jump to last post 1-50 of 62 discussions (197 posts)

Is HubPages Staffed by Idiots?

  1. MikeNV profile image75
    MikeNVposted 5 years ago

    Apparently so.

    I updated a hub yesterday that is about Cable TV Shows.

    On the hub there are several Amazon Ad Blocks.

    The Adblocks contain

    Links to DVD's directly related to the Shows.

    Dexter
    True Blood
    Penn and Teller
    Californication

    In addition there is a link to Sookie StackHouse Books which are what the Cable Television Show TRUE BLOOD is based on.  Nearly every true fan of the Show has Read the Sookie Stackhouse books.

    Next there is a link to Remote Controls.  Would you think that people who watch a lot of DVD's and Television might want to upgrade to a Universal Remote Control?

    Any Idiot... excepting for the Idiot who took the hub down can see the clear relationship between these items.

    -------------------
    Your Hub has been unpublished, giving you the opportunity to edit it and
    make it compliant with our Terms of Use. When you are ready to have HubPages
    review it again, please edit it and click the "Submit for Publication"
    button. We will then review your Hub, and publish it if it abides by our
    Terms of Use.  You will then get an email saying that the Hub has been
    republished.

    --------------------

    So I wrote an email pointing this out and today I get this response


    "Hello,

    You should review your capsules again. DVDs are not the only items promoted by this Hub."

    Really... not shit?  I was PERFECTLY CLEAR ABOUT WHAT CAPSULES ARE CONTAINED AND THEIR RELEVANCE.

    So I must only conclude that HubPages is in fact staffed by Idiots.

    Do they even want to make any money?

    This is a total waste of my time and why I am no longer writing hubs.  It's not worth my time to be harassed by stupid people.

    When you hire idiots you hurt your business.

    Somebody needs to be fired for being too stupid to perform their job.

    1. Drax profile image74
      Draxposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      well you sound like an asshole to me so then it no surprise if this is what always comes to you...

      Perhaps your word count was wrong, perhaps the content you used was not original. We are only just reading your moaning.. my own personal experience over 5 years has been excellent. I find Hubpages staff to be dedicated, very professional and very supportive of any person really trying to make a success of the entire enterprise for everyone.

      Your headline and tone are offensive and I would suggest that you definitely go somewhere else... & please.. do not get stuck in the door on your way out... :-|

      1. Cardisa profile image91
        Cardisaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        MikeNV, when the hub was first flagged, what was the reason? That would give a clearer picture about the incident. I doubt that HP staff members are idiots.

        It takes a bit of patience and teeth grinding to deal with a system and people you don't know or understand. Glitches do happen so take some time to deal with it an a cordial manner instead of throwing insults.

        1. relache profile image87
          relacheposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          The fact that people don't read the entire original post or fully comprehend it before replying goes a long way to explaining just why these sorts of threads turn out the way they do in the first place.

          1. Drax profile image74
            Draxposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            that sounds very quantum... ;-)

          2. Cardisa profile image91
            Cardisaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Relache, maybe I missed something down there but couldn't get a clearer picture of the situation. I think the topic changed to something else..lol

            1. relache profile image87
              relacheposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              That's exactly my point.  It's like the game "telephone" and the further you go into the thread, the less and less sense it makes, purple monkey dishwasher.

              1. Cardisa profile image91
                Cardisaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                lol lol

                1. davenmidtown profile image87
                  davenmidtownposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                  why does the monkey dishwasher have to be purple?

                  1. Rosie2010 profile image83
                    Rosie2010posted 5 years ago in reply to this

                    can it be a pink dragon dishwasher?  I love pink... dragon is optional.

                  2. JamaGenee profile image87
                    JamaGeneeposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                    Because it just DOES.  Picky, picky, picky.  On second thought, you'd think a machine for washing monkey dishes would be BROWN, right???  cool

    2. Kurant82 profile image78
      Kurant82posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Well best of luck to everyone participating in this forum I am going to have to leave you with your thought for now because I am spent.

    3. 0
      Baileybearposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      pot calling the kettle black? 

      with that kind of attitude, good riddance to you

    4. 0
      SirDentposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Well, it was nice knowing ya.  HP staff has always been straightforward and honest.  There has always been rules to follow and always will be.  If you want to do things with no rules then you should move your stuff to your own website.  Sometimes those rules are changed because they need to be.

      As far as someone needing to be fired, that is probably you.  If you are so unhappy here don't let HP keep you in your sadness.

      1. Rosie2010 profile image83
        Rosie2010posted 5 years ago in reply to this

        lol

  2. LindaSmith1 profile image60
    LindaSmith1posted 5 years ago

    That is so stupid.  I could see if the DVD's were about building a porch.  I guess you aren't one of the Special People.   I think unitl they officially start Amazon thing, those using Amazon affiliate program are going to have a lot of problems.  Go write a garbage hub, 2 paragraphs, 3 sentences each full of wrong spelling, etc, throw in 5 videos and they will love it and start with a hub ranking of 69 of maybe an 80.

    1. Disturbia profile image61
      Disturbiaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      lol lol lol

  3. samanthamayer profile image77
    samanthamayerposted 5 years ago

    If you are unhappy with this website, then you don't have to participate. I personally am very thankful to the Hubpages team for the opportunities they have provided me with - writing about things I love, sharing my writing with other writers, reading others' works and interacting with interesting and intelligent people from all over the world. And the team provides you with a lot of help and support along the way. I have only recently joined the website so I can't answer your question, but I would say that no problem is unsolvable, and for someone who has written 365 hubs, why would you throw in the towel after one little hiccup... Just take a deep breath and get some perspective.

