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The Reason Hub Forums are no longer Fun.

  1. jiberish profile image78
    jiberishposted 7 years ago

    When I first joined Hub, I looked forward to good debates, discussion, learning about other Hubbers, and even the occasional  arguments. You can learn a lot from what people write, and what pushes their buttons.  But over the past couple weeks, since some decided that they were 'offended' by others remarks, and the Hub team warranted putting some in time out, the forums have been left to the religious, food and entertainment topics.  These 'time outs', I feel border on the rights we are allotted through the freedom of speech, and have made the forums a place where walking on eggshells has become the norm.  Your thought?

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      ralwusposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I thought you were a wild cat in disguise. Oh Jib, I love ya more.

      1. jiberish profile image78
        jiberishposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Rawlus why are you  Clinton hot air up my Letterman? smile

    2. starme77 profile image85
      starme77posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      ditto

      1. Uninvited Writer profile image82
        Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        There is no freedom of speech on a forum, it is totally up to those who maintain it.

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          Scott.Lifeposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          I would have to agree there is no speech that is free someone always pays the price.

        2. broussardleslie profile image80
          broussardleslieposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          That is exactly quite true, Uninvited. "Freedom" is really based on whether or not you agree with whomever is in charge...

    3. lostgirlscat profile image60
      lostgirlscatposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Wow, I guess I'm a little out of the loop. This is the first I've heard of any time outs. What's the reasoning and who are the principle targets? Are people getting banned for attack hubs on other hubbers or just for unpopular views that stir things up?

      1. jiberish profile image78
        jiberishposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        People have been 'offended' in forums, and some feel 'personally attacked' so the offenders are put into a 3 day time out of forums.

        1. Uninvited Writer profile image82
          Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          People do not get banned just for offending someone. You have to go pretty far in your insults. And as Larry posted in another thread about this, it's ultimately down to HubPages. If they don't see a ban-worthy comment, they won't ban anyone.

          1. twalker74 profile image85
            twalker74posted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Do people realize what free speech entails? This is privately owned, therefor any regulation is up to the ownership or body of leadership in ownership (and stated within the certified agreement) as long as it does not exhibit discrimination. (A poor, but valid example) The Catholic church discriminates by not letting those who have fulfilled certain requirements (i.e. first communion) to accept the Eucharist. They may stop people from participating, but they cannot lock their doors to them.

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      cosetteposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      i think this is a great place. keep in mind, outsiders read HubPages too...we don't want them thinking we're a bunch of cage fighters or something...

      1. jiberish profile image78
        jiberishposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Totally Agree!

        1. Friendlyword profile image60
          Friendlywordposted 7 years ago in reply to this
        2. broussardleslie profile image80
          broussardleslieposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          can outsiders read forums? I thought they could only read hubs.

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            cosetteposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            i think so. at least, when i am not logged on, i can see the forums. and i think before i ever signed up i seem to recall reading the forums but i could be wrong. hopefully one of the cool mods will wander in and let us know wink

            1. tantrum profile image59
              tantrumposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              You can read the forums, but you can't post in them.
              About the forums being no longer fun, I think they still are. It's up to you to find the thread that suits you best. Lots of them with different topics.

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                cosetteposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                i agree. they are still fun. a few threads do not a forum make...

    5. T_Augustus profile image60
      T_Augustusposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      There are no eggshells on my Hubs!  I totally agree with you Jibby - that's crap!  If you disagree with someone, so be it - but don't silence the opposing views. 

      My policy is simple: If anyone can't accept hearing what the opposition has to say, they should keep their opinion to themselves.

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      sneakorocksolidposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I agree, but there are those who are easily offended. I did my turn in time-out I wasn't happy about it but it's like what I wrote about my son's club soccer team. You have agumentative/competitive people and you have those who aren't. The problem arises when the less competitive want on the team but they don't like the out-for-blood mentality. They won't admit thats not where they belong they would rather make it a miserable time for the competitive people until they get what they want.

      This was obvious when certain hubbers made off hand remarks about how they won't go to the forums because everybody is so mean. They could careless if some people enjoy the sniping it just doesn't suit them. What they should do is read whats going on and if they aren't wanting to get blown away go to a different topic rather than make everybody accomodate them. This attitude seems awfully selfish to me but I'd rather aggresively debate than get all huggy, kissy.

