Look through posted topics and you will find certain "people" who relish attacking the author rather than there posted topic.We all know who the are.what do you think of these people who knowingly drive beginners away from writing? <snipped - no threatening language in the Forums>
you can't fight fire with fire, if I see a personal attack, I report it, if it's someone being immature and showing off, I ignore their remark and answer the posters question or comment. it's really pathetic some of the people who get their kicks running through the forums being stupid and arrogant.
You do what you believe is right don't let anyone turn you around. The religious forum is not a good cross-section of the hub pages, it usually represents the extremes. It does get mean spirited but religion sparks alot of emotion. There are those who attack any Christian for any reason just address the friendlies and don't reply to the antagonists. You'll never stop the arguing so if it is a big problem stay away from getting sucked in.
"You do what you believe is right don't let anyone turn you around. The religious forum is not a good cross-section of the hub pages, it usually represents the extremes. It does get mean spirited but religion sparks alot of emotion. There are those who attack any Christian for any reason just address the friendlies and don't reply to the antagonists. You'll never stop the arguing so if it is a big problem stay away from getting sucked in."
Yes, we should just ignore the ones that mock or attack, but reply to those that criticize constructively. But generally, many are kind.... very kind even...
Yes and you posting a thread like this really makes people want to run and become your friend. "Should we hunt them down like the dogs that they are?" Are you serious? That was 100% rude. and you should be ashamed of saying BS like that and have Mary and Jesus up as your avatar!
I think I qualify as one of the people you cant mentally keep up with. But since it't you that cant address my or others comments; why don't you just go away? And you dont have to hunt me down. HERE I AM BABY! and now I'm watching YOU!!!
I believe that all of the writers who post topics on the forums regardless if they are positive or negative should always be prepared. There are also some who enjoy stirring the pot and when they do this unless they are diplomatic it can turn into a boxing ring. I don't believe anyone intentionally tries to push a new writer away, I also agree with everyone else write a hub about it I am certain that many will read it and respond. It is hard for someone like yourself to even discuss this topic when you have not written anything.
I've also seen this Odd style of writing apply to those who put spaces prior to (and after) a comma or a period or a question mark. No real comment is made and the mis-punctuation is a little distracting. Take away the absurd punctuation errors, the messages are nasty and just cruel. Just something I've noticed, that's all.
So harsh...Perhaps not everyone has the command of the language like yourself, our 'distinguished' critic. Or, PERHAPS, the author of this thread didn't have enough information to create a Hub...Either way, if you were unsatisfied with the topic, why the hell did you post? What point were you REALLY trying to make here?
You are quite right,That"statement" was unnecessary to my point,it is understood locally as applying to people not dogs.Perhaps I should have said "Rabid dogs".I share my life(Notice I did not say OWN)with a lab(Bruno)and a pit bull(china)whom i Love dearly.My lesson here is Not using local stuff on an international site.My sincere Apologys to you all.Your name calling includes You in the Narrow minded club.you could have made your point without it.
Finally,a post worth reply.You have taken the deeper look I was hoping for.A hub score of 85 is not so bad is it.I unpublished all of my hubs to see if anyone had the presence of mind to take that deeper look.you are aware...Thank you...
Unfortunately any public Internet forum is consistently awash with people who love to nit-pick and flame with personal attacks. What annoys me more is when people link grammar to intelligence, spelling to IQ, and the like.
When posting in forums I never really spellcheck or proofread what I have written. Personally I do not have time to do that for everything which I write, and would much rather spend time going through work which I am paid for.
If my writing is legible to the majority of readers on a forum then I deem it acceptable.
If people feel the need to personally attack either a person or their work with no provocation, then they really do lead sad lives. I tend to try and engage the abuser in the actual discussion, it is amazing how quickly they disappear, or end up repeating their baseless insults.
In addition, just because someone isn't pumping out 86,000 hubs a day because of their proficiency in cutting and pasting articles off the internet isn't at the same level of those who do, does not mean their thoughts should be thrown to the side. I could pump out a ton a hubs a day as well IF I wanted to cut and paste articles. If this is your style FINE, I don't care one way or the other and I'm not criticizing those who do. So, please don't criticize others for putting thought into what they write and the originality of those hubs. Just don't go there, we all have our own styles and we should be applauding one another, not pushing each other down. I choose to write original life experience of life in rural America while adding a comedic twist....that's just my style. I also know people here who have joined HubPages for the sole purpose of participating in the forums but have no hubs at all, and probably never will. Who cares? They still have valid points. They shouldn't be criticized or called less than a person because they aren't a top writer here. So, for someone to say "Gee , 7 mos , and no hubs ? ! !" (note the blatant punctuation errors) what does that matter? I don't get it.
