jump to last post 1-50 of 77 discussions (91 posts)

Breaking News: Paul Deeds fires Ryan Hupfer after Frank causes havoc!

  1. Ryan Hupfer profile image68
    Ryan Hupferposted 8 years ago


    Ok, so maybe Paul Deeds didn't really fire me because of Frank using his book bag as a bathroom one too many times, but it is in fact true that I'm going to be leaving HubPages for another job here in the Bay Area. Believe me, it wasn't a very easy decision for me to make and I will forever miss all of the HubPages staff, the community (that's you guys) and even all of the crazy stuff that seems to be going on in the religion forums every day (not really) once I move on to my next gig.

    I've had so much fun the past year and a half with all of you and it's been amazing to see HubPages grow to the size that it has and to see how awesome the community has become since I've been here. However, like they say -- all good things must come to an end and my last official day as a member of the HubPages staff will be next Wednesday, November 25th.

    For most of you Hubbers out there, it will seem like business as usual until then, but behind the scenes we are making sure that no one will miss a beat once I take off. Part of this transition will mean that the always fabulous Miss Maddie Ruud and my marketing partner in crime Jason Menayan will be now be assisting the various team initiatives, such as the HubNuggets, HubMob and the 30 Day HubChallenge. I know that they will rock, so I'm really excited and feel very comfortable with them stepping in after I leave.

    Besides that, I'll still be around until next week and will definitely pop my head in here and there to see what's going on, so you're not getting rid of me that easily. smile

    So, if you don't mind, I have just two more requests from all of you awesome Hubbers that I hope you can help me out with:

    1. If you would, please tell me some of the things that you would miss most about HubPages if you were to suddenly be time warped to another place or another time and could never get on HubPages again. If it happened to me, I would miss all of the crazy characters that on a daily basis write even crazier Hubs, comments and forum posts. Also, I would miss all of the great Hubbers that have such amazing stories to tell and things to write about and share. We have a very unique community, don't you think?

    2. Check out this link that has some more information about me leaving and how it's going to affect the day to day operations at HubPages.

    Thanks again for everything and don't worry, I'll be around. wink

    1. Veronica Allen profile image75
      Veronica Allenposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I wish you much success in your future endeavor.

    2. rebekahELLE profile image88
      rebekahELLEposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Ryan, best of luck on the next part of your journey. I'm sure you're going to take a lot of memories from your time here! big_smile

      If I were timewarped away from HP, I would definitely miss the great opportunities to write and publish hubs with such a user friendly publishing platform, even for newbies. I would also miss seeing my hubscore... smile  and reading the amazing hubs here!

      wishing you the best~~

    3. James Agbogun profile image60
      James Agbogunposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Perhaps you are the one slashing Hubscores. Then, this community will rejoice and shout, Hallelujah! Special commendation to you and everybody who are behind this great site. Wish you well.

  2. Ron Montgomery profile image60
    Ron Montgomeryposted 8 years ago

    I'm gonna have to report this thread.

    1. Maddie Ruud profile image80
      Maddie Ruudposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      C'mon Ron... Right when I get to start being a good guy as well, you're going to remind me I still have to be the bad guy too?

      1. Ron Montgomery profile image60
        Ron Montgomeryposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        We all have our crosses to bear.

    2. Cagsil profile image60
      Cagsilposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      lol lol lol

    3. Ryan Hupfer profile image68
      Ryan Hupferposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      You better be glad you're a Colts fan. smile

      (I'm originally from Indianapolis, IN)

      1. Ron Montgomery profile image60
        Ron Montgomeryposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Cool.  I'll let it slide this time, but no more false postings of leaving HP!

    4. retellect profile image80
      retellectposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Me too! You can't leave Ryan! You are one of the kings of Hubpages sad

  3. Colebabie profile image58
    Colebabieposted 8 years ago

    Hehe Ron. See I would miss silly funny comments like that. The support and kind words of others... The feedback, comments, and appreciation of my writing... and of course its because of the people.

