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 ?
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.
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?
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 !!!
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.
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.....
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.
Hi Misha. 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.
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.
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 she can clearly see that I posted the thread.....just stay away if she dosnt like it
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 !
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.
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
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 not you at all
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.
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?
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
@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.
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
Prettypanther, people are welcome to make a point if they wish, however, two days in a row, harassing the same individual is not on yesterday I was called stupid and a creep by the same people, for no reason other than creating some interest and fun here
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 ?
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.
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...
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.
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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