      1. yoshi97 profile image88
        yoshi97posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        *I'd rather aggresively debate than get all huggy, kissy.*

        Have you seen some of the gals around here? You might want to reconsider. smile

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          sneakorocksolidposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Thats not fair! It was hard writing what I wrote! The women of the Hubs rock! Hell! I named my new boxers after cole and my pillow after univited writer! Lets don't go there the women here are outstanding!

          1. Eaglekiwi profile image75
            Eaglekiwiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            big_smile <~~~~ Cheesy smile

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              sneakorocksolidposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              Was it that bad?

              1. Eaglekiwi profile image75
                Eaglekiwiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                Sorry, bad attempt at humour wink plus I agree with you, the ladies rock!

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                  sneakorocksolidposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                  Ah you're cool!smile

  2. Misha profile image74
    Mishaposted 7 years ago

    I think recent moderation is very one sided, but I said this already. smile

    However I wouldn't generalize and say that forums are no longer fun - there is life outside of politics, you know smile

    1. jiberish profile image78
      jiberishposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I understand Mr. Misha, but even in visiting other topics, the tone has changed.

  3. yoshi97 profile image88
    yoshi97posted 7 years ago

    I'm still on the loose causing chaos, so there is room to squirm between the men in the white coats. smile

    1. lbtrader profile image61
      lbtraderposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      so well said...you must be human and mortal and always on the edge of new discoveries...arguments are good...this house of words called a forum should probably be moderated but definitely not censored completely unless the posters comments could be used in a court case

  4. Eaglekiwi profile image75
    Eaglekiwiposted 7 years ago

    I agree , but I guess everyone has a different idea of fun too.

    I thought some people were rude and were never banned ,and then whoosh some went like lightening speed.

    Mostly it seems offensive language is banned and/or personal attacks.

    It has changed, but not all the changes are bad.

    1. jiberish profile image78
      jiberishposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I agree that name calling, and offensive language should not be allowed, but what constitutes rude?

      1. Eaglekiwi profile image75
        Eaglekiwiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Name calling is immature and not something even tolerated at preschool level , and Ive heard some very immature comments made to other hubbers....

        Rude unless specified is probably ruled at the discretion of management.

        Its like this freedom of speech thing/tradition/right, definatley misused (IMHO)...but oh well ,truth is when its not interesting I just go play in another playground lol

        OR do some SEO training, wow that sounded so impressive huh lol

        Jiberish ya know something, good post!

        1. jiberish profile image78
          jiberishposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          SEO training, I'm impressed!

  5. yoshi97 profile image88
    yoshi97posted 7 years ago

    I heard a rumor they were going to replace swear words with the names of awful ex-presidents.

    Hah! That will be the George Bush day when they can Jimmy Carter pull that off. Why, I dare them to Richard Nixon try that Gerald Ford with me!

    It will never happen, I tell ya ... smile

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      Scott.Lifeposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Well Teddy Roosevelt you too buddy!!!

    2. wyanjen profile image86
      wyanjenposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I hate to admit, I've been waiting for people to start fighting about which ex-presidents were the awful ones tongue

      1. jiberish profile image78
        jiberishposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Can we use other politicians? or stars?

  6. tksensei profile image62
    tksenseiposted 7 years ago

    Well, since some members claim to exercise absolute control over hubpages I guess we would have to take any complaints up with them.

  7. yoshi97 profile image88
    yoshi97posted 7 years ago

    Teddy Roosevelt?! Why you ... you ... Herbert Hoover!

    (I told him!) smile

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      Scott.Lifeposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      That was just cold and mean how dare you speak of my aunt that way...you Grover Cleavland I'm leaving...

      1. yoshi97 profile image88
        yoshi97posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Heh! Take your Woodrow Wilson dog with ya!

        (psst ... did you see the Sarah Palin's on that gal in the other thread?)

        1. Aqua profile image78
          Aquaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          lol

        2. wyanjen profile image86
          wyanjenposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          lol
          nice.