  4. Maddie Ruud profile image80
    Maddie Ruudposted 8 years ago

    For the record, guys, this is actually serious.  I know, when I heard I thought Hup was joking.  We're going to miss him.

    1. Ryan Hupfer profile image68
      Ryan Hupferposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Yep, it's true. I've never really been great at making things any sadder than they need to be or at being serious, so this is my best attempt at telling all of you that I'm leaving HubPages and that all of you rock the house (and will be missed).

    2. Colebabie profile image58
      Colebabieposted 8 years ago

      Ryan, the link is great. It is important for everyone to know this. You will truly be missed. wink

    3. mistyhorizon2003 profile image95
      mistyhorizon2003posted 8 years ago

      We are so going to miss you Ryan, you are part of the fixtures and fittings here. Sincerely hope you do keep on checking in:)

      To answer your question, I would miss the banter, the thrill of publishing hubs and the friends I have made here on hubpages, so hopefully that "Timewarp" 'aint coming any time soon wink.

    4. mistyhorizon2003 profile image95
      mistyhorizon2003posted 8 years ago

      LOL re-the link too, not what I was expecting at all big_smile big_smile big_smile

    5. thranax profile image50
      thranaxposted 8 years ago

      Well Ryan, if I had to leave for good I would miss being able to write online. I still have yet to venture out into other mediums online for writing, I would also miss the forums and the great hubs people have.

      Hope you best on your next job. I always looked for your get suggestions in the questions section. I will miss them too lol.

      I take it you will be making more money at your next job, making your life better so I can't help but be happy for you!

      Until you come back and we cross paths again if we do,


    6. Rochelle Frank profile image95
      Rochelle Frankposted 8 years ago

      Really sorry to see you go, Ryan-- but happy if it is a good move for you.

      You are a first class encourager-- and I know that a lot of the HubPages growth in the past couple of years had a lot to do with your efforts and awesomeness.
      (I thank you personally for your help.)

      Wishing you all the best stuff!

      1. Maddie Ruud profile image80
        Maddie Ruudposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        That's right.  Hup is SO awesome that he was helping HubPages' growth before he even came to work here last year wink

        Okay, maybe not.  But certainly, his awesomeness will continue to resound for years to come.

    7. Zsuzsy Bee profile image90
      Zsuzsy Beeposted 8 years ago

      Is it April fools day? I thought it was November.

      You will be missed Ryan. Best of luck in your future endeavors.

      1. Rochelle Frank profile image95
        Rochelle Frankposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I had to check my calendar, too.

    8. GeneralHowitzer profile image80
      GeneralHowitzerposted 8 years ago

      Thank you Ryan... hehehe hope you're not joking though..

    9. dyesebel10 profile image75
      dyesebel10posted 8 years ago

      Good luck Ryan on your next endeavor. Keep on writing here on hubpages so we won't miss you.

    10. emievil profile image80
      emievilposted 8 years ago

      Hey Ryan. So sad to see you go. Aren't you still going to hub even if you leave HubPages Admin? We're definitely going to miss your wacky posts, and the news and everything else smile. Good luck with your new job smile.

    11. AEvans profile image81
      AEvansposted 8 years ago

      I am sad sad you are such a wonderful part of HP and I feel like we are losing a family member. grrrrrrr
      What I would miss most about HP if I were time warped into space would be the friends that I met and the community itself. I will miss you Ryan and I wish you all of the best! smile

    12. blue dog profile image74
      blue dogposted 8 years ago

      wow! newly married.  new work changes.  exciting times for you.

      BEST wishes in all that you do!

    13. darkside profile image83
      darksideposted 8 years ago

      Before you go you need to publish one more hub so you can have an even 50.

      I'm sure the office will miss the dynamic duo of Ryan and Frank as much as the community will.

      1. profile image0
        cosetteposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        hey, maybe Frank can write one http://i46.tinypic.com/2igls48.gif that would be cool smile

        i'm sorry to see you go. wow. well congratulations on your new job, and good luck in your new endeavours - i wish you all the best.

    14. Beth100 profile image75
      Beth100posted 8 years ago

      Our community won't be the same without you and Frank!  Gonna miss both of you!