    1. Cyber Scribe profile image79
      Cyber Scribeposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I'd like to point out that Samantha joined HubPages 3 days ago. Whereas MikeNV has been here 2 years and written 366 hubs.

  4. Greek One profile image81
    Greek Oneposted 5 years ago

    http://rlv.zcache.com/flattery_will_get_you_everywhere_tshirt-p235861750469282548qw9y_400.jpg

    1. paradigmsearch profile image91
      paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      HP rocks! big_smile

    2. davenmidtown profile image87
      davenmidtownposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      what a fine and very nice shirt Greek One! It really brings out your arms...

  5. Maddie Ruud profile image82
    Maddie Ruudposted 5 years ago

    You have an inflatable shark in one of your capsules. 'Nuff said.

    1. thooghun profile image88
      thooghunposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      LOL.

    2. Sally's Trove profile image98
      Sally's Troveposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Um...what's in inflatable shark? Not " 'Nuff said."

    3. paradigmsearch profile image91
      paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      lol

    4. wordscribe43 profile image93
      wordscribe43posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      LOL...  I had a feeling he was leaving something out... but an inflatable shark?  That's just classic.

    5. paradigmsearch profile image91
      paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Hey, Mikey! Toss in a paragraph about the 1975 Jaws movie and you are covered!

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jaws_%28film%29

    6. WD Curry 111 profile image61
      WD Curry 111posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      You really knock me out! You really busted on this guy for having a dumb thing on his site. That's real funny. Ha ha ha! You have been around for a long time and you know what it is all about. Quality writing, right?

      I really liked your corn bread recipe. That is pure journalistic excellence. Your drink recipes were off the chart. You really had to climb the mountain for those. The low calorie carrot cake really blew me away. Where do you come up with this stuff? How about the cucumbers on your eyes? I could hardly get my mind around that original concept. The coup de gras was the casual shoe thing. Too profound for my tiny mind.

      How will I ever be able to accomplish what you have in this venue? I feel so small next to you.

      1. davenmidtown profile image87
        davenmidtownposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        WD... who you ranting at?

        1. wordscribe43 profile image93
          wordscribe43posted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Pretty darn sure it was Maddie.  hmm

          1. WD Curry 111 profile image61
            WD Curry 111posted 5 years ago in reply to this

            You win a cigar.

        2. WD Curry 111 profile image61
          WD Curry 111posted 5 years ago in reply to this

          My bad, I forgot the quote. I am used to user friendly programs. I thought it was auto in a case like that. Sometimes it is and sometimes it isn't. Let's see if the quote is in here this time. It is hard to tell with this quarky, I mean quirky program. It jumps around and changes font when you edit. If you see a mistake and try to fix it, good luck finding it when you flop back to edit mode.

          Never mind what I usually use, but it isn't European. It comes from California. Did you know you can actually drag and drop content these days? I guess you like writing code. Just like the old times!

        3. JamaGenee profile image87
          JamaGeneeposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Maddie Ruud.  Wouldn't call it "ranting" tho.  Sounds more like pantingcool

          1. WD Curry 111 profile image61
            WD Curry 111posted 5 years ago in reply to this

            That didn't start until you showed up.

            1. JamaGenee profile image87
              JamaGeneeposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              It's my mission at HP to come over to the Forums now and again to stir things up.  Odd though, usually only on Friday nights.  Did I miss a day?  What day is it?  Where am I? hmm

              1. WD Curry 111 profile image61
                WD Curry 111posted 5 years ago in reply to this

                Little cowboys always have that effect.

                1. JamaGenee profile image87
                  JamaGeneeposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                  It's the hat with the string attached that makes me go all fuzzy.  cool

                  1. WD Curry 111 profile image61
                    WD Curry 111posted 5 years ago in reply to this

                    It's the toy gun.

    7. 0
      kimberlyslyricsposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      cool

    8. SuperheroSales profile image60
      SuperheroSalesposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Hmm... somehow this reminds me of the YouTube video "Zombie Kid Likes Turtles."

      http://youtu.be/CMNry4PE93Y

    9. Rosie2010 profile image83
      Rosie2010posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      What?  Inflatable sharks not acceptable?  What da?  http://smileys.on-my-web.com/repository/Unhappy/unhappy-046.gif

    10. JamaGenee profile image87
      JamaGeneeposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      lol lol lol cool

    11. K9keystrokes profile image92
      K9keystrokesposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      ((lol)) Maddie you crack me up! ((lol))

  6. Greek One profile image81
    Greek Oneposted 5 years ago

    Maybe the shark ate the DVD???


    http://origin.kaboodle.com/hi/img/c/0/0/140/7/AAAADE-EUk4AAAAAAUBy3Q.jpg?v=1301717613000

    1. thooghun profile image88
      thooghunposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      It was a hub for inflatable sharks watching DVD's. Haters gonna hate.

      http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v416/Devicat/IMG_0062.jpg

    2. Rosie2010 profile image83
      Rosie2010posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      you guys are hilarious lol

  7. waynet profile image45
    waynetposted 5 years ago

    An inflatable shark?? Some people are kinky weird!!

