Politics in the writer forum

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  1. Rupert Taylor profile image97
    Rupert Taylorposted 7 weeks ago

    For several weeks there has been a ridiculous blather going on about how Trump did or did not win the U.S. election. It's full of the usual diatribes, misinformation, and personal insults that are the fodder on which these topics feed.

    I've clicked on the "Hide this story" button countless times but it keeps coming back like a bad smell. Is there some other way of blocking this nonsense? Or, can it be tossed into the topical forums where all the other similar rubbish lives.

    1. AliciaC profile image98
      AliciaCposted 7 weeks agoin reply to this

      I find this a bit puzzling. For me, the posts that you describe do appear in the topical forums. I agree about their nature (at least with respect to some of them), but they are in the right place on my laptop and my iPad.

    2. tsmog profile image80
      tsmogposted 7 weeks agoin reply to this

      Are you talking about your 'Feed'?

  2. theraggededge profile image99
    theraggededgeposted 7 weeks ago

    This where I see the posts - no politics here: https://hubpages.com/forum/hubpages

    All the political stuff is at: https://hubpages.com/forum/topical

  3. Rupert Taylor profile image97
    Rupert Taylorposted 7 weeks ago

    So, it's my inability to understand how these things operate, nothing new there. I'll just have to keep hitting the "hide this s**t button."

    1. Miebakagh57 profile image41
      Miebakagh57posted 7 weeks agoin reply to this

      Mr. Rupert, you probably don't think Potus is a type of a demi-god. And you don't believe in a god, d'you? That's why it's happening that way.                         As for me, I'm on holiday about who wins or not about the election, as the God of America refused to grant my prayers for a woman president.

  4. Rupert Taylor profile image97
    Rupert Taylorposted 7 weeks ago

    Miebakagh. Why bring up my stance on religion; it's completely irrelevant to the matter under discussion.

    tsmog. I don't understand what you mean my 'Feed.'

    1. tsmog profile image80
      tsmogposted 7 weeks agoin reply to this

      Your feed is where daily articles & forum posts are shown changing as new ones post. It is your account main page. It is mainly governed by feed settings, people you follow, articles you follow and forum topics you follow. Where you are requesting to hide a post you can select feed settings and make changes there. I hope that helps.

      1. Rupert Taylor profile image97
        Rupert Taylorposted 7 weeks agoin reply to this

        Thanks tsmog. The feed is where we are now chatting and the same place where this pesky thread keeps appearing. I have fiddled with settings but to no avail. I will simply scroll through the annoyances, content in the knowledge the protagonists will grow tired of insulting each other and move on to other matters.

        1. Sherry Hewins profile image96
          Sherry Hewinsposted 7 weeks agoin reply to this

          You can see this on your feed, and in the Forums. If you click the big "HubPages" a the top of the page, that's your feed. Your feed shows forum posts and also new hubs and comments from people and topics you follow. If you click the three lines at the top left of the page, and go down to "Forums," that's Forum only.

        2. theraggededge profile image99
          theraggededgeposted 7 weeks agoin reply to this

          Go here instead. You'll see all the posts listed on the right, including this one. You won't see any political ones unless someone sneaks one in, but it's very rare.

          https://hubpages.com/forum/hubpages

          I never look at my feed. I have the above link bookmarked.

    2. Miebakagh57 profile image41
      Miebakagh57posted 7 weeks agoin reply to this

      Rupert, the word demi-god is social as well as pollical. It has not much to do with religion. Much thanks.

 
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