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    Ginny Kingposted 5 years ago

    I do try my best to make a difference and tweet your hubs if I think they are good .
    But what I can´t tollerate is people who troll the pages looking for hubs to flag. I shall move my hubs to another place as I spend six hours a day promoting hubs for what???

    There are some great people on these hubs, but like always it´s the 1% who have nothing better to do!

    I never flag anyone unless they are abusive to myself and others!

    1. Sally's Trove profile image85
      Sally's Troveposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Your view is kind of refreshing. But you haven't been here for very long, or Ginny King is another account for someone who has been here for a long time. Either way, you make a point because of inexperience with HP or because of, well, you fill in the blank.

      HP has asked members to flag hubs for infringements to the HP rules, to the point of setting up the hubhopping feature. They've clearly said, by way of this feature, that they rely on the HP community to do their monitoring for them.

      It's not a perfect system. In fact, it's a system that I think can exist only on the net, in a pseudo-social community. (Too much to be said about that here.)

      Anyway, those who flag hubs are not doing it, I think, because they have nothing better to do. They believe they are contributing to the betterment of this site.

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        Ginny Kingposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks Sally darling, I don´t like rules, however having said that I don´t break them.

        1. Uninvited Writer profile image83
          Uninvited Writerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Well, if you had a hub unpublished there must have been something in there against HubPages rules. And...that does not mean anyone flagged your hub, it could have been automatic.

          1. Cardisa profile image90
            Cardisaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Ginny, members flagging hubs do not automatically have them unpublished. According to HP, the flagging alerts the moderators to look at the hub in question and they determine if the flagging was warranted.

            If your hub has been unpublished there must be a good reason so you need to take a look at it to see the problem if not ask HP staff for specifics as to why your hub was unpublished.

    2. leahlefler profile image97
      leahleflerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Ginny, even if someone "flags" a hub, nothing happens to the hub. It simply marks the hub for review - a Hubpages staff member then reviews the hub and makes the decision to unpublish the hub or to allow it.

      The decision to unpublish hubs is made at the discretion of Hubpages staff members - and no one else.

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        Ginny Kingposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        It was not unpublished.

        1. Uninvited Writer profile image83
          Uninvited Writerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Then how do you know it was flagged?

          Also, I notice your pictures on your hubs are watermarked. That is not allowed here.

          Like Hollie said your writing is good, don't get upset when you are asked to fix  a hub. Better writers than you have had their hubs unpublished or have warnings attached to them.

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            Ginny Kingposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            I´m registered with Dreamstime and have quoted the source. Which part don´t you understand. Don´t try and inforce the rules if you don´t understand them!

        2. leahlefler profile image97
          leahleflerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          How do you know it was "flagged?"

  2. psycheskinner profile image80
    psycheskinnerposted 5 years ago

    I hop hubs and flag them because we all agree to post hubs that follow Hubpages terms of service.  Making that a meaningful requirement includes helping remove non-complying material.  And yes, that includes my own.  When I make a mistake I want to be told about it, learn from it, and avoid repeating it.

    Flag or don't flag, it's a personal choice.  But no guilt trips, please. We don't make the rules here, we just decide whether or not to follow them.

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      Ginny Kingposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Are you the police. I had 500 hits after 20 days. Guess you don´t need me. Promoting hub pages six hours a day. The content was only part of the hub and a source was quoted.

      1. psycheskinner profile image80
        psycheskinnerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I experience no guilt whatsoever about helping the staff who are the "Hub police" to do their jobs.

        I also take stock photography of the type you are using without payment on your hubs.

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          Ginny Kingposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          They are getting exposure on Hubs. Shouldn´t you be occupying something somewhere!

      2. Hollie Thomas profile image60
        Hollie Thomasposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Ginny, I don't know if this is correct but it sounds like someone may have flagged one of your hubs. I've read a couple of your hubs , personally I enjoyed them, I thought they were well written, informative and lively.

