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What happened to the forums?

  1. earnestshub profile image88
    earnestshubposted 6 years ago

    Many of my old hub buddies here have disappeared off the forums in the last month or so.

    I understand many of them are trying to catch up after the Google Gnash, but where the hell are the rest of you?

    Did you all get high paying jobs? Have you decided many of the forums are boring your backside off? Have you stopped posting to write more hubs? Are the forums boring your backside off? Is it getting harder to find the time?
    Are the forums boring your......


    Ya gotta drop by and let me know your still alive guys n gals!

    1. sofs profile image87
      sofsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Maybe the way your are repeating yourself has something to do with it  smile LoL lol
      Maybe there are too many contests going on smile

      1. earnestshub profile image88
        earnestshubposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I know!

        I only know a few things, so I have to just keep on sayin em over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over if ya know what I mean! smile

        1. sofs profile image87
          sofsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          LoL .. I was just teasing... no offense meant smilesmilesmile

          1. earnestshub profile image88
            earnestshubposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            No offense taken Sofs, I have an Australian sense of humour, so I may have given the impression I was offended.


            "If you don't like it you can *iss off." is humour to some Australians, we are a bit confused down here and don't take offense to many things at all, probably because we don't understand them.


            Seriously though I do say things over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over!

            1. Eaglekiwi profile image76
              Eaglekiwiposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              What was that ,lol

              Aww Im here ,but I suspect ya wasnt missing me. lol

              1. earnestshub profile image88
                earnestshubposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                Hello EagleKiwi, Nice to see you on another post. The religious threads make for nice relationships. smile

                1. Eaglekiwi profile image76
                  Eaglekiwiposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                  Yea it is nice.

                  Did you know that Downunders  (Kiwis and Aussies) are also the most travelled (per capita).

                  Perhaps that also makes us adaptable and easy going. smile as we navigate the web,lol.

                  1. Woman Of Courage profile image59
                    Woman Of Courageposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                    Lol, perhaps so, smile How have you been kiwi?

                  2. earnestshub profile image88
                    earnestshubposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                    I know! I left my home once and went all the way to the next suburb. smile

                    I woke up silly as a wet hen, so this is gonna be an interesting day. smile

                    Some people get colds and flu, I get silliness attacks!

                    I could blame my gkids for it I suppose, but Asha can read now, so I have to watch what I write when she's around.

        2. recommend1 profile image73
          recommend1posted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Ahh - repeating the few things you think you know over and over - you done caught religion matey !

          1. earnestshub profile image88
            earnestshubposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Dangit!
            I done gone an caught me a religion izzit?

            I knew somethin was wrong when I started imagining I had friends in the religious threads! lol

            1. recommend1 profile image73
              recommend1posted 6 years ago in reply to this

              friends - on Hubpages !!!?- you have totally lost the plot big_smile

              1. earnestshub profile image88
                earnestshubposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                I really have haven't I? I was gonna ask just curious for some help, but shes just curious, I thought of talking to Habee, but I think I owe her 14 chickens, Haunty undersold me on my own hub, (and made better jokes than I did ..... the pig!) Baileybear is making mutiny mumblings about goin out on his own,

                I reckon it will be just me and maddie soon.

                1. recommend1 profile image73
                  recommend1posted 6 years ago in reply to this

                  The banner and the banned - that would be about right big_smile

                  I think the forums just seem more empty with the departure af the pair of trolls with multiple personalities in disorder - I think him and her were most of the posters on here toward the end.

                  1. earnestshub profile image88
                    earnestshubposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                    Come to think of it..... you are probably right, they seemed like a bloody mob on their own!

                    I am now an expert at being banned, and will be writing a hub on how to do it very soon. smile

                    Actually I was just sucking up to Maddie hoping I won't get banned again! lol

                2. habee profile image90
                  habeeposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                  That's 15 chickens, Ernesto! lol

                  1. earnestshub profile image88
                    earnestshubposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                    Damn I hate interest! smile

    2. profile image0
      Baileybearposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I'm still here, but considering setting up my own site.  The drop in traffic is discouraging and the community feel is lacking at the moment.
      Could fire a shotgun in cyberspace & hit no-one here!

