Whilst I appreciate the fact that you took the trouble to email me personally, I do not believe you did so for any other reason than to get my email address or some other unfathomable one that I can only guess at. I also do not believe you hold me in any special esteem just because you joined my fan club. I also have told you several times that I like you, but I also think you are not a well man. Seriously, this behavior is not appropriate. Get some help.
I completely disagree with you about the other thread making hubpages look bad:
We had a problem with a "fellow hubber" who was disrupting the forums, spoiling threads and generally being a pain in the ass. Individually, he was asked to stop several times. After that, as a group, we banded together, attempted to stop it and when that failed complained to the hubpages team who first banned him and then allowed him back on the condition he kept away from the forums. After the event, we picked over the bones and all contributed our personal opinions of the events and him.
That does not make us look bad - It makes us look like a community, which is what we are.
You are, of course, entitled to your opinion and I am not attempting to change that. Feel free to reply, but I will not be responding because:
I am done with the forums.
I will not be returning to the forums, and if that affects my hubscore, so be it.
To be perfectly honest, I am disgusted at myself for allowing myself to be drawn into a bunch of pointless, un-resolvable arguments with people who were looking to either promote themselves or start a fight. As I said before, I only ever meet these sort of people online, and I should know better than to respond.
If anyone wishes to send me a private message, tell me how wrong I am, ask me a question, or whatever, feel free to do so. If your name is not Jerrico Usher and you do not love Jesus more than you love yourself, I will more than likely respond.
So long and thanks for all the fish.
Mark, I hope you don't mean it. Your contributions to these forums are always worthwhile, whether it's because of their humour or their knowledge.
Mark, you are my friend. So is jimmy. I am saddened by these things which are happening at the forums for the past few weeks, just like jimmy. All of us(may be it's just me) who were quite active at the forums before these unpleasant exchanges, decided to stay away from here. But that doesn't mean that we do not read the forums. All of you win(we lose).
I never sent any private message to a fellow hubber, so far(I did, but only in reply).
(I do not care about my hubscore either)
Your humor was half the reason I read these forums. Please reconsider.
How about a compromise?
I hope you'll change your mind! Your posts are always helpful or funny, and often both. It was always a pleasure to read your posts here!
I will miss you here, Mark. I appreciate you decision, but I will be glad if you reconsider
Mark! If you decide to stay away from the forums the s**t disturber wins and we all lose. I personally would very much miss your dry sense of humor and all your speedy helpful replies.
I agree with what has been said above.
Mark, I hope you're reading this.
You and I may not see eye-to-eye on the whole Tiger Balm thing, but outside of that, I find your posts to be entertaining, at times edgy, awesome and all around supportive of the community at large. It takes all kinds, and the community loses out when good folks don't contribute.
I'll be here with balloons and streamers to help Misha throw a party on the forum if you come back to them. Well, not if. When.
I think this is almost a unanimous conclusion: "Mark, you´re a great forum member and we will all be losing with your decision".
But you´re certainly right about the way this forum sometimes seems to be a place to promote or to fight, that´s the reason why I´ve so few posts (but I come here to read).
About private messages I don´t know if it was because I don´t love Jesus to much :-)) but I already received answers from you and I´ve appreciate them very much!
everyone has to bark sometime. Its all in the past, forget about it. We all miss u... get back in here
The argument is over,life goes on, I respect your opinion and I respect you as a member of the hubpages community, I have said all that I am going to say on the other forum thread and I will not bring it up again.
Leaving the forums would be wrong, for you and everyone at hubpages, you are a valued and respected contributor to Hubpages as a whole.
I did not agree with anyone who was picking over the bones to the point of cyberstalking Jericho around the net, nor with people constantly ganging up on him or anyone here.
I also had great sympathy at the simultaneous event of those who had their work plagarized.
If you will think about it, I have an underlying principle. The underlying principle is that I'm not fond of bullies or bullying by anyone to anyone.
Hope you keep posting in Forums. You are witty and fun to read. Even if I disagree with you issue by issue, that doesn't mean I don't enjoy you.
There are plenty of us who read the Forums but participate little.
Mark - you're one that I generally read because you're helpful, especially to newbies (and older users like me).
But I don't think provocateurs of any type need to be engaged with. Completely ignoring them - not responding to them, and not discussing them - is the most reliable way to make them disappear. They thrive on attention.
In politics, they draft candidates. Can we draft Mark Knowles back to the forum?
I think that somewhere along the way the difference between researching a widespread problem (be it a topic or a person) and cyberstalking has been muddled for some.
The whole Jerrico thing was blown out of proportion, yes, but on the other hand he blew it out of proportion himself through his varied actions.
In the end, I hope that we ALL can move forward positively, without any further bashing of each other, and meet on these forums as a community of Hubbers. That includes you, Mark. Take a break, unwind, relax and enjoy reading and writing Hubs. I will continue to look forward to the day you come back to the forums again, you and your .
Of course Mark will be back. His flouncing off was mere posturing. He'll have to come back now to tell me it wasn't He'll probably say it wasn't even flouncing . . .
The best thing about 12 year-old single malt is that it writes all by itself!
I myself, feel bad about even commenting on the whole J thing....and have chosen not to participate again in that kind of behavior in the forums....but I won't just leave and hope Mark comes back as well, as he always answered my questions. Thanks Mark, come back will ya?
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