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Attention First Time Visitors! This is not a religion site.

  1. paradigmsearch profile image88
    paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago

    I just thought you would want to know...

    1. lobobrandon profile image81
      lobobrandonposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Haha smile Lately it's turning more of a Religion forum and somewhat politics as well against all the other topics. Luckily I was here during the better days lol

    2. robie2 profile image93
      robie2posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      tee hee-- now you know why I don't venture into the forums very often. I did when I first joined Hubpages, many moons ago.  I even wrote Hubs on current events and politics, but found they were certainly not evergreen, so I didn't make money on them and I didn't enjoy the discussion because it got too heated and too polarized and therefore unproductive-- the religion and politics threads here in the forums are more angry rant than exchange of ideas and they honestly make me uncomfortable.

      So now I stick to evergreen topics on Hubpages and save my political views for Political Packrat( my political blog). I get more done and I am a happier camper this way.  Both the religion and politics forums are a waste of time and had I stumbled into the forums before joining Hubpages four years ago, I probably would have kept on going and never become part of what has turned out to be a wonderful community of people, where I have made some fabulous friends in both the real and virtual worlds.

    3. rebekahELLE profile image90
      rebekahELLEposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      It sure looks like one at times. I mentioned on another thread that HP should implement a forum filter which enables a user to block any forums/threads that we don't want to see.

      They're going to stick around wherever they're given an audience.

      1. mts1098 profile image85
        mts1098posted 4 years ago in reply to this

        good idea...I agree

    4. HarperDavis profile image76
      HarperDavisposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Whoa, what?!?!?!?!?!?

      *logs off*


      Just kidding smile

  2. WriteAngled profile image91
    WriteAngledposted 4 years ago

    Wishful thinking PS!

    Seriously, it would be really good for HP to make the religious and political threads invisible to people who are not logged in.

    In fact, they should be made invisible except to those who deliberately choose to look at them.

    Had I looked at the forums here first, I would never have signed up. They make the site look totally crass.

    Most civilised venues and groups bar discussion on these topics. I wish HP would follow or would at least make them less "in your face" for the rest of us.

    1. Pearldiver profile image88
      Pearldiverposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      + 9

  3. Eric Newland profile image61
    Eric Newlandposted 4 years ago

    It is merely your opinion that this is not a religion site. Your false opinion. Meanwhile, I have true facts that I believe that prove otherwise.

  4. Randy Godwin profile image93
    Randy Godwinposted 4 years ago

    This is America!  it is full of all sorts of religious cults who know THEIR cult is the ONLY true religious group who have the god-given right to condemn all of the others.  America--land of the free, home of the delusional! 

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    1. CMHypno profile image89
      CMHypnoposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      So can we non-American's have a special log-in that locks out the religious forums, as I get so annoyed with myself if I get sucked into one?

      1. Randy Godwin profile image93
        Randy Godwinposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Sorry, Cynthia!  You must read these religious threads.  It's in the TOS! lol

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        1. CMHypno profile image89
          CMHypnoposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          But I'm scared Randy.  I didn't know that only 75 people were allowed into heaven or that Jesus was only going to rapture true believers until I got here?  Is there trauma counselling or a helpline available? lol

          1. Randy Godwin profile image93
            Randy Godwinposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            There sure is!  First you need be one of the chosen!!  Not by god, though.  You'll know when you are a favorite by the special mark proclaiming your being far and away above the majority of others here.  Have faith, my sister in Hubheaven!  lol

            100 hunks await you in the promised Hub Paradise! (to go along with a little cash reward too)  tongue

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            1. Greekgeek profile image97
              Greekgeekposted 4 years ago in reply to this

              This is why I keep out of 99% of the religious threads.

              I don't want hunks. i want well-educated women who can give back massages and come equipped with cats!

              Seiously, paradigmsearch, I do look at the forums' leading topics some days and worry... Why am I posting my content on a site that's apparently Web Central for proselytizers and religious fundamentalists? Thanks for the reminder!

              1. WriteAngled profile image91
                WriteAngledposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                Well, well

                PhD, but in biomedical science not humanities, so maybe it does not count

                4 felines share my home and bed, all black, three long-haired females (Ebony, Sopdet, Seshat), one short-haired male (Myrddin).

