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Should we be allowed to:

  1. Whitney05 profile image63
    Whitney05posted 7 years ago

    Bump our own threads 5 or 6 times within a few hours just to get people to comment on them? (When no one else is paying attention to that thread)

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      china manposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Surely this is an issue about the content of threads - Sometimes I like poetry so I go to poetry, sometimes I like pure childish sexual innuendo if it is entertaining, so I go to theirishobserver like everyone else.

      so I would say that it is about staying out of threads you don't like and taking part in those you do. No ?

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

      It annoys me too Whitney, and trends that are being bumped in this way tend to be crappier than average... sad

      1. Whitney05 profile image63
        Whitney05posted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks Misha. This definitely is an issue bumping quality threads down




        Thank you. I do not need attention of people on the internet that I don't know. I get all the attention I need in real life. No need to start stupid threads for nothing. I just want the forums to be a place lacking all the clutter and B/S for lack of better words.

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

          Then begin your own forum and moderate it the way you like.

          1. PrettyPanther profile image83
            PrettyPantherposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            Hi tantrum.  Don't you think that all members of Hubpages should be able to bring up a concern or make a suggestion without being told they should just go somewhere else?  It is obvious that if someone doesn't like it here, they could leave; it doesn't need to be stated.

            All of us contribute to the community in one way or another and to suggest that someone should leave just because they brought up a concern  is a little rigid, don't you think?

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

              Rigid ??!!

              Did you read all my posts here. I think it's childish and funny.
              I'm laughing a lot !
              with your post as well.
              lol lol

              1. PrettyPanther profile image83
                PrettyPantherposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                Yes, I have read your posts here, and you are a very tolerant person.  That's why I'm wondering why you want someone to leave just because you disagree with them.

                We all find humor on the forums, just in different places.  smile

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

                  Childish behaviour makes me laugh.
                  I can't care less if she leaves or not.
                  I don't like people that opens a thread to point out another, even in a subtle manner.

                  1. PrettyPanther profile image83
                    PrettyPantherposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                    Interesting.  You don't like a certain type of thread.  Should we suggest that you leave, then?  lol

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

      Yes ! and 7, 8 10 times as well !
      If you don't like the topic don't read !!
      I sometimes wonder if this is a grown up forum. With all the reporting, and feeling offended and whining and crying
      Geezzzz !!!
      lol

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      Justine76posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      We should be allowed to bump anything of our own that we want to, whenever we want.  smile

    5. darkside profile image80
      darksideposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I think a person should do it just once, after 24 hours, if there's been no other comments.

  2. theirishobserver. profile image56
    theirishobserver.posted 7 years ago

    No, I think we should all sit about and wait for the dry as dust commentators to join in smile

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    Poppa Bluesposted 7 years ago

    Why? We're not allowed?

  4. theirishobserver. profile image56
    theirishobserver.posted 7 years ago

    Its ok poppa, its just the Whitney book of rules out again, sad but true smile

  5. AEvans profile image70
    AEvansposted 7 years ago

    No, people look for threads of interest so I believe if we began our own threads we should wait others always seem to find them, well at least I do. smile

    1. Whitney05 profile image63
      Whitney05posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I agree with you. I have seen numerous threads with the original poster posting 3 or 4 sometimes 5 replies to himself just to bump the thread. There's no content in the posts either.

  6. theirishobserver. profile image56
    theirishobserver.posted 7 years ago

    they dont seem to find Whitney's and I think thats the problem, sad but true smile

  7. Mrvoodoo profile image59
    Mrvoodooposted 7 years ago

    It's a tad annoying but I can live with it.  I guess it says more about the attention seeking ways of those who need to do it than anything else.

    Best just to ignore it/them.

    1. Whitney05 profile image63
      Whitney05posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I agree that it's nothing more than attention seeking madness that's plain immature and irritating.

      1. Mrvoodoo profile image59
        Mrvoodooposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        You've been here 3 years, you must have seen this over and over again.

