I would pay TEN AMERICAN DOLLARS to block specific subforums

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  1. Len Cannon profile image88
    Len Cannonposted 5 years ago

    Ten dollars, do you hear me HubPages? I have a crisp Sawbuck if you can let me block politics/religion/whatever other god awful subforum is spamming the HP forums with all the leftover comments CNN.com. All I want is to talk about is HubPages-related topics and maybe see gifs of cats falling down in a safe but adorable manner.

    Make it happen. Alexander Hamilton wants to pay you a visit.

    1. Stevennix2001 profile image88
      Stevennix2001posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Why not just exercise self control, and not participate in said forums that bother you?  That's what I do.  hmm

      1. Len Cannon profile image88
        Len Cannonposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        I don't! Check to see how many posts I make about what Obama did this week! I'd rather not see them blot out information I'm looking for on the front page with borderline hate speech, none the less!

        TEN DOLLARS HUBPAGES.

      2. Marisa Wright profile image98
        Marisa Wrightposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Yes, but it's irritating to have to scroll through all the rubbish on the "latest posts".

        Were you around in the days when the forums were split, so you could scroll through the all the latest posts in the Hub-related threads without having to look at the topic-based ones?  What a treat that was!

    2. Simone Smith profile image92
      Simone Smithposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      So say we all.

      I don't think we'll be doing this in the next two months, but  the idea is looked upon quite favorably at HubPages HQ. Believe me.

      1. Paul Maplesden profile image68
        Paul Maplesdenposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        I made a suggestion a couple of months ago that forums should basically be split into two (with tabs or something); one would be the default tab and would be all the HP related community topics, the other would be everything else...

        http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/108967

        1. Marisa Wright profile image98
          Marisa Wrightposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          As I said at the time, I've suggested the same idea several times and it's always fallen on deaf ears. Here's hoping...

      2. profile image0
        Brenda Durhamposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Wow.
        Wonder what price y'all would like to extract from someone who'd like to blot out all the threads that ask such things as "how many times should couples sex in a week?"  and "would you go to a gay wedding?" and etc..........

        1. MelissaBarrett profile image60
          MelissaBarrettposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          But Brenda... where would YOU post then?

          1. Uninvited Writer profile image82
            Uninvited Writerposted 5 years agoin reply to this

            lol

          2. profile image0
            Brenda Durhamposted 5 years agoin reply to this

            I can ask you both the same kind of question.

            Where would YOU post then, if all the religious and political threads were gone?
            And no use acting like you don't rotate toward those, because you do.

            Clear now?  LOL.

            1. MelissaBarrett profile image60
              MelissaBarrettposted 5 years agoin reply to this

              LMAO, I do indeed.

              But I'm not hypocritical enough to represent myself as indignantly angry that they exist...

              Am I?

              Now I'm clear.  How about you?

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                Brenda Durhamposted 5 years agoin reply to this

                Any trace of my being "indignant" was spurred by the proposed idea that freedom of religious speech and political speech could rightly have a price tag attached to it.

                There's nothing hypocritical about my ideals nor my posts.   Yours, however...........that's a different story.
                I thought you'd be all for civil rights.   But no?

                Pleasantville must sound good to you?

                1. Uninvited Writer profile image82
                  Uninvited Writerposted 5 years agoin reply to this

                  It's nothing to do with freedom of speech, it's people having the choice to ignore threads they don't want to see. If I did not see the religious and political threads, I would not comment on them. Yes, I'm weak smile

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                    Brenda Durhamposted 5 years agoin reply to this

                    Indeed.   That I can sympathize with.
                    Aren't we all?!
                    That's why we put our money in banks for them to hold;  it's why we let the IRS hold our refunds instead of saving the money ourselves;   it's why we don't wanna be told there's "right" and "wrong";  it's the "why" of a lot of things!   Temptation.   Wow.   The world is full of it.

                2. MelissaBarrett profile image60
                  MelissaBarrettposted 5 years agoin reply to this

                  Do you actually buy the stuff you type Brenda?

                  Just curious...

                  1. profile image0
                    Brenda Durhamposted 5 years agoin reply to this

                    Stop acting like a conservative Christian is a rare thing.
                    It's not rare at all.
                    It's been the American way for a long long time;  it's what our laws and Constitution were originally based on.
                    My ideals are not unique; they are mainstream.  Just because the liberal agenda wants to replace them with something "new" (called new but actually old paganist ways) doesn't mean I'm gonna accept a label that some are trying to force upon me via outright or hidden insinuations.

                    Now, if it's rare for you, then I'd suggest you actually take a deeper look at the people around you, even if it means you have to go outside your circle of house, town, or whatever environment surrounds you.   You are curious and want to learn new things, aren't you?

    3. Marisa Wright profile image98
      Marisa Wrightposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Yes please!

    4. Simone Smith profile image92
      Simone Smithposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      It is done. May we have our $10 now? wink

      1. Michael Willis profile image77
        Michael Willisposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        I would ask for a refund.  It is just the two categories that are the issue. Not all topics.
        edit:  Or should I say...I just put a stop on that check. This is not what I was looking for.

