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Golden Toad Says His Raiderfan...

  1. fierycj profile image80
    fierycjposted 8 years ago

    And to cap it off, he says he quitting cos of the censorship and hypocrisy on Hubpages. What happens to all his fans...I wanna hear y'all speak of this.

    1. Eric Graudins profile image61
      Eric Graudinsposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      His fans would become homeless and disconnected and just float around like lost souls until they become attached to some other person.

      Could be a good chance for you to get a big net and scoop some of them up.

      (A little tadpole told me that GoldenToad is secretly eloping with Frog Dropping. Remember - you heard it here first! )

      1. BILL MAHER profile image56
        BILL MAHERposted 8 years agoin reply to this
        1. Jodi Hoeksel profile image60
          Jodi Hoekselposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Wooooo HOOOOO! Bill Maher is here!!! I so love it! You are brilliant! smile smile

  2. thranax profile image33
    thranaxposted 8 years ago

    lol wut?

    ~thranax~

    1. darkside profile image81
      darksideposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      What he ^ said.

  3. Misha profile image76
    Mishaposted 8 years ago

    Don't see any problem with him being a Raiderfan. As for him leaving - I definitely will miss his wit, but to be totally frank I am already missing it for some time...

    1. getpaidtopost profile image59
      getpaidtopostposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      True, golden toad was my first friend on hubpages, he was around for the first week of me being here then he disappeared. I Will miss the scruffy get, wink and mainly his wit and banter. very funny intelligent man and I will miss him. big_smile

  4. k@ri profile image84
    k@riposted 8 years ago

    I do not understand all of this conversation, but I have already begged GT not to quit.  I love his writing, and if he is raiderfan, that explains a lot!  Whether he is or not, golden is one of the most powerful writers I have encountered.  I feel he does not really know how wonderful he is.  All I can say is, if he is leaving, will he leave us a link to follow him? 

    Please, golden?  LOL!  You know I will go into withdrawal!

  5. Maddie Ruud profile image80
    Maddie Ruudposted 8 years ago

    I don't think quitting entirely is really necessary, but of course it's a personal choice.  I understand people sometimes label HubPages rules as censorship, but that's really not their intended goal.  The rules are in place to protect the community and AdSense earnings--both ours and yours.

  6. Tom Cornett profile image62
    Tom Cornettposted 8 years ago

    One can cast a hubber into eternal damnation but one can't talk about "blue balls".......Only in America!  I will miss Toad.  I will miss raiderfan.

  7. Dame Scribe profile image60
    Dame Scribeposted 8 years ago

    yikes GT is leaving?! sad no, no, no, GT , you cannot go ...jus use a whole different set of words or language big_smile to get a point out and about ...the new language we can call ...Hubbish? tongue lol

  8. profile image0
    Leta Sposted 8 years ago

    Why GT, why?  sad

    I figure, sigh, there is some hypocrisy, censorship...or lack there of...and weird stuff in Hubpages, yep.  But--it is like that in most organizations of people.  You can find ways to work around/within stuff, you know.  wink

  9. G-Ma Johnson profile image56
    G-Ma Johnsonposted 8 years ago

    Well GT you do whatever you must...you know we all love you and will miss the heck out of you..yikes) Hugs

  10. AEvans profile image70
    AEvansposted 8 years ago

    GT: You are my buddy and my friend I undesrstand and if it is your choice then you are going to have to do what you have to do. I wonder http://hubpages.com/_dwn4bbs4rxf1/hub/blueballs if this hub is o.k. because in some instances it appears to be medically linked. But the subject is **Blueballs**
    I did not get the honors of reading your article so I cannot comment but the hub that I found is interesting. smile

    1. Maddie Ruud profile image80
      Maddie Ruudposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      The same subject, approached differently, might not have been moderated.  The hub you link to above does not contain graphic sexual descriptions.  The hub that was moderated contained lewd descriptions of sexual acts.

