I seem to have acquired an anti-fan, who, it would appear, has joined Hubpages with the sole purpose of having a go at dear old me! I feel quite flattered!
He (if it's a she I'd be absolutely amazed!) has called himself fuk-u-indexer and left me the following charming piece of priceless English prose as fanmail:
"your afuking plug you goof, get a fuking real job u fuking nerd. Spell check my nuts u fuking queer. fuk ur fan kill yourself"
I'm so glad his education wasn't entirely wasted - he can actually spell the odd word or two!
I'm not entirely sure what I've done to annoy him, unless he thought that my hub on Pooh Sticks was a bit near the knuckle, but, as I say, it's quite encouraging!
Has anyone else excited the wrath of an anti-fan? Or do you recognise the handiwork of an individual who is doing the rounds?
You sure you didn't edit some one's work who wrote like this?
I think you should not worry so much. I got some on some hub that wasn't offensive at all. I think it's some jerk who's just making fun randomly.
If you posted your real picture on your profile, this person probably knows you personally. You can always deny the fanmail that person had posted. But then, this person's only purpose was to let you know he/she is against you.
I haven't received any mean fanmail, but I have had some pretty spectacular go-rounds where I've lost a fan or two - though I've only figured out why one of the two of 'em left my fanclub.
Life goes on, though. I'm sure that this gem of genetic perfection will be gone soon enough, and wouldn't worry about it too much.
That is quite amazing Indexer. I cannot even imagine being so upset with someone, hubber or otherwise, to bother with such ridiculous "fan" mail. Your first cyberstalker...I guess you should feel flattered in an interesting sort of way.
Well, ..."You can please some of the people all of the time and all of the people some of the time but you can't please all of the people all of the time." (Abrahman Lincoln) some people have real issues and this is their playground and should you ever ever disturb their precious fantasy land image of themselves they go BEEEE ZERRRRK
Here we are all trying to have a good time, learn something, share something, and along comes a rough ride. been there already myself. ha but then, if you stand for nothing you fall for anything so I say, if we're getting pin pricked here and there...just means we're standing for something. When someone resorts to cursing in that level...they are emtionally and intellectually BANKRUPT. he will be left far behind soon....life is already obviously passin him...(surely not "her." but u never know...) Marisue
its just one of those things that happens, i have deleted sackfulls of comments like those from many people, just keep deleting them and dont take any notice, the annonimity of the internet turns some people into super hero's they think they are invincible and no one can touch them, but in the real world those guys are probably the ones who would wet them selves with fear if you whispered boo! to them.....jimmy
Wow. I've never gotten any directed at me, but I've had some nasty ones on neutral, non-controversial topics. Shocked me at first, but seems to be common, as I've had to delete many nasty comments on the same hub (a video game hub at that).
I'm slightly surprised I haven't recieved nasty comments on some of my other ones though. Just delete, and start marking as spam, if he continues.
Yes - it's good that we have that control...however I had one person threaten and maybe they did it...mark me as spam because I dare to disagree with them....some people's egos are very fragile...we are on here to think, ponder and learn and share....and should not be so sensitive to differences that we can't take a comment that is different in prospective...alas, it takes all kind to make the world. I was amazed cuz I'm really such a sweetheart. (teasing.) Marisue
Indexer, I can't even find that person. Maybe they already left (or were given the boot because of the vulgar name)?
http://forums.digitalpoint.com/showthre … ost6978723
It gets good around post no 19
I checked out the link, he is really being vindictive, why would someone take the time to do that....gosh.
You've developed quite the fan base, Mark. It got good at post 18.
Funny, a whole thread on how to stay compliant on hubpages to promote junk.
whew! Paul, I feel better....glad it's not as easy as the claims...Marisue
No, I know, but it's kind of entertaining nonetheless.. I was not worried, and it's almost flattering. I trust you guys to deal with this sort of stuff.
We have an English expression for these sort of people - "All mouth, no trousers." LOL
Ha!! Nice one Mark.
Apparently there are 80-hojillion gamergirls on the web, so a google search of my hubpages profile name came up with all kinds of stuff unrelated to HP. *pout* I wanted to find some dirty gossip!
First - I bought a wig!
Second - Come on up to Charlotte, NC!
Third because you edited, you meanie! - No way!! Nobody but me will be the Gamergirl on Hubpages.
*whispers* besides, I'd need to wait a while longer, get that 'street cred' up a bit more. haha
Don't have any anti-fans, but I sure do like that "All mouth, no trousers" line. I can think of a myriad of people that fits. Is that a current dicho or is it an oldtimers' line?
This little gem (pun intended) is classic. Mark, I'd be proud that someone has taken the time to thumbs down my hubs from 25 different accounts. I can barely keep up w/ one account, lol.
And all of that to boast that he knocked you from 98 to 97! What an accomplishment!
The bright side is that the time this guy spent doing all this was time that was not used for breeding, lol.
Frank....too funnny that one was good....however the thought of him breeding is a scarey sci fi....eeeek Marisue
The best part is that in the grand scheme of things, this thumbing spree probably had next to no effect on Mark's Hubscore. Our hubscores are a mobile thing, heck mine jumps from 94-97 all the time. *chuckles*
I've mentioned before, someone tried to perform some sort of online exorcism on me in the comments of one of my diet reviews. I wish I'd saved it now...