        They come, they're the center of attention for 10 minutes, people quickly get bored of them, they leave.

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

          True dat smile

        2. Whitney05 profile image63
          Whitney05posted 7 years agoin reply to this

          I'm hoping that's the case... I just wish that it didn't take so long and the antics were stopped earlier.

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    lyricsingrayposted 7 years ago

    does it matter?

    1. Whitney05 profile image63
      Whitney05posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      In most forums, it's not allowed.

      1. Jane@CM profile image61
        Jane@CMposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        I belong to multiple, large forums & it is allowed - annoying yes, but allowed.

        1. Whitney05 profile image63
          Whitney05posted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Really now. The most I've ever seen is users get one maybe two bumps when no one else is talking. and then the thread is removed. In most cases, I've always just seen the threads removed. The forums I'm on are fairly big, as well, at least to the reptile community.

    2. Mrvoodoo profile image59
      Mrvoodooposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      It does a bit, because anything that may have been genuinely interesting quickly disappears, buried under a pile of crap.

      But I spend less and less time here lately, so y'all can do as you please.

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        B.C. BOUTIQUEposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        I completely agree with this comment. ( and with that I have not much else to say )

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    TattoGuyposted 7 years ago

    If hubpages allow it then it's their site and a member can do whatever suits them, personally it doesn't bother me, am too busy doing my own thing smile

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      lyricsingrayposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I agree, hi tat btw big_smile

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    TattoGuyposted 7 years ago

    Hi Lyric smile

  11. theirishobserver. profile image56
    theirishobserver.posted 7 years ago

    if only everyone was as mature as lyrics and tatto man smile

  12. rebekahELLE profile image90
    rebekahELLEposted 7 years ago

    I haven't participated in very many forums, but I've read that it's a forum faux pas.

    it's seems a form of promotion which states in bold type
    not to do.

    as far as I can see on this board, people are going to do what they want. hmm

    hey tatoo smile

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    TattoGuyposted 7 years ago

    Hi RebekahELLE, I is back on the forums, hope ya didn't miss me too much smile

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      cosetteposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      well look who the cat dragged in.

      where you been anyway Captain...wink

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      Justine76posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      HAHAHAH!!!! HI Tatoo guy!!  smile

  14. theirishobserver. profile image56
    theirishobserver.posted 7 years ago

    rebekahelle, there is no rule stopping you from answering your own threads.....sometimes five people might comment....you respond........this is just another person trying to get attention as she feels she cannot achieve on her own merits..... smile

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

      Hey Irish, this is seriously uncalled for. If anybody is striving for attention around, this is you.

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

        He's getting back at her for criticizing his double entendres.

    2. Marisa Wright profile image94
      Marisa Wrightposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Pot calling the kettle black?

      Irish, we used to have a Hubber here called Badco. He posted a lot of humorous threads on the forums too, but his were actually funny.

  15. rebekahELLE profile image90
    rebekahELLEposted 7 years ago

    should be lively..  welcome back.

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    TattoGuyposted 7 years ago

    Arghhhhhhhhhh, loves the pirate always, cheers for the welcome back and shud be lively indeedy smile

  17. livewithrichard profile image83
    livewithrichardposted 7 years ago

    It doesn't bother me either especially if its not a thread I'm interested in commenting on anyway.

    What's up TG good to see you back, maybe you can liven the place up a bit.

  18. rebekahELLE profile image90
    rebekahELLEposted 7 years ago

    whitney isn't trying to get attention! she's just addressing a concern to the community.

    the sandpit is for the silly threads, but no need to bump them needlessly, but I do agree that sometimes it's fine if you want to respond.

  19. AnythingArtzy profile image78
    AnythingArtzyposted 7 years ago

    I never give it a thought when I see the thread starter posting in his/her thread. I thought that was the whole purpose in starting one, to participate and interact with other hubbers on a particular subject.