  8. earnestshub profile image88
    earnestshubposted 7 years ago

    Ya both nothin but Nixons! smile

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      Scott.Lifeposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      That did it, I'm telling

      1. earnestshub profile image88
        earnestshubposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        lol

      2. VioletSun profile image67
        VioletSunposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        LOL!!!!  lol

  9. broussardleslie profile image80
    broussardleslieposted 7 years ago

    Where would Walter Mondale fit into the expletives?!

    1. yoshi97 profile image88
      yoshi97posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      He's only used for minor expletives that are soon forgotten. smile

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        Scott.Lifeposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        like vice presidents or congressman...

        1. broussardleslie profile image80
          broussardleslieposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Thanks for helping me understand the new expletive rules better. You're both Abe Lincolns wink

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            Scott.Lifeposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            How dare you so now I'm an emancipator...I've been called some names before but this takes the cake

            1. broussardleslie profile image80
              broussardleslieposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              I was referring to the stovetop hat...

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                Scott.Lifeposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                even worse...you Hillary Clinton...oops was that too far? Here comes my ban for sure

                1. broussardleslie profile image80
                  broussardleslieposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                  HOW DARE YOU!  I do NOT wear pant suits!

                  1. jiberish profile image78
                    jiberishposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                    Guess you're not Pelosi either then!

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      A Texanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      He was never a President, thank God!

      1. jiberish profile image78
        jiberishposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Nice Avatar! Oh, somewhere along the way, we've included other politicians and stars, to replace offensive words. smile

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          A Texanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          My Avatar, just a good ol Floridian!

  10. tony0724 profile image61
    tony0724posted 7 years ago

    I just find the politics and religious hubs moronic ! I have never seen such stupidity spewed on such a regular basis.

    1. broussardleslie profile image80
      broussardleslieposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Did you really mean "hubs," Tony?

      1. tony0724 profile image61
        tony0724posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        my bad I meant forums

        1. broussardleslie profile image80
          broussardleslieposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Glad to hear it.  (Because, of course, most of my hubs are either religious or political! We would have some SERIOUS debate on this forum. LOL)

          I agree with you, and just recently posted a message on a religious forum how truly unfortunate it is to see adults acting like fourth graders.  Writers especially should be able to develop coherent responses rather than name-calling.

          1. jiberish profile image78
            jiberishposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Coherent? They would have to look that up on Wiki to understand it. smile

  11. deartfuldodger profile image59
    deartfuldodgerposted 7 years ago

    if anybody gets to rude with me I tell them they can eat my richard Nixon, Or stick it in their George Bush.

    but the world of forums has always been exaggerated lifem get thicker skin, is what I say,

    The only moderation should be in stopping spam, if people get mouthy so be it, read the next thread

    waste of resources, is what i think

  12. Uninvited Writer profile image82
    Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago

    Oh, go stick it up your Calvin Coolidge!

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      Scott.Lifeposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Now its getting hateful oh the humanity!!

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    ralwusposted 7 years ago

    Now Jib they have you doin' it you Hillary you!

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      Scott.Lifeposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      everyone is doing it they've gone all Congress on each other

  14. Misha profile image74
    Mishaposted 7 years ago

    Nah, you all are Khruschovs! wink

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      Scott.Lifeposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Now its getting dirty!

      1. Misha profile image74
        Mishaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        That was the idea tongue

      2. earnestshub profile image88
        earnestshubposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        So ya reckon that's dirty!

        Yeltsin! Yeltsin!

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          Scott.Lifeposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Good one I had forgotten about him...you Putin you

        2. Misha profile image74
          Mishaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          LOL Actually Eltsin did a bunch of good things. May be because he was always drunk? lol

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            Scott.Lifeposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Yeltsin was a calm man for sure..very sedated. i mean sedate

            1. earnestshub profile image88
              earnestshubposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              I seem to remember a vodka flamed Yeltsin blowing the crap out of government owned building, maybe I dreamt that. lol!

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                Scott.Lifeposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                True but maybe he was having a good time it's hard to tell, I'd love to spend a night shooting at congress with a tank...who wouldn't. I'd go all George Washington on them, then pull, a  Rutherford Hayes.

        3. broussardleslie profile image80
          broussardleslieposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          If we're looking for dirty, it might actually Gorbachev (remember the birth mark?)

    2. broussardleslie profile image80
      broussardleslieposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I had to look that one up on Wiki sad

      Jib: VERY funny re: coherent!

