Goldentoad has to be one of the finest writers I know on Hubpages. After another flagging of his latest Hub, he has decided to leave, tonight. I am very saddened, to see him go. He delighted us with his hubs, had a huge army of fans, supported other hubbers with his comments, added so much spark to the Forums, inspired so many other hubbers, I strongly urge all hubbers that adored him to use this thread to tell him what he meant to you, to pay him a tribute here that he will treasure.
GT He Was The Prize Writer Hubber From The Streets Of L.A
His writing was outstanding,polished, captivating earning him an all-time high record of fans.
Many Hubbers Gave Him Tribute In Many Hubs
From Sheenarobin's http://hubpages.com/hub/goldentoad--Cri … r-Hair-Hub
He Was The Star In My Action Packed Thriller 'Math's Camp Massacre'
See it at http://sendables.jibjab.com/view/ctzXR6QbvmOkYVWy
The movie also starred myself, Pest, Cindy, EricG and Tom Rubenoff.
He Wrote A Beautiful Hub Dedicated To Our Lovely G-Ma Johnson
This Hub touched our hearts, it showed what a beautiful heart he really did have.To those who stood by him he gave the world to and to more as well.
His Avatars Changed More Than We Change Our Underwear
Farewell GT,I will really miss you here. The contribution you made to Hubpages will always be remembered. You were funny, unpredictable, entertaining,extremely talented, challenging and most important you were and will always be my top friend.You welcomed me here, gave your support to my Hubs and some of the most funniest moments I have had here have some-how involved you lol.
****A good friend is hard to find, hard to lose, and impossible to forget.
Golden Toad was without a doubt a genius at writing and I enjoyed all his personas and if he really does go it will be a hell of a lot boring without him. GT if you are reading this forget a few rules, just bypass it by toning it down.
Don't just think of yerself, you bring a lot of joy to a lot of people and trust me nothing does that better than the written word and nobody does that better than you. Reconsider mate, not just for yerself, but for your fans of which I am deff one !
Why was he flagged? I recall he was getting very upset about the duplicate content flag and I still can't understand why.
I loved his tramp avatar and although he was a smelly Toad I just fell in love with not just his writing but the man. You have fans man besides those Raiders and us pirates laugh at your antics most nights.
You are a unique guy, so dont just bugger off or I will track you down and tie you up again. Not many have your talent Toad Boy so don't be a real Toad and hide under that stone, get your ass back.
If not all I can say is at least I got to read the most talented writer I have met on my time online, but reconsider Toad Boy !
It was flagged for breaking the TOS regarding adult hubs. There is a whole debate going on in another thread.
Oh i got flagged for that. Wont do it again. lol
It got flagged for being too adult in content
Let it go goldentoad, we would all like you to stay including management! You turn a lot of traffic with your wit.
Maybe just write some stuff elsewhere?
Your unique style will be sadly missed if you leave here, and I know you are able to get past this if you give it some more thought.... Please?.
Crap! I hate it! Why do all the good ones leave! *saunters off for some heavy crack*
On second thought *comes back* ... *waves a shoe at 'you know whos'* ... *saunters off*
On third thought *comes back again* and properly bids farewell to Toady now that he's leaving:
*"It was great knowing ya John. Am so glad to be in contact with you somewhere else too. I shall sorely miss your writings and certainly it won't be the same here ever again without you. You were our 'Golden Boy' indeed, and we shall always think about you when we would laugh at HP. Take care and me shall follow you elsewhere ... love yer writings ya know dear. And I shall give ya big, squeezy hug no matter how much ya scream this time" * BIGGEST HUGNESS* .... *Another squeezy hug*.
John........I support you whatever it is you decide......stay....go.......write a novel....bitch about your job.....stick around rattle the chains of the newbies......write a murder mystery involving members of Hubpages. You my friend are a talented guy and can do absolutely anything you put your mind to. Salute
Really wish you wouldn't go John! Even though we can connect on other sites, you'll be sorely missed here. I tip my hat to one of the best writers I have ever known!
