Ok Badgirl was insulting and she did stir up but one doesn't always know why she did it. Personally I liked her despite her problems and I think it's wrong to judge her when she can't answer back. I am not defending her actions, I am just saying he that cast the 1st stone, yeah ?
Badgirl used to be a hubpages member but she was banned ( others have been too ,so maybe she will come back , like they did too) either way dont worry about it. I talk to her if she pops in, its no big deal.
It survives on a delicate checks and balance system. I do believe Kiwis are the anomaly in the natural order of things. We are watching them expand their domination at a furious pace. Hubpage forums, hubnuggets, and they are moving in on the hot list as well.
This is one of the best communities on the Internet - you will be perfectly fine here. I've been here 2 years and only seen 2 people banned from the forums - and both were annoying over quite a period of time and presumably with several warnings - don't worry about it!
Ny you immigrated to New Zealand ,live and work amongst 4 million other Kiwis ( New Zealanders) so not only do you feel safe living there, but you chose to leave Asia , Im confident nothing on the internet will scare you. Most definately not a fruit , a bird , or a girl..
People have been banned from the forums from time to time - though the only people who have actually been banned from hubpages are AFAIK spammers. Anyone at any time can of course delete their hubs and move on.
Hi Lissie yes a person was banned who helped me out quite a bit ( months ago now) and now they are back. Although I understand people have a right to their feelings and opinions ,some people just love to jump on the bandwagon ,after the battles over if you get my drift..lol like why not say it to her face ,or say nothing. I dont appreciate Golden Toad's stereotpying either so I hope hes ok when someone else does it to him.
It is always good to see clarification, from someone abroad, I think that your Hubs are wonderful, just the Best. Kiwi is the fruit, it is called Kiwi fruit, actually Chinese Gooseberry, was apparently its' original name. Kiwi's are also the national Bird I am finding it amazing some people have not heard of this terminology.
Just leave Badgirl alone. She'll comment on some hubs and her comments on my hubs recently have been quite appropriate and in order. I think on the forums she was trying to make them entertaining, mostly for herself, and sometimes people didn't get her humour or she got carried away. The day BC went a little spazzy on the forums, she jumped on his bandwagon and joined in with him. He was allowed to come back. Unfortunately, she wasn't. She has not been vindictive at all at the unfairness of that, but has taken it in her stride. Seriously, let her be. She's been banned and that's enough. Don't try and stop her still following her favourites and reading their hubs and leaving the odd few comments, as long as she keeps them above board, and the comments I've seen her leave on hubs, she's been very careful to keep them above board.
I totally agree with that sentiment and she was taking my side. Everyone deserves a second chance and personally I think Hubpages should reinstate her because she was entertaining and I for one miss her a lot. I like that word Spazzy lol, deff sums me up at times, well said Cindy !
Without, obviously, having all the details of whatever went on; I have to say I miss the humor Cindy mentioned too. Whatever line-crossing went on or didn't go on, I have to say I was a getting a kick out of some of the wackiness that would show up. I miss her too.
She talk to me earlier on Skype because I got comment,from badgirl. She just said seem she could not post or make Hubs, and that thingsgot out of control, I asked Why do you not just say sorry, and she said Sorry for What???????? I have no problem anymore with her if she want to be my Fan. She on other sites. but was mandy I think.
Well, my curiosity has certainly been piqued. Never had the pleasure or non-pleasure of meeting her. I wish she'd come back just so I could check her out. I'm pretty fond of and very tolerant of oddballs, especially if they're funny.
I originally assumed she just decided to leave too, until I saw comments here. Oh well, I guess it's not my business anyway. There were those couple of particularly "weird" days on here. Maybe there was a full moon.
If you talk to her again just tell her to mail a written apology to Hubpages as they really are understanding people. We both crossed the line that night but as Lisa HW said her wackiness deff cheered up the forums. Ok at times she like myself went that bit too far but I think a lot of you guys have been too hard on the girl. We are all different, we are not all serious and we are sorry not all perfect. Deep down she is a nice person and unfortunately a lot of people prefer to find the bad in a person. Enjoy yer Monday !