  15. Flightkeeper profile image77
    Flightkeeperposted 7 years ago

    Well it only takes a few hubbers to pull a Bill Clinton and the rest of us have to clean up the mess.

    1. broussardleslie profile image80
      broussardleslieposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      What exactly IS a mess? (I crack myself up!)

      1. Flightkeeper profile image77
        Flightkeeperposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        lol

        1. yoshi97 profile image88
          yoshi97posted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Hold on there ... Bill Clinton was an upstanding guy!

          In fact ... he worked hard to please Americans from his desk at the oval office.

          Case in point ... Monica Lewinski ... He allowed her to orate on for hours without once telling her shut her mouth and leave. That's integrity, which exempts him from the expletive replacement list.

          Bill Clinton should hereby not be used as a word of censure, as he was one of the few presidents who was willing to give of himself until he was fully spent.

          Now I ask you ... how many other presidents do you know with that much integrity?

          Say 'no' to hating on Bill!

          1. broussardleslie profile image80
            broussardleslieposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            LMFAO - Now THAT is a coherent response! Well written, Yoshi!

          2. jiberish profile image78
            jiberishposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            lol lol

          3. Flightkeeper profile image77
            Flightkeeperposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Hey, don't Jacque Chiraq me, Bill Clinton soiled the office of the Presidency. cool

  16. wyanjen profile image86
    wyanjenposted 7 years ago

    Now, who says Hub Forums are no longer fun?
    HA

    1. broussardleslie profile image80
      broussardleslieposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      D I T T O ! !

    2. jiberish profile image78
      jiberishposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Hey Wyanjen, you're in Detroit, did you stand in line today for your stimulus money?

      1. wyanjen profile image86
        wyanjenposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Nope. Don't get no fancy stimulus money. cool

        1. yoshi97 profile image88
          yoshi97posted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Stimulus money? Isn't that the $100 us guys pay for a lap dance at the local strip club?

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            Scott.Lifeposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            100 dollars try 20, you've been going to the wrong clubs my friend

          2. Colebabie profile image60
            Colebabieposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Lap dances don't cost that much. Unless you're gettin more than a dance.

            1. yoshi97 profile image88
              yoshi97posted 7 years ago in reply to this

              Actually, it was a chorus line ... the chair collapsed and I was piled under the heap ...

              ... Took me three days to finally decide to scream for help

              1. Flightkeeper profile image77
                Flightkeeperposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                to put more coins in the parking meter?

          3. wyanjen profile image86
            wyanjenposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            $100? Where do you live? LOL

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    Scott.Lifeposted 7 years ago

    Anytime you mix Vodka and tanks fun stuff is going to happen

    1. broussardleslie profile image80
      broussardleslieposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      You MUST be a Marine wink

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        Scott.Lifeposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Only when I'm being shot at, then I'm a fast moving Marine

        1. manlypoetryman profile image69
          manlypoetrymanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          OOOHRAH...Go Marine! Semper Fi

    2. jiberish profile image78
      jiberishposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Police say a naked man who appeared to be drunk or on drugs broke into a Louisiana home, cooked himself a meal and took a shower before leaving, wrapped only in a sheet.
      Was this You? smile

      1. yoshi97 profile image88
        yoshi97posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        The facts are all wrong ... I wasn't wearing a sheet ... and by the way, I apologize for not putting your bacon away ...

  18. broussardleslie profile image80
    broussardleslieposted 7 years ago

    Thanks for all the laughs, Guys and Gals. Gotta color with my four-year-old now. Have a great night!

  19. jiberish profile image78
    jiberishposted 7 years ago

    I just read that Levi Johnson is going to pose in Playgirl (Palin's daughters's baby daddy)....She just can't catch a break.

    1. Colebabie profile image60
      Colebabieposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      $$ talks

  20. yoshi97 profile image88
    yoshi97posted 7 years ago

    original statement made ...

    The forums are no longer fun ...

    Billy Carter!