  8. Greek One profile image81
    Greek Oneposted 5 years ago

    Dolphins would have been a safer bet..


    http://www.partypackage.co.uk/ekmps/shops/robinsonl/images/inflatable-dolphin-70cm-39624-p.jpg

    1. JamaGenee profile image87
      JamaGeneeposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.... How cute. cool

  9. LindaSmith1 profile image60
    LindaSmith1posted 5 years ago

    True Blood based on vampires, Dexer is a tv series about a serial killer. I am lost on this one.  I see nothing where these shows are reality shows.  Maybe rejection is warranted in this case.

    1. Uninvited Writer profile image84
      Uninvited Writerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Do you often get whiplash?

  10. LindaSmith1 profile image60
    LindaSmith1posted 5 years ago

    Maybe break the one hub up into multiple hubs since show topics are not the same and that is what the problem is.

  11. Kurant82 profile image78
    Kurant82posted 5 years ago

    This is a very good question in deed..... I will look into this right away and be back with a proper comment shortly.

  12. Rising Caren profile image80
    Rising Carenposted 5 years ago

    Hubpages Staff? Idiots? I wish, then maybe we'd have brighter colors 'round these parts!

    I'm just joking. I'm sure there's a good reason - like that inflatable shark - for what they do. I think the staff can't be made up of idiots; they do too well for that. Despite all the complaints we hubbers may have, I think the HP staff does a good job of moderating, implementing social interactions,and helping us with rankings and revenue. They also are pretty good at listening to hubbers. I've seen other sites where staff is almost nowhere to be found in user forums and rarely answer questions directly, but here you can and do see it.

    For HP to stick around as long as it has and have many people report increased earnings is an incredible thing - so I don't think it's possible to consider the staff "stupid" just for some occasional mistakes they may or may not have made.

  13. Kurant82 profile image78
    Kurant82posted 5 years ago

    When discussing a topic such as this one you have to be very wary because this question is kind of similar to asking if earth was flat or round. Back when people actually believed the earth was flat if you were happened to question them and say "I think it is round" before you knew it you would have an angry mob at your door with pitch forks and torches screaming "off with his head". I say this because when you question hubpages staff, policies, etc in a forum you created in order to meaningly say something rational in regards to your topic. For many people on hubpages, who refuse to hear such things no matter how logical it is, their world "hubpages" is flat. So if you were to imply something such as "hubpages is staffed by a group of individuals of inferior mental compacity to 3rd grade students" you are basically destroying everything many hubbers believe to be true beyond a doubt, without question or reason and before you know it you may have a whole lot of angry hubbers who read your post and feel all confruzed and what not looking for their pitch forks and torches so they can put an end to the blasphemy that questions their flat world. I say this without any malicious intent whatsoever I am merely stating my opinion on the matter being discussed.

    1. paradigmsearch profile image91
      paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      http://www.planetcalypsoforum.com/gallery/files/1/7/7/8/3/angry-mob.jpeg

      1. Kurant82 profile image78
        Kurant82posted 5 years ago in reply to this

        LOl nuff said :]

  14. IzzyM profile image85
    IzzyMposted 5 years ago

    Took you 10 minutes to think this up, and it would have taken you two minutes to read the thread and realise Hubstaff had already responded and pointed out an unrelated link which changes things, I think.

    Edit: This in reply to Kurant.

    1. janesix profile image59
      janesixposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Either way, Kurant is right, whether the OP was in the wrong or not.

      1. IzzyM profile image85
        IzzyMposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        No he's not. I take the meaning of that he said to say that if you post anything against HP staff, expect to see a  mob of hubbers coming to Hubstaff defence, whether the allegation is true or not.

        That is not normally how it works, as you usually see hubbers asking the OP further questions to make sure he is sure of his facts, and may have missed something.

        I have seen many 'flames' against HPstaff here, especially post-Panda.

        All in, I usually find hubbers to be a fair-minded bunch, though at present it has to be said that there are some oddballs amongst us.

        Edit:  'oddballs' is NOT directed at Kurant.

        1. Kurant82 profile image78
          Kurant82posted 5 years ago in reply to this

          IzzyM please speak english I dont understand what you are trying to say? I am just addressing the topic with an open mind and I am not fixated on a particular idea or defending something without knowing whether it is even true or not. or we could say this;

          Blind Leading The Blind: "Brown is the best color ever, it is a fact!"
          Blind following the Blind (Response): "It is? wow since you said it it must be true."

          Blind leading The Blind: "0 % 5 = 289765, I know this because I envented math!"
          Blind Following The Blind (Responce): "you are the smartest entity in the entire world. Did you create God as well?"

          Bling Leading The Blind: "Yes I Did."
          Blind Following The Blind (Response): "I love you!"

          This is just a simple analogy phrased as a conversation. Now some people may interpret the charcters in this story such as the following:

          (Blind Leading The Blind)as possibly representing the HP staff. I just want to emphasize that I never stated that and cannot prevent the way things may or may not be interprited. :]

      2. Kurant82 profile image78
        Kurant82posted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Thank you

  15. LindaSmith1 profile image60
    LindaSmith1posted 5 years ago

    That pic should be used for another issue with HP    Call it:  We Want Answers

  16. Dan profile image77
    Danposted 5 years ago

    Just trying to cover our bases here. Any kind of shark for sale, be it inflatable or stuffed with cartilage, or any type of inflatable animal, shark or otherwise, would also be considered unrelated.

    1. Garrett Mickley profile image80
      Garrett Mickleyposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      HAHA

      1. WD Curry 111 profile image61
        WD Curry 111posted 5 years ago in reply to this

        You are really digging deep, brother.

