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Is It The End Of BadCompany ?

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    Bad_Companyposted 7 years ago

    Life my friends tis a strange thing and it always makes me laugh. As that old TattoGuy I was granted access to the Forums but was banned again by a paranoid woman reporting me and I had a lot of emails supporting me on my reply to this person.

    Thing is yesterday this same coward who reported me left me a really abusive message on Facebook and then blocked me so I ask you, yes you the Hubsstaff isnt it about time you give us a bit of slack here on the forums, we are not kids.

    Ryankett should be back on here, the guy is working bloody hard for you and making you money and I do my best to give newbies a heads up. Its up to you Mr Deeds, because to be honest I think you are way too strict Paul. You have a fantastic website here but man ya gotta realise that in all walks of life people will argue, such is life.

    Lift Ryanketts ban, let the forums be what they used to be, I used to love the fun on the forums, to be honest I enjoyed Tantrum and TK baiting me and so did the hubpages members, now, well I leave that up to you Paul, pull my plug and all my hubs will be deleted as fast as Shergar on a good day but think about what I am saying Paul, I dont have a big following for nothing, cut us some slack !

    1. Marisa Wright profile image94
      Marisa Wrightposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Rules are rules, Badco, and you know them well. I didn't notice the post that caused the ban, but the bottom line is - you don't have to bite back when people like that bait you.  Instead, reply saying you could say something, but she's not worth getting banned for.

      I hope you won't delete your Hubs if you do go - that would be cutting off your nose to spite your face.  After all, you are earning money!

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        Bad_Companyposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Marissa at the end of the day someone has to take a stand against these stupid petty rules. In my eyes Ryankett should never have been banned as he is making Hubpages a lot of money each month.

        We have these baiters who are making hubpages nothing at all in revenue and yes rules are rules but hubpages lives on revenue made by good writers like Ryankett, it is time changes should be made in the rules, ok swearing or total abuse yes, but silly stuff. nooooo and trust me I will delete every single written word I have written, I am a stubborn Irish Bugger !

        1. Marisa Wright profile image94
          Marisa Wrightposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          That's your choice but if you do, I think you're mad as well as stubborn.

          1. tantrum profile image61
            tantrumposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            I think all fo us know that by now!
            So here begins another 'drama'
            lol

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              Bad_Companyposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              Hubpages lives by its revenue Tantrum, my guess is Ryankett has made a good bit today as have I, yourself, nahhhhhh !

              1. tantrum profile image61
                tantrumposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                Well it seems HP thinks you're not that important.

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            Bad_Companyposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            I guess i am,but I will !

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          Pani Midnyte Odinposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          When you joined HP, you agreed to their TOS. The rules here have been put in place for a reason and, if you are unable to follow said rules, you deserve to be banned. You must also realize that the staff of HP are very busy and will sometimes miss banning someone who deserves it.

          Bottom line - If you want to make your own rules, go make your own website. I doubt it will ever be as good as or as popular as HP, but you're always free to do that. And, if you weren't happy with such "petty" rules, you shouldn't have joined in the first place.

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            Bad_Companyposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Bore someone else ! jeez ya joined 5 weeks ago, you no nothing and I wud guess have earned nothing either so please take yer lil rules are rules somewhere else !

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        Justine76posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        dont delete his one hub?

  2. Dame Scribe profile image59
    Dame Scribeposted 7 years ago

    Geezz..BC sad report her. Sounds like she's stalking now and verbal abuse shouldn't be tolerated by anybody. hmm

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    Bad_Companyposted 7 years ago

    I cant Dame she sent me a really abusive message on Facebook and laughed knowing she blocked me and laughed knowing she got TattoGuy banned for calling her paranoid, trust me Paul Deeds I do understand you have to keep people in check but like one month you have Ryankett as member of the month and interviewing him and next you ban him because hes outspoken.

    Of course Ryan is outspoken, hes English and like us Irish we say it as it is. Paul I am not telling ya how to run yer website mate but take it from me you are so killing these forums with what I can only call yer dictator rules !

