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Come And Pay Tribute To Goldentoad And Raider On His Last Night Of HP

  1. blondepoet profile image71
    blondepoetposted 8 years ago

    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.

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    badcompany99posted 8 years ago

    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 !

  3. Marisa Wright profile image97
    Marisa Wrightposted 8 years ago

    Why was he flagged?  I recall he was getting very upset about the duplicate content flag and I still can't understand why.

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    CabinGirlposted 8 years ago

    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 !

  5. Uninvited Writer profile image83
    Uninvited Writerposted 8 years ago

    It was flagged for breaking the TOS regarding adult hubs. There is a whole debate going on in another thread.

    1. kmackey32 profile image68
      kmackey32posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Oh i got flagged for that. Wont do it again. lol

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

        It got flagged for being too adult in content

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          ralwusposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Imagine that one Deb. Toad is a rebel that cannot  be contained. Am proud he is my good friend and has joined us in the tree house of liberty gained.

      2. profile image0
        ralwusposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        yeah right! I just bet you won't. LOL

  6. waynet profile image73
    waynetposted 8 years ago

    Ha that math camp massacre was hilarious....hahahahaha!

  7. earnestshub profile image89
    earnestshubposted 8 years ago

    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?.

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    nazishnasimposted 8 years ago

    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*.

  9. R. Blue profile image56
    R. Blueposted 8 years ago

    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

  10. Shalini Kagal profile image60
    Shalini Kagalposted 8 years ago

    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!

  11. Jewels profile image84
    Jewelsposted 8 years ago

    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.

  12. mistyhorizon2003 profile image93
    mistyhorizon2003posted 8 years ago

    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.

  13. Eaglekiwi profile image80
    Eaglekiwiposted 8 years ago

    I really didnt know you GT,but I did get your wit and satire coupled with a delightful sense of humour lol

    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

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

      Wow you are on a roll, I love it !!!!!

  14. Beth100 profile image72
    Beth100posted 8 years ago

    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 smile

  15. dianacharles profile image72
    dianacharlesposted 8 years ago

    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?? sad

  16. Garrett McLee profile image37
    Garrett McLeeposted 8 years ago

    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.

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    Miss Takeposted 8 years ago

    please stay, I just joined cos I heard about you....

  18. Sufidreamer profile image82
    Sufidreamerposted 8 years ago

    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 hmm

  19. Paraglider profile image94
    Paragliderposted 8 years ago

    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!

    1. fierycj profile image75
      fierycjposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Wazdatmean? Silver frog?

    2. fierycj profile image75
      fierycjposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Wazdatmean? Silver frog?

      1. Paraglider profile image94
        Paragliderposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        just playing with "The King is dead /Long live the King!", the traditional call of London's town criers when the old king pops it and is succeeded by his first-born son.

  20. Christoph Reilly profile image74
    Christoph Reillyposted 8 years ago

    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?

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

      You are the bees knees Christoph.

  21. Davinagirl3 profile image59
    Davinagirl3posted 8 years ago

    I miss his stuff already.

  22. RooBee profile image76
    RooBeeposted 8 years ago

    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. wink

    *raises glass in salute of GoldenToad, the RaiderFan*

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    logic,commonsenseposted 8 years ago

    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.

  24. Paper Moon profile image77
    Paper Moonposted 8 years ago


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

      A golden tribute PM, that Hub has to be one of the greatest highlights of the century.

  25. Anamika S profile image61
    Anamika Sposted 8 years ago

    GT is an inspiring and entertaining writer and i hate to see him go.

  26. VioletSun profile image79
    VioletSunposted 8 years ago

    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. hmm

    Goldentoad: I will miss you; continue writing as you do this well.  Hope you change your mind and come back!

  27. sixtyorso profile image77
    sixtyorsoposted 8 years ago

    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)

  28. Pearldiver profile image82
    Pearldiverposted 8 years ago

    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.

  29. profile image0
    ralwusposted 8 years ago


    There he rides into the sunset.

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

      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.

    2. The Craziest Hub profile image55
      The Craziest Hubposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      think he'd consider taking moi smile

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

        and moi as well. !!!

        1. The Craziest Hub profile image55
          The Craziest Hubposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          i hear he likes being tied up. me too wink

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

            He does like being tied up especially with my nylons ROFL

  30. The Craziest Hub profile image55
    The Craziest Hubposted 8 years ago

    I loves a crazy toad and all his friends wink

  31. Candie V profile image64
    Candie Vposted 8 years ago

    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!


  32. Tom Cornett profile image81
    Tom Cornettposted 8 years ago

    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!

    1. B.T. Evilpants profile image59
      B.T. Evilpantsposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Or he could call it azure orbs, or simply 青いボール
      Raising my glass too.

      1. Paper Moon profile image77
        Paper Moonposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        All raise glasses to Beelzebufo.  Cheers!
        (downs glass, pours another.)

  33. Enelle Lamb profile image85
    Enelle Lambposted 8 years ago

    Very sorry to hear GT is leaving - he will be sorely missed...thanks for making me feel welcome

  34. Mighty Mom profile image84
    Mighty Momposted 8 years ago

    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

  35. ripplemaker profile image86
    ripplemakerposted 8 years ago


  36. profile image0
    Am I dead, yet?posted 8 years ago

    we will miss you.


  37. IntimatEvolution profile image80
    IntimatEvolutionposted 8 years ago

    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!!!