Is it me or are the threads getting boring?

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    Kathryn LJposted 8 years ago

    I'm hanging about waiting for my daughter to have her baby delivered and thought I'd catch up with a few hubbers.  However,it's a real boring night and might as well be a Sunday, there is so much God and incomprehensible politics.  What would be the funniest topic to get you posting?

  2. Rochelle Frank profile image95
    Rochelle Frankposted 8 years ago

    Hmm funny you should mention that-- we have got the Unofficial Feedback thread with no religion or politics so far.
    http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/49295

    And you are waiting for a grandbaby??? How can you think about anything else?  Let us know about the arrival.

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      Kathryn LJposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Yeah, I checked it out Rochelle and it made me laugh.  Unfortunately, I'm too thick to understand Feedback correctly so didn't feel able to contribute.  I really think you need to write that hub and enlighten me.  I guess being a bit dense maybe the reason some of the above leave me cold.  Thanks for the posting though.

  3. paradigmsearch profile image88
    paradigmsearchposted 8 years ago

    There does seem to be a change in tenor recently... Hopefully, it’s only temporary.

  4. Mighty Mom profile image82
    Mighty Momposted 8 years ago

    LOL. We could talk about which frequent poster to the Religion and/or Politics Forums we secretly have crushes on smile.
    It's not like they will come over here and notice.
    Come to think of it, that could be the shortest thread EVER (coming in at 3 -- you, Rochelle and me!)


    BTW, congratulations on becoming a grandma.What a lovely event to be waiting for! Wishing your daughter a speedy delivery. MM

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      Kathryn LJposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      That's really nice of you.  Little William arrived 5 mins ago.  Been on hooks, what with living in a different country and all.  This is my 3rd grandchild so I should be an old lag.  I think secret crush on Religion and Politics  thread would be brilliant.  I have several!

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    Kathryn LJposted 8 years ago

    Jesus did not believe in UFO's?  I mean what kind of a thread is that?  I can't think of any thing to contribute that wouldn't seem rude or disrespectful!

    1. timorous profile image83
      timorousposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Go right ahead Kathryn.  I mean...you can't take that seriously after all, can you?

      I don't usually go to the Religion forum either, but I put in a smartass comment in one thread, and no one seemed to mind.  In fact, it seemed my comment sort of hi-jacked the thread in a more amusing direction. 

      Try it.  If anyone's offended, that's their problem, isn't it. smile

      btw...congrats on the grandson.

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        Kathryn LJposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Cheers timorous, might just take your advice and glad there is a fellow hubber who sneaks in smartass comments on the 'serious' threads.  (Greekone does some corkers as does Shadesbreath and Blondepoet.  Oh and Mightymom)

  6. thisisoli profile image71
    thisisoliposted 8 years ago

    been a bit busy to chat, sorry!

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    ralwusposted 8 years ago

    so sorry I have not been around lately to liven things up. I need something stronger than a wicked woman. big_smile

    1. Diane Inside profile image76
      Diane Insideposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      read the funny short story forum it has some funny stuff there not boring.

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      Kathryn LJposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Hi ralwus great to see ya.  Will take a peak at the funny short story forum, sounds right up my street Diane Inside.

  8. raisingme profile image80
    raisingmeposted 8 years ago

    Congratulations on the arrival of your grandchild.  That is exciting and definitely miles and miles ahead of anything that has been happening on the forums. 

    Religion and Politics just seem to trigger my 'sarcastic identity' so I withhold my communication.  Glad I'm not the only one that is finding the 'going to hell in a hand cart' topics a bit much.

    Hope you get to see your new little one soon!

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      Kathryn LJposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks raisingme, off on 13th August to visit the grandkids.  Sarcasm flows through my veins, (as they know only too well and weirdly they like it.  Must be chips off the old block), so I too give those forums a miss until I can't resist a little peak.

  9. liljen23 profile image70
    liljen23posted 8 years ago

    Kathyrn you are absolutely right, it has gotten a bit boring. Everything is about religion and politics. I wouldn't mind hearing about some movies or songs but those are boring too, lol.. I wouldn't mind talking about the old movies and songs.

