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Not many seem to have noticed the new additions to this forum yet!
I did as soon as I visited the forum.
Though I am more interested in how Hubpages works, how to improve my hubs and pretty much anything that is hub related.
I thought so too. The new addition takes out the actual focus on the 'Hubs'. I guess it is a step towards monitizing the forum too.
I like the addition of the new forum topics. Maybe we will see an increase in forum activity.
An increase in forum activity like, trolling, flamewars, rickrolls, silly links to animated skateboarding dogs, more trolling, spam, eggs, ham, spam eggs, hash browns, spam, spam and spam.
And then there will be the banning, and the sockpuppets, and the arguments over signatures, the O Rly owl, the man holding his forehead, masses of text that are supposed to be ASCII art but were pasted in a proportional font, and the banners, and the arguments about banners, and the lone voice claiming every single thread is spam.
And then people will take sides. There will be the moderators, and the self-appointed experts, and the self-deluded debating society champions. There will be political arguments, technological arguments and arguments about arguments and every third word will be "newb," and every tenth word will be "spam."
Then the skies will darken over the forums, and the mass bannings will occur. And everyone will return under a new name, whereupon each argument will be punctuated by "I knew you were FORUMTROLL! You are such a NEWB" And the arguments will continue.
As the weight of the spam and the trolling and the flamewars accumulates, the Earth will start to tilt, and its orbit will begin to decay.
Somewhere on a burning planet hurtling towards its fiery destiny at the center of a star, the last act of the last person alive will be to press "submit," and the last words of humanity will be momentarily recorded before the disk is vaporized by a wave of magnetoelectric plasma:
I loved reading your post Lincoln.
Though there won't be a problem with sigs, as that functionality hasn't been enabled. And I wasn't aware of the term 'rickroll' and I went to go check it out and now I'm a little disturbed.
Everything else you said will one day have you held in the same esteem as Nostradamus!
To hijack the thread (threadjack) you may find these two videos as funny as I did, if you haven't already seen them:
No true thread is complete without at least one Rick Astley tune.
by rebekahELLE4 years ago
Whenever I open the forums, I see countless threads by the same people, many of them unanswered or with only a couple of comments. I would love to see a limit on how many threads the same person can open...
by mythbuster7 years ago
Okay, so this isn't intended to be a very serious topic/thread.Go ahead and express your opinion about forum trolls:(lookit all this space that needs to be filled)
by Suzanne Day3 years ago
We seem to be having quite a lot of forum spam lately, I've been reporting it up to 5 times a day and I'm sure there's been others reporting it too. Why anyone would come to a writing site to promote their products here...
by Adrienne F Manson7 years ago
Just curious do any hubbers use other forums to increase traffic to their hubs? Let me be clear I am not talking about spam. I am referring to if you are already active say in a forum on technology would you...
by Andria7 years ago
Just wondering. So much ill will abounds in the forum, largely related to a couple of the sub forums. That aside, what would improve your hubpages experience? And no one can say 'shut down the forum' because we'd lose a...
by girly_girl098 years ago
I have been seeing a lot of forum spam lately. I think it could be *greatly* reduced by only allowing new sign-ups to post under the help section until they've published one hub. After they've published their first hub,...
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