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Cyber bullying on hubpages....

  1. free4india profile image59
    free4indiaposted 7 years ago

    Do you think cyber bullying is taking place on hubpages?  I have found some regulars on hubpages forming groups and attacking people through their messages.

    People who are having poor English or belong to poor community or region are being made a scapegoat and laughed at.  What is your experience?

    1. waynet profile image77
      waynetposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      hahaha they are scapegoats!!

      ....seriously I think it's awful of this to be happening and it is robot bullying at best, those poor robots, I feel sorry for them! now I just have to work out who is a cyber, so that I can warn them!!

    2. tantrum profile image61
      tantrumposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      my experience is, that it happens everywhere.
      If I were you, I wouldn't care !
      This is the world we live in. In & out cyber world.
      smile

    3. Daniel Carter profile image80
      Daniel Carterposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Sad that Hubpages isn't free of it. But it should be. All I know is that regardless of ethnic origin, income, or language, I am completely and absolutely amazed at the incredible people I have met from around the world, who have made my life rich, better, and happier. Those who cannot appreciate this are usually struggling with their own demons, biases and prejudices, which are often taught to them

      Therefore, let us each be the answer. Let us each become the love and forgiveness, hope and acceptance.

      Sorry, I'm feeling a bit sentimental because of some personal things.

      1. myownworld profile image80
        myownworldposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        actually....you always do give sensible advice, now it's just more moving than before! sentimental suits you....smile

        1. Daniel Carter profile image80
          Daniel Carterposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Thanks, love. I call you that because I admire you so much. You are out in the world doing such great things. Keep rockin'!!

          1. myownworld profile image80
            myownworldposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            you put the biggest smile on my face there...! See, just words...and how they can make such a difference! smile

            (((hopefully this should convey to freeindia that along with that bullying, there is much positivity being shared too)))

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              Suzy McBlogposted 7 years agoin reply to this

              You two have really made my day! Thank you for proving to me that there are still gentle, wise souls.

    4. Ivorwen profile image74
      Ivorwenposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Besides on the religious and political forums, I have not seen any bullying. 

      As to those with poor English, the only times I have seen them picked on is when they come to the forums asking how to make more on their copy and paste articles.  When it is found out that their work is all copied, they usually claim to have typed it all themselves -- as if that makes it not copied!

      The other thing I have seen is certain people asking questions that are clearly answered in the 'guide' section, at the bottom of every page.  For most questions, there are also multiple hubs written on the subject.  After a while, hubbers get tired of people who will not seek to answer their own questions or appear to be fishing for readers.

    5. Alessia Amnesia profile image57
      Alessia Amnesiaposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      If you want to be a writer, you have to be ready to deal with criticisms. I haven't seen anything on here that would qualify as bullying. Besides, aren't HubPages writers made up of adults? Shouldn't adults be mature enough to shrug it off?

    6. KCC Big Country profile image88
      KCC Big Countryposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Anyone experiencing a personal attack, or witnessing a personal attack on HubPages should notify HubPages staff immediately with the "Report" button.

    7. EmpressFelicity profile image77
      EmpressFelicityposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I tend to think of bullying as a systematic thing, where one person (or several people) deliberately aim their attacks at a particular target.

      Sorry, but I can't say I've noticed anything like that on Hub Pages (although I do keep out of the religious forums so I can't say what's going on in those). 

      What I have noticed is occasional bouts of sarcasm.  Sometimes the recipients of this are getting exactly what they deserve (what part of "plagiarism/spamming is wrong" do certain people not understand?) 

      Sometimes the sarcasm arises from what I think of as a "clash of cultures" between the people who use HP as a glorified social networking site to make friends and gain followers, and the people who are on HP for other reasons, such as to make money.  The latter group tends to clash with the former when the former comes on the forums to beg for followers and/or make suggestions for "improving" HP to make it even more social networky (is that a word?) than it already is. 

      Since I'm not a fan of Facebook and have never even bothered with Twitter, I have a certain amount of sympathy for the second group of HP members.

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      sneakorocksolidposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      HUH?

  2. Niteriter profile image79
    Niteriterposted 7 years ago

    I don't think the horseplay on here should be taken too seriously. Some play a little rough but no one gets hurt in reality; after all, it IS a cyber world.

  3. Peter Hoggan profile image74
    Peter Hogganposted 7 years ago

    I am a Scotsman living in Spain and my Spanish is bad but not as bad as it used to be. I once walked into a shoe shop and asked if they had very long white training condoms, I thought I was asking for long white laces for my trainers. There were a few snigers but the problem was my own and a sign that I had to improve my Spanish if I wanted to communicate effectively.

    It’s how you interpret feedback and what you do with it that counts.