        I flag hubs, but only if they are really spammy or inappropriate and only because such content reduces  HP to a trashy site. I couldn't see any reason to flag your hubs, but if they have been, remember professional jealousy exists among writers, too.

        Don't let one experience put you off, there's always an oddball, every site has one, but they don't represent the majority of people that flag hubs. The moderators decide, not the flaggers.

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          Ginny Kingposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Thank you my darling, but I´m exhausted, it was quote from UNESCO which I did remove and the amount the raised in 2006. What I felt was we needed an update.

          1. Hollie Thomas profile image60
            Hollie Thomasposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Ginny, just sleep on it. You have important things to say, and from what I've read, you say it very well. These people here are not your enemies, but when things frustrate us, it can feel like they are. Just have a rest, sleep on it, all will probably look different tomorrow. smile

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              Ginny Kingposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              You´re so sweet...I´m very busy and very tired. I will be checking in on you and the people who followed me....good night darlings.

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      Ginny Kingposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I did a search on your hub and as I expected nothing meaningful.

      1. Uninvited Writer profile image83
        Uninvited Writerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        There is no need to resort to personal attacks...

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          Ginny Kingposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          No wonder you have 100 points. What do you do for human rights or child abuse. This  to me is personal.

          1. leahlefler profile image97
            leahleflerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Insinuating that Uninvited Writer has a high hubber score for nefarious reasons is inappropriate. Please stop the personal attacks against the people who are trying to help you understand the way the system works.

            If you have a particular question or concern about the hub that was unpublished, simply contact the Hubpages team for clarification.

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              Ginny Kingposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              Oh darlings please don´t waste my time, you are like some worms that have just crawled out of a hub.

              1. Uninvited Writer profile image83
                Uninvited Writerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                You will get on better in the world if you don't think you are better than anyone else... We all have causes...most of us don't throw our good deeds up in others faces all the time to make ourselves look good.

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                  Ginny Kingposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                  Darling you couldn´t look good even with a makeover!

                  1. psycheskinner profile image80
                    psycheskinnerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                    There are terms far more derogatory that 'newbie' that would apply to your conduct.

              2. leahlefler profile image97
                leahleflerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                Sorry, Ginny - just trying to help. The only way to challenge a hub that has been unpublished or has a "warning" is to contact the Hubpages team. They're the only ones who place warnings on hubs or unpublish hubs.

                There is no way to tell if a hub has been flagged by another hubber.

      2. psycheskinner profile image80
        psycheskinnerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Flag as many as you like.  If any are out of compliance, I want to know about it.

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          Ginny Kingposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Another 4 and you´re at 100, did you make a difference, sadly only on hubpages.

          1. Uninvited Writer profile image83
            Uninvited Writerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            No watermarks are allowed. "For the same reason, images or videos that contain prominent watermarks are also prohibited. This rule applies even if they are your own photos or videos, or photos or videos that you have the legal right to use."

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              Ginny Kingposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              You should have flagged me then.

              1. jimmythejock profile image83
                jimmythejockposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                Hi Ginny
                I have flagged hubs in the past and I am sure I will flag some more in the future, The hubs I flag are mainly spam or copied from other sites.
                I have no qualms in flagging hubs simply because it keeps the reputation of This site high with search engines and more importantly the advertisers that pay us.
                Poor quality Hubs bring the whole site down and it affects every writer on it with loss of earnings.
                No one Flags Hubs for the fun of it or for any Kudos they flag because the better the quality and reputation of the site the better it is for earnings for everyone.
                Your hub may not have been flagged, Hubpages have bots which check the site every day and automatically flag hubs and yes they sometimes make mistakes.
                If you think that one of your hubs has been wrongly flagged email the hubpages team and ask them to check it out, they are a friendly bunch of people and will help you in any way they can..........jimmy
                P.s Please lose the attitude these people like myself are only trying to help and you are throwing it back in their faces.

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                  Ginny Kingposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                  Sorry darling what in your opinion is poor quality?

                  1. psycheskinner profile image80
                    psycheskinnerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                    I imagine anything contrary to the clearly posted quality requirements.
                    Like, for example, watermarked images being used without paying the photographer.

