So apparently Mark was banned from the forum the other day for being a decent person. Then someone here had the audacity to call my favorite author's work, "drivel." So I thought maybe Mark, being one of the funniest ppl I have never met, should get a little shot in the arm.
My favorite Mark Ewbie hub is of course... mine. I wrote one about him as it is in my nature to stalk funny ppl. But aside from that one, I read this one twice, so I'm going to call it my favorite. It made me LOL.
http://markewbie.hubpages.com/hub/Peopl … h-Too-Much
Do you have a favorite?
No one favorite. Many of Mark's hubs are beautiful and cute. Mark is so BELOVED by many. He shouldn't have been banned. I'll GIVE him a heart hug.of love and support.
I have just started following Mark. I had seen his hubs before and even Facebook liked "Pooh takes Christopher Robin Home" because I thought it was one of the most beautiful stories I had ever read. It's still my favourite but now I have read and voted up a couple more of his!
His hubs make you happy... if that isn't a great societal service, I don't know what is.
Thanks DreamerMeg. Now I must stop self-publicising.... I'll get banned again
I wish there were a way to have this play whenever you entered this thread.
Lol. That is the worst fanfare I have ever heard. Hmmm...
I know, Im sorry, but the good one had a 15 sec. ad on it. It was for your own good really.
No, it is brilliantly crap. If there is a worse one out there it would be even better.
You've inspired me. I think I'll make a "What's your favorite Lybrah Hub" forum.
Thanks for posting the Laughing post. I Quietly Smiled...
Why on earth was he banned from the forums?
Someone was being overly mean and he called them on it.
It could have been me. I think I referred to his work as drivel in a post not too long ago. And it was in reference to him insulting the work of other author's, when I felt he had no right to do so.
It was not you. He was not defending himself in the slightest. He was defending a friend when he got the ax. Im sure your comment was just an off the cuff response to something and not intended to be mean. Hopefully, no one sweats the small stuff.
I'm glad you mentioned that. Insulting the work of others is sociopathic behavior, especially when someone hasn't requested an evaluation of his work. Even then, helpful critiques should be done without insult.
Do you possibly have a favorite Mark Ewbie hub you'd like to share?
Well. I found the cat.
Anyway, who is the sociopath WF?
I admit I did insult his work, but since he was making comments, I felt I should do the same.
I'm surprised I wasn't the one who started it, because I could have sworn it was me who said that. Maybe I'm mistaken.
People get banned from the Forum for this:
• Making Personal Attacks: Debate and disagreements on points of substance are all right, but personal attacks, petty bickering, extreme profanity, and thread hijacking will be dealt with swiftly.
thread hijacking - I see that all the time and haven't seen anything done...what do they consider thread hijacking? Am I doing it now, since the topic is Mark Ewbie Hubs and has nothing to do with thread hijacking? Just askin, please don't ban me.
Not in my case. I have been personally attacked by many; many times over. No one ever swiftly deals with my personal attacker. But I'm not one for the panic... I mean report button. My unflinching response is normally "dealt with" I now think it's a game, ideal for hit and run.
Cgenaea - attack responses usually reveal more about the attacker than the attacked.
Yes... personal attacks... very unkind and worthy of a banning... however, this topic would be, "What is your favorite Mark Ewbie hub." Lest it be confused with "What are your views on hijacking threads."
You did also mention the banning so it is not surprising people are discussing that.
IMHO, Hubstaff make that call. Raking it over and taking sides just keeps the bickering going.
The original post on this thread started out with: "So apparently Mark was banned from the forum." That would imply that this is what you wanted the thread to be about.
I must say that I am concerned as to Mark Ewbie being banned. So far as I know he has never "insulted" anyone. Although he has posted comments that are critical. I have never read any obscenities, foul language etc.....
As for my favorite hub, it has to be: http://markewbie.hubpages.com/hub/Peopl … h-Too-Much
I think that some people walk around with a glass roof over their heads and forget that everything that goes up must come down...........eventually...............
Yes, it was worth a mention why the thread was started, but you have yet to mention your favorite Mark Ewbie thread. Looking forward to it.
My favorite Mark Ewbie Hub, without a doubt, is Pooh Takes Christopher Robin Home. It speaks for itself if you read it. Other than that, his humorous pieces usually have me laughing hard. I can't remember which ones at the moment, there are many.
That won favorite hub didn't it? I meant to read it and never did... I will have to do it this time!
I just read it... beautiful.
My favorite line. Quite powerful,
"“I can’t do it” he said to Pooh, “my old body is useless”.
“Then leave it behind” said Pooh....""
I loved Pooh Takes Christopher Robin home too.
I find the majority of his forum posts to be funny and cute! I haven't had a chance to look at/find a favorite hub from him yet but will be sure to share it when I do!
Beth.....Nice of you to rally for Mark. Personally, I've not ever read anything by him that even comes close to reason for banning.......but, welcome to our community. There are those chosen few who get away with just about anything.....and then you'll see someone banned for really unfounded reason.
I've read only a few of Mark's hubs (hanging my head in shame) but he is definitely one funny guy. Most of my contact with Mark is when I see him in the forums or Q&A. His signature Stick figures are genius. How many people can make a stick man, hilariously funny? I know one. Mark Ewbie.
I commented to Mark at one point that only he and ThoughtSandwiches (Thomas) can make me LITERALLY laugh out loud......tears and all. I haven't seen much from Thomas lately, but I've not been as active as I was at one time. I recall Mark agreed with me on Thomas.. His hub on "Orphan hubs," nearly sent me to the ER. No kidding.
