I would quite like one, but why should I contact the hubpages team if they cannot give me the courtesy of letting me know why.
94 hubs in less than 3 months, and for what? To get banned for losing my rag with religious nuts after one told me to kill myself?
I'm going to work on my blog and take all of my hubs with me. Every one of them, shove your page rank up your arse.
Im sure that a few of you can be testimony to how I go out of my way to answer the questions of newbies on here. Fuck you, I'm off.
It's damn rude.
You can tell Ryan Hupfer not to bother featuring me on your blog too.
That is why I quit the religious forum. They needle you and needle you and needle you and shout at you that you are worthless and then you lash out at them. I felt myself wanting to do so and actually used a swear word at one of them a while back. There is no talking sense to some one who knows what god wants and has a book of words they can cut and paste from instead of engaging in a discussion.
Your only option is to feed them to the lions. It is what they live for. Then and only then can they claim the "persecution," they desire.
I am with you in thinking the moderation here is a bit...uh, "uneven"...and I'm not alone in thinking that, either.
*edit: I would say that squeaky wheels of a certain type, for whatever reason (liberal guilt,?, lol, business interests,?), are definitely being shown favoritism. It's either that, or some basic reading and critical analysis skills are just missing.
There is also quite a bit of "gaming the system" on the part of some users going on which obviously must go over the heads of some. (Funny, I see it, and I have another full time job.)
Ryan, you should come back just to call out what you see.
It's like the "holding" call in American football. It occurs on virtually every play, but seems to be called situationally.
Anyone who posts regularly on political or religious forums can accurately be accused of personal attacks, but the warnings and suspensions are not distributed evenly. There seems to be a privileged class of posters who can get away with intimidation and threats without repercussion, while others get called out for minor infractions.
Oh Ok well I do have your explanation in my junk folder.
"We regret to inform you that you have been banned from the HubPages forums for a period of 3 days. This is due to personal attacks, which are against our Terms Of Service, and make the HubPages forums a hostile and unfriendly place."
Personal attacks? Fuck you, hows that for a personal attack. Go on then, who have I personally attacked? Atomswifey? Is that who? Seriously. Fuck you. You want a personal attack, you have one.
I have never before in my life been told to kill myself. Enjoy yourselves with the extremist freaks people.
Uhm, how and why is it that my name got brought up in this? Am I now the poster child for ALL Believers?
I have never threatened anyone in here, let alone told someone to kill themselves! I do not appreciate being named in your rant as if I had something to do with you being banned! Though you may have been guilty of throwing insults at me or not is irrelevant to your situation here!
If someone told you to go kill yourself I think that is absolutely horrible and very much a personal attack!
I am sure that team here at hubpages looked into both sides of this when deciding who to ban. Have you looked into the one who said that to you as to whether or not they were banned as well?
Woman - you need to keep your ridiculous beliefs in the religion forum where they belong.
I am not surprised Ryan called you a f******* fruitcake - because that is what you are.
What was the point in leaving religious forums Mark? Stay put buddy
Did I quote scripture here Mark?
Did I state my religious beliefs here Mark?
No to both.
My name was brought up here as it was from the one who started this thread!
I did not just jump into this discussion by any other means!
And excuse me MAN, but you as well as Ryan do not know me well enough at all to make such an assertion and an ATTACK as to me being a "f***** fruitcake or not!
I know you well enough to know you are a f******* fruitcake. I will ask you to keep your opinions to yourself and not speak to me any further. I am not interested in what you have to say because it is worthless drivel designed to provoke.
Please do not speak to me any more.
I never swear i really don't but honestly this is the first time ever.... fuck off and leave my friends alone, piss off.... i risk 3 days ban for you Ryan
Don't you have to go and worship an invisible man on the sky or something, honey?
Fuck off you fruitcake. There you go. Ban this login too.
You have been the provocation in every single heated thread on this forum. How the fucking hell are you not banned? If I have been identified as a cause of confrontation, over you, then that only further reinforces my decision.
Freak. *takes a bow*
Whitney - childish or not, children can still feel hard done by. This decision is an adult decision. I am gone. Thanks.
I have been the provocation? Or my beliefs? Get this straight! I have just as much right to state my beliefs as you do! I did not take it to the level of extreme to outright insults and degrading remarks as you and others have!
I did not sink to the lows of immaturity to attack anyone on a personal level as you and others have towards not only myself but others as well!
The truth is,
You along with some others CHOSE to engage in flying insults at people only because they state the truth in their beliefs! You attack being unprovoked!
I take a stand for whom I love. For the beliefs I have! I try to share my thoughts and feelings in a non-confrontational way and then get insulted and accused of being confrontational! It is a matter of perception as to how one would take the quoting of scripture!