    3. Eric Graudins profile image61
      Eric Graudinsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      They're all still alive and well, frolicking in a new playground where they don't have to put up with the crap that goes on here.

      And if you've ever read "Atlas Shrugged", you'll understand why :-)

      Signed,
      John Galt.

      1. earnestshub profile image88
        earnestshubposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        lol My dear Tasmanian friend! Eric! How are you both? Are you still living in Tasmania? Is it still upright? Do you need a tow?
        Will you ever escape to the mainland again?

        I will now scurry off to Google and look up that book thing so I don't look dumb for not havin read it!

        1. WryLilt profile image86
          WryLiltposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          They're bringing out the movie this year so you can wait for that if you want. Not sure of Aus release date though!

        2. darkside profile image80
          darksideposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          I heard that Tasmania is getting moved closer to the mainland.

          How? Because Melbourne sucks.

          1. earnestshub profile image88
            earnestshubposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            lol lol

    4. AEvans profile image70
      AEvansposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      We are trying to revise our hubs, write hubs, etc. etc. etc. lolololo but I am here.smile

  2. Onusonus profile image85
    Onusonusposted 6 years ago

    I'm still here for ya.

  3. Haunty profile image85
    Hauntyposted 6 years ago

    They are all banned.

    1. earnestshub profile image88
      earnestshubposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Not surprised! smile

    2. MarloByDesign profile image85
      MarloByDesignposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Are people really being banned from the forums? I can understand why if they are rude.

      1. Eaglekiwi profile image76
        Eaglekiwiposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Nooooo ,not banned ,just busy writing or busy with life I reckon smile

  4. earnestshub profile image88
    earnestshubposted 6 years ago

    Worthy adversaries and long termers, both of you! Where are the atheist rubble? smile

  5. CMHypno profile image88
    CMHypnoposted 6 years ago

    There only seems to be three topics going these days - religion, Obama and Panda woes! Maybe we should all try harder to start one interesting thread a day and have a bit of fun?

  6. CASE1WORKER profile image85
    CASE1WORKERposted 6 years ago

    what subjects could we choose?
    how about the price of a pint of milk? well gas has been done to de
    ath!

    how about ***********

    i know
    someone start a thread on topics we can think about starting threads on ( just in case anyone is interested it took years of training in the British Civil Service to come up with that one)

    1. earnestshub profile image88
      earnestshubposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      It shows! smile

  7. emievil profile image85
    emievilposted 6 years ago

    Hey earnest. How are you?

    1. earnestshub profile image88
      earnestshubposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Evil. Yes that is how I am this morning, thank you for asking. smile

  8. Bill Manning profile image72
    Bill Manningposted 6 years ago

    Nice to see you Earnest. I just moved to a new place and am working a lot harder on my sites. So I'm not going to be very active on any forums for a bit. smile

    1. earnestshub profile image88
      earnestshubposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Hi Bill, always good to see.

      I hope you get big enough to buy out Google, they could use a decent CEO, the company has gone to crap!

  9. earnestshub profile image88
    earnestshubposted 6 years ago

    Good night my only (awake) friends, I need to make sone ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZzs
    Have a great night, morning, afternoon or whatever ya got! smile smile smile

  10. Disturbia profile image60
    Disturbiaposted 6 years ago

    earnestshub, you're not the only one who has noticed the disappearence of forum posters.  Rafinf has also asked "Where did everyone go?"  Maybe it's alien abductions or boredom or maybe something more sinister. Maybe we should send out search parties.  I just love a good party.  wink

    1. earnestshub profile image88
      earnestshubposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Good idea! I enjoy a good party myself. smile

  11. Cagsil profile image60
    Cagsilposted 6 years ago

    What happened to the forums? An explosion is putting it mildly. tongue

    1. shogan profile image87
      shoganposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      It's like being the survivors after the Apocalypse, huh, Cagsil?  It's strange to look at the ruins while still feeling good and healthy.

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

        Well, once I have more knowledge under my belt, I won't be here either. wink

        1. shogan profile image87
          shoganposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          As a fellow New Englander, I'm sorry to hear that.  I'm going to keep eggs in many baskets, I think, including HP.

