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Please do not report me

  1. Arthur Fontes profile image87
    Arthur Fontesposted 7 years ago

    What do you accomplish by getting someone banned from hubpage forums?  I feel like I am in an elementary schoolyard "I'm Telling".  Why would you even bother with the forums if you are so sensitive?  What would you do if the report button disappeared and there was nobody to tell?

    1. Google Gal profile image61
      Google Galposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      beats me ! why cant everyone just get along and if you cant then go away somewhere else

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    lyricsingrayposted 7 years ago

    I agree but sometimes there are people that outright are asking to be banned.  However I will say I think the reporting is done too quickly and too often.

    1. Arthur Fontes profile image87
      Arthur Fontesposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Exactly I was under the impression that hubpages was for adults.
      If there was no report button what would everyone do?

    2. Sa Toya profile image76
      Sa Toyaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Agreed!!!!

      There are some right bastards on here who clearly try to get a rise out of other people or gang up on people. It's not cool

      But then the report button is use for the mildest of things when it should be for things that are blatantly wrong.

    3. darkside profile image80
      darksideposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      It doesn't matter how quick or how often, the final say is up to HP HQ and if there's a forum rule violation they'll do whatever is appropriate.

      I imagine a person who reports far too often for non-infractions would be taken less seriously with each weak report.

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    Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago

    I agree with lyrics. the report button is often abused. if someone stands up for themselves then they are automatically banned which is WRONG! if someone stands up for their friends same thing. and then you have the people constantly attacking and NEVER getting banned.

    I feel like I'm back in elementary school too. I mean jeez...this is an adult website and a lot of the people on here act worse than the 2 year olds I use to teach!

    1. DogSiDaed profile image60
      DogSiDaedposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I think it's an offense to kids to compare pointless conflictors to them tongue

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        Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I'm not comparing anyone to kids I'm saying that they are acting WORSE than kids. reread what I wrote and maybe the you'll understand what I actually said

    2. pauldeeds profile image
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      pauldeedsposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      You can certainly stand up for yourself without attacking someone else.  I would suggest that people either do that, ignore the other person, or if they choose they can report a post that attacks them.  If nobody reports it, we probably won't see it among the thousands of posts that are made a day.  We take reports a little more seriously when they are made by the person that appears to have been attacked (rather than 3rd parties).

      We also don't typically have time to unravel who the instigator was or who was "right" or "wrong", especially when a "fight" spans across many different threads, has carried on for several days, or even worse when one or both people involved have used several different accounts.  Most likely what will happen is that everyone that has made a personal attack that is reported will simply be banned.

      Sometimes those bans will seem arbitrary or unfair.  That's just the way it goes.  If you want to avoid being banned, it's pretty simple: avoid making personal attacks.

      1. Arthur Fontes profile image87
        Arthur Fontesposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Thank you Paul for the clarification .  I might be mistaken but I am sure the staff at Hubpages has alot more productive things to do than moderate an argument in the forums.
        I apologize for all of us loyal hubbers that we have to involve you in our petty disputes.

    3. TMMason profile image63
      TMMasonposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I agree.

      1. AEvans profile image66
        AEvansposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I second it and also started a thread about it! They have better things to do then monitor all of this.

  4. Mitch Rapp profile image61
    Mitch Rappposted 7 years ago

    I concur!

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    bloodnlatexposted 7 years ago

    I understand someone being banned for doing nothing but attacking people.  But it should be done without atleast some sort of warning.  At the very least, they should send you an email or something telling you what you did wrong.

    1. tantrum profile image62
      tantrumposted 7 years ago in reply to this
  6. readytoescape profile image60
    readytoescapeposted 7 years ago

    I agree...I never reported crazd for swiping the scotch..

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      Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      lol ready there you go again with those lies about me swiping the scotch

  7. readytoescape profile image60
    readytoescapeposted 7 years ago

    Report Me.......LOL




    and please bring the scotch back, my bottle is getting very low

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      Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      well since you are such a good friend here *hands over a huge case of scotch* big_smile

      1. readytoescape profile image60
        readytoescapeposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I knew you were incredibly awesome

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          Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          aaaaa shucks make me blush now... big_smile and I read your hub...I left a comment. lol on the pics!

  8. readytoescape profile image60
    readytoescapeposted 7 years ago

    If you had read my resolutions hub you would know that crazd

  9. readytoescape profile image60
    readytoescapeposted 7 years ago

    But one of my resolutions is to forgive and forget. So I forgive you....

