myownworld. . had it not been for the forums I would not have "met" her and been led to her amazing writings.

          1. myownworld profile image79
            myownworldposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            (the same goes for you too wave! And now....shh...winsome is going to kick me for hijacking!) big_smile

            1. Cagsil profile image60
              Cagsilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              You cannot hi-jack the forum, because of the reason for the forum. Meet and talk with others, which is what the forums are for in the first place. You already answered the question and you're still presently discussing the topic with Wavegirl22.

              So, you've not hi-jacked anything. smile tongue

              1. myownworld profile image79
                myownworldposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                smile ah...the voice of reason at last! I don't know Cags... sensibilities are so easily offended here, one just has to be careful..! wink

                1. Cagsil profile image60
                  Cagsilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                  cool tongue cool

        2. tobey100 profile image60
          tobey100posted 6 years ago in reply to this

          You're just saying that MOW cause you know I've got a crush on ya!!

          1. myownworld profile image79
            myownworldposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            yikes shhhhhhhhhhhhhh we'll bring this thread down...!!!

            1. tobey100 profile image60
              tobey100posted 6 years ago in reply to this

              Sorry.  sad

    2. hubby7 profile image80
      hubby7posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Great reply. Fans come in different colors. Those who read what you write. Those who become your fan so that you will do the same for them, and fans you meet in the forum. I've got some of each.

  4. Winsome profile image90
    Winsomeposted 6 years ago

    Wow...two of my favorite hub buddies at the same time. I guess I asked an obvious question. =smile Good to see you both. I was trying to interpret Deborah's dream and didn't see you guys come in. xoxo

    Thank you MOW for the clarification. I am really enjoying the experiences here and the great hubs and hubbers.

  5. skyfire profile image71
    skyfireposted 6 years ago

    Well there are some followers like me, who read and rarely comment aka lurkers(--reason spiral of silence) neutral

  6. Winsome profile image90
    Winsomeposted 6 years ago

    "Hello darkness my old friend" Hey sometimes the Sound of Silence can be a profound thing. Good to meet you skyfire (funny, when I typed it, it came out "shyfire"---subconsious slip? smile

  7. wrenfrost56 profile image83
    wrenfrost56posted 6 years ago

    Thanx winsome xoxo right back at cha'.

    Skyfire, you crazy! lol

  8. skyfire profile image71
    skyfireposted 6 years ago

    lol

  9. myownworld profile image79
    myownworldposted 6 years ago

    lol and I'm also just laughing here!!

    (thx winsome! I'd fan you again if I could...smile)

  10. Cagsil profile image60
    Cagsilposted 6 years ago

    The forums are a great place to become a fan of someone else and it will also help you get fans. smile


    Hey everyone! smile

    What's up? smile

  11. myownworld profile image79
    myownworldposted 6 years ago

    lol

    (just laughing here...)

  12. skyfire profile image71
    skyfireposted 6 years ago

    Lots of crushes here, wait let me go to "hubbers you follow" section.

    1. myownworld profile image79
      myownworldposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      big_smile
      you know the other day someone here was criticizing the forums for 'sleazy flirtation' etc.etc...and one can't even laugh with friends here without people reading too much into it...unfortunately, that's the one downside of these forums...

  13. tobey100 profile image60
    tobey100posted 6 years ago

    The only person that wouldn't appreciate a good forum might be Julius Caesar.  Didn't he get stabbed a few times in one???

    1. myownworld profile image79
      myownworldposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      poor ceasar... ignorant to the subtle workings of cyber world! wink

      1. tobey100 profile image60
        tobey100posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        True but.....he did get the point in the end (or rather the back)  tongue

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    zampanoposted 6 years ago

    Hello Pretty.
    I know what you mean...
    Dreadful...
    ouh la la !

    1. myownworld profile image79
      myownworldposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      big_smile

      ((i hear winsome cursing me now....oh please don't 'un- fan' me!!!)))

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        zampanoposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Come on. You know how I feel about you...

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    zampanoposted 6 years ago

    a point at the end of the back ?
    Hope it didn'hurt...

  16. skyfire profile image71
    skyfireposted 6 years ago

    Well flirting to some extent is always going to be there in any forums(unless we make rule against it). There should be no division, grouping etc. That's the biggest downside IMO and will take forum in multiple direction. I'm of opinion that once thread closed, it should end that issue. Oh well i don't remember where i flirted last time. tongue

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      zampanoposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Better not even think of that.
      Just banning rude and/or aggressive should do.

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    zampanoposted 6 years ago

    Well, this thread seems to have been momentarily hijacked...

  18. myownworld profile image79
    myownworldposted 6 years ago

    smile I agree. Too many rules. My mantra: Just draw the line at insults, avoid 'siding' with people and walk away from fights/arguments. And an occasional bit of flirting never harmed anyone...! wink

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      zampanoposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      That's My OwnWorld.

      1. myownworld profile image79
        myownworldposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        smile smile

    2. skyfire profile image71
      skyfireposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      walk away from arguments ? sad  but i love believers...  sad

      1. myownworld profile image79
        myownworldposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        big_smile  u mean 'converting' some?? you're obviously in the wrong thread then.....wink

        1. skyfire profile image71
          skyfireposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          No conversion/No agenda... i love believers the way they are when they debate against facts... there's more fun without doing anything against them.. tongue

          1. myownworld profile image79
            myownworldposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            debates are healthy, not insulting arguments....and I can never imagine you being offensive.....so stay the way you are...it's great... besides, humor always saves the day here! smile

            (thx hubby7)

  19. skyfire profile image71
    skyfireposted 6 years ago

    Is there any hub about ceasar ? How many fans he got ?

    1. tobey100 profile image60
      tobey100posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Only of the salad, not the man.

  20. myownworld profile image79
    myownworldposted 6 years ago

    lol

  21. Winsome profile image90
    Winsomeposted 6 years ago

    Well, you've got to love all this discussion---MOW you are always welcome and appropriate in anything I start or do. Feel approved and appreciated. smile

    I do have to go back to my manual and read up on the defintion of "fans" and "followers" they seem to be taking on a whole different meaning today. Lol

    1. myownworld profile image79
      myownworldposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      big_smile you're a darling...and very kind.....see, if only the forums could have more people like this....it would be a happy relaxing place to be....and one could feel inspired to write! smile

  22. skyfire profile image71
    skyfireposted 6 years ago

    Finally we hijacked this thread big_smile

 
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