    1. Friendlyword profile image59
      Friendlywordposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I try to keep the Political & Religious forums interesting, until the hubpages team bans me. Everybody tunes in to see what I'm going to say next to get booted off of hupgages again. I'm going to stay calm until the political season heats up a little more. All of my hubs have been written from the heart, instead of, for money. Then you have to use Key Words and write about topics you think people will click on, and it's just another job, very boring job. That's great for real writers! It pays the rent for them. When I get the time, I'm going to try that 100 hubs challenge, after that I'm sure I'll be hooked on just making money too. Right now, I'm hooked on the forums!

  10. ADDHome profile image61
    ADDHomeposted 8 years ago

    What did the forums used to be about when it wasn't so boring?  what did ppl talk about then?

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      logic,commonsenseposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      When blondepoet used to frequent the forums, all kinds of things happened and you never knew where it would all go for sure!

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        Kathryn LJposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        This is very true.  Take the point that perhaps the boring subjects were always there, it's just the hi-jacking threads used to be so hilarious and I miss some of the contributors.

      2. camlo profile image89
        camloposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Doesn't Blondepoet visit the forums any more? That would be a shame.

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          Kathryn LJposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          She does but not so often these days, must be busy.

  11. timorous profile image83
    timorousposted 8 years ago

    Must be the dog days of summer. neutral

    Some of the more amusing Hubbers (like Blondepoet and kimberlyslyrics) aren't spending much time here lately.  This too shall pass...you'll see. smile

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    ralwusposted 8 years ago

    it comes and goes in cycles. I see that mega1 got banned for 'being' mean to another poster. LOL Don't know much about that yet. Must have been a good one. I remember a lot of drama this past year. Lots. I won't mention them. But it can be quite entertaining at times.

  13. PrettyPanther profile image85
    PrettyPantherposted 8 years ago

    I guess it all depends on what you consider "boring."  I generally consider idle chitchat or extended online bantering and flirting boring, although I'm occasionally in the mood for it in tiny doses.

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      Kathryn LJposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      This is true, however the Greek one, who is this guy? really was quite entertaining and gave some of the funny hubbers a chance to shine.  More of this kind of thing would be an antidote to the worthy navel gazing.

  14. TruthDebater profile image48
    TruthDebaterposted 8 years ago

    From some of the responses I have seen on many threads here, it appears hubpages has some of, if not the brightest thinking minds on the Internet. Boring depends on what you get bored with.

  15. camlo profile image89
    camloposted 8 years ago

    Well, the threads tonight were so boring, I actually ended up posting a message on a religious thread, which I never, ever usually do. It was the one about Jesus, Moses and Buddha not believing in UFOs ... now there's entertainment for you!

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      Kathryn LJposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Yeah, I looked at that one in the hope that it was some kind of joke.  It was but not the funny kind.  Still at least it wasn't a lame excuse for gay bashing bigotry!

  16. donotfear profile image86
    donotfearposted 8 years ago

    I've noticed also that the forums aren't as lively. Just need some funny/crazy stuff.  The flirt threads are cool & funny. Then there was the 'greatest lie' thread. I thought that was good.  Maybe I can come up with something. I get tired of politics & religion forums. I want something either really interesting or fun or flirty.

  17. Joy56 profile image76
    Joy56posted 8 years ago

    go down the sandpit thread and bring an old one back to life...... or start up an extremely good one yourself, we all join in

  18. prettydarkhorse profile image64
    prettydarkhorseposted 8 years ago

    Hi Kathryn, there are more threads which are nice to read even if you don't respond or give comments like the advices on how to backlink, earn etc. Yes I missed blondepoet too. Congrats for being a grandmom.

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      Kathryn LJposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks guys, your right instead of moaning, perhaps I should start a few silly threads myself.  Will get to it tomorrow after a few hours kip.  Feel free to start with out me!

    2. tony0724 profile image57
      tony0724posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Maita I love the new picture !

  19. camlo profile image89
    camloposted 8 years ago

    I'm actually tired enough to go to sleep, but I hate going to bed. Feeling a bit bored, I decided to while away the time on HubPages ... and what happens ... I get even more bored.
    Maybe I'll go over to YouTube or something ...

  20. Mike Lickteig profile image85
    Mike Lickteigposted 8 years ago

    Maita, nice to see you here.  I agree with Tony, the picture is nice.

 
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