    They are what we make them ... smile

  21. yoshi97 profile image88
    yoshi97posted 7 years ago

    The only good one was George Washington ... and they had to convince him to take the job ... smile

    1. wyanjen profile image86
      wyanjenposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      That's why he was the only good one wink

  22. yoshi97 profile image88
    yoshi97posted 7 years ago

    Young lady, ya started the thread, so you're welcome to guide it where ya like. smile

    I just hijacked it to prove there is still fun to be had around these here forums ... and for that I will never apologize. haha!

    nope ... not me ... never ... uh uh ... nopez! smile

    1. wyanjen profile image86
      wyanjenposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Is there going to be another Woodrow Wilson apology forum now?

    2. jiberish profile image78
      jiberishposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Hijack Away! smile

    3. VioletSun profile image67
      VioletSunposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Well guys, thanks for the laughs! This is a good example of what can happen when a group of writers get together, get creative and have fun. big_smile

  23. mistyhorizon2003 profile image90
    mistyhorizon2003posted 7 years ago

    Well I can't speak for the rest of you, but I'm off to play with my Clintonish, anyone want to watch?

    1. yoshi97 profile image88
      yoshi97posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      *Yoshi pulls out a chair*

      You may proceed when ready. Remember, I'm documenting this for science ...

      1. mistyhorizon2003 profile image90
        mistyhorizon2003posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Whoopidoo, here we go.................

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    cosetteposted 7 years ago

    haha smile

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    lyricsingrayposted 7 years ago

    If too off topic let me know but forums are fun for this newbie but too even add to the fun I think I am falling in serious love with another hubber in a different country and Iam in a serious relationship so it's ridiculous. Like high school, I'm playing it cool, he doesn't have a clue, I hope. I've gone mad. gossip is always fun

  26. twalker74 profile image85
    twalker74posted 7 years ago

    Oh the Martin Van Buren to you all! Stop acting like a bunch of Alexander Hamiltons and James Madisons. You should all stop embracing your inner Samuel Adamses and let go of your egoist Andrew Jacksons. You just make me sick. Next thing you know, I'll hear countless ramblings of incoherent nonsense about how John Tyler I am and how I should stop being such a James Knox Polk.

    To Chester Arthur with the lot of you!

  27. jiberish profile image78
    jiberishposted 7 years ago

    Another person banned, Nicomp, I checked back and found no reason except maybe the person she was talking with.  Nice, I guess some have more clout than others.

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      A Texanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I got an email from him saying he was banned. Who was he talking to?

      1. jiberish profile image78
        jiberishposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        From what i found it's your favorite person, but I'm giving no names.

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          A Texanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          She is an important person to hubpages all you have to do is ask her!

  28. jiberish profile image78
    jiberishposted 7 years ago

    I read through a lot of forums and there was no profanity from Nicomp. 

    I'm not sure if outsiders can read the forums, there was nothing that warrented a TOS, it was a good dicussion.

    Tex, you are a mind reader it think!

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      A Texanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I was banned for referring to a bag of hair and for offering a personal opinion this is privately owned and they can enforce as they choose. It just seems some attacks are overlooked while some result in bans!

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    C.J. Wrightposted 7 years ago

    It's not fun when people resort to name calling because they lack a logical argument. It happens a lot.  It also seems to happen most when folks get off the original topic the forum originally solicited comments on.  I've been guilty of it as well, not getting rude, but jumping topic.

    1. jiberish profile image78
      jiberishposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Jumping topic isn't a crime, from what I can see there has been no name calling lately.

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        C.J. Wrightposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Agree, jumping topic isn't against policy. However it seems like decorum is lost more often when the commentary jumps topic. Just an opinion.

        Actually Tex's girlfriend (tounge placed firmly in cheek) engages in a lot of name calling/personal attacks/rudeness. She acuses others of being a troll, then follows him into a thread, never answers the question. Her comments are only directed to Tex.  Me thinks her flowery words reach too many ears.

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          A Texanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          I will survive, I'm pretty resilient, shot,stabbed run over twice and had a heart attack, beat up but I'm still here!

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      A Texanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      And I have too, I do not like name calling anymore or less than the next person. But the bans are not exactly the result of name calling.

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        C.J. Wrightposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        From what I understand the supposed offender does not get a detailed response as to what got them banned.  Is that correct?

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          A Texanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          I have asked for a reason and was given one I don't know about anybody else. Both times I was banned were for very innocuous reasons, but it is their right to ban whom they choose.