  17. Kurant82 profile image78
    Kurant82posted 5 years ago

    Am I aloud to post a link to a hilarious hub I wrote specifically about this topic on  a forum post for other to read and lagh hysterically at if they so choose or if I do that will God get mad at me and ban me from posting?

    1. janesix profile image59
      janesixposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      God will probably ban you....

  18. Kurant82 profile image78
    Kurant82posted 5 years ago

    I am posting this link:
    <link snipped - no promotional links>

    As a reply to the topic of this forum not to self promote, I am simply doing this because it adds value to this debate, and specifically pertains to this topic.

  19. ThoughtSandwiches profile image84
    ThoughtSandwichesposted 5 years ago

    Mike...

    I don't typically engage in Forums...certainly not these type of b*tchy threads and am only doing so now as a Nevada resident (you good sir...are serving to sully the name of the Silver State with your rudeness)  Idiots?  Really?  Is that the level you wish to raise the debate to?  Can one even expect a debate with such a narrow minded Forum title?  I think not.

    Although I don't (typically) join Forum threads...I do watch them.  This is not your first such posting over the last couple of months that I have noticed.  Perhaps the problem is you?  Perhaps this is not the correct format for you?  Communication requires respect.  When you are able to show some...perhaps I will be concerned with your "latest" problem with Hubpages staff.

    1. Kurant82 profile image78
      Kurant82posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      He didnt call them idiots that is just your interpretation, he asked if other people thought they are idiots. Common man read the fine print. It is responces like this that make me feel compelled to right another anology for people with lower cognitive levels (aka idiots) just to show you why your responce was short sighted.

      Ponit #1: I mean the topic is: "Is HubPages Staffed by Idiots?"

      Point #2: Where in that does Mike say: "Hubpages is staffed by idiot."

      Point #3: Ok look back at points 1 and 2, its ok take your time. Now you see how "Is HubPages Staffed by Idiots?" is written and posed as a question rather than a statement, if you are still lost reffer to the ? at the end of Point #1's statement. Now lets take a gander at point #2, your interpretation of point number 1,"Hubpages is staffed by idiots." This is a statment your statement, it is your implied meaning behind the question he posed but regardless it is not what he said. Next time before you misplace the intent of someones question please remember our good friend "Mr ?" before you go saying "He said this or that".

      1. Rising Caren profile image80
        Rising Carenposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        What thread were you reading? Mike, the OP, clearly wrote

        "So I must only conclude that HubPages is in fact staffed by Idiots.

        Do they even want to make any money?

        This is a total waste of my time and why I am no longer writing hubs.  It's not worth my time to be harassed by stupid people.

        When you hire idiots you hurt your business.

        Somebody needs to be fired for being too stupid to perform their job."


        He clearly called the staff member who took down his hub an idiot. It was not a misleading headline meant to catch people who don't read posts.

        I'm not saying he's wrong or right since I'm not sure if the offending capsule with the alleged shark was randomly generated or had hand-selected products. If it was randomly generated and he had very good search terms related to his hub, it might not have been his fault that the system picked something off base and thus the person taking it down would have been an "idiot". If it was hand-selected, then it didn't have anything to do with the hub and therefore the OP would have been the "idiot".

        1. Kurant82 profile image78
          Kurant82posted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Maybe i was wrong in a certain aspect as I was just reffering to the topic posted for the forum which read "Is hubpages staffed by idiots" , and not reffering to what he wrote to elaborate on the primary subject which is my bad. I have no opinion one way or another I write my hubs because its fun, I try to write somewhat meaningfull comments to topics or forums such as this simply because I find it extremelly entertaining and can be very humourous and insightfull at the same time.

    2. WD Curry 111 profile image61
      WD Curry 111posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      You are a forum voyeurist?

  20. ThoughtSandwiches profile image84
    ThoughtSandwichesposted 5 years ago

    kurant82...

    You are correct...yes...he didn't have the nuts to say they are idiots...he wants us to do it for him.  I am always pleased to be a part of a case study that looks at lower cognitive levels.

    1. Kurant82 profile image78
      Kurant82posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Ok well who cares if we think they indeed are a bunchg of mindless lemmings  who sit in their bathtubs all day farting and giggling, everyone is aloud to have their own opinion. I am not saying that is how I feel I am just saying so what if someone feels that way, it is their right.

      1. 0
        SirDentposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I hope they don't eat the bubbles!!!

      2. Quilligrapher profile image90
        Quilligrapherposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Hi Kuran! You are cracking me up here. There is drool on my keyboard. Geez!

        Above are two statements you posted in this thread.  In the spirit of true Hub-love and inspired by my respect for your talent as a writer, I presume to make a few suggestions.

        1. You are not aloud to post a link to your own hubs but you are aloud to have your own opinion.
        2. You are also aloud to own an English dictionary and to keep it handy at all times.
        3. Finally, you are aloud to take that dictionary and look up the meaning of “aloud” before checking the correct spelling of “allowed.” lol

        Aw.  How about big hub-hugs all  around!

        1. WD Curry 111 profile image61
          WD Curry 111posted 5 years ago in reply to this

          You are from New York, right? I'm from Florida. It reminds reminds me of a story:

          Three men were in a bar in Florida . . . a Texan, a New Yorker and a Florida “Cracker”. The Texan ordered a round. When the glasses were empty, he threw his glass against the wall, ”In Texas, we have so much oil that we never drink out of the same glass twice.”