    1. tantrum profile image61
      tantrumposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      lol lol lol

      Cordones.  You said condones ?
      I can imagine !!! lol

    2. WriteAngled profile image86
      WriteAngledposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Oh, the picture that brings to mind...  big_smile

      I do think obvious spammers have a hard time on the forums, but they deserve it.

      The political and religious forums can be hostile places at times, but as the saying goes: If you don't like the heat,keep out of the kitchen.

      Overall, I have found HP much friendlier than many other places on the web.

    3. Sara Tonyn profile image59
      Sara Tonynposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      That's hilarious! lol lol lol

      Thanks for sharing!  big_smile

  4. h.a.borcich profile image61
    h.a.borcichposted 7 years ago

    On hubpages there is cyber bullying that goes on frequently, but usually I have seen it happen on the religious and political threads. It is a shame it happens anywhere. Kind thoughts to you, Holly smile

  5. Sara Tonyn profile image59
    Sara Tonynposted 7 years ago

    You're probably best off just ignoring the bullying if that's truly what it is. (Sometimes teasing can be misunderstood to be bullying.)

    I've found that Hubbers sort of police themselves, which is great. If someone is really getting nasty, a fellow Hubber will usually step up and tell them to knock it off. (Not necessarily in those words!)

    Of course if you really feel like you're being seriously abused you have the option of complaining to HP about the activity.

    Good luck!

  6. theirishobserver. profile image61
    theirishobserver.posted 7 years ago

    I would hope there is no such thing happening here..I have found everyone great and welcoming....and I have shared alot of personal stuff were less open minded people could be very cruel...love and be loved smile

  7. theirishobserver. profile image61
    theirishobserver.posted 7 years ago

    perception is very important, sometimes someone may feel something that others dont, but, there are plenty of good people here to ensure that this does not occur....

    1. shazwellyn profile image44
      shazwellynposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      agreed.  If you dont like the thread and the people in it..go to a friendlier thread.  There are lots of nice people here x

      I keep away from the religious threads... cos the heat is too hot in that kitchen!

      1. Misha profile image76
        Mishaposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Look, if you drop off the clothes, it's not really that hot wink

        1. shazwellyn profile image44
          shazwellynposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Ive already done that hon! hehehe

          1. Misha profile image76
            Mishaposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            Cool. Nice tattoos by the way - but I frankly doubt they are yours. wink

            1. shazwellyn profile image44
              shazwellynposted 7 years agoin reply to this

              no.. just immitation and a touch of airbrushing... good eh? x

  8. marcel285 profile image69
    marcel285posted 7 years ago

    I too have noticed certain people forming 'gangs' and picking at others. It doesn't matter though, because at the end of the day, these people aren't too bright. I just ignore it, because i know that i'm better than that, and that's good enough for me. Just don't respond if your a victom of it, responses are how they get their jollies.

  9. marcel285 profile image69
    marcel285posted 7 years ago

    The people that cyber bully, must have sad little lives.

  10. marcel285 profile image69
    marcel285posted 7 years ago

    LOL! True true..OVERCOMPENSATION

    1. shazwellyn profile image44
      shazwellynposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      getting hotter!  Is there a man around here?  I feel a little faint! hehehe

      1. Jane@CM profile image60
        Jane@CMposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        A real man? lol

  11. Cagsil profile image59
    Cagsilposted 7 years ago

    There is not a single bully on HubPages. smile

    Everyone who engages in the forums does so at their own risk. The forums are public domain on HubPages' platform for writers.

    Topics can be heated and even down right mean. However, the words themselves shouldn't be an issue. If you are a reasoned adult, then you know words do no harm, unless you let them.

    An insult, happens because of selfish pride. Just move on.

    A personal attack is a direct inflammatory remark, as in threatens or promotes hate speech. If someone insults your mother, then it is a personal attack. If someone calls you a racist or promotes hatred, then it is also to be reported to HubPages and they will handle the problem.

    I just wanted to clarify a few things. Thank you for your time. smile

    1. shazwellyn profile image44
      shazwellynposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      ooooooh caggie, I love it when you get all masterful!

      1. Cagsil profile image59
        Cagsilposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        lol lol lol hmm

  12. marcel285 profile image69
    marcel285posted 7 years ago

    Plenty of personal attacks go on in forums..When one is attacking someone, and their 'friends' join in..how is that not bullying?
     
    Vindictive, cruel, malicious, humiliating - components of bullying. Traits that are clearly displayed by certain people within hubpages.

    1. shazwellyn profile image44
      shazwellynposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I would hope it is reported!

  13. marcel285 profile image69
    marcel285posted 7 years ago

    Yeah, but how is it NOT bullying???

  14. marcel285 profile image69
    marcel285posted 7 years ago

    Bullying is exactly what it is, if not, then what is it?