                  2. jimmythejock profile image83
                    jimmythejockposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                    Poor Quality can mean a number of things but like I said I flag mainly copied content and spam.
                    After Google Panda I had to remove over 200 of my hubs because they were classed as low quality or did not comply with the rules of Hubpages.
                    I dont blame anyone or shout at anyone for flagging my Hubs, I just edit to comply or delete if I cannot think of a way to publish the article with the changes that are required.....jimmy

          2. psycheskinner profile image80
            psycheskinnerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Another 4 and I'll be at 81--the hubscore means nothing. And I am here mainly for the difference it makes to my bank balance.  Oh, and for fun.

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              Ginny Kingposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              Poor girl. What some of us will do for money!

  3. 2uesday profile image84
    2uesdayposted 5 years ago

    Here is HubPages take on flagging -

    http://hubpages.com/learningcenter/how- … p-hubpages

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      Ginny Kingposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Sorry darlings I´m in the wrong place. There are more imporatant issues out there, the holocaust of hunger in the Horn of Africa, the occupation of Wall Street, the Arab Spring, corruption.....! I did not know this was a DIY website.
      Strange nobody was here to welcome me, so you won´t miss me then.

      1. psycheskinner profile image80
        psycheskinnerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        There is no malice or agenda involved. This place is what it is; take it or leave it.

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          Ginny Kingposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Then why haven´t you left.

          1. psycheskinner profile image80
            psycheskinnerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Because I like what it is.  So I take it.

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              Ginny Kingposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              Poor girl!

  4. Uninvited Writer profile image83
    Uninvited Writerposted 5 years ago

    The hubscore has nothing at all to do with flagging... Nobody gains anything but keeping a lot of the spam out.

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      Ginny Kingposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      How can UNESCO be spam? Is was a link to UNESCO. Wake up and smell the coffee.

      1. psycheskinner profile image80
        psycheskinnerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        The rule it did not comply with will be stated in the black box at the top of the hub when you open it in edit mode.

      2. Uninvited Writer profile image83
        Uninvited Writerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I was not saying YOUR hubs were spam... I have no idea why your hub was unpublished or had a warning... that is between you and Hubpages.

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          Ginny Kingposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Then be more supportive before you jump in!

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            Ginny Kingposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Whatever you do it for.....I DO NOT AND WILL NOT FAG...it´s up to Hubpages to police their own site, I work for charities not for Hubpages.

            1. leahlefler profile image97
              leahleflerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              You might want to correct a wee little typo there...

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                Ginny Kingposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                Not really that is rather funny!

  5. marriedwithdebt profile image80
    marriedwithdebtposted 5 years ago

    Wow. It appears the OP is having a meltdown. We should all step back...

    1. Hollie Thomas profile image60
      Hollie Thomasposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      That comment is not helpful. We've all been new here once.

      1. Uninvited Writer profile image83
        Uninvited Writerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Newbies who insult everyone and insist they know better bring it upon themselves.

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          Ginny Kingposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          I not a newbie, which is a derogatory term, I returned....what a waste of time.
          But I still don´t  flag. Can you say that UW.

      2. marriedwithdebt profile image80
        marriedwithdebtposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        We have all been new, but we haven't all been mean

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          Ginny Kingposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          I´t not mean it´s just frustrating, you will learn, you are still young! Just make your hubs meaningful!

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      Ginny Kingposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Hang in there kid you need the money. I will give you a couple of tweets before I go!

      1. marriedwithdebt profile image80
        marriedwithdebtposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        LOL! You are right. I'll tweet you if you tweet me.

  6. psycheskinner profile image80
    psycheskinnerposted 5 years ago

    So it got automatically detected as having to much duplicated content, which you fixed.  No one flagged anything.

    Non-issue.

    Stepping waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay back.

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      Ginny Kingposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I should have publised a hub....I never flag. What a response! What a night what and audience!