Go for awhile, if you have to. Regroup and come back if you can. I hope I haven't seen the last of you. Hugs.
This is the first I heard of this. Please don't leave GT, you will be sadly missed if you do and it would not be the same here without your wit and sense of humour.
I really didnt know you GT,but I did get your wit and satire coupled with a delightful sense of humour
Im sure you will be back, nobody stays away for long ,its the internet dammit ,but whatever your destiny, to your best life-peace ,ekiwi
To Cheer you up..
(BP, yer right ,I cant quit now) lol
You're a talented writer, and for those who like to shake the world, there will always be critics who would like to see you go. Do as you choose, and either way, you have my support
GT, you just can't leave. You have too many fans here.
Why do all the great writers, whose work we come here to read, disappear just when we are getting addicted to them??
I didn't know him before this thread but I just looked around now I wish he was someone I had the opportunity to get to know and learn from.
He is going to be sorely missed - he has a lot of raw talent, and refuses to compromise his art.
Maybe he should have* stuck with the 'How to boil an egg' hubs
Goldentoad is a very good and creative writer who will be read and appreciated wherever he chooses to publish.
Goldentoad is dead...
Long live Silverfrog!
Hey, GT. I'll talk to you on the other site. I want to keep up with what you're doing. Can I help you set up a blog or something?
Hey man, it isn't 'cause of that awesome anti-Raider joke I brought in to that sports forum is it??
Kidding aside, I will go forth and look for you elsewhere so that I can continue to enjoy your writing. Hope you'll change your mind about HubPages as you are sort of popular here if you hadn't noticed.
*raises glass in salute of GoldenToad, the RaiderFan*
I believe that GT had the courage or moxie to say what others were to meek to say. We are always better off to have people that are unafraid.
GT is an inspiring and entertaining writer and i hate to see him go.
I tried twice to add my comments to GT's hub tonight, but there is a glitch on my end and can't get any of my comments to show up in the hubs.
Goldentoad: I will miss you; continue writing as you do this well. Hope you change your mind and come back!
Goldentoad raiderfan remember that the great gonzo were intially vilified too. James joye's Ulysses was banned in many countries. Lady Chatterlies Lover was banned. You are in good comapany. A James Elroy, Hunter S Thompson in the making.
I have a sixties song for you:
"I will follow him
Where ever he may be
I will follow him" by the Shirelles (I think)
You have got to be joking?
Why does this happen? Why is talent dashed against the rocks?
Goldentoad.. be true to your heart and yourself... I am sorry that I did not have the opportunity to meet you..
and can only wish you well
Take care and reconsider.
You are so cute C.C, as well as being clever, you know the rest.Hey your new avatar looks like the Hubber here, Peter, I just can't quite think of his last name, you know the really nice talented Peter here, who has a son here writing too.
Well, what a time for me to be away sick.. crap.
He was the 2nd one to post to my very first hub.. it said "Got any beer?" I remember wondering "WTF???!!!"
John, you have made me feel so welcome and this just sucks you're leaving.
Please keep in touch!! OK?
Many hugs and kisses on the cheek of your choice!
Toad....maybe you could re-write blue balls and call it "sky colored spheres that hang when I can't bang! Sounds scientific huh? Just kidding....wouldn't change a word!
Raising my glass....toast to the Toad!
Very sorry to hear GT is leaving - he will be sorely missed...thanks for making me feel welcome
Is Toad completely split or might he be lurking around catching some more love?
If you're still here, GT, I want you to know 3 things.
1. You suck.
2. You are a brilliant, brilliant writer.
3. But you suck.
Miss ya much. MM
I'm shocked by all this. What did he do that was so bad? His hubs were my favorites. I just did a search on him and found this instead. What the hell happened? This is terrible. I'm sad too!
Flagged for adult content? Aren't we all adults here? There is far worse stuff said in the religious forum. If you are looking for pornography's dirty words, just go there. I'm really sad!!!
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