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

      Interacting and bumping are two altogether different animals. smile

      1. AnythingArtzy profile image78
        AnythingArtzyposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Hi Misha. smile
        this "bumping", could it also be because the starter  really wants some input and since there are so very many threads started that most don't get to see all of them because they get bumped back several pages?  I like to go back sometimes to the last page of previous threads just to see what I may have missed.

        I post a lot but never really got into the politics of the forums. just wondering.

    2. Whitney05 profile image63
      Whitney05posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Some people aren't interacting with anyone but themselves, which is the concern. A good conversation or debate with other people is one thing, but talking to oneself bc no one else is talking on that thread is another. Definitely spam or something.

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

        lol
        are you serious ? You sound like a whineing child

  20. theirishobserver. profile image56
    theirishobserver.posted 7 years ago

    Misha, I am doing an verse that lasts until 14th february, if people cant mind their own business then they should go away and do something useful with their time smile she can clearly see that I posted the thread.....just stay away if she dosnt like it smile

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    Madame Xposted 7 years ago

    I don't mind. Sometimes a person wants an answer to what's on their mind, so they bump it. There may be cases of 'attention-getting' but I don't see it that way smile

  22. theirishobserver. profile image56
    theirishobserver.posted 7 years ago

    Mr Voodoo, having read your hubs cant believe that your as petty as that smile

    1. Mrvoodoo profile image59
      Mrvoodooposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      It's not petty my friend, just the way it is, it's the circle of life. smile

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    TattoGuyposted 7 years ago

    Nice to see everyone is just as lovin as always smile jeeez ya just hit the remote if ya don't like it, works for me !

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

      Hey BC, weren't you banned for life buddy? wink

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        TattoGuyposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        I died, the religious peeps were right, there is a God plus great broadband smile

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

          Welcome back to life then, now you are born again, right? wink

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            TattoGuyposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            Yeah but am restricted to being a born again good boy, good to see you still about mate smile

            1. Jane@CM profile image61
              Jane@CMposted 7 years agoin reply to this

              How are sir?  Hope well...tatoo guy has really taken off, great idea!

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                TattoGuyposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                Jane the tattoos was the best idea I had plus I am now mixin in my humor hubs keyworded of course. I gotta say I was a really dumb pirate wen I joined, but I have learnt loads from you peeps, tis good to be back on here, missed ya all !

  24. theirishobserver. profile image56
    theirishobserver.posted 7 years ago

    I must say that I thought cyber space was a big place with open minds.....how wrong can you be...still plenty of petty minded among us......still at least they cant burn our books smile

  25. theirishobserver. profile image56
    theirishobserver.posted 7 years ago

    No the circle of life is that we deafeated the Nazi we dont need them to appear in our world today with their petty controls..... smile

    1. Mrvoodoo profile image59
      Mrvoodooposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I'm not trying to control you, just offering my opinion as you have, but because it differs from yours you see it as an attempt to control you.  And naturally anybody who isn't in full agreement with you is a Nazi.

  26. theirishobserver. profile image56
    theirishobserver.posted 7 years ago

    Anything arty...on more than one occassion today the thread Islam was repeated several times (20)...pushing threads down several pages.......I am here for discussion not to be bullied by people who have no interest in the thread discussion but who simply want to create their own rules as they think they have some importance...when they clearly have not smile

    1. AnythingArtzy profile image78
      AnythingArtzyposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      aaaaah I guess I did miss something lol  I didn't realize there was a particular thread that was a culprit. thanks smile

  27. Jane@CM profile image61
    Jane@CMposted 7 years ago

    Hmmm, how does one become controlled or bullied on a message board?  The bully part I get, if you allow it...but controlled?