      1. AEvans profile image70
        AEvansposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I see.

      2. Paper Moon profile image79
        Paper Moonposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Many of the greatest works of literature have been banned.  Whereas raider fan was not the most literary of his writing, it was in reaction to serious double standards. (just look at some of the offensive pictures and titles of some of the trash that make up your numbers) However, with GT, you have gotten closer to true literature then you probably will again. 
        So with all due respect, the internet should be a free place to exchange ideas, even more so in the US of A. 
        However if you do not want to look at it that way, think in terms of your numbers.  You like that don't you?  How many of the people here joined because of GT?  How many stay because of GT?  In the ripple effect, how will your numbers play out? 
        Where will you draw the line?

        1. blondepoet profile image71
          blondepoetposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Well said PM, truly well said.

  11. goldentoad profile image58
    goldentoadposted 8 years ago

    I'm sorry. I only know one way to write. I won't change and will look for a place that will accept me.

    1. tksensei profile image61
      tksenseiposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Don't let the door hit ya...

      1. Laughing Mom profile image59
        Laughing Momposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        We'd actually prefer if you were the one to go.  And go ahead and let that door smack you in the ass.

        1. tksensei profile image61
          tksenseiposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Yeah, well what can ya do?

          1. Laughing Mom profile image59
            Laughing Momposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            Sad that you are our future.

            1. tksensei profile image61
              tksenseiposted 8 years agoin reply to this

              Tragic really

          2. AEvans profile image70
            AEvansposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            tkensei: GT is a very good friend of mine and he is really a great guy, that comment I honestly took offense too. sad

            1. tksensei profile image61
              tksenseiposted 8 years agoin reply to this

              I'm sorry you feel that way, but he's a big boy and if he decides to leave then that's that. There is nothing stopping you from keeping in touch, is there?

            2. k@ri profile image84
              k@riposted 8 years agoin reply to this

              tkensei, I have no idea who you are, but I also took great offense to this comment!  Like my mother always said...if you have nothing nice to say, don't say anything at all...it makes you look like a fool!

              1. tksensei profile image61
                tksenseiposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                The line for taking offense forms to the left. Please take a number and wait your turn. Thank you.

                1. k@ri profile image84
                  k@riposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                  Oh, I am in line, and sorry I forgot my number...what was it again?

                  1. tksensei profile image61
                    tksenseiposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                    I think you had pi.

                2. k@ri profile image84
                  k@riposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                  This line does not seem to be moving, and I think I see people cutting in front of me.

                  1. k@ri profile image84
                    k@riposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                    tsenkie,  where did you go...scared of a little girl?

      2. Paper Moon profile image79
        Paper Moonposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Go get back on your meds jack.

    2. HealthCare Basics profile image61
      HealthCare Basicsposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Hey, you posted a real pic of yourself!!!! Good luck to you and the very best. There are so many venues that you can explore on the internet for what you want to publish.....

    3. Marisa Wright profile image94
      Marisa Wrightposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I'm sorry to hear you're going Goldentoad.  Bear in mind that you're going to have the same problem on any site that uses Adsense - because it's Google that sets the rules, not HubPages. 

      HubPages simply can't afford to risk allowing any Hubs that contravene the Adsense terms of service, or we could all lose our income. While I'm sorry it has affected you as an individual, I'm sure there are few Hubbers - even your fans - who would genuinely be willing to forfeit all their Adsense earnings, now and in the future, in order to allow you to follow your principles.

      I wish you good luck in finding a site that can accommodate your articles.

    4. alekhouse profile image82
      alekhouseposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      GT, I understand where you're coming from. But, really, you might have the same problem on other Internet sites. Unless, of course, you want to just go porno.

      I also hate to see you go. Maybe a little compromise in this instance might be a good thing. Compromise for the sake of your writing. You get a lot of feed back here, and that may just be a good thing for you as a writer.

      1. Sufidreamer profile image79
        Sufidreamerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Fair point Alekhouse but, if you compromise on your art, it is no longer art.

        Glad that I am an academic writer - no such problems big_smile

      2. k@ri profile image84
        k@riposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        golden, do not ever compromise what you write!  You are real and vibrant...the world needs more of this!!!  You, without compromise, are very good for all of us!  With compromise, you would lose.  Love ya man!  I will always hope for a way for you to stay...but compromise is not that way. 