      As for being time warped:  would miss the whole community, especially friends and the friendly (and, yes, the not so friendly) banter.  Would also miss writing and sharing with the community.

      Good luck Hup!

    15. mistyhorizon2003 profile image95
      mistyhorizon2003posted 8 years ago

      Perhaps Frank could do a hub using Ryan's profile, and telling us why he too will miss Hubpages!!

    16. profile image0
      shinujohn2008posted 8 years ago

      Hi Ryan , what made you decide to leave the job at Hubpages. Is it personal. I cannot understand what could be more attractive to you than being a hubpages staff.

      If it was me , i would decide to spare atleast 1-2 hours a day with hubpages as a parttime worker , rather than resigning and leaving all your contacts and fans alone.

      Paul you should try giving a 1000$ salary hike and A Mercedes Benz as Christmas Gift to make Ryan stay with Hubpages for ever. Especially as he is a unique person. If he leaves the seat , no one can replace his presence.


    17. habee profile image95
      habeeposted 8 years ago

      Dang, Ryan - is it because I asked for your help a couple of weeks ago? Was it my interview? Did I offend you? Don't go!!

      You will be sorely missed! I wish you all the best, my friend!

    18. profile image0
      Ghost32posted 8 years ago

      Seeing as how I've now pulled all my other "Internet horns" and limited myself to HubPages as my only writing outlet for the nonce, reckon I'd at least miss being able to use words like "nonce" and get away with it.

      Happy Trails, Hup.  big_smile

    19. VacationAustralia profile image81
      VacationAustraliaposted 8 years ago

      I hope you enjoy the new gig as much as you did this one Hup. Good luck.

    20. Shalini Kagal profile image80
      Shalini Kagalposted 8 years ago

      We'll miss you, Ryan sad
      Here's to everything good wherever you've decided to go!

    21. barryrutherford profile image74
      barryrutherfordposted 8 years ago

      OK don't tell us your going into partnership  with your wife !  (~)

      Yes you will indeed  be missed !

      p.s. Hope you can drop by and give us one of your informative hubs when you can

    22. RedElf profile image83
      RedElfposted 8 years ago

      We'll all miss you very much, Ryan. Lots  of changes for you this year, but "La plus ca change..." (sorry, the cedilla under the "c" just didn't translate wink )

      Maddie and Frank will make a great team to take up your torch!

      I would miss writing/publishing in this great community, and I would miss the people who make it up.

      Best of luck to you and yours where ever you go! Stop in any time!

      ...as for the link - you are one class act, my friend! Back atcha!

    23. soni2006 profile image81
      soni2006posted 8 years ago

      Hey Ryan, we will be missing you a lot buddy.

    24. Laura du Toit profile image88
      Laura du Toitposted 8 years ago

      A great loss for Hubpages but I'm sure you'll be spending a lot of your spare time here with the Hubpages community.

      One cannot just walk away from all these amazing people and just pretend they don't exist.

      Good luck for the future smile I'm sure that you will be successful in whatever you choose to do.

    25. Dame Scribe profile image60
      Dame Scribeposted 8 years ago

      sad you better pop in here and double, triple check our progress hmm what do we do with Hup withdrawal cases? you will have to leave Frank amidst us for comfort big_smile

      If I ws to leave, well, I probably would miss learning something new and the reading and entering that Hub trance. hmm

      Please do not forget us smile I think the sunlight follows you around or you have one awesome blinding halo. big_smile Hope to see you soon and have fun in your new job.

    26. Pearldiver profile image81
      Pearldiverposted 8 years ago

      Sad Loss Ryan sad

      Good Luck on the road to your destiny.

      And if that road brings you downunder.. I'll endorse your nomination for Mayor of BumbleTown - NZ. lol

      Kia Kaha.

    27. Uninvited Writer profile image85
      Uninvited Writerposted 8 years ago

      We are going to miss you so much. I hope you will still drop by and say hi from time to time. In the meantime, I'll still follow you (and Frank) on Facebook smile

      Good luck with your new job.

      Hmmm...just checked out the video...