The messages I have shared, the scriptures I have quoted if they do offend you, then you can CHOOSE to not respond at all or not even read them!
I am not the one who has called you out here, you are of me!
I am not the one who flung insults at you as you have me!
And then you question why you got banned?
And then you assert that it is I who provoked your rather immature behavior or the behavior of someone who told you to go kill yourself?
Please. You give me wayyyy too much power here!
Take a look at yourself man, you have only yourself to blame.
Isn't that cross heavy; why don't you set it down?
Poster child? For what, spamming? I'd say that's the best fit.
Oh my goodness you do not even understand what spam is!
And you know what to all reading:
If I get banned for exercising my rights to freedom of expressing my beliefs in a RELIGION forum then so be it!
I have not sunk to the lows others have on here!
And as far as, my cross being too heavy here, Ryan is the one who placed that cross on me! He is the one who said it is I who have provoked all the insults, personal attacks and so on!
He is the one who placed me in the position of being on that poster! Though it is a lie because there are a great many long before even I joined hubpages who have stated their beliefs in the religion forum as well!
And just as boldly as I have in that too.
but I am done debating this issue with any of you!
You want to put blame somewhere, on someone. Go ahead and accuse me, lay that blame on me then. It is your choice. Just as it was YOUR choice to CONFRONT ME on my beliefs in the forum in question!
i will probably regret this, but....you name came up here cuz ryan admitted that he called you something. someone else said something worse, and was not banned. i believe he feels this to be not fair. i am also pretty sure you are not helping right this second.
Spam is posting something endlessly without participating the forum you are posting it in. You did that. Deal with it.
You don't have "rights" here dumbbell. This forum is owned by HubPages. When you signed your contract you agreed to that condition.
"Low's" are relative. I'd say you've set the standard for "lows" in regard to spam.
I'm not sure where the blame belongs. But I am quite certain that you share it...at the very least.
What is this all about mate?
Fill me in on the forum in question svp.
I wish that I could tell you. I have called one poster a 'fruitcake' and I have said 'fuck you' with a smiley of a devil sticking his fingers up to another.
The 'fruitcake' is Atomswifey, the perpetrator and provacation for almost every heated debate on this forum. The other one told me to kill myself.
If I am getting banned for 3 days for that, then they can shove the site up their arse.
Interesting.... I know that I also had something to say on the Nutter's performances. I think the interpretation of 'Personal Attack' needs to be redefined - Every single Scripture posted in Caps and used in a general conversation (as far as I'm concerned) is a Personal Attack or Affrontary. Tres BS my friend
Whitney states that this is a family site???? Really?
Perhaps it would be a prudent commercial decision to promote the 'Wholesome family values' and the Religious Leanings into a separate site and let the general writers get on and do what we do best when not influenced by fanatical F/Wits.
OMG! It's funny but it sucks. Shucks, I don't really like you that much myself lol but still. I know what goes on there too and I feel for ya. I remember that devil giving the finger. I thought it was hilarious! It upped my impression of you.
Did you only get banned from the religious forum or all of them? Anyways, see ya back in three days.
If you felt as though you were attacked when whoever it was told you to die or whatever, then you should have reported it, as the other person must have reported you.
To some degree this is a family-type site. You should be careful of what you say.
Ryan, calm down - it's 3 days.
Put your hubs back up and keep making money. Follow your business plan. You're doing really well.
And stay out of the religious and politics forums and any other thread that smacks of zealotry and general insanity
I would truly miss you if you left. You have great insights and are really learning to make Hubpages work. Every day, you're one of the Hubbers I check out to see what you have to say and how things are going.
Think of this as a business and not the corner bar room. And I think the good business decision is to stay. Please.
Ryan, I agree with Nelle, but it really is your choice.
You are extremely smart and savvy and the kind of writer that will be very, very missed her at hp. It is just three days.
The thing with the religion forum is that we find the argument too irresistable. It's stimulating, even if in a negative way. That's not all bad. So what if others squeak because they got their feelings hurt. You've never been this insulted (as far as I can tell) except for when Big Brother tells you to not throw so much sand in the sand box. (LOL)
Hey, I'm on your side, I'm just trying to look at it rationally. I've been booted off message boards, and banned from a lot of things. I do know how it feels. Really. But hang with us if you will. I'd miss ya. (Not that that counts for much, but I'm trying!)