    1. IntimatEvolution profile image80
      IntimatEvolutionposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      OH NO, NO, NO, NO, NO!!!!!!!!!!!!

      Tim is gone?????????????????

      NO!  Say it isn't so.  WTF!  OMG! 

      Can you tell I'm horrified. 

      And Ryan?  What's up with that?  Oh my. 

      This all makes me sad. 

      I'm very sad.

  4. bgpappa profile image83
    bgpappaposted 7 years ago

    Well, losing ryan and you would be a huge loss for us all.  I hope the staff keeps the good of the whole in mind.

    Good luck

  5. livewithrichard profile image84
    livewithrichardposted 7 years ago

    I agree, let Ryankett come back. this forum is for the community and before his ban he did more for this community than most. Remember, he is the one that brought that huge copyright infringement to our attention.  Cool off bans are fine and probably needed but a permanent ban on someone that is producing traffic and revenue to this site is just wrong.

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      Bad_Companyposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Well said my friend, this is what I am calling for, people like Richard to speak out for members like Ryan, I want you to stick up for each other and tell Paul that enough is enough, we want freedom of speech !

    2. andysarah profile image48
      andysarahposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Deleted

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        A Texanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks for dropping in and offering your opinion, I have only one question, WTF ARE YOU BABBLING ABOUT?

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          Bad_Companyposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Well said Tex !

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            A Texanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            I've been working on my social skills.

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              Bad_Companyposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              Deff money well spent ; )

        2. Dame Scribe profile image59
          Dame Scribeposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          You got spammed wink lol

      2. Mrvoodoo profile image60
        Mrvoodooposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        PMSL, Love it.

        Here's a free backlink for you.

    3. EmpressFelicity profile image79
      EmpressFelicityposted 7 years ago in reply to this



      Yes, I agree.

  6. Dame Scribe profile image59
    Dame Scribeposted 7 years ago

    BC sad calm down tongue you stress yourself out trying for control where you have none. Rules are rules and as Marisa said, you don't have to give a reaction to somebody baiting you. wink shows greater character and maturity. Just keep up with your friendly flirting and teasing. Stay away from the baiters hmm some people just look for a fight.

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      Bad_Companyposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I agree Dame, I really do but lately Hubages has been treating us like a bunch of schoolkids and its time to stand up and be counted. I for one want the ban on Ryan to be lifted and also the forums to be treated as adults and not kids, unless of course you want to continue to lose yer best writers, do you Paul ?

      1. Dame Scribe profile image59
        Dame Scribeposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        One has to behave like a adult rather than a school child first before getting treated as such. hmm don't let your pride get in the way of such good work, BC. hmm

  7. Dame Scribe profile image59
    Dame Scribeposted 7 years ago

    Freedom of speech to criticize or hurt others is not good for anybody tho hmm

    1. livewithrichard profile image84
      livewithrichardposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Which is why a cool off ban is needed but a permanent ban makes no sense. Ryan may have been a member here for 2 years but he's only been active for the past 9 or 10 months and in that time he's produced well over 200 hubs and gets over 6000 daily visits to his hubs.  He's a producer of quality material unlike many here who only produce their crap on the forums.  Just take a look at how many people who have come here in the past few months and already have 10 to 15 thousand forum posts. Are those people producing revenue for this BUSINESS?

      1. tantrum profile image61
        tantrumposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I'm not. And can't care less.
        This is a free forum and I'm here for fun. If you don't like us here, don't read us

        1. livewithrichard profile image84
          livewithrichardposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          It's kinda hard not to read you when you want to make an appearance in every single forum thread 50 times a day. But as long as you're having fun... While Ryan was having fun too, he was also helping this community instead of belittling everyone and everything.

          1. tantrum profile image61
            tantrumposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            lol lol lol

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            Bad_Companyposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Well said Richard, at least we know we what sex we are !

            1. tantrum profile image61
              tantrumposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              lol
              I don't think you konw for sure !  What about Cabin girl ?
              lol

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                Bad_Companyposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                I told everyone I was CG Tantrum, but keep on clutching on those straws, who knows tomorrow you might wake up a man !