          1. Friendlyword profile image60
            Friendlywordposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            So you are notified if you are banned? Is it the same as time out.  I need to know.  I tend to speak my mind a little more than I should.  But I dont think anyone should shut me up.  I'm  sorry you were banned.  I respect what you have to say. I love to argue points with you.  I think this whole banned/timeout thing is a terrible insult.

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              A Texanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              They notify you if you are banned, you just gotta watch what you say.

  30. Ron Montgomery profile image60
    Ron Montgomeryposted 7 years ago

    I think the community has as much to do with enforcement as the HubPages staff.  One reason some people don't get banned is that their "transgessions" go unreported.  It was suggested that hubbers who express liberal political opinions are banned less often than those who are more conservative.  It could be that liberals are quicker to alert the "government" to a perceived problem.  wink

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      C.J. Wrightposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Good point.

    2. donotfear profile image91
      donotfearposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Yeah, Ron Montgomery, I'm sure you're right here. Seems like the conservatives are 'shut up' a lot.

      But I did notice one thing. Concerning using president's names as explicatives, in place of profanity. I enjoyd reading all these explicatives!  I was rolling..... Lots of president's names used, beginning with George Washington. There was one omission, though.  Why in the Barak Obama was his name left out?  Oh, it's just for past presidents?   So what the Barak?  Why not use the current president?  Guess everybody's too Obama'n scared of being banned?   

      Well, I guess I've done it now. See yall in 3 days. I've committed the unpardonable sin.

    3. broussardleslie profile image80
      broussardleslieposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Though that is an EXCELLENT point, in all fairness, I would assume the tattling is not quite divided along those lines. I would assume the tattling is done by "victims."

      Even if someone called me Aaron Burr, I would never think to "tattle." I would retaliate with my pen. I am writer, for cripe's sake, not a kindergartener!

      1. jiberish profile image78
        jiberishposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Horray for you! You're fairly new, you have not had the priviledge of those who will be offended by you. Good Luck!

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          A Texanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          And they are easily offended!

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    bloodnlatexposted 7 years ago

    Everyone just needs to learn to grow a thicker skin and harden the f**k up!  If you don't like what people are saying, then find a different thread to hang out in.  It's not like there isn't enough to choose from....

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      A Texanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Who the JFK are you telling to harden up?

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        bloodnlatexposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Everyone that spends days droning on about how someone hurt their feelings in a forum somewhere

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          A Texanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          I was kidding, relax!

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            bloodnlatexposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            No problem, I'm just making light of the drama...

  32. donotfear profile image91
    donotfearposted 7 years ago

    This is getting good, guys. Keep it up.

  33. Paradise7 profile image87
    Paradise7posted 7 years ago

    Well, I finally did it.  I got a little miffed in a religous forum, not because of anyone's viewpoint in particular, but just the stupid back-n-forth, back-n-forth of exchanges of personality with no cogent arguments or anything worth wasting time on of two people who just couldn't leave each other alone.  I got sick of it and I told everyone off and really thought about leaving the whole venue altogether.  I think I must have been in a "mood"; I don't really usually react that way, but the whole thing seemed to be more of a chat room for very ugly-minded and intolerant people rather than intelligent, topical conversations that include everyone.

    I like the silly forums for some light relief and we have some really cool, very witty people that I enjoy so much.

    I'm just gonna stay with the Sandpit and things like that.  The heck with it!

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      A Texanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I never take any of this stuff too serious, if our opinions mattered to anyone they would ask for them!

    2. jiberish profile image78
      jiberishposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I'm sorry, we'll probably see you in three days then?

    3. yoshi97 profile image88
      yoshi97posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      you're no safer in the sandpit ... muhahahahaha!!!!!!!!!!!

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    A Texanposted 7 years ago

    "This was obvious when certain hubbers made off hand remarks about how they won't go to the forums because everybody is so mean."


    And those certain hubbers are usually the ones starting the fights! Yep!

    1. Eaglekiwi profile image75
      Eaglekiwiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Agreed ,its quite funny really lol
      hey nice pic btw , much nicer than mr spook face ,hehe

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        A Texanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks its a picture of me singing with my band, do you believe me?

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          cosetteposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          any time anyone repeatedly whines about the forums being horrible, spiteful places i just read between the lines to what they're really saying "you're not paying any attention to ME".

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            A Texanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Very true!