Ryan, Ryan, Ryan this is not the way THE LORD GOD would want you to behave. Change your way before it is too late and are left to burn in HELL. Each time you swear You make baby JESUS cry, Ryan. You are an evil man and I think SATAN will have a special place in HELL reserved just for you...
i was guessing that was satire..wasnt it?
i mean "lies make baby jesus cry" is a simpsons line
How DARE you take the LORDS name in vain th* S***sons is the DEVIL'S work and an abomination unto THE LORD you will surely BURN for this satanist
Their is only one LORD GOD I am merely his servant semt to spread the good word of JESUS. JESUS loves you fort, JESUS loves us all, even you.
REPENT NOW before it is too late, join me in prayer people or GOD will DAMN you to HELL to suffer for all eternity.
Just remember a debate is one thing, but if you feel like it's gone to far, consult the HP team. Let them review the thread and close it if its needed.
You're being a little childish at this point... IMO
Ryan please don't go please please please please. SWITCH OFF YOUR COMPuter have a total break for 3 days, people don't like bad language....... they just don't.... it might be funny for the likes of us, where we were brought up or Oasis but tone the language down a bit........ don't waste time in religious forums
I will race ya to 100
p.s. i love the picture of you sat with your arms folded like ..... right i am taking my ball in now.... get on yer feet and write man.....
Go back to the fantasy (sorry, religeous) forum to spread your lies and hypocracy atomswifey and leave the rest to people who are not completly deluded. People are entitled to beleive what they like so stop forcing your pathetic, false beliefs on others.
Ryan - Don't argue with idiots, they will just drag you down to thier level and beat you on experience.
Removing yourself only gives your antagonists a tiny victory.
Ive been quite unhappy with some decisions relating to how a hub was flagged and moderated, most likely as a result of the religious nutters, who couldnt wrap their walnut heads around satire.
I left for months as a result, the only effect it had was one diminished income source.
A three day vacation from jabbering on here is a good thing, focus on more productive activities and enjoy yourself
And if the hubber you referenced is in fact your antagonist, im not sure how you allowed yourself to get pulled in, i read a hub about roe vs wade penned by it, and can honestly say it was the most incomplete, foolish ignorant piece of tripe, I ever bothered to read all the way to the end.
I was expecting a just kidding at the end..it didnt happen.
You cant argue with chowderheads, it just doesnt work
Yeah, Atomswifey is a fruitcake, but what an over reaction. What are you, 8 years old, Ryan?
Grow up and stop throwing your toys out the pram, baby.
Go find some REAL Witches to burn and share your medication with.
You are merely acting like a spare D..k at a wedding.
Speaking as a nut job myself Ryan - please don't go. This place won't be nearly as much fun without you. Besides, think of us, those who will miss you, not them and their provocation.
Really, you have a lot here.
A friend of my fathers once said never discuss s*x, politics or religion. I never really understood why? until now! God it gets complicated, pun not intended sorry.
You guys are so all getting sent to the naughty step for 3 days, so in the spirit of the occasion, fuck you all.
MOTHER: If all your friends jumped off a bridge, would you?
ME: Yes, yes I f****ing would.
p.s. sorry to hear about your situation Ryan, but rules be rules, they closed down my hub on having sex with ladyboys feet yesterday, can't imagine why, that's a pretty normal desire surely?
Keep your eyes on the plan, come back in three days.
Honey..... Grab the Gun..... That bloody moose is back in the garden again!!!
While you're at it can you call a contractor to pick up all that BS it left behind too!
I stopped posting in most of the forums for much the same reason - a certain resident troll, which HP consistently fail to do anything about, destroys any chance of a good and interesting debate.
I have much better things to do than argue with that fool - put your Hubs back up and continue building your business empire. At the end of the day, HP does not care, so use them purely for making money.
Very sorry to see you go if that is your final decision
and here is another man who knows what he is talking about Ryan
Ryan, I echo what Daniel and Nelle said. You're much too valuable, respected and appreciated here to leave. You really do need to calm down and take some time to think. You're unemployed and need this income -- and we need you. I do hope you will change your mind and stay on.
Probably changing ego's
I agree language um needs some moderation , but so do long ,repetitive threads that certain people post, copy n paste ,n copy some more.
Very inconsistant overall.
So many chiefs and not enough Indians
I wouldnt call HP a family site ??? unless naked pics is common viewing for your 10 yr old
No warning ? that dont seem very democratic, why didn they just close the thread
Im sick n tired of you all arguing actually
Misha, this may be a little off topic, but are you aware that archdaw has still not been reinstated to the Forums? (That's the person who wrote about mother/daughter relationships.) Could you put in a good word for her with Maddie?
We don't really know each other well, but here's my input.
Stay, because you know already that you can make money here, it will be a lot harder with anything else because you have to start from scratch and you won't have the traffic and the community to support you.