                1. tantrum profile image61
                  tantrumposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                  I wouldn't care less. A man, a woman... who cares ?

                  You're funny, really!
                  Thanks for the laughs !

                  lol

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                    Bad_Companyposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                    Are you even worth a reply, are your scrapbooks worth anything in adsense to hubpages, NOOOOO !

          3. AEvans profile image65
            AEvansposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            I agree Ryan should be brought back he has been banned for a long time so it is time to give him another chance. smile

            1. blondepoet profile image74
              blondepoetposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              Yea those were fun especially when GT was here. Didn't he and CG battle it out, was so funny though. She knew how to handle him ROFL.

    2. Mrvoodoo profile image60
      Mrvoodooposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I agree.

      People should be able to keep their own actions in touch, and act with decency towards others through their own doing.  But this is often not the case.

      I've had some shameful moments myself, where I should have known better.  Easy to get caught up, and wound up, and some people do get hurt by our words.

      If you cross the line once, accept your telling off, if you cross it again, accept your punishment.

  8. Ohma profile image75
    Ohmaposted 7 years ago

    I like Ryan's work. I do not know why he was banned. I am sorry that it happened but, with all the scratching and clawing that goes on here now do you really think it would get better un- monitored?

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      Bad_Companyposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Ryan came out with swear words but if I am correct you have to be over 18 to join Hubpages so is anyone seeing anything unusual in Ryan swearing, the damn joke is Hubpages interviewed the guy just before they banned him, this is so wrong in so many ways !

      1. Ohma profile image75
        Ohmaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I would have to say that I think some of the inuendo's being posted here are much worse than outright swearing.

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    A Texanposted 7 years ago

    You were banned for telling someone they were paranoid?

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      Bad_Companyposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I was and trust me the message they sent me on Facebook was really abusive and then they cowardly blocked me so I couldnt reply !

      1. Uninvited Writer profile image81
        Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I think you should post what she said here...

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          Bad_Companyposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          I will, give me a minute !

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            Bad_Companyposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Ok here it is word for word.



            whoever you are...know that your an asshole for attacking and harassing me on the hubs. If anyone needs mental help; that would be you for sure! have a nice day, asshole! Now I block you!

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              A Texanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              Who is it?

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                Bad_Companyposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                That Susan chick who thought her phone was being bugged and who said her hubby was camcording my comments !

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                  A Texanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                  No clue, I must have missed this.

            2. tantrum profile image61
              tantrumposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              That you nead mental health is a fact. Your friends here should help you and advice you ,not to open this kind of thread.

        2. blondepoet profile image74
          blondepoetposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          here here

  10. Dame Scribe profile image59
    Dame Scribeposted 7 years ago

    Can't you report her to FB hmm yikes that's horrible and outright nasty. Eww! HP, if she's a member, that's extremely poor conduct and shouldn't be allowed hmm

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      Bad_Companyposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I cant DS she got my Facebook id from TattoGuys profile, logged in left that comment then left like a coward but hey the same person was quick to report me to hubpages for less and therin lies the problem, hubpages are banning people for the silliest things !

    2. tantrum profile image61
      tantrumposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I've seen worse on FB. People should grow up!
      Why report? Can't you handle something like that ?
      I'm surprised !! yikes

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        Bad_Companyposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        You know I can Tantrum, jeez I laughed it off but my point is on here, you know and I know we both enjoy slagging each other off but hubpages has to realise we are adults and not kids, I enjoy slagging you off and vice versa !

        1. tantrum profile image61
          tantrumposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          So what's all this thread about ?
          And no, I don't find it funny anymore, slugging you.

          In fact I'm not doing it anymore.
          I think you should stop all this 'drama'
          It isn't funny anymore.
          If you'd had good friends here, they should be telling you to stop.
          As I see ,you don't. Pity !

