....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!!
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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