          The New Yorker ordered a bottle and poured each man a drink. When the drinks were finished, he threw the bottle against the wall, “In NY, we have so much money that we never drink out of the same bottle twice.”

          The Cracker ordered a round of beers. When the glasses were empty, he took out a 380 pistol and shot the NYer. He turned to the stunned Texan and said,”In Florida, we have so many Yankees that we never drink with the same one twice.”

    2. Kurant82 profile image78
      Kurant82posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Actually it appears I was incorrect after reading the rest of his statment and you were right my friend, my bad, no harm meant, looks like I am the idiot :]

    3. davenmidtown profile image87
      davenmidtownposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I would have to beg to differ with you ThoughtSandwiches... he says it in the first line... "Apparently so"...  this is an affirmation of his question/tittle.  I too have noticed his rants and tantrum throwing behaviors on other occasions... really not impressed.

    4. JamaGenee profile image87
      JamaGeneeposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      lol lol Good one! cool

  21. ThoughtSandwiches profile image84
    ThoughtSandwichesposted 5 years ago

    So Dave...does that mean I was actually right?  Nice.  That makes five times this year!  I am blowing away last year's numbers (i.e. twice).  Like you my friend...I am (also) not impressed by his rants.  Although this endeavor has given me an idea for a hub which is good.  Take care!

  22. LindaSmith1 profile image60
    LindaSmith1posted 5 years ago

    MikeNV:  You need to direct your question directly to Hub pages and ask them to point out the EXACT reason behind their actions.  They will respond with a direct answer usually

    1. IzzyM profile image85
      IzzyMposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      They already did. Did you actually read this thread?

    2. thooghun profile image88
      thooghunposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      http://i444.photobucket.com/albums/qq164/thooghun/confused.gif

      1. MelissaBarrett profile image61
        MelissaBarrettposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        +1 for irony.

        1. WD Curry 111 profile image61
          WD Curry 111posted 5 years ago in reply to this

          I used to have a thing for Barbara Fenwick. I was too young to know what was happening, but I tuned in every Friday night to feel it again.

    3. WD Curry 111 profile image61
      WD Curry 111posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Does this advice come from your vast experience with your two hubs?

      1. 0
        kimberlyslyricsposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        lol lol lol

        1. Rosie2010 profile image83
          Rosie2010posted 5 years ago in reply to this

          +1 lol

  23. recommend1 profile image70
    recommend1posted 5 years ago

    Mike's rant is over the top, goes too far etc etc etc.

    Having said that, I can understand his frustration with HP.  Not with the necessary changes that have been made in response to Google etc, but the lack of transparency and the unsociable manner in which the changes have been 'enforced'.  This, along with the growing suspicions that we are being manipulated into a shape for being sold along at some point, has made people a bit jumpy -  if I had invested the work of hundreds of hubs I might also be getting a little frayed around the edges as well.

    and Maddie - you look as though you are growing sleek on it all from your new avatar pic big_smile

    1. WD Curry 111 profile image61
      WD Curry 111posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Yeah, but you only have four stale hubs forum face.

  24. ThoughtSandwiches profile image84
    ThoughtSandwichesposted 5 years ago

    No worries Kurant82....can I still participate in the lower cognitive ability study??

  25. davenmidtown profile image87
    davenmidtownposted 5 years ago

    I find it totally hilarious that MikeNV's bio is mostly about why you should join hubpages.

    1. WD Curry 111 profile image61
      WD Curry 111posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I thought this gig was for professional or aspiring writers. It is turning out to be twitter for people who talk too much.

      1. 0
        kimberlyslyricsposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        cool

  26. Dorsi profile image91
    Dorsiposted 5 years ago

    This is a very unprofessional way to bring up a problem. I have always been taken very good care of here by the HP staff. Sorry but I have to disagree with the title of this thread....
    How long do you think a thread bashing another writer as an "idiot" would last on the forum?

    1. WD Curry 111 profile image61
      WD Curry 111posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      If it were a matter of calling him an idiot for his faith, it could go on for weeks.

    2. Rising Caren profile image80
      Rising Carenposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      it'll last five hundred twenty five thousand six hundred minutes

      1. Rosie2010 profile image83
        Rosie2010posted 5 years ago in reply to this

        you forgot the seconds lol

        1. Rising Caren profile image80
          Rising Carenposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Actually, I was being a smart aleck by using the lyrics from rent
          www.metrolyrics.com/seasons-of-love-lyrics-rent.html

          1. Rosie2010 profile image83
            Rosie2010posted 5 years ago in reply to this

            cool lyrics smile

  27. 0
    kimberlyslyricsposted 5 years ago

    http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQoRUfkWA3QJPPLCGOlzS0meUuWSUNKHl7pXz0ZC5Clg6J5HNCiQw

    Team player I say, watch the paintballs, we move fast!  big_smile

  28. 0
    kimberlyslyricsposted 5 years ago

    I feel like such an idiot lol

    1. WD Curry 111 profile image61
      WD Curry 111posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I think I am falling in love.

    2. davenmidtown profile image87
      davenmidtownposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      better then feeling like a nut... lol....

      1. Rosie2010 profile image83
        Rosie2010posted 5 years ago in reply to this

        sometimes I feel like a nut, sometimes I don't ...

        let's do the wave...
        http://smileys.on-my-web.com/repository/Others/others-154.gif

        1. davenmidtown profile image87
          davenmidtownposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          now that's LIVING!

  29. davenmidtown profile image87
    davenmidtownposted 5 years ago

    LOL with WD Curry111!

