Having a life off of the Internet doesn't usually cause people who also have something of a life here to suddenly remove their hubs and erase their profile permanently...at least in my experience here so far.
Haha Misha what chain-saw are you talking about? Where? How? When? Why? For those of you who never knew Misha and I were movie stars here is a snippet from our block-buster movie up for an academy award.... http://sendables.jibjab.com/view/K9Xo7CAbicGWwae7
i myself have not been here for about a week. not that anyone has noticed. if you are truly looking for an answer on this subject i may be able to shed some light. too many times i've opened forum topics just to watch them get hijacked and i fade into the background like a wall flower. also when i do try to post a topic usually atleast one person treats me like i'm stupid. for instance check the topic i started a little while ago. i decided to give the forums one more chance but after further bad treatment i will probably stop coming after tonight. i hope this is the response you were interested in. please don't start being offish to me because of my honesty here.
well if you keep underusing capital letters, I, for one, will institute a personal strike against you - until you start capitalizing the first word, you will be blackballed! I could do it, too! === actually, not, I couldn't - people ignore me about 80% of the time and the other 20% they make thinly veiled references to how stupid I am . . . or they are trolls leading me merrily into dark alleys while everyone else laughs - no you must not take ANYTHING personally - and just keep saying whatever you want - within the rules! the trick is to make people think you don't care whether they like you and then they will FAWN over you! really! course, it hasn't worked for me - but - its a theory! and whatever yu do - use these little smiley guys - alot! :
well we do appreciate your honestly lecie, but i wouldn't take it too personal if most people in forums ignore you. hell, i get ignored almost ALL THE TIME whenever i don't have my sniper kitty avatar. whenever i put another avatar outside of the stupid cat, people never want to talk to me. plus, even when i do have that avatar up, it still doesn't mean people take me seriously. in fact, that's the only reason i always open sex related forums as that's the only way many hubbers will even want to talk to me. sad, but it's true. however, i never let it get to me. as mega1 just said, the key here is to just act like you don't give a rat's a**. plus, if someone just blantly ignores you in forums, then just don't even talk to them at all. that's what i started doing, as i already plan on never talking to ANYONE who plainly ignores me, several times. as the way i see it, if your too good to talk to me, then im too good to talk to you.
however, you shouldn't let a few bad hubbers ruin your experience in forums. besides, most people just post in forums just for fun and/or they just want to self promote themselves to draw in more followers. you should think the same way. after all, i only take very few people here seriously, as the rest i could care less. sorry, if that sounds bad, but it's the truth. as many hubbers are prone to changing their minds on people at the slightest thought or accusation. i tell you from experience lecie, i tells ya. lol.
seriously, just post on forums for fun like i do. you'll see it's not as bad as you think.
i know you don't. that's why your definitely one of my favorite people to talk to around here. however, i was just trying to cheer up lacie. besides, having fun in forums is a good stress reliever whenever you have to deal with real life issues and whenever you get writer's block like I often do. lol
just great thanks. still looking for work and studying for finals later this month. lol. other than that, im good. oh by the way, i just saw that new kick ass movie last weekend. that movie rocked! have you seen it?
eta: really? whats it called mega so i can check it out.
well if a new avatar is all that is needed, to get people to talk to me, why didn't anyone just ask me to change it? if i haven't done something or if i've said something just tell me. i love to talk to people. thanks for the advice steven. hope this avatar is good enough for all of you hubbers. please don't take offense that the badger is sticking out his tongue. i love badgers and this was the only pic. i could find on the net.
i too had come here tonight fully intending to shut down my hubs. suddenly i got another follower just as i was about to. i thought i might stick around alittle longer since more people like me outside the forums than in. so this is my last night in the forums as i'll only be continuing my hubs for those ho enjoy what i have to say. i wish all of you the best of luck here in the forums but with my disabilities i'm afraid it's just not for me. if you comment on my hubs i promise that i will continue to respond to them as i have been. again i wish all of you the best of luck here, may you lose no one else and live in your happy community.
So...is this why the forums have been so quiet lately? They used to be so active.... I heard some people have been banned, could that be why Stormy and Sneako are gone? Were they banned? I usually don't get involved in the drama, it's safer that way plus, I have plenty in my own life to deal with lol
I don't know what's happened really. That's what I'm wondering about. One moment here and the next moment gone. I normally just enjoy the people in the forums as they come...but here lately people just seem to be dropping out like flies.