    To say that there is not one single bully in the hubpages community, is to deny the existence of the term bullying.

    1. Misha profile image76
      Mishaposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Are you bullying us? yikes

      1. Cagsil profile image59
        Cagsilposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        lol lol

  15. marcel285 profile image69
    marcel285posted 7 years ago

    That doesn't make any sense to me..How did you interpret that to maybe mean that i am bullying?? I'm just asking a question, there's no hidden agenda to it, it's just a simple, honest question.

    What are the laughing faces about? Are you trying to take the piss because i asked a question that you don't know how to answer?

    That's how it seems to me, but i could be wrong. It's okay if you don't know how to answer a question sometimes you know. No one knows everything.

    1. Cagsil profile image59
      Cagsilposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Bullying is a physical term. There is no way to bully someone verbally. smile

    2. Arthur Fontes profile image85
      Arthur Fontesposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      You are j/k right?

    3. Misha profile image76
      Mishaposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Oh, I got it wrong then? You mean we all are bullying you? yikes

      How dare we! lol

      1. Arthur Fontes profile image85
        Arthur Fontesposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Misha didn't you try to take my lunch money this morning?  LOL smile

        1. Misha profile image76
          Mishaposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Just wait for Monday, I'll be back tongue

  16. marcel285 profile image69
    marcel285posted 7 years ago

    I'm failing to see the humor here. No i don't think that you are bullying me. It's impossible for anyone to bully me anyhow, because i take no offense to peoples opinions, everyone has a right to their own. Like i said, i was just asking a question.

  17. marcel285 profile image69
    marcel285posted 7 years ago

    If you think that bullying is only a physical term, maybe you need to look up the definition. Don't get angry, i'm not trying to insult you, but hey you can't argue with a dictionary.

    1. Arthur Fontes profile image85
      Arthur Fontesposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Do you feel as if you have been personally bullied at any time in the hubpages forums?

    2. Cagsil profile image59
      Cagsilposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Don't need to look up the term. The FACT is that the word bully, came or was derived from the 'bully on the block', phrase. A bully on the block is a physically tough SOB who abuses others for his own selfish reasons.

      Therefore, leads me to understand that there are NO bullies on HubPages. Simply because, in the politic topics people are expressing their dissenting opinion about government, which is a touchy subject matter to begin with and religion topics, because christians and non-believers have different opinions, as well.

      If you don't want to get picked on or don't want your pride hurt or have your belief laughed, then I suggest you stay away from the topics that you know you cannot handle. smile

      Just another thought. smile

  18. marcel285 profile image69
    marcel285posted 7 years ago

    That's a trick question. If peoples opinions hurt me, then yeah it would be bullying. But they don't. I have never said that i have been bullied, i said that i have noticed it.

    1. Arthur Fontes profile image85
      Arthur Fontesposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      People have a right to their own opinions.

      Only you have the power over your emotions.  Nobody else holds that power.

      How do you know that what you felt was bullying was not active and enjoyable conversations to the participants involved?

  19. ddsurfsca profile image75
    ddsurfscaposted 7 years ago

    There are two things that I think when this subject comes up, one is that if you do anything about it, it only draws attention to the bully and this is exactly what he wants, shun him is the best medicine.  The second thing is that if we are writing things for the reason of having others read it, and to give opinions about what you have written, then one does not really have the option to complain just because he does not like what one person's opinion is.  Take it in stride, and continue.  Not everyone is going to like me, and I know this, and it is the same with anyone.l

  20. Uninvited Writer profile image82
    Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago

    There are certain trolls who follow people around and it gets very close to bullying.

    1. profile image0
      sneakorocksolidposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      UW I'm not following you we just happen to go the same way.smile

      1. Uninvited Writer profile image82
        Uninvited Writerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Not you silly, you are not a troll

        1. Cagsil profile image59
          Cagsilposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Are you sure? lol lol lol lol

          1. wyanjen profile image81
            wyanjenposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            I heard somebody call sneako a troll behind his back.

  21. marcel285 profile image69
    marcel285posted 7 years ago

    Lol. Good day. smile Thanks for the tips, i'll keep them in mind big_smile

  22. Shinkicker profile image96
    Shinkickerposted 7 years ago

    Being fairly new to Hubpages I was surprised to hear that bullying goes on. But I suppose it happens on all social networking sites

    1. Cagsil profile image59
      Cagsilposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      It would be nice of you to not classify HubPages as a "social" networking site.

      HubPages is a Writer's Community. smile

      HubPages is a Platform for Writers, who want to write original content.

      It out-classes social networking sites, such as Myspace, Facebook and any number of other sites.

      Thank you for your time. smile

  23. donotfear profile image90
    donotfearposted 7 years ago

    I refuse to comment on the grounds I may be cyber bullied.

 
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