I especially like Mark's hub on "celebrity stick figures." He's a talent, for sure. Banning is no big deal......(slap on the wrist.) Actually, it rarely happens unless the overly-sensitive, guilty-of-being-a-jerk OP, runs crying to Mommy/Daddy.
Mark....we all love you. ..and because we are all so incredibly "awesome"....that should be all that matters.....right? I think, when you draw stick figures of us....you should make our heads bigger........see you after you've been paroled.
lol. What a great post. I love his hub on the life of a stickman, starting out with "sticksperm." lol
He just really thinks outside the box. I think that's what makes him a little genius. Maybe you have to be a little twisted to enjoy his work... judging by his "followers" there must be a lot of twisted ppl on HPs.
Just got this msg. from Mark thru FB.
"Great day on HP. Since being banned Beth37 started up a be nice to Mark Ewbie thread. Traffic improved immensely. Some of my old pages got a read. People said nice things.
I like being banned. Posting privileges will be restored in two hours but don't tell anyone. I'm staying banned forever. They'll beatify me at this rate."
Xmas has come early as my ban ends! Like an early Christian martyr sent out with a lion to perform tricks in front of the baby Jesus – I have now been given a chance to redeem myself.
I have taken a solemn vow to be good even with people like (ed: names and personal foibles removed). No longer will I tell (ed: removed) to (ed: ditto).
Instead I will continue to contribute by promoting my mediocre and poor quality drivel to unsuspecting newbies.
On a more serious note, not that any of the above was remotely amusing, I am grateful to and pleased by people who have left messages of support. Money would have been nicer but hey… there’s always next time.
A special Xmas thank you to the person who reported me. I would like to (ed: That’s enough thanks)
You're still a clown with class.
You forgot Beth's birthday. Again. That is 45 times. Get her a ball and she might forgive you.
You are correct, he has not written on my wall yet, and he actually has the ability, unlike you. And this does mark the 45th time.
I am just spreading blame as widely as I can here Beth. I was reminded before he was which means I have the moral edge.
That was almost like attending a funeral and having the body jump out of the casket laughing and telling jokes.
"Here lies Mark Ewbie, he was a great guy."
"Haha! You ain't seen nuthin' yet!"
Oh good, you're unbanned! I still have to go and read the (now famous) Pooh takes Christopher home. Or was it the other way around?
Either way, I'm in for a good laugh, or at the very least, a snort, by the looks of things.
Geez - I'm not on the site for, what, part of a day, and I find our Mark has been banned & unbanned. I'm glad he's been redeemed, but I agree with others; I've never seen him say anything that would justify banning.
Heck, when I first joined, the forum was a really rough place to be, and few people were 'disciplined' for it, or (at times) it would require repeated, egregious offenses for anything to happen.
Either way, I'm glad it's over & he's back.
Oh yeah - my favorite Ewbie hub - hard to vote for just one. I've laughed till I hurt over several of them (a recent one was his brilliant satire about why parents should beat their kids). But Pooh taking Christopher Robin home is exceptional. I still choke up, even when thinking of it.
All's well that ends well. Mark's back and that's all that matters.
Ah I avoid the FB business like a plague. Birthdays, Candy Crunch - no that's not for me.
I don't mean anything by it. I need to work harder, write better, try to make some money. The social aspect works against that.
That's ok, it's not much of a threat anyway... it seems like "You will not live to regret this." is a much worse threat.
Absolutely. I was going to go there but my head was... whoops - ban danger. I'll leave it where it was.
If I get banned Mark, don't feel like you have to sacrifice yourself for me. Just go ahead and don't look back. I'll understand... you're too important for us to lose again. Just step on my body and shoot like a star thru the heavens. You were meant to shine Mark Ewbie.
Haven't ready any of this stuff....at least I don't remember reading anything.
After a little digging I now understand the hasty reversal of Mark's forum ban. No one wants the sort of (completely unfair) treatment he gave poor Reddit.
http://markewbie.hubpages.com/hub/Banne … rl_6131906
(Did she mean "waves her hand" or was she simply referring to the "swells of water?" You don't know... she's a mystery.)
I was much too far out all my life
And not waving but drowning.
Are all American boys wimps?
I mean did his mum blow those up for him?
Water issues? You mean he hasn't learnt to use a straw yet?
He used to go out too far in the ocean... we all need floaties Will. We all need floaties.
I have a funny feeling you are looking for someone to bite. And need a shoulder to cry on as well.
Which is quite a tricky combination.
Was your birthday okay in the end?
lol. Hmm... well, they took me to dinner last Fri. so that was my bday celebration. Yesterday, I spent alone. However, my daughter was home most of the evening and I told her she was a great bday friend. She said, "Mom, Im your only friend." haha. She is extremely funny. As bday's go, it wasn't much to speak of, but no one died so it was fine really.
Do I sound emotional? I didn't mean to. I'm just being deep for the sake of it. It's either that or do the dishes.
Low mortality birthdays are the best, lol.
Maybe you should get your daughter on hormones to slow her growth rate. Then you could have a friend for life! Otherwise I predict strangeness and PDS syndrome.
Are you talking about ParadigmSearch or Glaucoma?
Carrot poems. Armadillo passions. A fetish for the number 12.
It is a complex syndrome.
Again, you know too much stuff. I had never thought about the # 12 that way, now I can't get it out of my head. I bet you don't know how to tell if your dog is involved in a sex scandal though.
lol. My cat looks like that after a heavy night.
Anyway, early start tomorrow, so I will say g'night.
Something looks very wrong with his left arm. I think the floaties are cutting off his circulation and making something awful happen... No floaties for me...
We need a castle. Take your time. I am looking forward . I am excite to see. I am certain of your creativity. I know. I will love it.
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