Hmm. Lots of other people have apparently gotten "punch you in the face" kind of comments at one time or another. I just got my first one (and it was over a MATH Hub ) . (The fact that they seem familiar with how often I post "huge blocks of text", and that they chose the words "block of text" leads me to think there's a good chance it's a Hubber who signed out. ) (I cleaned up the profanities. This "obvious genius" wrote them out.)
Not only did I approve it (for posterity and preserving the ip address), but I'm posting a reprint of it for the heck of it..
"Why hello there. Yes, I am a math hater. Well, not really hate but kind of, dislike. First, obviously it's too long. Second, stop going about the "it depends on the person blablabla" and all those opinionated s**t. Use facts. I really hate those kind of people that always think of possibilities, but not of concrete acts. Ugh, Lisa, to be honest, you disgust me. Don't even bother replying to this with another huge block of text like you always do. I do hope that we meet in person so while you speak in your nerdy language, I carefully take my time as I prepare my fist to punch your face. On the other hand, I think that you're just some nerdy fat-a*s computer girl. Yeah I know, I'm not polite at all. So, don't reply to this, okay? Well, if you do, I don't think I'll be able to read it anyway. NEED SOME ICE FOR THAT BURN? OH SNAP BIOTCH."
Wow! I can't wait to get one of those type comments! They are hilarious!
They are, they are bags of fun, but I only have the one so far
others seem to have been luckier. I did get a bunch of hubbers who commented and enjoyed it too, so it was fun all round. There are some very transparent loons out there.
They can be hilarious. Now, that it's been a little while (and obviously, I'm not pretending not to be curious about who posted it), I'm thinking this was a high school kid who searched for answers he could use in his homework (I have a few Hubs that seem to attract kids looking for something to steal for their homework. Some have been open about it.) I wouldn't be surprised if this was a kid who just got really irked when he couldn't find the right kind of material to steal for his homework. (Just imagining things, of course....)
Thanks. (In some bizarre twist of events, it seems it brightened my otherwise dreary mood. There's nothing like getting a little laugh-mileage out of something so stupid. )
They are funny. This is my all-time favorite:
you're dumb. your "home made" crap probably has more fat, especially saturated fat, and sugar. And no, I wouldn't eat it as pictured, because it looks like someone with Downs syndrome made that macaroni. I'm guessing you or your wife, who are probably no treat to look at and should not waste your time attacking prepackaged macaroni dinners. If you cared about what you were eating, you'd be on a real diet and exercise plan that wouldn't allow macaroni and cheese, period. Die.
http://hubpages.com/hub/My-wifes-last-b … and-Cheese
When I write, "LOL" here, I really mean it. That one absolutely cracked me up. You wonder where whatever these people come up with even comes from!!
So, let's see: Hubs about Math bring threats. Hubs about liking a clean house bring threats. Hubs about macaroni and cheese appear to bring complete and utter craziness. (Oh, the "Die" at the end is a nice touch. )
That's the one I was thinking of as I read the OP. This is probably my favorite nasty comment so far!
I've gotten some pretty nasty ones too, but I haven't had any threats of physical violence yet. Fingers crossed, though! LOL!
Nice. Good job on getting your first threat of violence. I hope you got as big a laugh out of it as I did.
I received a trash comment like this on one of my Hubs...it's only happened once...I let it stand and replied with something like, "Thank you for sharing your opinion."
It wasn't full of vulgar language, it was just trollish, meaning deliberately seeking to elicit a reactionary response.
The commenter added nothing of value in its/hers/his tirade, so I thought I'd let it stand to show other trolls that their comments can remain (within reason of non-vulgar language) and will not be fueled.
With all you've written and all the good contributions you've made to this site, I'm surprised this is the first time this happened to you!
Sally's Trove, thanks. Actually, I got one that was "more" than this one, and that one I just deleted. This one somehow seemed to invite being public about it. On the one hand, it's so "stupid" it's not worth even mentioning. On the other hand, you know what they say about sunlight being the best disinfectant.
My reply to trolls like these - f@@k off Jobless R3tard.
Why trolls act defensive in their replies ? *beats me*
Love it! I would have allowed it to.
Proof once again, that say what we will, we can but say who we are.
That comment does more for you than it does for them by a lightyear.
I got a long really nasty comment on my only religious hub that I left up for this very reason!