                I used to give and receive massages a lot until my partner died.

  5. Dave Mathews profile image60
    Dave Mathewsposted 4 years ago

    IT IS AN "OPEN FORUM" ISN'T IT?  I DO BELIEVE THAT IS WHAT THE WORD FORUM IMPLIES. MEANING OPEN TO ALL PEOPLE ON ALL TOPICA RELIGION INCLUDED.

    1. psycheskinner profile image81
      psycheskinnerposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      OP is making a point about some of the more frustrating things that people do here.  Like going on and on about religion.  And use all caps.

      1. Randy Godwin profile image93
        Randy Godwinposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Those Christians!  Is it just me, or do they seem to sin more than the unbelievers they chastise so much? yikes


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  6. paradigmsearch profile image88
    paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago

    Yep, when the forums are buried in religion posts to this degree, it definitely scares away newbies and costs HP money. Oh, well...

  7. jennzie profile image85
    jennzieposted 4 years ago

    I agree that there are too many rants and back-and-forth arguments going on in these forums. Can't people discuss happier things where everyone can actually get along? big_smile

    1. paradigmsearch profile image88
      paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I agree. Maybe if we soothingly sang to them...big_smile

      Peter, Paul & Mary ~ Puff, The Magic Dragon
      Lyrics

      Puff, the magic dragon lived by the sea.
      And frolicked in the autumn mist in a land called Honah Lee.
      Little Jackie Paper loved that rascal Puff,
      And brought him strings and sealing wax and other fancy stuff.

      ...

  8. Eric Newland profile image61
    Eric Newlandposted 4 years ago

    It's a cycle, really. We were at practically all political threads a month or two ago. Now the primaries are getting boring, so we've switched to religious bickering. I'm sure the scale will tip back as the actual presidential race starts to heat up.

    1. Cagsil profile image60
      Cagsilposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Cycle? Hmm... I don't think so.

      The most dominated threads on HubPages are in fact the political and religious threads. These two threads have more posts than any other thread and when people don't bother to search through the topics of the forums, and simply post a new thread about whatever it is either political or religious, then a bunch of ridiculous threads are created for nothing.

      The ignorance of many users are at fault. There are plenty of NEW people who don't have a clue about how to use a forum, much less, discuss the topic that they want to discuss. I'm even sure that there are a bunch of veteran hubbers who also have no clue how to use the forums as well. Why? Because they have never used them. Why? Because they don't want to get into the political and religious BS that happens.

      The fact that the political and religious threads have ruined the forum community should speak loud and clear about a number of problems that still exist within HubPages and it's ability to moderate it's own forums. This used to be a fun flowing community of well over 300+ members and now you're lucky if there are actually 100 people who visit or post. There are thousands who watch the forums for a specific reason to find inspiration for new articles. These people are productive to publishing hubs and usually fall in line with "the early bird gets the worm", because they get topics published faster than those who sit and argue their points.

      But, as far as the Title of this thread- Para is correct. HubPages is NOT a religious site.

      1. paradigmsearch profile image88
        paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        I don't think I've ever seen this site so religion-infested to this level before. A new, personal best (worst?). lol

  9. Eric Newland profile image61
    Eric Newlandposted 4 years ago

    Easter was probably a factor too, now that I think about it.

    1. Druid Dude profile image59
      Druid Dudeposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Oh, gee. MY MISTAKE. Paradigm must think were all braindead.

      1. Druid Dude profile image59
        Druid Dudeposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Religion infested? Maybe it is because of the day and the lateness of the hour.

  10. Randy Godwin profile image93
    Randy Godwinposted 4 years ago

    And who said these forums are all religious in nature?  smile

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      donnaMhicksposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I dunno. I'm just a newbie. I did say "God" alot when trying to post my 1st hub tho'

      1. Cagsil profile image60
        Cagsilposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Welcome to HubPages! smile

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          donnaMhicksposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          thanks!

        2. rebekahELLE profile image90
          rebekahELLEposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Hey Cags, that was a long ban! Welcome back. smile

 
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