I don't appreciated them...
Is there any way this can be avoided? I really think it's a way to get attention to the hubs. Most of the threads are so that people go click to find the hubs that have pictures related to that thread.
careful, if you start mentioning your dislike of sexual innuendo around here, you'll get labeled a prude or get accused of reporting their threads
i agree, the sexual innuendo around here is ridiculous. and it's not just in the pet forum; it's all over, which is unfortunate.
well you can always report it. just push the report button on any comment, you deem inappropriate and tell hubpages staff about it. i know I have in the past, and it's often worked. alot of times if you do, then they'll <snip> out the comment that you reported or they'll just close it if there's too many complaints about the forum. Anyway, I hope that helps.
I try to ignore it, and yes I do report it. They're all still there.
I only really spend time in the pet and the upper forums, so I don't know about the others.
I did answer to one hope that doesn't make me a bad person..just reliving fond memories
We're a bunch of pussies, and we agree!
Wait, is that innuendo or double entendre?
hmmm...im sorry to hear that then. i guess we have too many perverts on this site i guess.
They are only WORDS people. Let's try to keep our eye on the ball. It's a forum people, it's open for public discussion.
Should you feel that you do not want to participate in the forum thread which is showing something you do not like, then I suggest you not visit the forum.
It simply makes sense. Everyone, I don't care WHO you are, use words everyday to drive home a point and if you're uncomfortable with the choice of words others use, then I can only hope that you would respect others.
Everyone plays on words. We are writers, for which, we need to draw attention to our work. If you feel that sexual innuendo is seen as a problem, then you really don't understand the power of "sex sells" and should simply not participate in the forum thread.
Reporting it, isn't going to get it taken down, because it is a PLAY ON WORDS which is in no way a violation of any of the term of HubPages.
Just a thought.
Yeah, you're right. It's outrageous to ask people to do anything other than whatever they want to do as long as no HP rules are broken. What nerve. How thoughtless and demanding.
What a huge imposition it is to ask people to voluntarily keep the sexual innuendo off the pet forum. You know, where it clearly belongs. It's an outrageous request. Censorship! Censorship! Freedom of speech violation!
Writers need to plaster sexual innuendo all over the place; that's what writers are supposed to do. Everybody knows that.
What a load of crap.
I can't believe the total lack of cooperation...
Basically, what Cagsil is trying to say, since by his own admission in another forum, that he thinks the worst case scenario for all men, so I"ll translate his dialogue for rest of us inferior males. lol. he's basically saying that if you don't like what's being said in a forum, it's your problem and you don't have to participate in it and just leave. isn't that right cags? no offense to you personally bub, as I'm not trying to start a fight with ya. I'm just merely translating for the rest of us guys that are ALLEGEDLY inferior to you and joking with you right now.
Just to let you know. I am offended. You're sad attempt to understand or "translate" my words, was NOT required or needed.
By your post, you take digs at me, yet claim no offense. You need to seriously evaluate yourself.
You seem to mock me at every chance you get, then claim innocence. Which is ridiculous.
Cagsil, I'm merely joking with you. However, if what I said offends, then you need to get over it. Seriously, if I wanted to insult you, then I'd be cursing at ya or saying much ruder things to you. Trust me. Besides, you need to develop thick skin, as I was offended yesterday when you said that statement how you often assume the worse case scenario about all guys, but you conveniently don't place yourself in the same category as other men. Which translates to me that you think your better than all the other guys on hubpages. Not saying that's what you think, but that's how it registered with me. However, I didn't take it personal at all. If anything, I just laughed about it later. That's all. Seriously, Cagsil its online forums, so you shouldn't take ANYTHING people say to you seriously on here. In fact, there's only like 4 people on here that I take opinions close to heart. I won't say who they are, as I don't want to offend anyone. However, that's the way you should feel too. For a guy that claims to be so intelligent, I'm surprised I even have to tell you that. sheesh.
Well said dude and frankly people who want things done their way should be booted off the forums. This is a public place and anybody is free to say whatever they want so long as its within the guidelines of HP.
Quiet frankly if you don't like sexual innuendos then I think you're weird.. Its so much fun
And urine looks a lot like apple juice. But if I start urinating in the middle of the table during a board meeting I'll lose a lot of respect.
There's a time and a place for playing around with words. And sexual innuendo in a pets forums isn't the place for it.
why are people judging the threads yet are constantly in them. It's odd this sudden burst of criticism. Just don't come, nothing is going to change in this regard in the forums that's for sure. No disrespect to anyone.
i don't know about threads being constantly gotten into
i do know about this one though.
the OP made a good point, and one that i agree with, so i added my two cents.
it's the new, improved me.
hope ya like it
I'm not constantly in them either. I don't recall saying anything on them, but I may have... I ignore them, but it's getting much and to the point where I try not to go to the pet forum anymore bc it plain pisses me off to see them there. It's childish and plain immature. We're all supposed to be over 18 here, grow up. That's all I'm saying.
