Cool, Susan! Be sure to list synonyms for "Elite"! LOL! I cannot believe I was added to a FB page called the HubPages Elite without my permission, especially after I tried so hard to make my feelings known about the word itself. And then having to plead to be removed from the group was not funny to me.
I appreciate this info! Let me add this. I have nothing against the others who were in the group as those whose writing I'm familiar are indeed great people. I would feel such a hypocrite if I remained there with the present title. Sorry!
I agree UW it was not meant as Elite being people who are a cut above but its mainly older hubbers working with new ones to give them confidence in writing hubs and also providing guidance to them as a place they can come and talk and seek help No offence meant but I think Randy you are over reacting...
You are free to think I'm overacting, CP. The group was started during the time I was discussing the relevance of the word Elite as used here and by a member of the Elite who I had made known my views on the subject. To then add my name to a group bearing the same name without consulting me first is overreacting?
Perhaps it's just me, but I'm beginning to wonder what some people are thinking here, or if they indeed are!
Where did I slam the entire group, Cal? Perhaps if you read the thread you would understand why I didn't like being added. I stated I liked the people, not the title. And if you read the thread you would discover the person who began the group was one of the most vociferous in defending the word as used here.
I'm not angry, just disappointed at the way things seem to be heading on HP. I'm merely one person though, and HP runs their business as they please. As I said earlier, you are entitled to your opinion.
No problem, Cal! I'm not really fond of FB groups as it is, but I would have been pleased to associate with the group under other circumstances. But no, I don't want them to change the group name just because of my problems with the present one. If they feel the name is no problem I have no problem with them doing whatever they choose. I merely didn't like being added under the known circumstances. Otherwise, no big deal!
I respected your wishes and removed you. Many people wanted you there so I agreed to add you. I sincerely understand how you feel when it comes to the title on HP and I tried to calm the storm with you on the thread. Yes I was vocal because to me it is only a word that means so many things, but to you it means something completely different. I respect your thoughts and I hope you can respect mine. I still admire all that you do and you are very talented, with deep appreciation for you, there was not any type of disrespect intended.
The FB group places all of us as one, that is why it is created. It is a place to share your ideas, how you were published, your work, your good days and your bad. Assistance from each other, I still ask for advice from other hubbers, that is what it is all about. You are so knowledgeable it would have been nice to have you with us or any other person who wishes to be there, we have not left anyone out. All of us are there for each other.
Everyone needs someone and in that group each individual is important, nobody is less then another. We sincerely wanted you there because you are wonderful Randy. If you were hurt, I apologize.
I suppose we just look at things in different ways, Julianna. I just cannot imagine how it is possible you thought I'd be pleased to be placed in a group bearing a title with the same word I had recently made clear--especially to you-- I disliked so much. But let's let it go at that. No big deal!
I don't know that it is actually a matter of principle. Mark is a ghost - you can tell because he looks just like Casper - and we all know that ghosts are evil, too. We also know this because he sucks the laughter right out of people, probably storing it in some kind of nefarious machine.
Mark just doesn't want to lose any of that valuable commodity (evil) by putting it into your snake.
You've been reading his hubs, right? And laughed so much there just wasn't any left! That's the way he works - very insidiously, encouraging you to spend all your laughter on his stuff and then there isn't any left.
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