  2. rebekahELLE profile image86
    rebekahELLEposted 5 years ago

    I would love to see a forum filter available to users.

    1. Jenn-Anne profile image85
      Jenn-Anneposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I agree!  I would LOVE a filter so we don't have to see all the political/religious forum threads if we don't want to.

  3. relache profile image85
    relacheposted 5 years ago

    I was very sad the day the forum filter ceased working.  Too bad it was too costly for the person who made it to keep it up.

  4. Marcy Goodfleisch profile image95
    Marcy Goodfleischposted 5 years ago

    I think you just struck a new revenue chord with HubPages - did you see their post today about special options we can now purchase?

    http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/111166

    I'm assembling a handful of questions for Simone - she's the best bargain in the list. I'll even throw in a coupon for some sexy tea from Whole Foods, so I can go to the top of her list.

  5. Kangaroo_Jase profile image81
    Kangaroo_Jaseposted 5 years ago

    @Len,

    You may want to make it Australian dollars, they are worth more than US Dollars smile

  6. Simone Smith profile image92
    Simone Smithposted 5 years ago

    Hey again y'all!

    I misspoke the first time I responded- we already have a ticket in the queue for implementing this!

    Our plan is to break the Forums into three sections:
    1. Official Announcements
    2. Community
    3. Topics

    It might take us a while to implement this, but we're on it! big_smile

    1. Rosie2010 profile image72
      Rosie2010posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Good plan!  Thanks for letting us know, Simone. smile

    2. Jenn-Anne profile image85
      Jenn-Anneposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Yay!  That's great news Simone!  Thanks so much!

    3. Marcy Goodfleisch profile image95
      Marcy Goodfleischposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Yay!  Can we block certain topics?  I'm very tired of the posts bashing (pick a religion or political group).

      1. GA Anderson profile image81
        GA Andersonposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Maybe we could just note those "bashing" topics with a yellow star so you would know to quickly scroll past them with your eyes averted.

        hmmm, maybe it should be a red scythe, I think the yellow star has already been tried.

        "geesh
        GA

  7. SmartAndFun profile image97
    SmartAndFunposted 5 years ago

    I would love for HP to hide the religion and politics topics away somewhere!  The people who feel compelled to post in those sections will find them come Hell or high water, then they can bookmark them.

  8. Len Cannon profile image88
    Len Cannonposted 5 years ago

    Okay, twenty dollars.

    edit: I'd also like to block my own threads too, thanks in advance.

    1. profile image0
      Brenda Durhamposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      roll

      How 'bout just blocking everything that's in any way controversial or important?!    That would be so benign,  so SERENE..................








      so....."pleasantville"















      http://i527.photobucket.com/albums/cc358/Stefz1991/pleasantvillewallpaper.jpg

  9. Len Cannon profile image88
    Len Cannonposted 5 years ago

    FIFTY

    FIFTY DOLLARS

    1. profile image0
      Brenda Durhamposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      LOL

      I think some sly bidder is running the bid up.    Watch out when ya get past the 100's;  they might sneak out and leaving you holding the bill.

  10. Len Cannon profile image88
    Len Cannonposted 5 years ago

    im dying dying dying please you are killing me what will it take hubpages

    cant see to type blood coming from eyes aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

    1. profile image0
      Brenda Durhamposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      How high are you willing to bid now??

      LOLOL

      Okaaaaay I'll join you.   

      $100!....









      ....in Monopoly money!

      And two houses and a hotel.  And a Get Out Of Jail Free card!  lol

  11. gmwilliams profile image82
    gmwilliamsposted 5 years ago

    Just CAN'T resist..................C'MON, you KNOW you want to POST................DON'T DENY IT, YIELD, YIELD to the TEMPTATION.............You have NOTHING to lose.......Well, maybe your SOUL............
    http://s3.hubimg.com/u/7860658.jpg

  12. rebekahELLE profile image86
    rebekahELLEposted 5 years ago

    Definitely an improvement.  Thanks for listening.

  13. Mighty Mom profile image82
    Mighty Momposted 5 years ago

    Love the idea of segregating official announcements from community.
    Since we are putting in our wish lists -- is it possible to further segregate out community
    "questions/concerns" from hubbers' hangout type threads?
    As weary as some are of logging on and witnessing the great liberal/conservative and
    Christian/atheist fistfights, it is equally wearying to wade throught a constant
    stream of "Can you really make money here?" "Why is my traffic tanking?" "New here, help me!" threads. These are all legitimate and worthy.
    But to be honest, too often slow me down from getting in there and sparring with Brenda!!
    lol lol

    1. profile image0
      Brenda Durhamposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      We can always meet out back of the building.  wink
      I don't literally fight, so.....I'll bring my Bible and you bring..............
      what're you gonna bring?.......LOL

  14. profile image0
    Beth37posted 5 years ago

    What I can't figure out is why anyone is reading a thread they loathe. Ive posted on several of those threads and I don't even read them. (Of course that may be obvious from my responses.)

  15. janesix profile image61
    janesixposted 5 years ago

    I like it how it is, that's why I come here.

    And to torture the atheists.....

  16. relache profile image85
    relacheposted 5 years ago

    Freeform discussions needs to be moved to the topics section.

 
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