When they get published, it pushes to the top and I see them anyway. When they're published I see them on my main page bc the pt forum is one of my chosen widgets. I can get rid of the widget but doesn't mean I won't see them ever. It's b/s.
Cagsil and Sara, you're definitely borderline rude. You may not care who I am and I don't care who you are. I was just giving a complaint that didn't deserve the attitude in your comments. Writers don't need to plaster sexual innuendos all over the place; be mature
Either way, they're gone..
Thank You Hubpages Team!
oh i wasn't talking about you at all Whitney.
i was responding to Lyrics's comment about people coming into threads with sexual innuendoes in them.
i agree with you 100 %, believe me. and i find it funny that irish is all silent on this when he (or she) is the one spamming the forum with these threads.
and i think Sara agrees with you also, if i am reading her correctly.
Whitney, I TOTALLY agree with you. I was merely trying to point out how ridiculous I thought Cags response was. I was poking fun at it, I wasn't being serious.
I'm sorry if I didn't make that obvious enough. I should know that sarcasm doesn't always translate well in writing. My apologies.
I agree with you. I think it is sad that in a community of writers where we're all suppose to be creative, that we can also act like idiots at times. Although I do enjoy flirting with a friend of mine on here every now and then on the regular forums like "hubtribe", "do you believe in love at first sight", "last to post wins" or whatever. However, those are usually in the hubber's hangout forums or romance forums, where I deem it appropriate.
In other specifically categorized forums like Entertainment, religion, and stuff like that. I usually try to always be on topic about what the forum is about, while respecting others opinions. However, some people don't see it that way. Which is sad. Like just the other day, I started a forum called "Oscar Snubbs", to have a serious conversation about the snubs for the oscars, yet it didn't take long for people to turn it into a joke. Nobody took it seriously except for two hubbers, that like to write a lot of film reviews also. It's really sad. We're supposed to be a community of intelligent and articulate people, yet we act like idiots. Very sad if you ask me.
Absolutely right, I cant mention my Rooster but someone is suggesting something unwarranted....I thought I was the only one that noticed...I was going to call 911...yes I am that sad and unwanted
hey, the cat has arrived! well at least he manned up
well i have to go finish two hubs. don't kill each other while i'm gone
You can mentioned your rooster, but why do you have to refer as you do? If you're mature about it, talk about your rooster. If you're going to be 13, then don't.
All I'm saying is, search engines do pull up the forums, and I know other sites that won't let their users use certain words that are used here bc Google frowns upon them and because they may have potential issues with Adsense because of those words. 'Cock' is one of them.
Plus, plain immaturity of having to see it.
I used to really enjoy the forums, but have sharply curtailed my participation in the last couple months. One issue was the heated, unfriendly atmosphere in the religious forums, which grew to encompass deceit. The other was the juvenile exchanges hijacking so many threads. IMO this cheapened the whole HubPages community experience. I resent statements that I should just “leave [the thread] if you don’t like it”, but that is essentially what I’ve done.
I completely agree.
I think the "If you don't like it, leave" answer to things is a total cop-out by people who can't come up with a real defense for acting like children.
I know what you mean.
The snigger-behind-the-bikesheds threads (why is my cock....), and the aggressive fundamentalist/atheist threads, dominate the "latest posts" no matter which forum they're posted in. That's annoying for people who don't want anything to do with them - we have to deal with that by going directly to the topics and forums we prefer. It's annoying when even those forums are invaded by silliness.
I agree with Whitney - if people want to be juvenile, then the Sandpit is there for them. Please don't pollute the other threads with your attention-seeking.
I know you weren't talking about me. I was agreeing with you in terms of me not being in the threads either.
Sara seemed either really sarcastic with her last post or being rude. I saw her previous posts but just couldn't tell. If it was sarcastic, then I definitely apologize!
Cock in the English Oxford dictionary means 'male chicken'...how can any one take offence at a male chicken...perhaps it is the people who have warped minds that are reading such things into it....perhaps people who are frustrated with life have nothing better to do with their time.....we call them sados in Ireland what do you call them
It was funny first time. Not funny anymore for a long time already. Post them in a hangout or better sandpit, and people are much less likely to complain.
steven read again. I think you are essentially agreeing with irish, and from your posts, I don't think this was your intent. He is asking what to call those of us who "jump to conclusions", thinking vulgar, vs assuming the dictionary definition of "cock", being a male chicken.
you know what i hate?
when people deliberately allude to one thing (i mean. c'mon, we are all intelligent here, right?) and then, when we react in a less than positive manner, act all innocent AND put in on us, and then call us names too.
i was trying to like Irish but now i just think he's a creep, so i guess i agree with the person who emailed him. oh wait that was Hokey. never mind. but i still think irish is a creep
It's the wording and phrasing. There were other ways you could have said what you did. You were also using the thread to get people to go to your hubs- specifically opening threads for the purpose.
