Why do some hubbers seem more like staff members, while others seem like fellow writers?
Who else is tired of the know it all hubbers who think its their civic duty to act on behalf of the staff here?
Can't say I've noticed it. Then again, I might be selecting 'answers' that are a little different from the one's you tune into. I rarely go to the 'ask questions' section, usually just tap out an answer or three when I come to Hubpages. I like the variety of opinions presented and find these interactions with other Hubbers - such as yourself, I expect - quite educational. One can learn quite a bit here.
some hubbers are advising in good hope, they do sound like staff members though but they aren't
Perhaps they feel compelled to be helpful to other writers and are doing it to participate and make the site as good as it can be. There are some who tend to be very direct in their approach which others don't appreciate. It seems many expect everyone to be all flowery and sunshine, but some people are just blunt, have been here a long time and speak from their knowledge and experience. I think if we have a problem with a specific hubber we should take it up with him/her personally which is far more professional. Also, we are free to ignore the hubbers who may rub us the wrong way.
Christin this is about way more than one hubber, and has come up many times before. Im speaking about the way in which some people talk down to others as if they are better than the other person. THAT is unprofessional. If you dont like what I have to say, someone told meonce to just ignore hubbers who rub us the wrong way.
Throughout life there are just "bossy" people who get it in their minds that their way is the best and only way. They cannot help themselves. If they are good at it they speak with such authority you believe them. No different here. It is just one step off bullying to my mind. I would imagine they like being mistaken for staff members and I would bet they like to get people banned by reporting them.
Personally I do not know any of them so I am not referring to anyone or ones in particular just the general mindset. These folks cannot be like "us" it would be beneath them in their minds. I note that the great writers here are just slobs like the rest of us.
I like it when folks tell me how to act and what is "right" here. I am such a contrarion I will do just the opposite ;-) But I like using punctuation marks improperly also.
I think everyone is entitled to their own opinions. Some hubbers are here to help those who need them and some are here to find answers gladly excepting their help. They could think that's what this section is for. If they come off as a know it all, maybe they are. I'm willing to get tips from whoever can help me. And thank you very much to those that have helped me. I hope I can help someone in return. I've been here three years and still consider myself in the learning mode. I hope everyone is here to get the best experience they can. This is the best site I know to practice the arts of writing, poetry and photography. The feedback alone is worth the time.
Kathleen....I can understand the gist of your question. There have been numerous (even recently) forum discussions of what you refer to.
No matter where we go, where we work or live or go to school, we will encounter every type of person with as many unique personalities. Some will grate on our nerves and come off as snooty Know-it-alls.
Since it's not ever up to us to change, correct or educate someone else, the best bet is to recognize people for their annoying behaviors and steer clear.
We can NOT like something or be offended by a comment, make this known in no uncertain terms and move on. Or, we can "feed" the beast by having a pissing match, which never makes progress. It just doesn't. Experience tells us this.
I am committed to individuals speaking up so as to not allow ANY ONE to bully......ever. After that, I merely cross that person O-U-T and never think about them again.
I have no desire to TEACH human beings how to be respectful, pleasant or mature. That was up to their parents who quite possibly did a lousy job. Rise above.
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