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            Bad_Companyposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            The fact that you dont know what the thread is about explains your scrapbooks ; )

            1. tantrum profile image61
              tantrumposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              Thank you

          2. tantrum profile image61
            tantrumposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            You should reconsider
            This thread is no good

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              Bad_Companyposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              Lol omg ya replied to yerself smile

      2. Dame Scribe profile image59
        Dame Scribeposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I don't have time or patience to coddle such people through imaginary personal sheet. hmm I don't bother with them at all. smile

  11. Uninvited Writer profile image81
    Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago

    All I can say is there is something wrong with someone who would follow people from site to site.

    1. livewithrichard profile image84
      livewithrichardposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      BC has his own TK smile

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        Bad_Companyposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        BC is at the crossroads Richard, I love this website but if Paul Deeds bans me on this I am gone for good with all my egos, within 30 minutes every hub connected with me will be wiped clean !

        1. Ivorwen profile image78
          Ivorwenposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Sorry to hear you are going through this!  sad

  12. Dame Scribe profile image59
    Dame Scribeposted 7 years ago

    Well, BC tongue aside from blowing off some steam, hope you been well. Some ports (FB) not been good huh tongue lol

    1. blondepoet profile image74
      blondepoetposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Yes good to see the return of BC.

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      Bad_Companyposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Lol DS I am not the kinda person to sit back and watch a website mess people about, I like you got that monthly mail from hubpages that month highlighting Ryankett and then they ban the poor bugger, I like the guy, hes a damn good writer unlike most of the wasters on here, and they ban him because he swears in a website that is for over 18s only, I swear is it only me sees the joke in that !

  13. Paradise7 profile image84
    Paradise7posted 7 years ago

    BadCo, I gotta tell you, I miss both you and Ryan on the forums even though the slagging gets out of hand.  You really know how to liven things up, whether you are Bad Company, Tattoo Guy, or Pirate Girl, or whomever.

    YOU AND RYAN WERE (ARE) MISSED!  Just you CANNOT use certain language that's considered profane...and so forth.  The rules basically come up every time you bring up the HubPages website, and you can do the same thing, say what you want to say, but in a slightly different way.

  14. Dame Scribe profile image59
    Dame Scribeposted 7 years ago

    BC wink HP is a business and since when do people in a business sit n swear @ their customers. Business is a separate entity from personal worlds. Does your grocer, dr or dentist swear at you? got keep this in mind, dear capitan wink smile great seein you around again, though.

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      Bad_Companyposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Fact remains Hubpages is an adult website, fact remains Ryankett is one of Hubpages top earners, fact also remains I hear someone swearing everyday in the real world, will we make Hubs a totally Disney World and have fun rides as well !

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        Justine76posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        what happened?!!!!
        sad
        I just saw you here today!!!
        this sux......

  15. Dale Mazurek profile image60
    Dale Mazurekposted 7 years ago

    Geez my friend you sure know how to stir things up.

    Less than 90 minutes and four pages to the post already.

    You have definatly been misses and so is Ryan

    Just wanted to stop in and say that

    Dale

  16. Dame Scribe profile image59
    Dame Scribeposted 7 years ago

    Yes, people swear daily outside of work but not in the office around customers. tongue now you're being stubborn. I agree, Ryan shouldn't be permanently banned if that's the case but would have to be dang serious for that to occur, like a threat to life hmm

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    Pani Midnyte Odinposted 7 years ago

    I may have JUST joined HP, but unlike you, I have had experience moderating large public forums before. The ONE thing I hated more than anything were little twerps like you who thought they were above the rules. The rules are put in place to protect the reputation of the site.

    If you care SO much about HP's well-being going down the drain if you and your friend are banned, you would also care that inappropriate postings, even on an adult site, can bring the opinion of a site WAY down.

    Not that you DO care. Just by your attitude from this one thread, I can already tell you're one of those people who think they are better than everybody else and should, therefore, be untouchable when it comes to the consequences of breaking rules that EVERYONE is expected to follow.

    1. Pearldiver profile image87
      Pearldiverposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Who called for this BS Newbie??? hmm

      Get off your high horse, if you want to be taken seriously by people who know eachother and don't know you!!