            1. Eaglekiwi profile image75
              Eaglekiwiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              Hey if ya say it you singing with ya band ,who I am to disagree lol (ya sure its not ya alter ego )

              Sadly my pic is me ,couldnt find a nice clevage one lol

              1. yoshi97 profile image88
                yoshi97posted 7 years ago in reply to this

                *sigh* gotta work on that one ...

                1. Eaglekiwi profile image75
                  Eaglekiwiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                  Think I found some at Walmart!!! ,wooohoooo smile

                  1. Ron Montgomery profile image60
                    Ron Montgomeryposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                    They sell cleavage pics at Walmart?  No wonder that little guy is smiling! smile

  35. yoshi97 profile image88
    yoshi97posted 7 years ago

    Mean is ripping the head off your daughter's favorite Barbie doll and gluing it onto Ken's shoulders ...   smile

  36. Eaglekiwi profile image75
    Eaglekiwiposted 7 years ago

    Yea and if ya dont like the current posts , create a new one.

    Be part of the solution wink

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    wordscribe41posted 7 years ago

    Agreed, they're still a lot of fun, you just have to know what to steer clear of.  Or, if you're bored, you can "watch" the new episode of "Hubs of our Lives".  Good times.

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      cosetteposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      haha!!! "Hubs of Our Lives" big_smile

      "like sands through the hourglass
      SO are the hubs of our lives..."

      good one!

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        wordscribe41posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I think by nature, writers/creative people are dramatic.  It entertains me daily.  The exit poems crack me up.  Except rednckwmn's because she's just different.  Really unhappy she's gone.  sad

      2. Aqua profile image78
        Aquaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Ain't it the truth. The drama in this place is unreal!

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    cosetteposted 7 years ago

    yesh...

  39. yoshi97 profile image88
    yoshi97posted 7 years ago

    Ramen! And yes ... the ladies do rock around here! I believe the difference to be that less testosterone makes for a more stable critter. smile

    1. wyanjen profile image86
      wyanjenposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Ramen? Are you a fan of FSM?

      1. yoshi97 profile image88
        yoshi97posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I did think the ole noodle had a lot of good things to say ... too bad he had to disappear and all. sad

        1. wyanjen profile image86
          wyanjenposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Aaahh but the legacy lives on my friend.
          I have a FSM keychain. When people ask what it means, I just shrug and smile.
          R'Amen to you.

        2. jiberish profile image78
          jiberishposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          I miss Nicomp too, he/she is a good d-bate-her.

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            A Texanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            He's a he!

        3. Spaghetti Monster profile image60
          Spaghetti Monsterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          The "ole noodle" as you put it has certainly not disappeared.
          And you're lucky that I'm a tolerant God, and not one of the smiting variety.

          I'm still watching over you Yoshi.
          And you Wyanjen.

          RAmen.

          1. wyanjen profile image86
            wyanjenposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Woo hoo!
            I knew you have been watching over me oh starchy one! cool
            I feel fortified (with vitamins) knowing you are flying out there... somewhere...
            I had thought maybe you were just stuck to the wall after somebody flung you.

  40. Ron Montgomery profile image60
    Ron Montgomeryposted 7 years ago

    http://www.tailored.com.au/uploaded_images/crying-man-703805.jpg

    Those HubPages people are just plain mean. We take great pains to bash each other's heads in with razor-sharp wit and they make us stop in 3 day increments when we get carried away.

    LIFE AIN'T FAIR I TELLSYA

  41. yoshi97 profile image88
    yoshi97posted 7 years ago

    Yeah ... being able to divorce all of your online friends at the click of a fey keys makes it a bit too easy.

    I believe that most have second thoughts once they leave, but fail to return as they fear they will be seen differently ... like an ex that walked out on them and decided to return.

    My take? Don't announce it ... don't tear down the hubs ... just take a hiatus and think about it. If it feels right, then stick with the vacation ... otherwise, you can return any time and just tell everyone you were on a 'real' vacation and just got back. smile

  42. Aqua profile image78
    Aquaposted 7 years ago

    E.K. - I like your pic! You look happy smile

    1. Eaglekiwi profile image75
      Eaglekiwiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I love Aqua ,dont know ya , but ya made my day!! smile yea Im pretty happy specially when Wordscribe shares her gum wif me lol

      1. Aqua profile image78
        Aquaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I never noticed the gum in her pic until she pointed out - now I always notice it smile. Thanks WS!