Second reason is that you shouldn't let the religious peeps get to you. You will never win an argument by being right with them. What you can do is tweak them and have fun with them. It's a lot of fun actually to do that. Really, are you gonna let them run you out of business?
Ryan suck it up. Simple. Sometimes life's unfair and it's right to take a stand on it. But HP is a business, first and foremost. It's everything to do with money and nothing to do with patting heads.
I wouldn't give a monkeys. I'd just write and publish 30 hubs in 3 days and come back on fire.
And atomswifey - despite what others have said, for all I know you may be a nice person in the flesh. But there's something to be said for 'thou protesteth too much'.
Ryan is in this thread sounding off and feeling singled out - and he's probably right. But I really think you'd have been better staying away and keeping quiet.
And the above requires no answer, in case you may wish to.
You simply cannot leave. I have seen you attacked unmercifully, and I would hate to see it drive you away. You and I were debating some a-holes on a thread a couple of weeks ago, and it got ugly. I bailed out of the thread, but you stayed and tried to stand your ground. The truth of the matter is that the more idiots that bombard the forums, the more voices of reason are needed to counteract them. You are a very intelligent man. You can fight them. Just remember that most of them are not intelligent at all, much less as intelligent as you. The predators use insults and snarky remarks to try to rattle everyone, because they don't have much of an argument. You are one of the good guys. PLEASE!!!! DO NOT LEAVE.
Ryan do hang in there I closed my thread about Shaul Stein because there were some coming after me which believed in the same things I did. I don't fully understand it because if I am a believer and they are a believer what they are doing is wrong. I used to not believe and I have many friends who are non-believers and although we may have indifferences I love them just the same. E-mail them and ask them why you were banned but don't leave HP just because of the occurrence that is what they want you to do. Do stay you are an asset! ((Big Hugs))
ryan just see if you get on this thread, i worry when you are quiet, or you cut off altogether or what....
fancy messing with us can you believe it
Not sure when the ban kicks in - he may be unable to post now
think about why you're here in the first place, why did you join?
I'm sure it wasn't for treading down the dark halls of the religion forum here~
just don't go there, they're the same on every site that hosts forums. nothing new, bla bla~
take some time to cool down and refocus~
you have good things to say.
I don't normally participate in these forums nor did I read through all four pages of this thread, but I am going to give you my two cents worth. Before you quit, ask yourself two questions: are you here to socialize or are you here to make money? If you're here to socialize, by all means quit. However, if you're here to make money, don't let people you don't really even know take an income source away from you. If you do that, they win in the end. Just don't hang around them anymore. Unfortunately, there will always be people in this world who think they know best.
Omg every time i login i am getting in the news of hubbers leaving what is going on. Ryan you have been nothing but a great supporter to newbies and your help in the forums have been invaluable. Please for the hubbers who care stick around. Man i was envious of what you achieved in such a long span giveme more to get envied..I dont know you well enough but dont want you to leave.
Apparently, he is!
Also, there's a new hub about how he's omnipresent out by Hal Licino!
I've been banned for forums before. I got a demerit ( )because I put a smiley in a reply with no text and complained about it, I got banned. It got another demerit because I replied "are you crazy?" to someone even though I was joking. I got my last and final one (I finally quit) because I told someone to stop taking their history from tabloids. So...HubPages is much, much more tolerant than a lot of forums out there
I avoid commenting on the religious forum now, and I try to do the same with the politics forum. I have been very tempted to say things that are definitely out of my character
Ah Ryan I'm sorry hun. but don't leave. Ignroe the stupid people as best as you can. *HUGS*
Yea I got banned once for copying n pasting ONE of my URL'S on another forum site live n learn
Ryan, I wish you the best. We would love you to stay, but if not, we have to understand. The Administrative Action process here leaves a lot to be desired. Their actions make one think that they do not value us - the writers who make up the community - because they do not care to communicate with us. They seem to care only to dictate terms. I love HubPages, but it would be nice if the HubPages administrators would take a kinder and fairer, I think, approach to Administrative Action.
I think HPA does the best they can. The super religious complained several times, they have a problem. They said why isn't HPA doing anything. SO hp had to do something.
The same can be said for the opposite side of the coin. It's just best that we refrain from things that could obviously get HP in trouble.
You heard about the lady that sued, I think it was Google, for being bullied on the internet and won right? Well, let's leave it at that.
I am aware, and everyone else should be aware, that Ryan was involved in a thread where he was instructed to shoot protesters. He did battle in a ridiculous argument where he was called every nasty name in the book. I was following the thread and I was hoping Ryan would just pull out, but he tried to be reasonable. The fact that he was banned is an outrage. I can't imagine anything he could have said that was as bad as suggesting someone shoot people. What is really going on here?
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