      Having an opinion is fine... but yours is just as 'inappropriate' as the comments that you intimate the OP has made. lol

  18. Ohma profile image75
    Ohmaposted 7 years ago

    There is also the whole issue that if I do a search on BING for my screen name, about 30 of the top 50 hits are on my forum posts not to mention that the forum posts are still being linked to our hubs so likely the dispute could have shown up in a link from someones Hub.

  19. Dame Scribe profile image59
    Dame Scribeposted 7 years ago

    I think HP put No follow on forums and will take time to not show up, Ohma smile

  20. Ohma profile image75
    Ohmaposted 7 years ago

    Oh that is nice to know. Thanks DameScribe.

  21. flread45 profile image80
    flread45posted 7 years ago

    BC where's the Parrot?

  22. Pearldiver profile image87
    Pearldiverposted 7 years ago

    I think several issues have been raised here.....

    Will it change anything???

    I doubt it... What certainly is and has been obvious for a long time now is:

    That the American staff on this site (as with others).. have a very poor understanding of the natures and personalities of the high percentage of non American members here!

    Perhaps it is all to do with Our Accents... but it is more prevalent than is likely to be admitted to.

    The site has changed in the time I have been here.  When I joined, I felt most welcome and that I was appreciated by staff and other real hubbers....

    Today... well I no longer do.  I find that the accepting of Trolls with the ability to openly defame you, attempt to ruin your work with abusive hub comments and have you banned for their efforts when you react.... should not fall upon the hubbers who are genuinely attempting to support the site.
    HP know the identities of all parties here.... Including the Trolls... (many of which are dual account holders)..

    Having rules is fine.... But being Inconsistant with them really is an insult to anyone with enough intelligence to question the act. hmm

  23. AEvans profile image65
    AEvansposted 7 years ago

    Hello Manly!!! smile


    To all Bad_Company was just completely banned it is posted on one of my hubs. sad I am trying hard to understand and I guess sometimes it is best to just stay away from these threads our friends disappear as quickly as they are here. sad

    1. manlypoetryman profile image67
      manlypoetrymanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      hey AE...I deleted my post when I couldn't even edit a typo...and figured this thread was getting closed down...anyways! Hope you are well...AE!

      1. AEvans profile image65
        AEvansposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I am hanging in there just reading hubs and writing, I stop by once in a while to see what is happening in here and make certain everyone is still alive and well. smile
        I see you are doing fine and that makes me happy! smile

  24. Ohma profile image75
    Ohmaposted 7 years ago

    Well sad as it is maybe he should not have challenged HP staff so blatantly. There might have been a way to resolve his issue before that if he had approached it differently.

  25. AEvans profile image65
    AEvansposted 7 years ago

    I am fine , just stop in from time to time to see how everyone is. smile

  26. rebekahELLE profile image86
    rebekahELLEposted 7 years ago

    what did I miss ?? BC is gone again?? hmm

  27. habee profile image89
    habeeposted 7 years ago

    Where is Ralwus???

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      A Texanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I wondered when I saw that post too.

      1. Randy Godwin profile image93
        Randy Godwinposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I wondered why he hasn't been around lately!

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          A Texanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          He commented on a hub today so maybe he is just laying low.

    2. blondepoet profile image74
      blondepoetposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Yes I miss him in the forums heaps.

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    china manposted 7 years ago

    I am new here so . . .   but I have noticed that some of the most amusing and interesting posters on these forums seem to get banned for the most insignificant and ridiculous things when compared with the straightforward bitch slaps that come from others who are way less interesting and usually have openly racist views or other obnoxious anti-social character traits.

    I also notice the large numbers of trolls or people with no hubs or joke hubs who bait and try to ruin any discussion etc.

    I know moderating is hard for these discussion pages but it would appear that it is not what you say or do but WHO you upset on here.

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      A Texanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Ya think?

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        china manposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        yep

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      Justine76posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      hmmmm.....

  29. thisisoli profile image54
    thisisoliposted 7 years ago

    I didn't realise Ryan was banned, I thought he left a while back.

    I agree though, some people on the forums really do delight in baiting, and I have had to bite my tongue on a couple of occasions.

    Rules are rules, and they are there for a reason, they are there to make you think before breaking them. A bit of common sense and perspective is always needed to stop things becoming draconian.