  28. theirishobserver. profile image56
    theirishobserver.posted 7 years ago

    Again, misunderstanding, I was not calling you a Nazi, I said we defeated the Nazi mentality, I have been on the threads for the past 6 hours, minding my own business, when yet again someone tries to create new rules as they dont like the fact that I am so active here....you did not create the thread...but you should have the  intelligence to see that this is an attempt by some to try and create their own rules......we have the rules for HP we dont need other self imposed rules smile not you at all smile

    1. Mrvoodoo profile image59
      Mrvoodooposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      No worries, and I agree.  As Tatto guy (AKA BC) said at the start of this thread, as long as HP allows it then go for it, it's not my forum.

      This thread was without doubt a thinly veiled jab at yourself, but only in the same way that your pussy thread seemed to be a jab at Whitney yesterday after she'd asked for that sort of thing to be kept out of the pet forums.  Things escalate, and become no fun for anybody involved.

      I'm off to buy cheap beer and hard drugs, take it easy. smile

  29. theirishobserver. profile image56
    theirishobserver.posted 7 years ago

    B/S now there is that language again, sad smile

  30. theirishobserver. profile image56
    theirishobserver.posted 7 years ago

    why dont you go and talk to the dog smile

  31. theirishobserver. profile image56
    theirishobserver.posted 7 years ago

    tantrum well said, I was thinking it sounded like something else but i wont say it in case the police are call....911 anyone smile

  32. theirishobserver. profile image56
    theirishobserver.posted 7 years ago

    maybe she needs a good bump, thats whats wrong with her, no bumps smile

  33. tantrum profile image61
    tantrumposted 7 years ago

    After reading all this I'm tempted to begin threads and bump all the time
    what's the problem ?
    Again : Don't read !
    lol
    So funny !! lol

  34. theirishobserver. profile image56
    theirishobserver.posted 7 years ago

    no problem voodoman - all is well smile

  35. Hokey profile image60
    Hokeyposted 7 years ago

    I LOVE A GOOD BUMP!!!!!!!     big_smile

  36. theirishobserver. profile image56
    theirishobserver.posted 7 years ago

    but when people dont get a good bump they get frustrated and unfulfilled, sad but true smile

  37. Hokey profile image60
    Hokeyposted 7 years ago

    Bump Ladies?!?!?     big_smile

  38. theirishobserver. profile image56
    theirishobserver.posted 7 years ago

    hopefully smile

  39. Whitney05 profile image63
    Whitney05posted 7 years ago

    Mrvoodoo I've seen others do it. I would have posted no matter who the user was.


    But don't worry, with all the rude comments towards me for simply trying to bring up a concern. I'm out of here for a while. Hopefully, the forums will be a little more adult whenever I come back.

    This place is childish, and I was followed around the forums all morning. I posted comments on other people's threads in the pet forum, and irish follewed me there and made rude comments in those threads. Why should I get harassed for bringing up issues in the forums?

  40. theirishobserver. profile image56
    theirishobserver.posted 7 years ago

    Whitney, you know you would not have raised it about others, as you did not about others in other matters, so before you go running to victim support, dont forget you started this by being silly and calling me stupid....do you have a Phd...no...so clearly I am not the one that is stupid smile

    1. Hokey profile image60
      Hokeyposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Yeah!!!!!

  41. skyfire profile image72
    skyfireposted 7 years ago

    @TheIrishObserver, why you're getting this thread as entirely directed at you. To clear things of let me tell you that there are many other posters who are bumping threads as well. And If someone is turned off and is complaining about rapid thread bumping then so be it, they have right to do so just like you feel your right to bump threads. We all have our views and there is no wrong if someone is expressing it.

    If hubpages is allowing thread-bumping then most of people here should have no problem with it. But generally thread bumping like this way is not encouraged in forums.

  42. theirishobserver. profile image56
    theirishobserver.posted 7 years ago

    skyfire, thanks for your contribution, but the thread was created for my benifit, honestly, more to it than meets the eye, yesterday I was called a creep and stupid by the same peopel for no reason, its about me alright smile

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

      How childish !! and now she opens this thread !
      well whitney, Thanks for the laughs !
      lol lol lol

  43. Hokey profile image60
    Hokeyposted 7 years ago

    I really don't see why it is a big deal.

