Quite often, forum threads are taken over by serial thread spammers, whose only purpose on hub pages seems to be to annoy and disrupt any thread in which they take part..
I think it would be great if a flag could be set so we can choose to make posts from selected hubbers invisible.
Any chance of doing this?
(Either that, or give me a big red button where I can delete anyone I don't like )
cheers, Eric G.
I've asked for a 'block' feature before too. Is that what you mean?
Some sites have a feature where you can block individuals. Other people see their posts, you do not.
I think it would be nice. Sometimes the trolls here get fed too much.
Could be a good idea. I just wish sometimes we could post anonymously, as there are times I have to restrain my fingers from my keyboard (lol) from giving certain responses.
Yes Yes =2 votes
seems like a logical option to block
so what time does the office open for business
I gotta $1..and fresh doughnuts
we all have fire within us. Mind you, I've always been terrified of spontaneously ombusting.
I'm desperate to start with the hotflashes, but menopause seems to be eluding me
What I'm confused on is the mere fact that some of you are giving your opinions, and acting the same way as those you don't care to hear. Everyone has the right to free speech, everyone has the right to their opinions, everyone has the right to ignore, or comment. It seems to me that if you comment, then why would you expect that person to leave, when in fact your doing the very thing, he/she is after, to feed them exactly what they wanted.
Agree. The forum is for everybody And some people that have been here long are so dumb as the people they want to ban
Actually--not Ban. If you READ what Eric said, it states IGNORE. It just gets more than a little old when the same hubbers pop up over and over again starting inane threads and leaving ridiculous meaningless comments to up their post count. We do ignore them as much as we can, but if my face was splattered around here half as much as certain others, you'd get tired of it too.
Some people who have not been here very long seem to think they know more than they do
Sometimes newbies don't know how to begin with and are attemtpting an approach. I've seen most of you being rude to some of them just because the question seems silly or pointless.
Im kinda an IB=in betweeny
but I was new once , I hear ya
and one day you will not be new and you will hear them too.
Tantrum IMO ,it takes two people to communicate properly.
I'm hearing them all right. I've been in hub pages for more than 8 months now, writing under different names. And a lot of you people are my fans For example B.C is my fan in 2 of them
Cool so we joined around the same time , cept im just one person, boy do I have some catchin up to do ..
IMHO, The forums should be open for everyone that is a hubber to participate in...whether they are a newbie or been here for two years. They are kind of unique...each one (forum topics). As writers we all should be able to keep up with spammers and the intelligent ones...alike. Then hit the report button if they blatantly foul out...over and over again with unacceptable behavior!
I don't feel I've been rude to anyone...maybe I'm wrong. I can say I have gotten fed up a lot lately, not just within the forums, and have opened my mouth more than usual. I'm usually pretty good at just staying out of it--ignoring it. but there comes a time when you can't ignore anymore.
I answer questions all the time and have told newbies to ask q's anytime. I have seen others who have been around far longer than I give rude or short answers, but thats not what we're referring to. I am so tired of seeing three and four threads started in the course of an hour, all devoted to the same thing. I'm tired of hubbers (new or old) mouthing off about things they have no knowledge of. I'm tired of ridiculous adds to threads just to up a post count. Sometimes hubbers can be mean spirited too and that gets really old.
Yes, there is a report button but that is for spam and I would never report a hubber that was just voicing an opinion unless they were out and out rude or mean in their comment.
I do agree we should be able to voice our opinions as has been said in this trhread a few times--BUT that also means that those of us unhappy with the forums should be able to say so here without hypocrites telling us that opinion us wrong.
(BTW tantrum-im not calling YOU a hypocrtite, just used your quote)
Of course you're not calling me a hypocr..whatever. I've never quote that. I can't even spell that word right !
And if you were, I can't care less
nothing intelligent 2 reply ? Well more of the nonsense forum Bye ! Nice to meet you !( and here yes, I'm being hypocr.... )
one time, I called my dad a hypocrit...whatever, I went to bed without dinner. Ive never seen tantrum be bad? haha. you have to admit, that sounds a little funny...
yeah, and like, its all written donw, on a computer. If soemone types words I dont care for, I dont read their profile. I dont read threads in certain forums if I feel sensitive. I can even trun off my computer!! SURE some people are unjustifialby nasty and wasting space, but I am pretty sure there is a little "report" button next to every single post. There is a chance sometimes things get taken wrong too. As not everyone here has the same first language, and you dont know if someone is joking cuz you cant see their face and all.
I noticed that tantrum, I just think people like to complain, it gives them something to do. Been there myself at one time.......lol...intolerent.
Thats for sure, (cuz you cant see their face and all) We do have such a big language barrier, but I believe if you don't understand, move along, don't take it personally. do they know who you are. No, and in the end do they care to know, probably not, because they don't care for themselves more then likely.
But dont you see it would be good for everyone, if we had that button to click 'ignore posts' or 'make invisible' thats very fair. Its like saying ,well youre free to click me off too, anytime you want, today ,for a moment , or a week, and I wouldnt be any the wiser, Id just be typing to myself ...
I know people need to vent and this would also work for them.
Its not just the comments back and forth, they clog up a thread, they dont actually need to communicate, and if youre following an otherwise normal discussion ,it gets lost , who wants to scroll back past wierd pics or pages of ranting...not me
thing is they dont ( and I meaning the wierd posters) not people who have different opinions, they are very diff people IMO...in regular chat programmes these kinds of people would be banned from their first or second post..or simply 'on ignore'
Yea but I would have to click you off all the time.....LOL, just kidding but do you see my point, hell none of us would be visible because we all get offend in our own little way, there wouldn't be nothing to read and nothing to say....LOL...but of course this is only my opinion after all...LOL
Hey I wouldnt have a problem with you or anyone clickin me invisible or off (cuz I wouldnt know anyway) but point is...if ya got sick of someone ranting toooooo long or on repeat ..well I just say ..hell yes bring on the button
and no im not that thin skinned, I read heaps of stuff n scroll past too...