One last thought, I have ALWAYS found it true in myself and others that we criticize in others that for which we do not like about ourselves OR those whom we perceive to be better than us. Work on yourself and stop attacking others. Think about it.
I posted a request for feedback in the forum when I published my first 3 hubs. Unfortunately, one of the hubbers accused me of paying somebody as a freelancer to do my hub. I was honestly hurt but it didn't stopped me to continue writing. I just tried to respect her opinion.
I suggest you also try to write an article of your interest. If you will receive negative comments, just take it as a challenge. Goodluck!
There is just a sense about these things as far as what is appropriate and what is not. Sometimes those who 'stir' are kind of funny and invite valid conversation - and oddly (or not) nobody complains about them, as it is sensed it is all in fun.
However, there has been a great influx (I've noticed) over the past few months of people just being nasty, calling people names and ridiculing.
And yes, of course it is completely psychological - those who feel the need to do this are projecting (psych 101) their fears and weaknesses onto others. In some way, it 'relieves' them...without having to acknowledge their feelings. I am the type who really cannot abide this sort of stuff - feel like there is enough of it in the world already.
I love to debate. I especially love to debate politics and religion. I have anger issues. Arguing topics on the forums or writing controversial hubs is a great way to redirect my anger in a positive way. And I try to stick to the topic being discussed.(pysch 101)
Yes. And the funny thing is that Hubpage management does not acknowledge the difference between those who bully and are nasty--and those who have a tendency to defend or stand up against them, in defense of themselves or others (instead of just ignoring). Unfortunately, , for me also, haha, I have always been the latter. And don't think it will change.
I realize it is just a forum, yeah, yeah, but the written word carries weight and therefore power and influence...anyone writing I think believes this.
*edit - and I really am not talking about debate or just having fun arguing...there are just some here that ARE malicious trolls and should be thrown out.
The really funny thing is that the former so often want people (mostly themselves) to think they are the latter when the contrary is so obvious. It's a good thing that reality doesn't conform to demands, presumptions, and unchecked ego because too many competing interests would result in chaos and destroy the universe as we know it.
Yes, Tk. That would be you (so obvious you'd know) I reference. And I have never bullied you or followed you. Or called you any dirty name. In fact, I was decent to you when you first came here...until it was obvious what you were.
But some (and I'm not sorry to acknowledge it...let them ban me for it...I do not care) have no sense of what is appropriate socially or otherwise - in fact, they live to be nasty and to be as dirty and obstructive as they can. That is commonly known as sociopathic behavior. And it can be done through actions as well as simple words, gaming the system.
In reality, I have very little interest in you at all. You are boring to me, as I don't find anything that you say of interest or carrying a lick of intelligence (sorry, just my personal opinion). I'd just prefer you leave me alone or that they ban you forever, as you are an annoyance. And it has nothing to do with any perceived differences in opinion on politics or otherwise.
Go ahead. Yawn... Hit that report button. I do have a million other things I could be doing for three days.
Some hubbers actually start their own forum topics about whether or not they should remain. So when a hubber starts a forum like that, as selfish as it is, what of them? Do they not deserve a necessary reality check?
Some hubbers like personal attacks. Some hubbers like dishing out personal attacks. It is the nature of the beast. However, what I find to be the most ironic characteristic of many hubpage hubbers, is the absence of the necessary, assertive self-esteem to debate. Most insecure debaters, use aggressive behavior to hide behind, due to their own lack of self-worth and educational-acquired intelligence.
I think some people just like to get others going. I know a few here that seem to post only for that purpose. I've fallen for such posts in the past but I believe I have learned to take them less serious and recognize them for what they are ... a chance for someone to stir the pot and see what falls out.
The best way to stop such play .. ignore their effort and post on another thread ... which is why I almost didn't add to this thread, but I wanted to remind everyone out there that they were being led by the nose and needed to consider being their own house and not allowing another to steer them for their own amusement.
I just came from the "love your Hubs" thread to see what's here. It was mentioned on that thread. Looks to me like everyone has said whatever I may have said (do like debating, don't think attacking is part of debating, etc.)
Has anyone noticed my hub score.how is that possible without writing any hubs?My avatar has nothing to do with religion.it is a visual crone.Anyone have an understanding of what a Crone is?PEARLDIVER,your arrogance is amusing.I bet you were a good little student in grammar school.Hopefully your blunted caustic mind will catch up with your perfect grammar.I PRAY it dose...
yeah in prose, letting of steam about something, something about as unlike you as you can imagine, it will probably be funny to those that are used to your kind ways, and luv poems. You can just pretend...... but no red a tinge of yellow or green if you must
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