  12. KCC Big Country profile image83
    KCC Big Countryposted 6 years ago

    I'm still around.  smile

    1. earnestshub profile image88
      earnestshubposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Yeah, but you were born here. smile

      G'Day mate! smile

      1. KCC Big Country profile image83
        KCC Big Countryposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        LOL.....I was?   I believe you were here before me though.  smile

        1. earnestshub profile image88
          earnestshubposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Goodness me! So I was.
          We should be royalty here by now. what went wrong? smile

          They still make me take down pixelated graphics!

          Those rules should apply to the others, not us! smile smile

  13. pylos26 profile image77
    pylos26posted 6 years ago

    hello earnest...i still read ya...and enjoy yore jargan.

  14. Stevennix2001 profile image82
    Stevennix2001posted 6 years ago

    You know Earnest, I wondered that too myself.  however, I guess with the recent panda hit, and how some of the writers that joined have moved on to other things, I think forums has died down significantly.  Heck, I'm starting to think the only topics people are interested in forums is either political, religions or just ways to increase traffic.  Hopefully, with hubpages changes, it'll spark more activity back into hubpages.  Then again, I've been wrong before.  However, it's good to see you're still with us though, as I know this place wouldn't be the same without you buddy. smile

  15. Onusonus profile image85
    Onusonusposted 6 years ago

    Hey Ernest, have you ever noticed that if you flip Austrailia upside down it kind of looks like the Unites States? Coincidence?????

    1. timorous profile image92
      timorousposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I've noticed that too, but I can't decide which one is upside down neutral

      1. earnestshub profile image88
        earnestshubposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        It never occurred to me that Australia could be flipped upside down. smile

  16. recommend1 profile image73
    recommend1posted 6 years ago

    The forums are quieter because many active and interesting people have gone for a variety of reasons from those like Misha who apparently make their living working the Google system legally and successfully, but in a way that is not compatible with HP - to those who jumped ship in response to the first rude email and shockingly unpublished hub.

    There are just us boring people left now. 

    Some are too scared to post anything interesting in the current climate of unexplained bannings and hub-witch-hunting, some are just p!!ssed off and sulking. The religious kids are keeping quiet hoping that their huge mass of hubs, of mostly duplicate content, will be left alone to slip by on the tails of the religious advertisers (HP revenue). Some of the paid political spammers seem to have been shut down which is good for this site, as is getting rid of a few trolls.

    The remainder are either @$$licking goody two shoe management support drones, arrogant @$$holes who refuse to stop attacking the blatant holes in the whole approach of HP to the Panda.
    An approach that is blatantly mixed with turning this site from the revenue sharing site that we joined, with revenue sharing TOS, into a revenue base for HP.  Changing the TOS to the extent that has been done is not within the scope of 'adjustment' it is changing the whole basis of the original agreement, under cover of the Panda reaction.

    I am still here smile  so far big_smile

    1. shogan profile image87
      shoganposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      So those still here are either boring, scared, arrogant, goody two-shoe types, or some combination of all of these?

      You sweet talker, you.

      1. recommend1 profile image73
        recommend1posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Welcome to the club big_smile

    2. Will Apse profile image90
      Will Apseposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      What we need is a naughty schoolboys forum.

  17. recommend1 profile image73
    recommend1posted 6 years ago

    The most fabulous thunderstorm passing over here right now with continuous thunder and lightening and rain so heavy I can't see the buildings a couple of hundred yards away. Whooohoo!  going off line now just in case smile

  18. Kangaroo_Jase profile image82
    Kangaroo_Jaseposted 6 years ago

    I am still around Earnest, I have myself a new lady whom takes up alot of my time at the mo.

    I haven't written much in the way of Hubs at all over the last few weeks, but having a cunning plan to return. I also check the forums almost daily just to see what everyone is (saying) up to. The mighty Carlton Blues are doing better than expected in the footy as well, woot.

    Hope life is treating you and the family well Earnest!

  19. Karanda profile image84
    Karandaposted 6 years ago

    Busy with contests, writing Hubs and finding the forums extremely depressing has all added to keeping me out of these pages. Panda one, panda two, HubPages doesn't give us any love, blah blah blah.

 
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