Havent you ever been in a chat thing where the room is full of people chatting backn forth ,but then say out of 20/30 people , one dickhead ruins it and acts crazy...the majority will put him on ignore...but ya just click /unclick at random ,so its no biggy at all, but lets the majority enjoy their time as well.
OH!!! see, Ive never been in a chat room, and here at hubpages is my first experience with forums. I suppose, a real IGNORE button would be helpfull, since thats what I do anyway, in my head, and...Im pretty sure Ive been ignored at times myself...parkay...ha. like, everybody has at one time or another been stupid, or annoyed, and yeah, I see where ignore would be cool. But so would an actual chat room? then forums could be used for what they are intended, and all us flighty people would have a seperate place to go without messing the structure up.
Isn't that what the 'report' button is for? To get rid of spammers or those that are off topic?
Unfortunately,this isn't a chat room,its not designed that way.
The easiest solution is just to ignore threads with nonsense or homophobic crap all over them. I've been avoiding posting in the forums for about a month after I started to get fed up with all of the rubbish being posted.
If you want a chat room, go and open one on paltalk or one of the other chat services then invite all of your mates into it and continue the discussion over there.
It has the advantage / dis advantage of video and voice chat.
I do this every now and again if I've got something to develop as a project.It works reasonably well
Yea well if we had another option ,you wouldnt have to avoid the forum for over a month.
I was trying to point out some of the options available that chat programmes use effectively is all.
On a side note, seems like certain hubbers prefer this forum to be like a chat site ,so they should be the ones moving there
if everyone talked like me, thought like me, agreed with me all the time, I would be dead from boredom, nothing to share, nothing to argue about, no one to ignore....LOL
Some people have to cope with their low steem and don't like to get into arguments
That's a great idea. A probationary period for new people to post. They would have to demonstrate that they have something intelligent to say before moving to the grownups table.
Well you're only a 3 month baby forum, so it's gonna b all right 4 u
Hey crumb leaver,you would never graduate to the big leagues if that were the case...LOL
Low steem? I have lots of energy myself
Eric? Admit it.
You just want that big shiny red button. Don't you?
If that's what you're after, I think you should be gifted with it.
A panic button. Only it's total wipe out
And as per the question - it's probably not that practical or doable but still, I can see where you're coming from.
No one is talking of banning anyone. I agree an ignore feature would be nice...
So my therapeutical advice is no good?
I't's not Grammar School Is it? I write fast and make mistakes. Everybody does around here
I hold you in high-esteem for pointing this out...
A forum is a free environment where anyone can share. Sometimes it is intelligent, other times it is silly. Not everyone comes online to have a thought provoking conversation about evolution vs. creation, or about power politics.
Some of the forums on here are meant for fun, so I see no point for a probationary period. If I do not like the thread I stay away. I just really like Hubpages the way it is personally.
I hate to say it, but I do see why some hubbers feel the forums are not as fun as they used to be. A year ago people were having every type of thread under the sun, from serious to totally silly. People still do have the fun conversations, but these are few and far between.
I wasnt refering to the majority SP ,just a couple(same [poster) who appeared to have hijacked the forum...9 threads (same topic)...
anyway I like improvement no matter what it is ..but Im done so I hope goodfriend takes me off ignore now...j/k
I don't need a button to ignore, I just do, but I wouldn't ignore you, I find you very funny, and uplifting most of the time
Some of the threads are really weird. There are too many threads on the same topic, I do notice that. I try to stay within the same few topics lol
On almost any given message board you can put a member on ignore. I'm not sure what platform Hubpages is on, but in general, you need to have a user cp where you are allowed to create your own settings & this is where you would put the members you don't want to see on "ignore". Its not banning, its just ignoring and you can still publicly write whatever you want, you just won't see the answers of those you have chosen to "ignore".
Heres an old proverb (from my native homeland)
If you must bow down
Let it be to a lofter mountain
(then again ,if that mountains spewing molten lava, run like hell)
I'm not in favor of any form of censorship. I don't think there is a need for a button to ignore people, I can do that pretty well on my own.
I've only been here 4 months so I'm still a newbie too and very much appreciated all the help I received when asked for. Being new to this site does not mean I'm new to the internet or the ways of forum etiquitte. We can all spot the spammers and the trolls and we have to restrain ourselvs from feeding them.
Everybody without any exceptions should be responsible for anything they say. If someone thinks he or she has balls enough to voice an opinion in a public forum, then he or she should be prepared as well to receive whatever responses as a result, whether they be harsh or favorable. You cant expect everybody to fall in line with you like a bunch of mindless zombies. There're still people who hold their grounds, irrespective of what the popular notions might be. Call them troll, call the spammer, who cares. Now that's my opinion. Ha ha ha See the beauty of a forum, I can say whatever the hell I want or think is right, and anyone can choose to say he's right or he's dead wrong. That's life. You dont whine about it, you move on. Pure and simple.
Tantrum I feel like you got some kinda axe to grind or ya just bein a smartass
you'll never know An now i leave cause
I'm off to the beach
with some lovely chick
and a bunch of 'piña coladas'
You're so nice to meet !
so 'clever' so 'sweet'
oh yes !... Thank you !... De nada !
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