  10. kirstenblog profile image76
    kirstenblogposted 7 years ago

    You know whats really sad, this stuff is not just on the net! I work at a school where there have been fights and over the top arguments carried on by the parents as well as the staff! I once had to ask a kid to go get the head because two parents were going at it so crazy that I thought they were going to hurt each other and their kids were in tears! What if those kids were friends! I can't believe that I can see more reason and rationality out of kids then adults! roll

  11. Arthur Fontes profile image87
    Arthur Fontesposted 7 years ago

    Maybe the report button should be used like an NFL challenge.  If you report someone and whoever moniters these forums decides you reported the person for nothing the reporter gets banned.

  12. motricio profile image59
    motricioposted 7 years ago

    Report someone just because is annoying you.
    For me is immature, let him/her be!
    Don't pay attention to what you don't like.
    Clicking on the forum has the same responsibilities as clicking on Report to get this person banned.

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    Audreveaposted 7 years ago

    I think choosing to enter into a debate that turns nasty is one thing but posting a thread with the stated intention of badmouthing someone is something else. I've seen two of those within the past few hours.

  14. TMMason profile image63
    TMMasonposted 7 years ago

    I took it as a compliment.

    I figured it just embodied the level of their frustrations at loosing debates, or being unable to sustain and defend their arguements with facts, or solid reasoning enough to convert my beliefs.

    But. What-ever it was? I chalked it uo to a compliment in the end..

    It sort of speaks for itself, I say.

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    cosetteposted 7 years ago
    1. Google Gal profile image61
      Google Galposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I'll be your friend cossett smile

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    cosetteposted 7 years ago

    smile i think we already are! big_smile

    well gotta go. i just came to leave a video clip.

  17. ncmonroe1981 profile image61
    ncmonroe1981posted 7 years ago

    What bugs me is that someone can, apparently, get banned for saying something as tame as "you're disgusting," but other people can post whole nasty threads calling an entire race, religion, or group of people a bunch of liars and murderers, and that's all right.

    What further incenses me is that when some people question the validity of the bans, the threads in which people are talking about it get shut down.

    So, racism and hate threads are okay...it's a bannable offense to call someone disgusting...AND we're not even allowed to talk about it??

    Or am I missing something?

    1. Randy Godwin profile image92
      Randy Godwinposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Nope, you're not missing anything.  The ways of the web are weird, especially writing sites.  I have never actually heard anyone from HP staff give an explanation as to why they allow alter egos of members to post under multiple names.  They should be allowed to comment on their own particular hubs, but I can't understand the reasoning for allowing them to use more than one name on the forums.

      I also agree with many who think those with 0 hubs, or token hubs, should not be allowed to post.  Surely there has to be better way of controlling those who use HP for just for arguing or stirring up the members.

  18. Uninvited Writer profile image83
    Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago

    http://i677.photobucket.com/albums/vv138/Kairouseki/beating_a_dead_horse1.gif

    1. ncmonroe1981 profile image61
      ncmonroe1981posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      LOL UW...I hear it, but I've been away for a couple of days. It's all news to me. LOL

    2. Arthur Fontes profile image87
      Arthur Fontesposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      HeHe Flogging  lol

  19. mega1 profile image80
    mega1posted 7 years ago

    bored with banning. . . going to start a list . . .

  20. IntimatEvolution profile image81
    IntimatEvolutionposted 7 years ago

    If only GoldenToad was still around, I think he could offer an opinion or two on this topic.  When I think back to all the great hubbers, who are gone from being flagged, banned or just annoyed- I think HubPages has lost it's edge on the rest of the "hub writing" type of websites available for all of us freelance writers.  I just opened up a page with SheToldMe.com just in case HubPages goes to into the crapper.  I need to make money somewhere....

  21. Dolores Monet profile image89
    Dolores Monetposted 7 years ago

    I can't see how they'd ban someone for saying a mild thing like 'you're disgusting.' Big deal. When some of the hate mongering on certain hubs seems to be just fine. I sure don't see any political correctness here, I've seen a ton of rude, intolerant, bigoted liars, though.

  22. Misha profile image74
    Mishaposted 7 years ago

    hubs and forums are two altogether different animals smile

  23. Dolores Monet profile image89
    Dolores Monetposted 7 years ago

    Well, sure they are, but the effect is the same. Of course, people don't want to feel threatened which may happen more in a forum because it's more direct.

 
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