  30. davenmidtown profile image87
    davenmidtownposted 5 years ago

    For Rosie2010:  To go with your Pink Dragon Dishwasher!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZyhrYis509A

    I had to change the video... the other was rather racy!

    1. Rosie2010 profile image83
      Rosie2010posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      aww that's a cool Barbie video smile

      1. davenmidtown profile image87
        davenmidtownposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        It is just for you!

  31. 0
    Arlene V. Pomaposted 5 years ago

    I like to do the wave.  I am also perfecting my Miss America wave.  Now all I need is a Pembroke Welsh Corgi to complete the picture.  No!  That goes with Queen Elizabeth.

    1. davenmidtown profile image87
      davenmidtownposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      It is official... this forum is a hit... woo hoo!

      1. WD Curry 111 profile image61
        WD Curry 111posted 5 years ago in reply to this

        What started it? I can't remember.

        1. Rising Caren profile image80
          Rising Carenposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Sharks started it! Always causing trouble!

          That and I think all of the recent fighting and bickering has made us cuckoo....Who am I kidding? We were nuts to being with big_smile

          1. davenmidtown profile image87
            davenmidtownposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            were cuckoo for nuts... wait.. no... that sounded better in my head...   we're cuckoo for cocoa nuts!

          2. WD Curry 111 profile image61
            WD Curry 111posted 5 years ago in reply to this

            We were nuts to being with? Are you from Florida, too? We are nuts to being with!

            1. davenmidtown profile image87
              davenmidtownposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              WD... we are both from California... the land of Fruit and Nuts...

              1. WD Curry 111 profile image61
                WD Curry 111posted 5 years ago in reply to this

                Nuts roll down hill. That's why they all end up in Florida. Within a year, they are in jail or bounce back home. They get pepper sprayed if they need it. Don't you remember?

                "Don't spray me, Bro!"

                1. Kurant82 profile image78
                  Kurant82posted 5 years ago in reply to this

                  people in Florida dont get hit with pepper spray we get tazered here you should know that.

                  1. WD Curry 111 profile image61
                    WD Curry 111posted 5 years ago in reply to this

                    That's right! What would I do without you?

                    It was,"Don't taze me, bro!"

      2. JamaGenee profile image87
        JamaGeneeposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        http://smileys.on-my-web.com/repository/Others/others-154.gif

  32. 0
    Arlene V. Pomaposted 5 years ago

    Pinka, pinka, pinka.  Why the HELL would you begin a Forum with an insult?  Not good.  I like pink, fuzzy slippers.

    1. WD Curry 111 profile image61
      WD Curry 111posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Are you sure you want to go there?

      1. davenmidtown profile image87
        davenmidtownposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        To Late WD... we already here!!!!   nothing like covering up graffiti by making more!

  33. 0
    Arlene V. Pomaposted 5 years ago

    Boop, boop, boop.  Time for a piece of pie from Thanksgiving, so any pie will do.  It's too late to go out and rake leaves.  Pinka, pinka, pinka.

    1. 0
      SirDentposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      You have to share.  How can pie last this long from Thanksgiving?

      1. davenmidtown profile image87
        davenmidtownposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        in the freezer?  with the inflatable shark?

        1. JamaGenee profile image87
          JamaGeneeposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          No, silly. Ya hide it in the purple monkey dishwasher.  cool
          http://smileys.on-my-web.com/repository/Others/others-154.gif

  34. 0
    Arlene V. Pomaposted 5 years ago

    The major PIE EATER in our family flaked on me and went somewhere else for Thanksgiving.  I have a few pieces of French apple pie.  I don't know what state it's in.  Should I pitch it to MikeNV?  People get grouchy when they don't eat.  I don't understand why you would rant during the holiday season.  This is coming from the elf from California.

    1. 0
      SirDentposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      That might be a good idea.  Great thinking.

  35. 0
    Arlene V. Pomaposted 5 years ago

    I'm only helping Santa by distributing stale French apple pie to who's been naughty on HubPages.

    1. JamaGenee profile image87
      JamaGeneeposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I LOVE French apple pie! I've been naughty...REALLY naughty.  So where's MY pie???  hmm hmm hmm

  36. davenmidtown profile image87
    davenmidtownposted 5 years ago

    I for one an shocked and dismayed at the quality of this forum.  It started off in anger and stupidity and now look at us... we've turned into GLEE... What is wrong with this place.  I just knew someone would get banned. What happened to zealots? It has all just gone soft after the contest.

    1. JamaGenee profile image87
      JamaGeneeposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I dunno what happened either... But what the heck.  It started another page. cool

  37. 0
    Arlene V. Pomaposted 5 years ago

    Hold on, WD.  I'm from California.  Didn't you call us all CORNFLAKES on one of the recent Forums?  That's all well and good, but we're also called Fruit and Nuts.  The land of fruit, nuts, and now PEPPER SPRAY!

    1. davenmidtown profile image87
      davenmidtownposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      woo hoo... this is more like it...

  38. janesix profile image59
    janesixposted 5 years ago

    Hubpages might not be STAFFED by idiots, but it is certainly full of them.

    1. davenmidtown profile image87
      davenmidtownposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      thats the spirit janesix

      1. janesix profile image59
        janesixposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        It's always fun jumping in a pool of (inflatable) shark-infested water

  39. Kurant82 profile image78
    Kurant82posted 5 years ago

    yeah earlier this forum made some sort of sense now I feel dumber for reading the last 30 posts. Thanks geniuses.