    28. profile image0
      ralwusposted 8 years ago

      Best of luck to you Ryan!

    29. profile image0
      lynnechandlerposted 8 years ago

      This is sad but I wish you all the best in your future adventures.

    30. Jerilee Wei profile image78
      Jerilee Weiposted 8 years ago

      Sad to see you go and best of luck!  Hope you'll pop in on us all from time to time.

    31. jimmythejock profile image89
      jimmythejockposted 8 years ago

      Its Very difficult to find words to say goodbye to a Hubpages Legend so i will just say it Goodbye Ryan and of course good luck to you and your wife I wish you the best from your endevours.....jimmy

    32. lorlie6 profile image83
      lorlie6posted 8 years ago

      Pugs are troublemakers!
      But can't you at least leave him anyway?

    33. prettydarkhorse profile image65
      prettydarkhorseposted 8 years ago

      Best of the world in your job and the year to come too!, We will miss you, I always read your posts and comments plus suggestions. I prepare a "good luck" specifically for you, (POLKA DOT red shirt and Beer)! YAY....

    34. Mark Knowles profile image61
      Mark Knowlesposted 8 years ago

      Cya Ryan,

      Good luck at your new post.

    35. manlypoetryman profile image75
      manlypoetrymanposted 8 years ago

      Best of fortune in what lies ahead for ya'...Ryan...All Y'all at HP Staff HQ seem like some great folks to be running this here...crazy show. Anyone in need of a slightly kooky/ to somewhat-too-serious "Manly Poet"...just give the 'ol e-mail a ring...!?

      Please give that dog of yours a pat on the head "goodbye" for me , Ryan...would'cha...? (That's a slight "Texan-ish" reference and not a misspelled word...HP Folks...big_smile...I can spell!)

    36. dohn121 profile image84
      dohn121posted 8 years ago

      I think that I speak on the behalf of all Hubbers when I say that you will be missed, Ryan.  You truly are one of a kind.  This place won't be the same without you.  You've helped so many of us as an integral component to HubPages, overall.

      Whatever road you travel, I hope you do leave bread crumbs just so you do find your way back smile

      Best of luck to you.  I'm sure you'll be a success wherever you do endeavor to go.  I hope Frank likes his home cool

    37. lxxy profile image60
      lxxyposted 8 years ago


      It's sad to see ya go! You're one of the funniest hubteam members around, and I wish you and Frank the best of luck!

      It's a crazy world out there, don't forget to write..and send us pix of the bay!

    38. Simple Tim profile image54
      Simple Timposted 8 years ago

      Ryan!Sad to hear  that you are leaving but all the best with future endevours!

    39. Carmen Borthwick profile image78
      Carmen Borthwickposted 8 years ago

      Well, I didn't really get to know you well, but you are obviously respected by hubbers who do. I wish you all the best in the new gig. Its never easy to make a decision to move on, but change [at any age] is inevitable. Even though I haven't been around for long I thank you for all you've done and hope you are leaving on a positive note.

    40. Luciendasky profile image74
      Luciendaskyposted 8 years ago

      Good Luck... and we will miss you...

    41. itcoll profile image60
      itcollposted 8 years ago

      sorry to see you go Ryan.

    42. jiberish profile image72
      jiberishposted 8 years ago

      Wow, Ryan, don't you know no one ever really leaves Hubpages?

    43. glendoncaba profile image80
      glendoncabaposted 8 years ago

      Best wishes for your new moves.

      HP wont be the same without you.

    44. profile image0
      Crazdwriterposted 8 years ago

      Hope you still come back fom time to time ryan! Good luck in your new adventure!

    45. JaShinYa profile image61
      JaShinYaposted 8 years ago

      Toodles! I hardly knew ye... because I never spoke to you before. But best of luck anyway! big_smile

    46. marcofratelli profile image71
      marcofratelliposted 8 years ago

      D'OH! But all the best for your next venture mate.

    47. Flavie Lolol profile image78
      Flavie Lololposted 8 years ago

      From what I gather from this thread, you must have been very popular here. Go well and may God bless you in whatever you undertake to do for yourself.