For all her short comings and her long goings, Mandy felt that this was her home here... we can all cut some slack on the grog thing can't we? Her intentions were I feel good. But she was a bit over the top on occassion.... Yep BadGirl... BannedByPrefects and MagnusNoffenHoff are all MandyMyBEau.. So; yep we have a family that has all sorts... Including Split Personalities..Yeah.. I'm Sure she would consent to a good old Bamboo stick across her laptop... or maybe.. just another opportunity to launch a Kiwi T/o
Lets face it Its good to be bad Cool to be Phat Randy even said hot was Dope That popular programme where theyre judged note for note Which if youre Hip you'll know what I mean That to be REALLY Bad, Phat Dope is hot! A spat is aight Shizzle my Dizzle Bring back Mandy ,deep down ya know ya wanna lol
Bad is surely never sad, Wheras boring is deff deploring, Let's face it this topic has gone on too long, People talking behind someone's back is deff wrong, For me there is only one thing better than a girl called Mandy, Tis a slim redhead with no morals and very Randy
For you and anyone else who doesn't know what was going on: In a nutshell, everything was "all regular" on the forum, which means usual back and forth in most sections and the religion forum being where most of the "nasty action" remained. Everyone's used to it on the religion forum. Then there was a kind of wacky-ish person adding posts everywhere. There was great switching of names and avatars. Adding to the increasing weirdness there was some new fake person who showed up and started a whole, seriously disturbed thing. More switching of avatars, only this person just kept changing head shots (which someone said were probably taken from a porn site, or something like that). People were being both nice and nasty to the two who were getting things going. In fact, the same people would alternate between very nasty to being very nice, which was particularly confusing. It got weirder and weirder, and then people started disappearing. Then there was talk about who got banned, and then (as far as I know) nice comments began showing up on people's Hub. (I got a "guess who" ).
Throw in a picture of nasty political figure, some artistic birds, and a roll of toilet paper with a clown-like face, and that's one part of the story. Throw in some personal attacks and humor from toilet-paper-roll lady; and then throw in some really disturbed stuff from the other; and then picture everybody getting in on it all - and there you have it: Very weird forum havoc. And now, it appears everyone (myself included) is re-adjusting to the restored, relative, peace and tranquility on here - and trying to make some sense of a bunch of stuff that isn't likely to ever make much sense. It's been both funny and not at all funny. Since it's not usually like that on here, and since such antics are frowned on by Hub "officials", verbal nastiness and general weirdness are once again now primarily confined to their usual home on the religion forum.
Hey, everyone, I just got a long comment on one of my hubs from you-know who. I thought she was gone or banned or whatever. Very strange..........Am I to assume that it's an imposter, cause the real BG is gone?
She is one weird lady - though I can say that I know the town she is from is the well-known dope capital of NZ - the paranoia would fit I think! Apparently it was an interior design hub I wrote which set her off against me - that's plain bloody weird - my climate change hub I could understand - but interior design? LOL.
I'd just like to state for the record that its a New Zealand cultural thing to bash others for the sake of it on forums - well not the part I come from anyways.
Every single one is complaining about Hubpages and letting them know she was one of the top posters on the forum... I think it may just be a matter of time before Squids get tired of her unless she actually writes a lens.
Its a strange strange world we live in Master Jack No hard feelings but Im ... No Im not going anywhere ,I am good little conformanist , I will bow down to Gowonna ( just checkin whose standing behind me) I find it hard to beleive you guys are not used to different characters in real life ,challenging,provocative etc. Mandy broke the rules, pissed some people off,( like shes the first one to ever do that on here...yea right) Breach of terms of HB services, managements decision their perogative.
But I am simply amazed at the various reactions of so called mature minded intellectuals since she left on here. That really makes you no better, in fact worse, because you can verbalise meaness in a more cultural (Hub click) acceptable forum,pat each other on the back and tut tut tut and gossip.Like a bunch of hyena's. I cant believe how long the critism ,back-stabbing,innuendo's,and speculation has gone on now,all over on e person. I can be grateful to Mandy for one thing though , while youre bagging her , youre leaving someone else alone.
Lissie...Im not sure where youre from In NZ) but where I was raised we were encouraged to discuss or debate in a respectful manner,but see isnt that good , we are not all alike. My hubby is American but Im damn sure he dont think like ever other American!
Everyone was lamenting the departure of a complete nutter so I provided a link if they wanted to continue following her online career.
If pointing out how terrible her lenses are is something a hyena does, then hey, I must be a hyena. The fact is she's already saying how she's planning on wanting to be a Giant Squid and I gotta say, she'll need to pay someone else to produce the lenses for her if she wants to attain that goal.
Mandy was one of the meanest people I've ever seen on HubPages.
There's a difference between being honest (even if I'm being blunt I'm not being vindictive when I say those lenses are absolutely terrible) and the way she carried on in the forum.
She may have seemed like a barrel of laughs, but when I'm honestly trying to help someone in the forum and she has an alter-ego popping up and having snipes at me, it's a joke that's gone on too far.