    If people are playing the game to get people in trouble, they are hte ones who should be banned, not the people who are working hard, but get caught by the trouble makers.

  30. thisisoli profile image54
    thisisoliposted 7 years ago

    He was banend for swearing? seriously?

    Jesus, I thought profanity was starred out anyway, and sometimes nothing fits a sentence better than a cuss.

    While hubpages is a business it is alsa a community, and the forums are a place to socialize, with only a few distinct areas set up for actual business.

    I have also had experience moderating forums, and social groups, and it can be difficult. However, biting the hand that feeds you goes both ways in some cases!

    There are a few people saying the Hubpages community has changed recently, and in some ways it has, however it is still a friendly place, and I hope new people still feel welcomed!

    1. Mrvoodoo profile image60
      Mrvoodooposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Jesus, I thought profanity was starred out anyway

      yeah, that's what I fucking thought too.

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        Justine76posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        mother..ya know..  wink shittycrap this is?

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          china manposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          What is rated as swearing then - if someone has been banned for it is there a no go list or whatever, I understood that theirishobserver was banned for a while for using ausie slang.  Or is it only if someone reports it as being 'sworn' at ?

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            Justine76posted 7 years ago in reply to this

            reports

        2. Mrvoodoo profile image60
          Mrvoodooposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          LOL, yep, the swear filter isn't as good as it could be. big_smile

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            Justine76posted 7 years ago in reply to this

            I kinda like it...

            1. Mrvoodoo profile image60
              Mrvoodooposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              Me too. smile

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            Justine76posted 7 years ago in reply to this

            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TUqv2bPTYnM

            wink

            hope your having a good day?

            1. Mrvoodoo profile image60
              Mrvoodooposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              Great song, love it.

              Like a cross between Weezer and the Pixies.

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                Justine76posted 7 years ago in reply to this
                1. Mrvoodoo profile image60
                  Mrvoodooposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                  Thanks will check them out.

            2. Mrvoodoo profile image60
              Mrvoodooposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              p.s. yeah I'm good thanks, you?

              I don't feel guilty about hijacking this thread, as it was pretty much nonsense from the start.

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                Justine76posted 7 years ago in reply to this

                Im sooo tired. But...doing alright

                1. Mrvoodoo profile image60
                  Mrvoodooposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                  Go to sleep then. smile

                  Off to work in a bit, then out to watch Alice in Wonderland in 3D, I'm told that this new 3D thing is AMAZING, we shall see. big_smile

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                    Justine76posted 7 years ago in reply to this

                    AHAHAHAHAH!!!! Have fun!!! I can not WAIT to see it! I remember like  year ago Fiery was talking aobut it ....
                    maybe write a review if  your up to it?
                    Ill sleep tomorrow.  wink

                2. Paradise7 profile image84
                  Paradise7posted 7 years ago in reply to this

                  Modest Mouse, I love their name.  I took a peek at that link.  That was COOL!

                  Justine, I'm getting a little worried about you.  Sleep, hon.  You need sleep.  There's advice on HubPages about getting to sleep, maybe check it out, or maybe Google the subject.  There's gotta be SOMETHING that works!

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                    Justine76posted 7 years ago in reply to this

                    Its DAY, I cant...too much to do.
                    Ill sleep later. like, tonight or soemthing. maybe tomorrow.

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                    Justine76posted 7 years ago in reply to this

                    Oh yeah, one of thier albums is .."good news for people who love bad news"
                    how cool is that?

  31. Daniel Carter profile image89
    Daniel Carterposted 7 years ago

    I got baited here on the forums a few times, but then I remembered how much bait took from exwives, and bit my tongue and lip and applied bandaids (plasters for you in the UK) so, it's just a tough lesson.

    If you like a battle and trying to have the last word, then it's part of the "hunt and kill," as it were, and it's part of the fun of the forums. I've pretty much had a gut full of hate, fights, battles and meanness, so I kind of let bullies and mean people pour verbal gasoline on themselves and hopefully, at the right point, someone throws a verbal match and I'm far enough away to just watch everything go up in flames.