It's kind of my "favorite" thing that whoever it is 1) calls me by my name, so I'm guessing s/he feels kind of familiar; and 2) that a Hub about MATH brought all this on!!! (and whoever it is said they don't even hate Math! I guess it's just how much I, personally, in all my "computer-girl" () geekness disgust him/her! (One never who know who he's going around and disgusting.... )
I wonder if it IS the math thing that brings this on. I once got an ugly one about my hub on the metric system... and it was supposed to be humor. The commentator took it WAY too serously. and yes, I let it stand.
Wow!! I guess most of us seem to underestimate the awesome power of Math!! I'm glad I'm not the only who disgusts people with "talking about all the possibilities" and Math.
(The last time I elicited such wrath was when I wrote a Hub about liking a clean house! : I hope it's not against TOS to write about such controversial stuff as Math and cleaning.)
It appears this hubber/troll's real hatred is of nerdy computer girls and huge blocks of text. And possibly the name Lisa as well(?)
Kind of irrational. But kind of funny, too.
But thanks for sharing, Lisa. Good for a laugh (unless this person takes to stalking you -- then somebody could get hurt .
Knowing that both you and Rochelle have elicited such passion over math related subjects, I almost feel like writing one myself.
Might Mom, make sure it's good and long, and good and boring. I'm not sure your Hub will have the same kind of power if you make it good and brief. (Oh, and make sure you give actual facts - don't get into any blablabla that thinks about any possibilities. (I wonder what would happen if I wrote a History Hub...... )
Ha ha ha ha.
When I read that part of your post -- about really hating those kinds of people that always think of the possibilities but not of concrete acts (is that verbatim what they said or a typo in your post? ).
My personality type detector went wild on that one! I guess some people just cannot tolerate any shades of gray. I pity them, actually!!
I'll be sure to let you know if I get my fact (or "act") filled hub published. And if I do, I'll definitely report any threats of violence.
Never a dull moment here on HP, is there???!!!
What occurred to me is that I saw this comment around 11:20 or 11:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Savings time. It showed up as 8 hours ago, which, where I am, would make it around 3:30 Friday afternoon. (Was someone drinking that early, I wonder? Or did some kid get home from school, somehow run into the Hub, and just be real steamed about the whole thing?? ) (Before I thought about the timing, I was just assuming it was the usual Friday-night kind of stuff. )
Have written lots of history hubs Lisa and haven't had a comment of this class yet. Waiting with baited breath!
Tom, how pathetic what I'm about to say is is not lost on me, but I'm actually a little flattered that someone seems to have assumed I"m a "computer girl" When you get to by my age (three grown kids) you kind of hang onto to any signs that there's the chance your middle-aged-ness doesn't come through in your writing. (Hey... we "far-from-girls" will often find a way to turn ANYTHING into a sign that we still seem young to someone. ) (I wonder if the individual realized I'm not a "computer girl" whether that would disgust him/her more or less. )
I think your middle-aged-ness comes through loudly and clearly, unfortunately. You spell words correctly, and write in complete sentences. How much squarer can you get?
i cud tel yur old cuz yu spel wurdz funee
Sorry. I thought I would practice being a rad dude!
Awww... Don't tell me my middle-aged-ness comes through. I've been enjoying my Friday night goofing off until that.
Let's see..... My earning are down. I'm getting punch-you-in-the-face threats, and now people are saying my middle-aged-ness is showing.....
To borrow from a certain infamous celebrity.... "Duh. Winning!!!!"
Ah, if only I had the money to afford prostitutes, porn stars, and a suitcase full of cocaine, I would have it made. Especially since I wouldn't spend it that way!
My mom contends she never uses algebra. I asked her how she doubles a recipe. She says she doubles everything. I told her that the formula is 2x with x being the recipe, so she does use algebra. I DO NOT!
Shhh... Don't tell anyone. It might cause punch-in-the-face threats....
I actually gravitate toward the non-algebra-type math for day-to-day math doings; but I use algebra-type stuff/thinking in dealing with a lot of non-math-related problems/situations. (Here's my middle-aged-ness showing up: I actually double-check math I do on calculators/the computer by doing it all myself, the old fashioned way. I let the electronics do it first, then I double-check it with my "trusty old fashioned" math. ) (I know it's kind of nuts - and probably pretty "disgusting" to some people too. )
You're lucky to have a long comment like that, all I've got is "You suck arse" or "your art is idiot"
...and I'm especially lucky the comment was as "eloquent" as it was. (I've gotten more than one "bla bla blah" ( I think) (and I don't blame anyone for those ), and I've gotten a couple of just "whatever". I have to say this one just takes the cake (although Mark Knowles' is a far better one than mine is ). I think, among all the things that cracked me up, it may be the, "Ugh, Lisa,... you disgust me," line that cracks me up most.