And she had the audacity to attack Lissie (disparaging remarks about Lissie's hubs and her photo) when Lissie had rightfully pointed out that quoting a person, and not making any reply, is just filling the forum up with clutter. It's no surprise Mandy was a top poster in the forum, all she did was make a lot of noise. And when someone else made a post that it would be good if the Top Posters ranking was removed, because all it did was make it a competition, Mandy threw a tantrum.
There's plenty of good natured and extremely witty people on the HP forums. Shadesbreath, GoldenToad, BadCompany, Mark Knowles... just to name a few. We don't need the type of venom that Mandy liked to inject into the community. She took great pride in giving and proclaiming herself to be a bitch, but when she got a bit of stick back she had to lash out and use multiple personas. Sock puppet shows get boring after a while.
Up until now there was a lot of 'oh Mandy was so funny' and I came in to keep it real. I didn't say "stop speaking so nicely about her!". I provided a link which had posts that I believe, and I'm sure others will agree, makes her look foolish. No commentary needed.
She's reading all this anyway, so it's not behind her back. And anyway, she's having a big whinge over there. Talking about other people, behind their back, long before this thread was made. A fellow Squid/Hubber sent me the link to that thread the day it was posted. Neither I, nor her, have bothered posting in that thread. Because she's doing a fine job making herself look like a nutter.
I think some people may be overestimating how seriously a lot of people on here take any of the recent "saga". It's an online forum, for goodness sake. On "Hubber Hangout" most people aren't talking about saving the world or curing cancer. People enjoy a little entertainment once in a while. Someone who stirs things up sends the message that's the kind of thing she enjoys. Others picked up on that message (intentional or not) and played the game. If someone stirs things up enough people are going to chat about it for a little while. Mandy, herself, pointed out on one post that because she dishes it out she is able to take it. Throw in a couple of (of several) mysterious screen names for people to have fun trying to figure out, and you've got a mini-mystery (just as the creator of it intended).
I don't think having a little fun with it on here, where the whole world can read it, (or even "dishing it out" to the "star" of this little drama) is "back-stabbing", any more than it is for "certain people" to post their "issues" about Hubbers on another site. I don't think, no matter how many comments have been made, too many on here think any of it's a big deal or have lost any sleep over what goes on in a forum. For all we know the infamous BG may continue to lurk among us, under yet another name and from a different computer. Muahahahaha! (Oops - that wasn't very mature or intellectual of me. )
And she proved in plenty of other posts that she couldn't.
But I have no doubt that she's lurking around here, reading everything that's being said. She must have been feeling disappointed that there had been no talk about her until this thread had started. Which was probably the reason why she posting in the comment capsules of select peoples hubs.
I just joined Squidoo and commented, however what is that 12/31/1969 thing? How do you change that? I was born in 1975? I noticed that when I posted it, is there a default? Where do you go to change it? In any case I noted it as it is not acceptable.
I followed the link that Darkside provided and was appalled at what she said, and to think I thought she had a good heart, good grief now I feel silly as I would not have ever done such a thing. I hope she gets over it, as I realize that everyone was entitled to opinions and Mandy never did anything to me, I am just shocked that she said what she said.
I caught on that when she was banned. Nobody blinked an eye. Thought it was amusing.
There is being witty and playing around by shaking things up. Then there is outright rudeness, with unnecessary personal attacks.
She wasn't an individual with a different attitude on life, she was a brat with a need for attention and just because she participated at the site for quite some time doesn't make her any less a troll. She started threads with the sole purpose to call out individuals and make personal attacks. She would call people names just because she disagreed or because they pointed out she may be wrong. She acted like a child trying to get any attention drawn on her possible. I promise she is LOVING every single post in this thread. Hi Mandy!
I am more surprised that many hubbers seem to want wish her back and think that she was wronged. She said that she was given a warning days before she went quiet.. Obviously when she was actually banned it was because she didn't listen to the rules. Like Maddie said she was given a second chance. She blew it.
So long as the same rules apply to everyone!! equally. And personal attacks are part n parcel of any forum ,thats reality online and in real life. I dont like to do it , but its not new. Who doesnt like attention ? we are here so our writing gets attention , we are in the forums so we get heard or can speak. But being a brat or a prick is not nice I agree. I read a hub today ,that I thought was bordering on offensive ,potty mouthed ,and the grammar so bad that it almost looked purposely intended to be that way. So perhaps Hubpages allows standards to be different in Hubs than on the forums , I dont know. I thought about flagging it, but tried also to be ojective. Sure enough someone else commented later and appeared to enjoy it and thats democracy to me.
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