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:
Telling it like it is?
Slanderous pants-on-fire mutiny?
Should I contact an attorney? A publicist?
How would you react?
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.)
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...
I would ignore it. I didn't see anything cogent in it at all. But that's just me.
Yes, but did I look good in the picture? I was having a "bad hair day."
This is so unfair.
Warming up? Jeez. Can I touch the hem of your shirt?
You callin' me a flamer?
I don't know if I can handle any more slander today.
Greg Sage: Are you sure that is not a fun piece done in jest? That is what it appears to me to be.
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!
Mais ce n'est pas moi, Madamoiselle.
Plus, it tastes like chicken, so...
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.
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.
I have to ask - did you actually write the hub in question yourself? Is this an example of sock fiction?
My thoughts too!! I'm thinking this is a mild-to-wild publicity stunt. Hmmmm. Read 'em and weep....
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.
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"
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.
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!
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.
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?
I went to college classes in Ringling's old family estates actually.
Seems like he might have been onto something.
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