I seem to be making some enemies as moderator too... but I knew that would come with the territory, to a certain extent, when I took the job. I just wish I could reach into the computer and help people not to take it personally on their end, because it's really not, on mine.
Maddie--I'd just like to add my voice to Jenny's to say what great work you are doing. It's a tough job and clearly sometimes thankless, so let me say a very personal thank you to you <cheers and applause>
I agree with the sentiment GOOD JOB! -- It's not YOUR fault that they take things personally, anyway. They can learn not to do so with more experience.
Kudos to the Mod!
Wow, you guys. I wrote Maddie an email yesterday telling her these same things. I wish i could have saved it Sent Mail so I post it again here but we were all basically saying the same thing.
We're all Mad for Maddie and cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs!
I know it's hard to take when people get narky about being moderated, especially when people then start making personal attacks on you.
My take on it is that someone who takes moderation personally will most likely take comments and forum posts personally too, and will cause lots of dramas and hurt feelings all around until they mature emotionally. If they ever do.
In a way, they are doing us a favor if they storm off in a huff the first time they are moderated for something - it spares the community a whole heap of energy in soothing their ruffled feathers ongoingly.
You're doing a great job, and anyone who has been here for even a few weeks can plainly see how much better things are now than they were before you started.
There will always be an element who get bent out of shape when they think something is unfair, but they are massively outnumbered by the people who breathe a sigh of relief that you are doing the job you do, and love your work.
I've always wondered how people find time to send out insulting messages. Wouldn't it be better to make a hub instead?
Some people bring bad habits from other forums where "flaming" is de rigeur. Others feel an obligation not to allow prejudice, ignorance, etc., to go unanswered. Friendly debate can be fun although, in my experience, it rarely results in anybody changing their mind.
Sorry for monopizing the thread but this is the other point I wanted to make.
I think even pointed debate is fun. Maybe it's because all my hubs are about music but so I think anyone who can't take a joke about their favorite band is really insecure. Plus the real reason I'm provoking them to stick up for themselves is cause I keep an open mind and if they prove thier point or even give me a little fight, I suddenly respect their point of view whatever it is.
Secretly always fear some jackass will make me his next pet-project though.
I agree - great job, Maddie! It would be a difficult position.
There are so many Shirley Anderson's that show up in a Google search, and some are writers, so anyone who doesn't know me well wouldn't know which ones apply to me and which ones don't. I've only come across one that claims Shirley Anderson is a crazy person. Hmmm....maybe that one is me. Perhaps I should go back to using my maiden name.
I have not rec'd venemous comments like Indexer and Mark, but I have deleted a couple that were just absolute nonsense, one of them very long by a hubber with only one post.
Charlotte, you are a surprise a minute. Weren't you blonde before bald? Did you feel like a change? Looks nice, but I'm not used to seeing you with hair anymore.
I guess I haven't been here long enough to get any dissatisfied fans, or at least they haven't left a comment. Being the investigator that I am I would tend to think your anti-fan is coming to you from another direction. Maybe someone you came in contact with in the past, or someone that harbors bad feeling towards you personally is attacking you through hubpages. I doubt it is strictly related to hubpages or what you write here. You may want to try and find out just who this person is and why they're personally attacking you.
Yes, Maddie is doing great. The amount of junk has gone down quite a bit since she took over as moderator.
Here here! I am with the rest of you in sending kudos to Maddie the Moderator:-)
On the anti-fan thingy.... as you can only imagine, since I write on my religion quite a bit - surprisingly I have only had a handful of anti comments. Thumbs down.... probably a lot. LOL
On other forums and blogs online, I have engaged in conversation with some who have different opinions,etc... than mine - in hopes of finding understanding or whatever... Alas, I have learned that these types of individuals are not interested in anyone else's perspective other than their own, therefore they get loud.
To continue to engage - is to continue to argue -- and who wants that all over the work that we do here as individuals?
One of the reasons that I like writing here on HubPages, is because in general - I find that most all who write here are very respectful of one another. This is very refreshing.
HP is a place of learning for all of us - about each other... and also, much of what we might never have been exposed to in other environments. I really appreciate this facet of HubPages. I believe that this is also what makes HubPages so unique.
I personally, appreciate the ability to review and choose whether or not to post a comment that has been made. I am not agreeable to the thought that some feel..
that if someone makes a comment it should be posted... whether you agree with it or not.
My general rule for deleting and approving comments are... if the comment has the intention to drag the Hub down in any way... it must go. I am not into the crud of negative posters.
However, I really do enjoy engaging in positive and intelligent dialogue whether I am agreed with or not... but if the the intention of a comment is not to learn or communicate in a positive way - gone!
Just because someone says something, does not mean that I must listen to it or subject my readers to what I consider negative, be it personal or on topic...
And I would add that one of the reasons your hubs get respect is because they deserve it. Your personal faith shines through, but you never preach or talk down to people. You simply explain your religion very intelligently to those of us who do not share it. Who could find fault with that?
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