Is this harassment?

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  1. Greg Sage profile image37
    Greg Sageposted 7 years ago

    The following is not my hub, but rather a snub piece by a disgruntled devotee.

    I believe it raises some cogent points about harassment, character assassination, and mainly about player-hating jealousy which should be best discussed here, out in the open so that we might all learn from this heinous debacle.

    This "author" even managed to find a personal picture of me.  This raises serious questions about safety and privacy in the digital age.

    Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, I implore you:

    http://hubpages.com/hub/Greg-Sage-is-ruining-my-life

    Telling it like it is?

    Slanderous pants-on-fire mutiny?

    Should I contact an attorney?  A publicist?

    How would you react?





    and...



    ...




    GO!

    1. northweststarr profile image81
      northweststarrposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      We are not worthy.  I cannot imagine the horror you felt when some egrarious sockpuppet came to life and ran away with your best oneliners.  (By the way, I'm the proud pet-owner of one of those petite giraffes... You would not believe the reactions I get when I take Stretch to the dog park.)

      1. Greg Sage profile image37
        Greg Sageposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        I think I speak for all of humanity when I say we would love for you to write an article about Stretch.  The tales of these heroic creatures have gone unsung for too long.

        I do believe there were instructions on HP somewhere about some sort of contest involving PLG articles, but I can't remember where I read that...

  2. Aficionada profile image85
    Aficionadaposted 7 years ago

    I would ignore it.  I didn't see anything cogent in it at all.  But that's just me.

  3. Greg Sage profile image37
    Greg Sageposted 7 years ago

    Yes, but did I look good in the picture?  I was having a "bad hair day."

    This is so unfair.

  4. Mark Ewbie profile image86
    Mark Ewbieposted 7 years ago

    Respect.

    1. Greg Sage profile image37
      Greg Sageposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Just warmin' up, buddy.

      1. Mark Ewbie profile image86
        Mark Ewbieposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Warming up?  Jeez.  Can I touch the hem of your shirt?

        1. Greg Sage profile image37
          Greg Sageposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          You callin' me a flamer?

          I don't know if I can handle any more slander today.

          1. Mark Ewbie profile image86
            Mark Ewbieposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            Er, no, I was implying that you have a talent that I would like to emulate.  And that touching part of your clothes might transfer some of that magic to myself.

            I suspect you know that, but you have trapped me in a loop of madness.

  5. LuisEGonzalez profile image84
    LuisEGonzalezposted 7 years ago

    Greg Sage: Are you sure that is not a fun piece done in jest? That is what it appears to me to be. hmm

    1. Greg Sage profile image37
      Greg Sageposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Read it again.

      If you still can't see what a hackjob it is, have all your friends, relatives and neighbors read it and explain it to you.

      The photo...  it's just plain creepy.

  6. kmackey32 profile image69
    kmackey32posted 7 years ago

    Be thankful. It may bring you more traffic...lol

    1. Greg Sage profile image37
      Greg Sageposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I can't see how.

  7. wilderness profile image96
    wildernessposted 7 years ago

    This is serious.  You must take immediate steps.

    I suggest training Jerry in the killer attack mode and setting him free to track down the perpetrator.  A good licking with that long tongue should set him straight! lol

  8. Greg Sage profile image37
    Greg Sageposted 7 years ago

    Welcome to my world.

  9. psycheskinner profile image81
    psycheskinnerposted 7 years ago

    Quacks like a cheap publicity stunt....

  10. Greg Sage profile image37
    Greg Sageposted 7 years ago

    Mais ce n'est pas moi, Madamoiselle.


    Plus, it tastes like chicken, so...

  11. Mark Ewbie profile image86
    Mark Ewbieposted 7 years ago

    Actually Greg, much as I dislike you and am jealous of your hot hub success crap I have decided to help you out.  So I have reported the other guy and all his hubs in the hope that it will bring some sanity to the site.

    1. Greg Sage profile image37
      Greg Sageposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Aww...

      But I like you, Mark.  What's it gonna take, buddy?

      I thought a little performance art might be just your kind of entertainment.

      Besides, I have a few magic tricks I was gonna show you.

      As for BC, the sheer lack of journalistic integrity will be enough to convince people to relegate said hub to obscurity.  The privacy issues remain, however, so I highly suggest that parents have their kids read through this whole fiasco so they might learn from this modern digital morality tale.

      If all that is accomplished is that parents and children hug each other just a bit tighter, and cherish each other just a bit deeper as a result of realizing the value of their privacy, then I suppose my endurance of this onslaught will not have been for naught.

      1. Mark Ewbie profile image86
        Mark Ewbieposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Greg, you remind me of myself, only rather better.  However I console myself that with a potential audience of a billion I have managed to get three visitors.

        You sow up the success angle, and I'll go for the failure thing.

  12. CMHypno profile image92
    CMHypnoposted 7 years ago

    I have to ask - did you actually write the hub in question yourself? Is this an example of sock fiction?

    1. Aficionada profile image85
      Aficionadaposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      My thoughts too!!  I'm thinking this is a mild-to-wild publicity stunt.  Hmmmm.  Read 'em and weep....

    2. Greg Sage profile image37
      Greg Sageposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      You'd think so, but...

      Scary thing is, it's not just this site.

      I've got a hub in the works about it... of course.

  13. Jonathan Janco profile image67
    Jonathan Jancoposted 7 years ago

    I think I'll search for my own name now just in case

    1. Greg Sage profile image37
      Greg Sageposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Very prudent response.

  14. CASE1WORKER profile image64
    CASE1WORKERposted 7 years ago

    I read the link and it brought tears to my eyes! I feel the authors pain and I feel Greg's pain, really and truely. However if it helps I was thinking of writing a hub on "How to make a sock puppet"

  15. Jonathan Janco profile image67
    Jonathan Jancoposted 7 years ago

    But yeah Greg that's creepy. Assuming of course that this is not some alterego profile of your own, but you def dont seem like the dissociative type.

  16. Greg Sage profile image37
    Greg Sageposted 7 years ago

    Like Shake & Bake, baby.

  17. Jonathan Janco profile image67
    Jonathan Jancoposted 7 years ago

    {sigh of relief}

    No hubs that bear my name except my own.

  18. Greg Sage profile image37
    Greg Sageposted 7 years ago

    Don't worry, you'll have psychotic stalkers some day.

    As for the sock puppet bit... I'm no Mark Ewbie.

    ... or maybe I am....  Muahahahahahaha!

    1. Jonathan Janco profile image67
      Jonathan Jancoposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Plenty of psychotic stalkers, actually. Just none on the internet.

  19. Greg Sage profile image37
    Greg Sageposted 7 years ago

    In the "truth is stranger than fiction" department...


    Has anyone noticed that the ads are all for books on how to ruin your life, or ads on how to become a Mormon?

    ... plus 4 of the 6 suggested articles look like excellent reads, of course.

  20. Greg Sage profile image37
    Greg Sageposted 7 years ago

    Coincidentally, and apropos of nothing:

    I read a biography of P.T. Barnum the other day.

    He strike anyone else as a bit of a hack?

    1. Jonathan Janco profile image67
      Jonathan Jancoposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Come to Ct sometime, I'll take u to the Barnum Museum in Bridgeport. Yes, def a hack, but a brilliant one.

  21. Greg Sage profile image37
    Greg Sageposted 7 years ago

    I went to college classes in Ringling's old family estates actually.

    Seems like he might have been onto something.

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