  44. theirishobserver. profile image56
    theirishobserver.posted 7 years ago

    It is not a big deal, just someone peeping out the curtains as they would do in their own house smile

  45. theirishobserver. profile image56
    theirishobserver.posted 7 years ago

    Prettypanther, people are welcome to make a point if they wish, however, two days in a row, harassing the same individual is not on smile yesterday I was called stupid and a creep by the same people, for no reason other than creating some interest and fun here smile

  46. skyfire profile image72
    skyfireposted 7 years ago

    Alright if you feel that way, so how we are going to put end to this thread ? By chasing off thread starter and saying that point of thread starter is invalid ? I don't see that one worthy. Thread starters point remains valid that bumping threads this way is distracting even if people don't get into the thread, main forum index shows bumped threads at the top and this surely disturbs many people. If the bumps were reasonable then thread starters point is wrong but is that case here ?

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

      Bumping disturbs people ??
      This is getting funnier by the sec
      lol

      1. skyfire profile image72
        skyfireposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Sure it is funny for you.

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

          Funny indeed !
          disturbing bumping.
          I love it !
          lol

          1. skyfire profile image72
            skyfireposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            Yeah, you would like to see cock,pussy threads bumped at top and it's not disturbing the forum index ? More funnier by second right ?

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

              Right !
              lol
              Love pussy threads.
              I love animals ! big_smile

              1. skyfire profile image72
                skyfireposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                See, this is what you like and you expect others to like that same ? And if it's not your way it is funny,right ?

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

                  lol
                  I don't expect anything!
                  I'm for freedom.
                  what I don't like is subtlety in pointing out others.
                  lol
                  I can't care less what you think, what you want ,what you are !

                  1. skyfire profile image72
                    skyfireposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                    Yeah sure freedom, so if with that freedom someone feels that thread bumping is wrong then it is funny and wrong ? Wow, we like freedom and we care less ha.

  47. theirishobserver. profile image56
    theirishobserver.posted 7 years ago

    Earlier I offered the hand of peace and it was not accepted - Whitney decided to push on with her childish campaign smile I will not be bullied by anyone smile

  48. PrettyPanther profile image83
    PrettyPantherposted 7 years ago

    I don't see it as a big deal, but it is one reason why I personally have spent less time here.  Too much clutter to wade through. Some like it; others don't.  We're all entitled to our opinions and our own likes and dislikes.

  49. theirishobserver. profile image56
    theirishobserver.posted 7 years ago

    pretty panther - if you look at the fourth comment on page 2 of "what makes a good dog" thread, you will see I offered the hand of friendship, even though I was the one who was called stupid yesterday for no reason... smile

  50. Mikel G Roberts profile image86
    Mikel G Robertsposted 7 years ago

    We should be 'allowed' to do as many things as we possibly can.

    Things that we should not be allowed to do should be limited to things that will cause immediate physical harm to others.

    Being annoying to others isn't something that should be 'Banned', it is something grown ups should learn how to emotionally deal with.

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

      cool

    2. PrettyPanther profile image83
      PrettyPantherposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I agree with this, but owners of forums make rules all the time to keep the forums running smoothly, including banning certain types of posts.  It isn't unheard of for forum owners to not allow repeated bumping.  Whitney's suggestion wasn't whining, it was a valid suggestion and should be treated as such.

      I don't necessarily agree with it, but the reaction from some people here is just silly.

      1. Hokey profile image60
        Hokeyposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Make rules?

      2. Mikel G Roberts profile image86
        Mikel G Robertsposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        My two cents wasn't about calling someone a whiner or anything like that. I was merely attempting to state that I feel we already have too many rules that limit us. More rules, as a general rule, to me is a bad thing. Attempting to control people by creating more and more stricter rules doesn't work. The people that are being controlled just find better ways or other ways to get away with it....(i.e. the war on drugs, that use to be the war on alcohol and it didnt work then either)

 
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