Whitney he knows EXACTLY what he is saying.
don't let him kid you.
Cossette, I know.. He's just being childish about this. One just can't be that ignorant as to what he's saying.
Either way, I'm done with this thread. I just wanted to bring up the issue to HubPages. I had reported a few of the posts a while back, and they were still there.
we had a couple of good threads in pets and animals today, its a pity that when we do have good animal threads the people who should be there arent, I have went back through hundreds of threads and I see that the complainers are the ones that contribute the least, this goes way back, Im only here 20 days, whose fault was it then, perhaps sad people need attention, I dont know, I have just receieved an email from one of the top hubbers telling me to ignore the complainers as every now and again they simply try to draw attention to their sad existence, however, while I appreciate that email, I do think people have a right to be heard
what is a "top hubber" anyway?
wha do you mean by "contributing the least"?
what, you actually managed to go back through months and months of forum threads and hubs and conduct an exhaustive research into the activities of HubPages members?
you joined four weeks ago, yet you somehow managed to psychoanalyze anyone who disagrees with you, as well as summarize their forum worthiness.
you're the only person posting nonsensical sexual-innudendo threads and yet you label dissenting posters as "attention seeking"
omg haha that is too funny
Hmmm. I just received emails, Western Union telegrams and smoke signals from "top hubbers" (whatever that means) telling me to ignore those who need to use sexual innuendo and post nearly 2000 times in one short month in order to draw attention to their sad existences.
See how that works?
as if this forum is the top hubbers. Hubpages has over 100,000 members, yet in his narrow view, only the top hubbers who contribute stuff use the forums.
where is this alleged "top hubber"? why does he or she not come to his assistance in his hour of need?
hmmm...look folks. lets just try to get along here and not bicker amongst ourselves. please, we're supposed to be a community of creative writers, not a bunch of petty kids online talking smack.
Misha - I hear what you are saying, such cam and collective words make sense, I was however called a creep and stupid by others, which is sad, but you know I forgive them.....I have complemented them on their hubs and writings and I get personal attacks....that is very sad.....if someone wanted to be mature and adult they could have sent me a message in a less negitive way and I would have responded in kind.....my feelings have been hurt and I am disappointed....thanks again Misha for your mature comments......
you handle your business the way you want and i'll handle mine the way i want. the only people on this site who get to tell me what to do are members of the Hubteam.
cossete, look I'm NOT telling you or anyone what to do right now okay. As I'm actually on your side of this argument. However, i apologize if it came out that way. I'm just saying that we should try to get along since when I first got onto hubpages, I read a lot of hubs before I posted on here. Including yours, and that inspired me and convinced me this place was full of great writers and civilize, yet articulate individuals. However, with the way, we're all arguing now contradicts that if anything. I'm sorry cossete that I offended you, but that's all I was getting at.
thanks steven. i noticed that you are chummy with these people so i assumed you were taking their side in a knee-jerk way without listening to other people's opinions. i would go back and read your responses again but i don't think it's necessary.
p.s. sorry about posting right after the other but i cant get the hang of this quote feature yet.
Thats cool. I'm still getting used to it too. lol I'm glad to hear that your not mad at me then. As even though we don't talk to each other that often, I am a huge fan of your work.
i had no idea.
in that case, i take back all those mean things i thought about you
hmm i shall have to visit your hubs and see what you are about.
well then I guess I'm on a lot of ppl's crap list since I do chat on "sexual" pet forums, I hijack forums, and I have posted a lot in the short time I've been here...huh...oh well!
well you're not on my "crap" list.
i don't have a "crap" list, actually. so you like 'em, so what?
look, i like the occasional double entendre...i have even written about that in my hubs. but c'mon, all the time all over the forum?
i certainly don't have a problem with you over it. you're not the one posting them.
oh hey and as far as being "weird" because we don't find them funny, mamelody...really? you figured that out just from that hmm?
interesting. do you have a degree in psychology or something?
Yes I get what you are saying. sometimes one too many is too many but that is just how some people are and how they post.
and yay no crap list lol
thanks, Darkside, for yet again saying just the right thing with few words. it's a gift, no doubt.
For some reason people are very wary of drinking apple juice when they visit me.
you too cosette lol I'm trying to get the hang of the reply button still...it's kinda weird lol
dang it! Did Sara already leave? I wanted to ask how she was holding up...
she's writing a hub. which is what i should be doing.
It's just reality. The scopes of human interest/humor/sensibility are too wide to expect anything other than this sort of argument. There will always be those who have the mindset that enjoys cock and pussy innuendos, those who detest them, and those who wobble back and forth depending on how clever the innuendos are case-by-case.
Short of censorship by one faction that will gut a free-speech (semi-free speech in the case of HubPages) community and make it into some evangelical form of singularity on one pole or another, or just kill it outright, you're always going to have this sort of thing.
The existence of trolls and those aspiring to trolldom make it worse, but really change nothing for those who know what to look for.
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