Man...we got a lot of whiners on this topic. Last time I checked the admin at Hub Pages made the rules...and so far...nothing about having extra alter-ego's on the Forums. You're just going by the rules! (and being quite inventive in the process...I actually don't know how you keep up in a Forum conversation with what is going on...and then present different aspects to the conversation...pretty dang good...if you ask me. You must have several computers going at the same time...or it would be hell to log-in that many times!)
My Vote is: Yes...Leave 'em!
[For the Record...Manly Poetry man is no Man's Alter Ego...or Ladies...for that matter...just a pen-name for my writings!)
I am new, and this comment may not mean to much, but i honestly went back and looked at some of the Threads for what was in them, content. It may not amount to much but I see no harm done from what I did read, I say carry on. Have fun
Like Greg Norman said once..."If you p--s some one off, that means your probly doing something right!
Why let one person sway you like that? If you are who you are, then what do you care? Just enjoy life, and if you are having fun with all of the alter egos, why let them go? Personally I am enjoying House, even if I am not currently overly concerned about my heart at the moment. You have been putting alot of good, helpful information there -- something that could change someone's life for the better.
Ditto. I can't be bothered reading all of this thread but if I understand House is going and Badco is coming back, I'm disappointed. The pirates seem like kids playing silly buggers - I get the feeling House is much more you. But it's up to you really.
I do not post on the forums very often, but reading this I just had to. Badco and Pirate Girl are a team. Everyone is aware that when Badco enters a forum, Pirate Girl will soon follow. It is what people have come to expect and to look forward to, the drama, the fun and yes even the arguments. In my humble opinion both of these personalities are synonymous with each other, they bounce back and forth, giving the reader an experience they don't forget. They are two sides of the same coin.
and this comes from someone, thats integrity and intelligence is without question. Hawkesdream is one of the most real Hubbers on the Planet. So whilst I can be called into question for my eccentricity, she certainly cannot. Cheers hawkesdream Have abrill. day Sun out and its Hot wonderful sunny weather out with the tee shirts.
Who cares what anybody else wants. Do what YOU want. Nobody else's thoughts about it really matter, to be honest. I think you're just gonna get a lot of butt kissing and/or insults by asking. You're gonna hear what people think you want to hear.
I say be whoever you want to be as long as it makes you happy
Nahhhhhhhhhhhh I am pissed off Janetta with yappy a-holes going on about sock puppets so I am putting it up to the hub members in general, I am who I am but if peeps dont like that I will gladly feck off !
I have absolutely no problem with hubber's having alter egos as long as they are not using them to back up their own points of view on the forums. Your use of them seems to be in the spirit of fun and this is fine with me.
If a person can pull off multiple identities and make them appear unique, then I applaud them, as that is indeed a gifted writer.
Badco, you know my score with you already. I only get mad at you when you decide to go off on a bender then decide it's time to pack up your groceries and float off in a raft.
You're all that and a bag of chips ... providing amusement where needed and hubs worthy of reading. As such, you have no one to answer to unless you violate the TOS (which you have done at times, but you have always bounced back from it and made amends.
So, quit being a silly git and voting yourself off the island. If I smacked my head around every time I thought I might not be wanted I'd be raw on one cheek and burnt on the other.
The real question is ... can you continue to maintain both persona and enjoy it. If so, then I say continue on. Otherwise, I say it's time to merge all your identities into one.
After all, since when does the good captain see a need to acquiesce to the crowd? It's not about what we want, but what you chose for yourself.
Now, if you decide to just up and leave when the vote is over ... well ... I'll just let you know ahead of time that I will hunt you down and drag you back kickin' and screamin'. So, I ask ... are you comfortable with maintaining both persona, or do you need to downsize to one?
And don't give me any billage about how this, that, or the other disapproves, as we all know many hubbers here have multiple alter egos they have used to serve their own self ego from time to time. As such, no one should judge, lest they be willing to create a one ego per human rule on the forums.
Sail on, dear captain, into the wind ... as only then will the opposing breeze warm your face and make you feel alive again!
And if none of that works for ya, go write a few hubs and report back to the forums when you're feelin' more loved.
Some people do it for professional reasons (they may write some Hubs on behalf of other companies, and want to keep them separate from personal stuff, for instance). Others do it so they can play silly buggers on the forums.
