* They sometimes drown out the hubbers with genuine queries, criticisms, and concerns.
* There really is no excuse for wandering off-topic and being uncivil.
* If you say that you're leaving HubPages, then fail to do it, you have zero credibility in my opinion.
(Maybe I should just take a break from the forums, but I can find them strangely addictive!)
I think there should be a couple of new forums: Rants, Conspiracy theories!
To be honest I agree with you - I'm thinking of becoming less active in the forums - and that's a shame as I do enjoy the forums and some of the constructive discussions...
I think conspiracy theorists are negative thinkers and have a psychological problem.
Possibly their brain functions are being manipulated by alien energy forces. There is no proof that thay are not after all?
They are definitely being brainwashed by the Scientologists, a member of the Illuminati let me in on that fact. ;-)
I left the forum for a year and didn't miss a thing. I'm only back now because I thought I'd start writing again to increase income. Ends up I spend all the time here and no writing. One yesterday since I got back here a week ago( or two). Seriously, taking a break and just writing for three days would be good for alot of people. I would bet the thought was to keep people on HubPages with a fun forum, but in actuality it may keep alot of people preoccupied from writing.
There's no rhyme or reason, or at least not enough of one, to leave the forums simply because some other people CHOOSE to be childish.
Paul - I agree
Although I have not commented I have been following along (guess I'm addicted and disgusted as well) .
I see how many are easily antagonized - isn't this what these naysayers want? It distresses me that it leads to persistent HP bashing and then turns personal. I hope the troublemakers follow their "announcement" and leave as promised. I'm sure the intent is to simply create bad PR for HP. They need to clean up their spilled milk with their sockpuppets and move out - taking all the "eggs in their basket" with them.
I think it would be wise for the forums in question to become dormant. Every time someone posts something new they are simply stirring the pot. This seems to be the evil intention of the troublemakers - right?
Simey - oh my! Can you imagine the forums? The humanity! LOL
Hoping it settles SOON!
OK. I'm probably a bit of a "troublemaker" because I like hearing all sides of the story and I don't think HP is perfect and... so on.
The forums consist of a wide range of views and topics.
Shall I tell you what my personal dislikes are?
Or is that not allowed under the shiny shiny everything is wonderful and aren't we nice crap?
What really, really pisses me off is the utterly moronic and pointless threads such as count to a thousand and my favorite color.
But hey! It's a free world.
So given that we all come from different places - how about a little give and take? After all - it's only an internet forum. And for your first question - what does the average internet forum consist of?
Kissasses, morons, troublemakers, weirdos, perverts, nutcases - oh and a few nice, normal people.
I was going to mention in my thread opening that I except Mark Ewbie and Greek One when it comes to having to stay on topic, as you two regularly supply some much needed light relief! :-)
Hey Paul, what would you expect from two comics.
Thanks. I wasn't commenting on you or your thread by the way. I thought earlier I might do one titled "Perspective" but in the end I just joined on here.
Anyway, it all helps to blow the cobwebs away.
The main thing about forums is - what a waste of time they are.
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