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          wordscribe41posted 7 years ago in reply to this

          lol  It's ALL I see when I look at that picture.

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        wordscribe41posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I'm plum out right now, Eagle.  Off to Walmart to get some Bubble Yum now.  I'm into the new "espresso" flavor myself, doesn't look pretty with a black wad tucked in the cheek, but most people don't say anything. Should I pick up the pictures?

        1. Eaglekiwi profile image75
          Eaglekiwiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          lol damn you serious bout expresso??? flavour, dont be kiddin me , eagles soar on expresso ,blacks ok slimmin aint it lol

          Meet ya by subway there, trade a few pics before I sell 'em on Ebay lol

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            wordscribe41posted 7 years ago in reply to this

            lol  I'll take 50%, 'k?  Not serious about the espresso flavor, at least I don't think.  I'm just funnin' around.  I'm still into my strawberry kiwi, think of you when I pop one in, too.

    2. yoshi97 profile image88
      yoshi97posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I'll be happy too when she sends me those Walmart pics. wink

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    ralwusposted 7 years ago

    Happiness means quiet nerves. My nerves have not been too quiet here of late. And since I don't believe in dining on an empty stomach, I will now have a Scotch, that should help my stomach as well as my nerves. To Teddy Roosevelt with it all I say!

    1. Ron Montgomery profile image60
      Ron Montgomeryposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Go Garfield yerself! mad

  44. jiberish profile image78
    jiberishposted 7 years ago

    Did someone say they sell cleavage at Walmart?

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      cosetteposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      yeah, two for the price of one wink





      i am a bubble yum fiend....i pop my gun which makes my family and friends want to choke me and throw me down a well

      but it's funnnn....i dig you more and more, WS smile

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    wordscribe41posted 7 years ago

    Right back atcha, cosette.  I'm famous for my bubbles, really irritates the husband.  Monkey see, monkey do, my kids have inherited the bubble gene, and the love, and they imitate me.  It really pisses him off, I think that's part of the reason I enjoy it so.  If I'm irritated with him, I'm definitely chewing a big honking piece of Bubble Yum.  True story, I used to have stock in the company that made it.  smile  Sold it in college.

  46. Delilarose316 profile image61
    Delilarose316posted 7 years ago

    I just read this entire forum.
    Is it possible to feel violated in a good way??
    You guys are great!
    I'm signing off now..

    til tomorrow-

    1. wyanjen profile image86
      wyanjenposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      HA
      Welcome.
      Don't expect to feel Clintoned in every forum.
      Sometimes you just get Nixoned.
      big_smile

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        A Texanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I think I just Clintoned in my pants!

  47. yoshi97 profile image88
    yoshi97posted 7 years ago

    doh! I had to go and raise up the dead, now didn't I? lmao!

    Great ... now everyone will think I'm the noodle - haha!

    Ramen!

    And I see FSM even has a hub ... impressive ... far better than most aliases who do nothing but show up for fanfare.

    I bow to thee FSM, and offer you a fresh jar of Ragu. Ramen!smile

  48. thranax profile image57
    thranaxposted 7 years ago

    I see no decrease in the funnest of these forums. Some people know how to joke, others don't. I learned this the first week of being here. If I didn't i'd dislike Misha right now, but instead, hes my Homeboy.

    ~thranax~

    1. yoshi97 profile image88
      yoshi97posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Yep ... Misha was the first character I targeted with my mirth when I got here ... and he tossed it right back. Definitely a good peep and a whole lot of fun. smile

      1. wyanjen profile image86
        wyanjenposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        He is a mixer.
        Makes me laugh.

      2. jiberish profile image78
        jiberishposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Kudos to Misha, he says a lot with his short comments.

  49. yoshi97 profile image88
    yoshi97posted 7 years ago

    alas ... if only I could be so gifted with brevity - lol! smile

    1. wyanjen profile image86
      wyanjenposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      yep.

  50. thranax profile image57
    thranaxposted 7 years ago

    Short Words.

    ~thranax~


    (woot! I pulled a Misha)

    1. jiberish profile image78
      jiberishposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Where is Misha, is he banned? smile

 
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