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)
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 ?
It annoys me too Whitney, and trends that are being bumped in this way tend to be crappier than average...
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.
Then begin your own forum and moderate it the way you like.
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?
Did you read all my posts here. I think it's childish and funny.
I'm laughing a lot !
with your post as well.
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.
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.
Interesting. You don't like a certain type of thread. Should we suggest that you leave, then? lol
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
We should be allowed to bump anything of our own that we want to, whenever we want.
I think a person should do it just once, after 24 hours, if there's been no other comments.
No, I think we should all sit about and wait for the dry as dust commentators to join in
Its ok poppa, its just the Whitney book of rules out again, sad but true
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.
they dont seem to find Whitney's and I think thats the problem, sad but true
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.
I agree that it's nothing more than attention seeking madness that's plain immature and irritating.
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.
I belong to multiple, large forums & it is allowed - annoying yes, but allowed.
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.
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.
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
if only everyone was as mature as lyrics and tatto man
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.
Hi RebekahELLE, I is back on the forums, hope ya didn't miss me too much
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.....
Hey Irish, this is seriously uncalled for. If anybody is striving for attention around, this is you.
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.
Arghhhhhhhhhh, loves the pirate always, cheers for the welcome back and shud be lively indeedy
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.
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.
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.
Interacting and bumping are two altogether different animals.
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
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
Mr Voodoo, having read your hubs cant believe that your as petty as that
Nice to see everyone is just as lovin as always jeeez ya just hit the remote if ya don't like it, works for me !
I died, the religious peeps were right, there is a God plus great broadband
Welcome back to life then, now you are born again, right?
Yeah but am restricted to being a born again good boy, good to see you still about mate
How are sir? Hope well...tatoo guy has really taken off, great idea!
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
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.....
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
Hmmm, how does one become controlled or bullied on a message board? The bully part I get, if you allow it...but controlled?
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.
tantrum well said, I was thinking it sounded like something else but i wont say it in case the police are call....911 anyone
maybe she needs a good bump, thats whats wrong with her, no bumps
After reading all this I'm tempted to begin threads and bump all the time
what's the problem ?
Again : Don't read !
So funny !!
but when people dont get a good bump they get frustrated and unfulfilled, sad but true
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
It is not a big deal, just someone peeping out the curtains as they would do in their own house
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 ?
Bumping disturbs people ??
This is getting funnier by the sec
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 ?
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 ?
I don't expect anything!
I'm for freedom.
what I don't like is subtlety in pointing out others.
I can't care less what you think, what you want ,what you are !
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.
What I think is of no importance to anybody but my friends.
so what's your problem, kid ?
go back to school baby !
Now it is my problem ? isn't posts here making you laugh ? come on, don't you respect freedom of others for posting ? or wish to just love to offend for the sake of it
And that's why I'm laughing !!
It seems I 'disturb' you !
quit answering me, child !
Lol, you disturb me ? Am i the one who quoted you first to get disturbed ?
Earlier I offered the hand of peace and it was not accepted - Whitney decided to push on with her childish campaign I will not be bullied by anyone
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...
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.
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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