I think the most predominant reason, is that people often feel comfortable writing about something, that is maybe, not something they want to put their name too. For any one of a zillion reasons. Badco has a variety and the diff about him is that we do know each character is related to him. So it is part of his persona, why can so many people not grasp this simplest of simple facts AAAAARRRRGGGGGHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!! He enjoys the Net, he enjoys you guys company, so why not sit back and listen to the guy, he has more to say, that is worth hearing than most of us, put together and he is very talented. As for any personal probs, he may have or may not have, many people enjoy chatting to strangers. Feel honored and stop bitching the Forums would be SUPER DULL without his, multifaceted character. But maybe you all want to be bored witless.
Why are u people being so mean and sarcastic, apparently bc needs some help here, We have had our ups and downs but as a community we should help each other when they ask, not be rude. but, that's just me.
Badco they don't bother me at all, in fact I find all of your egos rather amusing. The way some people, who know all about your egos, argue with them on the same thread is too funny.
You are about as talented as they get and honestly, you're wasting your time here on HP. You should be writing for some sitcom making real money. If I were you, I'd write up some spec scripts and get them circulated.
I hope i am not late, my reply is a strong YES for both to stay!!! There are many hubbers who have alter egos here, who do not even reveal they exist. Talk about double standards and here you are declaring in the open.
Badco before leaving if Pirategirl wants you to leave then leave. But i know for sure you she wouldnt mess up with Badco now would she. lol so STAY...
I'd like to see Mr Bad Company stop wasting his time and talent with the light entertainment that has a limited shelf life and buckle down, produce more hubs and build a solid foundation with a chance for some serious revenue.
That was my feeling too. Badco and his pirate friends irritated the heck out of me, but I often wished he would stop play-acting and just be himself - the couple of Hubs he wrote as Healthtips were personal yet useful, a great combination.
It's only since he became "House" that I discovered he had the double whammy of a life-threatening health scare and his wife leaving him within the last 18 months. That's no excuse for bad behaviour but it is an explanation - if I'd been aware of it, I would've taken a different approach, and perhaps others would have too.
what people are forgetting is that these alter egos and avatars are insignificant compared to the quality of hubs written...and I swear badco (or pirate girl or whatever name u give him/her) is one hell of great writer...and his hubs are nothing short of BRILLIANT!
the forums are just a side act...the real thing is the hubs one writes...and that's what makes for bad co's fans, not the drama he gives us for our entertainment here..take it or leave it!
I believe that the Clash wrote these lyrics just for BadCo somewhere in 2007 or 2008. (where is DJ Functional when you need him) SHOULD I STAY OR SHOULD I GO? in this case better said Should we stay or should we go?
I do not remember all the word but I think it went something like this:
Lets hear it for my band (they play loud enough to cover my off tune singing)
Oh yeeeeeaaaaah, you got to let me know. Should I stay or should I go? If you say that you are mine I’ll be here until the end of time So you got to let me know Should I stay or should I go? Should I stay or should I go now? If I go, there will be trouble And if I stay it will be double So come on and let me know! This indecision is bugging me If you don’t want me, just set me free EXACTLY WHOM AM I SUPPOSED TO BE YOU DON'T EVEN KNOW WHICH CLOTHES FIT ME So come on and let me know Should I cool it or should I blow? Should I Split, or should I go now? So you gotta let me know Should I stay or should I go?
----------------------------------------------------------- Should we stay or should we go? I say stay
Badco, Do you like your alter egos? Do you want them to stay? It is really your decision you know.. You are not here to make every one happy, because you won't! You can have as many egos as your want. This is the virtual world not the real one! You are supposed to have fun here!
many people on hp have dual accounts, alter egos, and split personalities. although several maintain a certain dignity with those accounts, we know they are the exception rather than the rule. after this morning's apparent outing of one of the more vicious trolls on the site, is it fair...
Some agree and some disagree that using alter egos here shouldnt be allowed.Well I have openly admitted that I do use them but they are for marketing purposes only.This account that Im talking through is the real me and the only time my alter egos will comment on anything is in a thread or a hub...
Ok on Monday night I hold my hands up that I went maybe a bit too far with my alter-ego crap. I agree with Ryans post that I was a total asshole and I am sorry to see that Brenda has left because she is a fellow Irish person. But that is not the reason she left, before she left she had actually...
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