Well, I got called a shithead this morning on my hub about check writing
Wow, how weird to get such a response over a maths hub. I recently did a maths hub which currently has zero comments. Can't wait for the first comment now. Had no idea it was as controversial as religion and politics.
Well, I've had a few "not helpful at all"s and "this is cr*p"s on my maths hubs, so maybe it's just a subject that brings out the worst in people - or perhaps they find maths so frustrating that they feel the need to take it out on the nearest target LOL.
The thing with a longer "unfriendly" comment is that there's enough grammar/punctuation use, word choice, signs that the person does or doesn't feel familiar with the Hubber, etc. etc. that do say quite a bit about the person who wrote it.. (in the event anyone were at all interested in bothering to figure it out)
I had a really successful hub that was basically about how this company had scammed me. It ended up being number one in Google for "Company_Name Scam" and I got all sorts of comments from people whose IP range was only within the city limits of the headquarters. At first they were like:
"Oh, I never had a negative experience with this company. Their customer service is so great blah blah blah. I only ever had one problem and they rectified it immediately and then sent someone over to my house to clean my house and they bought me a huge yacht which I take to the Caribbean every couple of weeks with the money I make from this not-a-scam work at home company."
Then later it got REALLY hate filled.
Then later, I got a Cease and Desist letter from their attorney and removed the hub.
It takes all kinds, lol!
That wanker stolee offa me!
I told someone I was going to punch them in the face, but he had a hub saying he cures cancer. And I also didn't do it behind an account!
Mikeydoes, I remember that "little affair" with the cancer-cure "issue". I know the punch-you-in-the-face thing may not be something HP particularly approves of, but it with the life/death issue of cancer, and the fact that you didn't hide your user name, that whole "incident" was pretty understandable to a lot of people. This is a math Hub! Actually, since the person seems to imply that s/he is familiar with what I "always do" (and who apparently "disgusts him" ), it's either a stranger who, for some reason, reads the writing of someone whose writing he doesn't like; or else, it's a Hubber who isn't about to share his user name. Your "upfront-ness" on that cancer-Hub incident was actually kind of admirable, as far as I'm concerned.
I agree it was a despicable hub preying on the fears and desperation of cancer sufferers. Hubpages recognized this and chose to side with Mikeydoes. As I remember the guy was threatening to inform the police. All he succeeded in doing was bring his shoddy hub to the attention of hubpages.
Well thank you very much.
As for yours I agree that there was no need for it. It kind of made me mad reading it, but I'm glad you and others find it kind of funny. Even I shouldn't have said it, but I let my emotions type out on to the keyboard. Ohh well.
I would love to oblige you CM, but your history hubs are so darn good!
And now I feel like I am encouraging this person by writing a comment! This is probably exactly what he/she is hoping to happen...controversy! Embrace it! This person is obviously not very kind!
"mad Awww... Don't tell me my middle-aged-ness comes through. sad I've been enjoying my Friday night goofing off until that. mad
Let's see..... My earning are down. I'm getting punch-you-in-the-face threats, and now people are saying my middle-aged-ness is showing....."
They told me that in my profession twenty one was middle age. The average life span for roofers at that time was 42. This being said I am ancient now, which is why I write a lot of history.
I am glad we are talking about a figurative fist in a woman's face. There have been times when I was around when it was going to happen for real if I hadn't wheeled between two people. Lets just say because I am the height of a 10 year old (in my wheelchair) I fight dirty and will do anything needed to keep a woman from being hit.
wheelinallover, I hope you (and others) on here know that when I joked about how maybe if I wrote a history Hub it would get a similarly angry comment, I was thinking about how math and history are both "harmless" and "academic" subjects (or at least we tend to think of them that way); and nobody would think Hubs on such subjects would elicit such heated anger.
Looking back at my own comment, I'm hoping nobody thinks I meant something like, "If you think math Hubs anger people, see what a history Hub would do" (as if math and history are subjects people don't like and would get particularly angry over). That's not at all how my above comment was supposed to come out, and I just wanted to clarify that. Again, I was just thinking about "harmless" subjects (like cleaning and check-writing, as well ). I also didn't want to seem to imply that people can't be passionate about subjects considered "academic" (at least while we're in school). (I'm a history "freak" myself.)
Wow... wicked insensitive considering the posts above me. Previous comment deleted.
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