I can see staying out of the forums if they just got to be too much of a waste, or if they were really bugging me...but, personally, it would take something super serious for me to completely remove my hubs (lots of hard work, links, and money-making potential) and destroy my profile (my ability to use an already-established account in the future).
I suppose others don't necessarily see it that way.
It is quiet because the interesting voices have been banned and so no longer put up the fun stuff that gave us a giggle. theirishobserver got a ban and now puts up slightly interesting mundane stuff and has given up leg-pulling, even earnestshubs ascerbic wit has backed off to bland comments, still interesting sometimes but without the occasional sharp edge that made them fun. The trend seems to be to attack or troll thinking people on here, maybe just to bring these forums and hubpages generally down to the level of the gameplayer morons who are responsible.
I consider that I put up at least reasoned argument, I consider that my poetry hubs are good enough quality. I am currently a target and I can easily see why people would just quit and go.
That's right, blame the snake! The snake did this and the snake did that! "The reason I'm pregnant is because of the snake" is always a good one, or "the reason I ate the apple was because the snake said it was okay." Dang it, give me a break!
Personally. I can't conceive why anyone would make a bunch of money making hubs and then tear them all down. I mean, really. Would you earn a thousand check and toss it into the wind because it would take a few years for it to be cashable?
I liked Sneako a lot, as well as many hubbers who are of the dearly departed, but I just don't get how dropping out in the forums equates to having to delete all of your hubs. To me, it sounds like a *I'm going to punish somebody* skit, but the people that are punishing are themselves.
Hell, if community means that much to people I have a barren forum people could romp and play on to their heart's content, but I thought we were here to share our writings ... and to make our money from them.
Perhaps I misunderstand the humanistic need to belong to a forum ...
I'm with you, yoshi (it's nice to "see" you here, by the way, we've not gotten much chance to interact in the forum, though I thoroughly enjoy your posts)...where is this barren forum of yours? *likes to romp and play*
I was only goofing around, but there's a link to my forums in my profile if you're interested. It only shows 3 forums unless you create a login. Just don't expect to find anything there yet. Like I said ... ghost town ... But you -and anyone else- are welcome to pop in and post if ya'd like.
I'm going to try to pop in here more often now that my website seems to be on stable legs. I just had to focus on that site before returning here so I wouldn't have my attention overly divided.
It might have been I. Oh well. Too bad. Not my problem. I won't miss his constant derogatory remarks about nonbelievers. He could be nice sometimes. Funny? If you say so. But he was holding a grudge against me.
If you make direct personal attacks on people, you know you run the risk of being banned. It's no reason to storm off in a huff.
I'm sorry he felt the need to take his toys and leave. People ought to take responsibility for their own actions.
Didn't know he had a grudge against you, but you are right about being able to take as well as give on these forums. I suppose this is why I find humor in some folks who dish it out but can't take it in return.
I hear you...I didn't realize what had been going on over in the "afraid of religious forums thread," but honestly it seemed relatively tame over there to me. *shrugs* Like I said, I miss all the good drama. It seems that all the "good" stuff happens behind the scenes in email...I never get intriguing email from you guys. What's up with that
I've never been sent a bad or threatening email either which is really strange. But it may be because I use a snake as my avatar, so when they call me "snakeboy" or "serpent" I do not consider it derogatory. I just think it's funny because they seem to hate the snake personae!
LOL...I tell you what, I'll send you dramatic email if you send me some. Then we can have behind the scenes drama...LOL. I need to find myself a little spider icon like your snake....and then learn to use it...LOL Maybe that's why I don't get any of those emails...maybe it's the "spider" thing. Although, I've never been called a derogatory spider name.
There are a lot of us who haven't been feeling safe on the forums. They've felt stalked, harassed and browbeaten.Sadly, some folks go with the letter of the law, but not the spirit of it in their posts.For an excellent post on why we need Forum Moderators, check out what Makingamark says here...
Hey Jake, this one is for you.I recently received an email notice from the Ron Paul forums that I joined a couple years ago - but forgot about.Geez louise, talk about vitriolic choir rooms ... Jake you would have a field day on this one. You recently compared this HP forum to Breitbart and...
To date, I have been denied permission to ask and/or answer questions because of revenge? mark downs by disgruntled hubbers. I get blocked for a while, then un-blocked, then blocked again. Also some of my Q&As are deleted by HP staff without notice or a chance to defend my position. The Q&A...
Has anyone else noticed that the forums seem to explode with activity late at night?Most of the time I find for engaging here at the Hub is found after midnight. Over the last few months I have noticed that the forums seem to come alive at this time; I was just wondering why that might be?
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