      1. Uninvited Writer profile image83
        Uninvited Writerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I enjoyed it...I have nothing to do for a few minutes smile

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      Ginny Kingposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      There was nothing automatic about it Miss Psycho!

      1. psycheskinner profile image80
        psycheskinnerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        The duplicate content checker is automated.

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          Ginny Kingposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Automatic would mean immediate?

          1. Uninvited Writer profile image83
            Uninvited Writerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Probably not.

          2. psycheskinner profile image80
            psycheskinnerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            No. It seems to crawl hubs fairly sporadically unless you push the "check" button at the bottom of your index of hubs.

            1. wilderness profile image94
              wildernessposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              Really?  I must be in trouble.  Every time I click the "hub violations" button it says it has been checked within the last 24 hours. 

              It doesn't trust me, I guess. smile

      2. FloraBreenRobison profile image58
        FloraBreenRobisonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        AI can tell you something. I do flag people who make personal attacks like you are making on Univited writer. That is the type of thing I flag. always.

  7. Uninvited Writer profile image83
    Uninvited Writerposted 5 years ago

    Was your last account banned by any chance?

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      Ginny Kingposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      What?  Good God woman I´m not a crminal. I just don´t put up with bullshit?

  8. sunforged profile image70
    sunforgedposted 5 years ago

    I suspect the reason you are getting "mean" replies has something to with your ignorant ranting.

    I like ranting. but, try and do it with some style.

    It is enjoyable in a sick way to watch this tirade unfold but your hostility is misplaced.

    Send Hubpages staff an email and let them know what you really think. Are you suggesting that creating "hubhopping" and "flagging" somehow contributes to a culture of ass kissers and malicious flagging?

    maybe you are right :0


    you will find all the relevant contact info here:
    http://ryankett.hubpages.com/hub/Contact

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      Ginny Kingposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Darling I have been around the block a couple of times and there is nothing ignorant about what I do, clicking on you link is somewhat ignorant would you not agree. I just don´t flag.

      1. sunforged profile image70
        sunforgedposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        tis' not my link darling. Its a valuable collection of contact info for hubstaff. So, no, would not agree. Your welcome.

        and your complaints about your experience with the hub platform are coming from a place of ignorance about how it works.

        Take the feedback given to you or learn about the platform .. the distinction between a flag and an automated "warning" etc.

        I dont care about how you make your living, in this part of the world "been around the block a couple of times"  combined with working "charitably" would make for some great bar room jokes about being bad at the oldest job in the world. But, your actions in insulting peoples physical appearances because they attempt to help you removes any credit most of us might give you for being so "charitable".

        So yes, IGNORANT - google it. BTW, on a quick scan I would say all but one of your hubs is ripe for flagging and removal due to use of unrelated items. You may want to read , learn what that means, correct it , before someone who you angered maliciously flags you (for legit reason)

        smile

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          Ginny Kingposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Don´t waste you fingers, I´m sure you have more important thing to do. Flag if you like....I don´t flag and won´t. Don´t bother to threaten me, I´m well versed on forums....you are right this is a DIY site....how foolish of me.

          1. sunforged profile image70
            sunforgedposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            I dont understand your response.

            Congratulations.

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              Ginny Kingposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              That´s understandable! Plus you have the little one´s who need your attention.

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          Ginny Kingposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Oh, by the way don´t write them so long, I don´t read them.

          1. sunforged profile image70
            sunforgedposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Thats ok .. i only write them for my own amusement anyway

      2. wilderness profile image94
        wildernessposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        By definition when you don't know the rules you have agreed to follow it is ignorance.  It is also not real smart to refuse to learn even after being caught not following those rules.

        Flag or not, as you wish, but you might find a bigger block to walk around; the one you chose doesn't seem to have been big enough.  The people here have done their best to help a newbie out - we all make mistakes and sometimes don't understand what is wrong.  Your response has been an unending series of personal attacks and a tirade against the very site allowing you to publish your articles. 

        Grow up, Ginny, and learn how to correctly use the tools here or go somewhere to post your stuff.  No one here cares which you choose anymore.