        Just know you have a lot of supporters here, a lot of people who love to read you...however that would be true no matter where you go.  You are the real deal!  big_smile  cool

    5. anjalichugh profile image81
      anjalichughposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      GT, quitting is not a solution. How can you do this to thousands of readers on HP who love you and the way you write. I understand that hypersensitive people, at times, find it comfortable to quit rather than staying put but that (trust me) doesn't help. Don't be so rigid. If you need to make some changes (about which I'm not aware) in your style of writing, it won't cause you any harm if you do so, as HP is definitely not a personal diary---it is a public forum so why not show some flexibility and keep enjoying the loving relationships you have earned here. :)Please don't go.

  12. Uninvited Writer profile image83
    Uninvited Writerposted 8 years ago

    Well good luck, I really do hope you find a place where you can write what you want. Maybe your own blog not sponsored by AdSense?

    1. raiderfan profile image51
      raiderfanposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      And I'm taking all my friends with me. Hell Yeah!

      1. AEvans profile image70
        AEvansposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        smilesmilesmilesmile:big_smile

      2. profile image0
        Pachuca213posted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I for one will be La Numero Una.... I agree that its sad to go back on a hub and see that it was taken down due to being flagged....I love GT's hubs and his alter ego Raiderfan too.

  13. Uninvited Writer profile image83
    Uninvited Writerposted 8 years ago

    People come and people go and HubPages goes on...

  14. KCC Big Country profile image86
    KCC Big Countryposted 8 years ago

    GT's not going anywhere.  He's just frustrated.

    1. goldentoad profile image58
      goldentoadposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I'm gone, tonight is it. Once I set my mind to do it. I do.

      1. KCC Big Country profile image86
        KCC Big Countryposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        That's the definition of stubborness.  You're bigger than that.

        1. goldentoad profile image58
          goldentoadposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Like they are all pointing out, there are other places I can write.

          1. KCC Big Country profile image86
            KCC Big Countryposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            We all have the option to write other places.  But, you belong here and you know it, GT.

  15. profile image0
    Janettaposted 8 years ago

    His fans will be his fans no matter what he chooses to do. He knows this. We love him and will still be fans no matter what he writes (or doesn't wirte) about.

    We back him and support him

    I am a fan for life

    1. KCC Big Country profile image86
      KCC Big Countryposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I agree.

  16. Tom Cornett profile image62
    Tom Cornettposted 8 years ago

    Toad....you stuff is the most creative I have seen in years. I sat here and laughed through many and others that you wrote had a connection to the soul.  You are a great creative writer.
    A lot of my stuff is on the edge and may get axed when the right prude comes along to flag it.
    When creativity vs opinion....opinion should never rule...ever!

  17. profile image0
    Leta Sposted 8 years ago

    It's up to him.  If he feels strongly about it and sees a reason, OK...  I do see some inconsistency in the policies--probably it is personal to him because it is effecting him.  But then again, it's a business and it is their choice to enact those policies.

    And we'll see ya anyway, GT, wink!

    1. raiderfan profile image51
      raiderfanposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      wink I wasn't actually ready to go but it looks like it is time. Let them have their dirty pics of Indian minors.

  18. dineane profile image80
    dineaneposted 8 years ago

    GT, if you're really leaving, I'm not even sure I know you elsewhere - I'm "dineane" everywhere. Friend me on FB or whatever. Especially if you are RaiderFan - thought I had found a way to get my husband hooked on hubpages!

  19. Tom Cornett profile image62
    Tom Cornettposted 8 years ago

    Toad....let us know where you're writing.

  20. tony0724 profile image60
    tony0724posted 8 years ago

    Toad this Is to sad to think of , you make this place fun!

    1. AEvans profile image70
      AEvansposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Tony did you join?smile

      1. profile image0
        Janettaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        yeah, cmon Tony. Everybody's doin it  lol

        1. Laughing Mom profile image59
          Laughing Momposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Oh tony!!  your friends are calling!