    Observing is a very enlightening thing for me. My days of battle are hopefully over for good. Not interested.

    That said, I think you have some valid points, BadCo, but I also think there may be a little "heated" mix in the works as well. It would truly be a shame to lose you and I hope things level out for you soon.

    1. Marisa Wright profile image94
      Marisa Wrightposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Sensible post.

  32. MyWebs profile image82
    MyWebsposted 7 years ago

    I think its a bit extreme to straight away just ban for cursing. I moderate forums for a web hosting company. If there was a problem with cursing I would either first warn them or give them a temporary ban for a few days or a week. Continue then the penalty gets longer until its eventually forever. Biggest problem there is other competing smaller web hosts spamming since our forums has good Google PR. That gets you banned each and every time.

    I like to curse and all, but I try hard not to around here since its says somewhere that excessive cursing isn't allowed. A bit vague and I do not wish to discover where that line is at. We are all adults and an occasional bad word isn't that bad imo.

    I think some of the users here really need a forum that is not hosted on HP. A forum that is more liberal and forgiving. Mixing your writing business with a forum isn't always a good idea it seems. Separate places for each may be for the best. I'm sure we have many webmasters around here who are more than capable of setting up a forum. Its rather easy....

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      Justine76posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      they exist

    2. MyWebs profile image82
      MyWebsposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I meant *A forum just for hubbers*. Ugg it sucks the Ajax thingy is broke and we can't edit posts.

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        Justine76posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        oh.....
        ajax?
        yeah...I liked the old quote business better

      2. Cagsil profile image61
        Cagsilposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        A forum just for hubbers?  Now, you want to break or separate the community from the site? roll

        Wouldn't that defeat the purpose of a writer's community forum? If the writer's have to visit another website and leave HubPages, it simply destroys the platform, for which, writer's who write, for whatever reason.

        Ideas and views are expressed, and Yes, at times the discussions do get heated, and as you said, we are all adults here. Yet, there are plenty of people who act childish and resort to name-calling and sometimes harsh insults. However, insults are subjective to other people's emotions and self-esteem. This means, that if someone was to need to be banned, then it should be another Hub member to do the reporting and not the person who was insulted, because of their individual bias.

        No one should be able to report a personal attack against themselves. This is the only way to ensure that personal attacks are taken seriously. When an abusive attack occurs, we as adults can tell the difference, even without the smiley face.

        I will even go out on a limb and give credit of intelligence to every hub member, simply because I've read to 1000 hubs on top of posting 17,000+ times, and I can tell you there are plenty of very smart people, within HubPages Community of Writers.

        Do notice: I continue to view HubPages as a Writer's Community, which does mean professional attitude should err on the side of caution, because hubs success, in the beginning, require the community. Advice is given, support is given, comments are made(which keeps refreshing content) and HubPages Staff are always willing to work with the community.

        That has been proven. So, before we go off on a continued rant of this thread, which I am surprised is still going, let's try to understand - HubPages is a Writer's Platform for publishing Hubs. The forums, help people discuss topics and get new ideas for creating hubs. It works well and breaking things up, isn't an option.

        HubPages works as it is now. Drawing in new membership all the time.

        Well, that's all I have to say about it. lol lol

    3. Marisa Wright profile image94
      Marisa Wrightposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      It was tried before, and no one came.

  33. darkside profile image80
    darksideposted 7 years ago

    And yet again he has had another flounce.

  34. Paradise7 profile image84
    Paradise7posted 7 years ago

    I have to say, Bad Company has given us more repeat final performances than Cher.

    That is always good for a giggle or two!

    Love ya, BadCo, stay with the ship!

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      Justine76posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      or The Rolling Stones LAST tour...

      1. Paradise7 profile image84
        Paradise7posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Yeah, they've done about six "final" tours.  What about Stephen King's last novel?  That happened about three times so far...

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          Justine76posted 7 years ago in reply to this

          sorry BC, ya know we luvs ya, right? Your a pirate and all..soo..hope you dont mind the hijacking..

  35. IntimatEvolution profile image80
    IntimatEvolutionposted 7 years ago

    So why was Ryan banned?