  40. Kurant82 profile image78
    Kurant82posted 5 years ago

    man now I have been kicking back a few, and somehow find myslef back on HP forums. This may not be good :], I am from florida to (referring to a previous post I loved).

  41. Kurant82 profile image78
    Kurant82posted 5 years ago

    I love the other forums going on, you know the I love HP whats up with the people with opinions. They kind of remind me of going to my private christian high school where either you loved the lord or you decided to question him and were struck down for doing so :]. Some of the discussion I see goign on here remingd me of highschool. For example:

    "Ok class, today we are going to talk about science, and evolution, which is all a bunch of lies, lies, lies, lies. I know how absurd the concept of evolution sounds to you, the thought of people coming from monkeys, hah! But I am forced by the board of education to teach you about it, my hands are tied. But I am also going to teach you how to defend God and Christianity from the wicked concepts of science. Yes little ones! One day not to far from now you will go on to attend College University's. The professors there will try to trick you into turning away from God and into believing science, so I guess it is necessary. Because we all know that it was God who created the heavens, earth, and man in 7 days, around 5000 years ago…… exactly. There is no scientific solution to this question. To think people actually believe man came from monkeys, it is absolutely ridiculous. Those poor lost souls better get themselves some Jesus Christ before they end up in hell for believing in something as ridiculous as science. Kids once you leave here, it is your duty to save these lost souls from eternal damnation….. Now onto evolution."

    Honestly this seems to be the mind set some hubber have toward people who are upset with HP, or let people know they are upset. Oh But I am not done yet my point has not yet been made.

    1. Kurant82 profile image78
      Kurant82posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      now in this here analogy science would be people who question the policies of HP's bible

      1. WD Curry 111 profile image61
        WD Curry 111posted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Would that be the quality writing bible, or the affiliate marketing bible?

        1. JamaGenee profile image87
          JamaGeneeposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Yes, one has to be clear about which bible is under discussion or things could get nasty.  REALLY nasty. 

          Or really SILLY.
          http://smileys.on-my-web.com/repository/Others/others-154.gif

          (Did I mention I LOVE this Wave thingy??) cool

          1. Kurant82 profile image78
            Kurant82posted 5 years ago in reply to this

            how the heck do you have all those jumping midgets on your posts, and for the question of which bible, thats not even the point, but if you really care just make some mild form of an educated guess and after you do so post 30 lemmings under your comment doing jumping jacks to prove how excited you are about what you just said.

            1. JamaGenee profile image87
              JamaGeneeposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              The jumping midgets? Everything between the [img]and[/img] is the URL where you can get animated gifs.  Will have to look there for lemmings and get back to you.

              Years ago there was forum post that had a long list of the various URLs and what they produced, but I have no idea now what the topic was.  Was a really wild Friday night in the Forums...people trying to out-animate each other. cool

              1. WD Curry 111 profile image61
                WD Curry 111posted 5 years ago in reply to this

                I reiterate . . . did you know that you can drag and drop content these days? It isn't the Florida boys who are lame. On the Space Coast, It IS rocket science.

                1. JamaGenee profile image87
                  JamaGeneeposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                  DRATS! I once knew we could Drag 'n' Drop, but FORGOT.  Thanks for reminding me. Really. smile

                  1. WD Curry 111 profile image61
                    WD Curry 111posted 5 years ago in reply to this

                    It doesn't matter if you remember or not. This is the gig. I know what I am talking about. I am a musician as well. You play on whatever the house provides.

            2. JamaGenee profile image87
              JamaGeneeposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              Okay, no lemmings.  Sorry.  How 'bout these?

              http://smileys.on-my-web.com/repository/Others/yoohoo-017.gif http://smileys.on-my-web.com/repository/Others/yoohoo-017.gif http://smileys.on-my-web.com/repository/Others/yoohoo-017.gif http://smileys.on-my-web.com/repository/Others/yoohoo-017.gif http://smileys.on-my-web.com/repository/Others/yoohoo-017.gif http://smileys.on-my-web.com/repository/Others/yoohoo-017.gif http://smileys.on-my-web.com/repository/Others/yoohoo-017.gif http://smileys.on-my-web.com/repository/Others/yoohoo-017.gif http://smileys.on-my-web.com/repository/Others/yoohoo-017.gif http://smileys.on-my-web.com/repository/Others/yoohoo-017.gif http://smileys.on-my-web.com/repository/Others/yoohoo-017.gif http://smileys.on-my-web.com/repository/Others/yoohoo-017.gif http://smileys.on-my-web.com/repository/Others/yoohoo-017.gif http://smileys.on-my-web.com/repository/Others/yoohoo-017.gif http://smileys.on-my-web.com/repository/Others/yoohoo-017.gif
              http://smileys.on-my-web.com/repository/Others/yoohoo-017.gif http://smileys.on-my-web.com/repository/Others/yoohoo-017.gif http://smileys.on-my-web.com/repository/Others/yoohoo-017.gif http://smileys.on-my-web.com/repository/Others/yoohoo-017.gif http://smileys.on-my-web.com/repository/Others/yoohoo-017.gif http://smileys.on-my-web.com/repository/Others/yoohoo-017.gif http://smileys.on-my-web.com/repository/Others/yoohoo-017.gif http://smileys.on-my-web.com/repository/Others/yoohoo-017.gif http://smileys.on-my-web.com/repository/Others/yoohoo-017.gif http://smileys.on-my-web.com/repository/Others/yoohoo-017.gif http://smileys.on-my-web.com/repository/Others/yoohoo-017.gif http://smileys.on-my-web.com/repository/Others/yoohoo-017.gif http://smileys.on-my-web.com/repository/Others/yoohoo-017.gif http://smileys.on-my-web.com/repository/Others/yoohoo-017.gif http://smileys.on-my-web.com/repository/Others/yoohoo-017.gif

              1. WD Curry 111 profile image61
                WD Curry 111posted 5 years ago in reply to this

                That's pretty good . . .  for code, but good luck getting the real deal out of my good computer in modern, American programs onto this Berlin Wall jalopy.