  21. Christenstock profile image64
    Christenstockposted 8 years ago

    TTTOOOOAAADDD NOOO!!! I don't know anyone else here that's from the city of angels! Man...looks like my #1 Animal Style, with Animal Style fries, and Dr. P just turned into a cheesburger from McD's. I'll see you at Pinks. Take care brother!

  22. Shalini Kagal profile image80
    Shalini Kagalposted 8 years ago

    GT - you can't do this to us - heck no - pretty please??

  23. profile image0
    nazishnasimposted 8 years ago

    GT don't be a sissy *shakes RF hard*. Just don't give 'some people' the satisfaction.

    *grumbles obscenities for 'some people'*

  24. Christoph Reilly profile image76
    Christoph Reillyposted 8 years ago

    Come on, GT.

  25. profile image49
    CabinGirlposted 8 years ago

    I love that Toad and Raiderfan will be sorely missed, he had more creation in his writing than most and you never left without a smile. Don't totally go Toad, just kill one of them off, works for me smile

    1. blondepoet profile image71
      blondepoetposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      It only seems like yesterday CB we tied him up. Damn, I knew our knots were all wrong.

      1. k@ri profile image84
        k@riposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Maybe the day before yesterday...poor GT, yelling "please someone untie me"  and no-one answered!

        1. blondepoet profile image71
          blondepoetposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Lol I heard him crying out but I was busy painting my toe-nails. smile

  26. Mighty Mom profile image88
    Mighty Momposted 8 years ago

    GT and RF, You have been two of my most favoritist hubbers. Your writing and comments add a dimension to this community that is frankly, unparalleled. Maybe take a "time out" and see how you feel. Hope to see both of you return in some incarnation. You will be very much missed here.
    *wraps matronly MM arms around GT and RF*

  27. fortunerep profile image69
    fortunerepposted 8 years ago

    What happened, he?

    1. blondepoet profile image71
      blondepoetposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Me and Cabin-girl tied him up, but he released a unsavoury gas and we took off.

  28. Lady Guinevere profile image60
    Lady Guinevereposted 8 years ago

    GT, if you can find a way to blog from or with or a fourm like the Talk Sex With Sue, you might have a chance to do your blogs or articles that way.  That was the only thing that I could come up with.  IOne other thing for others and Maddie to consider---beauty is the in the eye of the beholder.  Sex is taboo and why --because religion has put it there.  Just my two cents and I am out of here!  Good luck where ever you go GT and I did appreciate the back up you gave me earler when I first joined HP.  I will miss you here.

  29. Lifebydesign profile image61
    Lifebydesignposted 8 years ago

    Hey GT, sorry to hear you're leaving! You're one of the best things about hubpages.

  30. profile image0
    Amy Gposted 8 years ago

    I leave town for awhile, I come back, I log on, and *POOF*, my favorite is gone.  sad 
    I wish we could get him to stay... maybe he can be bribed...

  31. RNMSN profile image89
    RNMSNposted 8 years ago

    tkensei you are either very young or just a total jerk...I vote for the door to your bum!
    LM, right next to you Girl!!

    1. tksensei profile image61
      tksenseiposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      LOL! Some folks just looooove the guessing game!

  32. Misha profile image76
    Mishaposted 8 years ago

    LOL Lita, is it your puppet? lol

    1. profile image0
      Leta Sposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Almost didn't look at this, but thought GT was back...

      Uh, no... (Don't you look at the way they express themselves?) That 'puppet' is a guy.

      And TK is middle aged.  I already know that.

      He's making new friends again, huh?

      1. tksensei profile image61
        tksenseiposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Not everyone has your charm and self control, ma'am.

  33. Misha profile image76
    Mishaposted 8 years ago

    Yeah, on a second thought looks original. smile Yet vocabulary is quite close wink

    1. profile image0
      Leta Sposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      No, no.  I'm fond of acronyms...one in particular. wink

  34. fortunerep profile image69
    fortunerepposted 8 years ago

    I will miss you GT, glad you are taking your friends with you.  Hope you enjoy being able to write as you wish, I for one am kinda disappointed.
    dori

 
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