    And tattoguy may say he is leaving, but he is not.  Many of us here, who love this site, will not let him go. 

    I don't think that people do not realize, that without good writers, hubpages will be no more.  So......, I mean it is just good business to keep them, or for them to stay.  Bottomline, Paul's a business man.  If he bankrupts his company, by banning all the good hubbers, well that is just a really bad, bad, bad, business plan.  Ignorance is not a virtue.

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      Justine76posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I thought Ryan left?

    2. Mrvoodoo profile image60
      Mrvoodooposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I think Paul knows an empty threat when he see's one.

      And there's always plenty of new hubbers queuing up to take the place of those who leave.  None of us are irreplaceable.

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        Justine76posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        speak for yourself...  big_smile

        1. Mrvoodoo profile image60
          Mrvoodooposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          OK, well you're the exception. smile

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            Justine76posted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Im kidding!!!!

  36. IntimatEvolution profile image80
    IntimatEvolutionposted 7 years ago

    I'm asking.

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      Justine76posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      oh...heh. Im confused. so much banning and leaving and coming back lately...
      it sorta stinks
      I really feel like I read a thread that ryan had had enough, but...I dont have the greatest memory.

  37. IntimatEvolution profile image80
    IntimatEvolutionposted 7 years ago

    Well with some of the quality of writers, that I've seen so called "replacing" other hubbers, I think you statement is totally flawed.  I think, as to the quality of their work- compared to what is gone- has a lot of room to debate.  Now with that said, I'm not looking to argue the social dynamics of how Hubpages keeps reinventing itself, with these so called "quality writers" replacing the likes of Lita, Pam, GToad, RaiderFan, Badco, and so on, and so forth...  But I do think some authors are NOT irreplaceable.

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      Justine76posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I agree

    2. Mrvoodoo profile image60
      Mrvoodooposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I think it's important to remember that it may take some new hubbers a while to find their feet, and direction.  I like to think in general that my own hubs are better now than when I first started.

      But you have a point, there will probably never be another Raiderfan, he was exceptionally funny. smile

    3. Mrvoodoo profile image60
      Mrvoodooposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      But when it comes to flouncing time, if they really think that they're so important that the HP staff are gong to bow down to their every wish.  They're in for a shock.

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        Justine76posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        yeah. agreed there too.

        even if a person is not replaceable, they cant change the house rules

    4. tantrum profile image61
      tantrumposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Lets get real!
      If all those hubbers that aren't here anymore were as good as you say, they would be published by Bantam or Pinguin or some other.
      This applies to all of us as well. Nobody here is irreplaceable.
      HP is a business as any other. one hubbers leaves and 20 more arrive.
      What makes money here is traffic, and that has to do with adsense.
      Never heard of a Pullitzer price writing on a site like this ! lol

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        A Texanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Gotta go along with this!

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    Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago

    Wow I come back today and hear BC is banned again? and also ryan was banned before? BS I say! And this is why I don't post in here much anymore. All of the ppl I LIKE to talk to are gone. sad

    1. tantrum profile image61
      tantrumposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Maybe you should ask them where did they go and follow them ! lol

      hi crazd !!

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        Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Wow Tantrum that wasn't a very nice comment

        1. tantrum profile image61
          tantrumposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Why not ?
          I would follow people I like. In fact that's what I do!
          I write in lots of places where my friends are.

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            Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            ooo that would be too confusing for me. I'll just write for ONE website for now thanks...can't think about more things to write for other places without having already written them here...too confusing for my brain

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            Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            and don't try getting rid of me too lol

            1. tantrum profile image61
              tantrumposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              I didn't get rid of anybody !...So far ! lol

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                Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                lol I do agree though ...too much drama. I need to concentrate on writing my query letter. Sh!t no one told me it would be like pulling teeth. lol

  39. Maddie Ruud profile image79
    Maddie Ruudposted 7 years ago

    ryankett has not asked for the return of his forum privileges, and in fact emailed me this morning to let me know that he in no way aligns himself with the views of the OP.  Thread closed.

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