                1. JamaGenee profile image87
                  JamaGeneeposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                  Hey, I do the best I can with what's available. We're doin' good that animated anything are allowed on HP.  cool

            3. JamaGenee profile image87
              JamaGeneeposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              Okay.  MORE excited than the blue jumpingjacks (or whatever):
              http://smileys.on-my-web.com/repository/Others/others-208.gif

              http://smileys.on-my-web.com/repository/Others/others-208.gif

              http://smileys.on-my-web.com/repository/Others/others-208.gif

        2. Kurant82 profile image78
          Kurant82posted 5 years ago in reply to this

          LOL off topic man. Crap :]

  42. mel22 profile image60
    mel22posted 5 years ago

    it's tough to make a judgement about staff's stupidity on a hub that's been unpublished and therefore unreadable to allow to others agree or disagree with the 'staff are idiots' question. Like an uninformed voter going to the polls.

    I can say this:I've seen my capsules change periodically without intending to based on the fact I chose my Amazon product by keyword and then the product ran out ,rather than using a specific ISBN number, It's possible the same happened here and the original keyworded product was not an inflatable shark and so MikeNV 'looks the fool' based on timing of the product change and not by his own doing.

    With that said , I don't necessarily think its staff's fault either.. it's just 'what it is'

  43. Kurant82 profile image78
    Kurant82posted 5 years ago

    and for the people mad at the people for posting about being upset with HP kinda reminds me of my private christian high school to. How so? well friends let me tell you.

    "Of course we are lost, I thought, we are a bunch of hormone crazed teenagers that have no clue what in God's name is happening to us. Most of us just experienced our first orgasm and cannot even explain how that happened. The last thing we need is for you to tell us how lost we are by misleading us to believe we were nothing more than sinners in need of some serious salvation through God. At this point in my life, if I truly believed every time I had worldly thoughts about all the gorgeous girls in my class I was committing a horrible sin in Gods eyes, then we as teenagers must be the most wicked beings on earth."

    Now the point is, Hubbers who decide to walk their own path challenge authority out of curiosity and are unwilling to accept what supposedly is and is not are told they are tarnished and should leave. It is like questioning your faith at church and the person sitting next to you saying if you dont like it why dont you go jewish, or muslim, become a buddhist or something because it sucks having you here complaining with what we believe in. I know this is an extreme example for a minor point but whatever.

    1. 0
      SirDentposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      There is questioning, then there are insults and implications as to the intelligence of the authorities.  This thread was started by one man who had a hub unpublished because of something that was not supposed to be in it.  Big deal.  I had hubs unpublished that stood for two years or  longer simply because the rules had to be changed.  Fix the problem(s) in the hub and submit it again to be published.  That's all it takes.  No need for name calling and attention seeking.

      1. WD Curry 111 profile image61
        WD Curry 111posted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I taught art at a private Christian school for a year. It is a good argument for public education. Please, don't call me a hubber.

    2. 0
      Arlene V. Pomaposted 5 years ago

      You deserve a FRESH pie, JamaGenee.  I need to rev up my fire engine red KitchenAid sometime this weekend.  I use the paddle attachment to make the crust.

      1. JamaGenee profile image87
        JamaGeneeposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Ah, shucks (she says, blushing). cool  Not to mention I'm green with envy that you have a KitchenAid of ANY color.  My kitchen is so tiny I don't have room for a Wonder Machine. sad

    3. 0
      Arlene V. Pomaposted 5 years ago

      Gawd, I love these Forums where the IDGITS come out and socialize!  I'm an Elf Idgit for the holiday season.  Yay!  Go, Team!

      1. JamaGenee profile image87
        JamaGeneeposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Don't MAKE me get out my Santa hat and pull rank!  lol lol lol

    4. 0
      Arlene V. Pomaposted 5 years ago

      Snorty, snort, snort!

      1. janesix profile image59
        janesixposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        You are more impressive each time you post.

      2. WD Curry 111 profile image61
        WD Curry 111posted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I think you have had one too many snorts.

    5. Kurant82 profile image78
      Kurant82posted 5 years ago

      I could put my wonder machine in your kitchen aid anytime

    6. Kurant82 profile image78
      Kurant82posted 5 years ago

      ok that was a joke dont take me seriously :] just couldnt resist

    7. 0
      Arlene V. Pomaposted 5 years ago

      Those are cute.  It's like putting bugs in a Mason jar, sealing it, and telling me to go play.  Or go wander around in my bathrobe.

    8. 0
      Arlene V. Pomaposted 5 years ago

      STOP!  MAKE THEM STOPPPPPPPPPPPPP!!!

      1. JamaGenee profile image87
        JamaGeneeposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Can't.  I put the good batteries in 'em.  cool
        http://smileys.on-my-web.com/repository/Others/others-208.gif

    Closed to reply
     
    working