  9. MelissaBarrett profile image60
    MelissaBarrettposted 5 years ago

    Oh...Drama...

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      Ginny Kingposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I did reply honey I´m not sure where it went!

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        Ginny Kingposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        My last word. I´m the one who was insulted by UW asking if my previous site was banned. What would it be banned for?

  10. Uninvited Writer profile image83
    Uninvited Writerposted 5 years ago

    Who would have thought this would have become a thread worthy of popcorn?

    And Ginny, I asked if your previous account had been banned because of your attitude...nothing else.

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      Ginny Kingposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      What is my attitude? I don´t flag, what does that make me? you flag, what does that make you?

      1. sunforged profile image70
        sunforgedposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Apparently, you are a person with 0 hubs now?

        So, why not go to sleep, doesnt seem like there is anything left to fight for here. You made your choice to pull them. Why argue about it now?

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      Ginny Kingposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      You seem to enjoy popcorn!

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        Ginny Kingposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I could write and say it was malicious but that would be taking away time from real issues.

  11. Paradise7 profile image83
    Paradise7posted 5 years ago

    I do very occasionally flag a hub that is just garbage or gobbledy gook somebody spun.  I want HubPages to keep right up there with Google.  It helps us all, in the long run.

    I noticed the hubs you have published is now zero.  You took them down?  Yikes!

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      Ginny Kingposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      It must be hell in Paradise. 68cent for 500 views before you lot got involved and pushed it upto 600.

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        Ginny Kingposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I was eventually forced to flag some of you. I saved all my content so you have wasted your time.

        1. Uninvited Writer profile image83
          Uninvited Writerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          That is the difference, we don't flag maliciously when we do flag.

          So, this whole thread is now moot.

          1. Sally's Trove profile image85
            Sally's Troveposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Yup.

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            Ginny Kingposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Not yet...I have sent my message and you are reported as the leader. Two wrongs don´t make it right. Oh Sally I forgot about you.

  12. Uninvited Writer profile image83
    Uninvited Writerposted 5 years ago

    Leader of what?

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      Ginny Kingposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      You bet!

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        Ginny Kingposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        UW. What is your prupose on HUBs? Apart from flagging?

        1. Uninvited Writer profile image83
          Uninvited Writerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          My over 130 hubs might tell you something.

          I don't flag as much as you seem to think I do...

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            Ginny Kingposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            It´s over and done. Think twice next time before you just jump in!

            1. Uninvited Writer profile image83
              Uninvited Writerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              Now why would I do that?

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                Ginny Kingposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                Go home!

                1. psycheskinner profile image80
                  psycheskinnerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                  She is home, at least one of them....

                  And i wonder how many people who think we should save animals or feed Africa etc are actually doing so?

                  Hint: I am spending most of my time doing one of these things. I just like to have a few hobbies and side-jobs as well.

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    Wilfionposted 5 years ago

    Personally I would only flag something which was offensive.  Whether this be because of the use of offensive or insulting language or images.

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      Ginny Kingposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      No my darling.I write poems about the news and events and promote women´s and family issues.
      It seems like I came to a gun fight with a knife.

  14. Sally's Trove profile image85
    Sally's Troveposted 5 years ago

    This is so interesting that someone who has no hubs, joined 4 weeks ago, and has 4 followers should generate this much energy, energy that could be applied to more beneficial things, like rescuing cats and dogs, or sharing recipes.

  15. PaulGoodman67 profile image92
    PaulGoodman67posted 5 years ago

    Ginny King is gone now.  Someone must've flagged her.

  16. Uninvited Writer profile image83
    Uninvited Writerposted 5 years ago

    I think she quit, she removed her hubs

    1. Topnewhottoys profile image59
      Topnewhottoysposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Gee, and I just bought more popcorn and soda - I want a refund

      GA

    2. PaulGoodman67 profile image92
      PaulGoodman67posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Weirdly, her author score has gone up from zero to 2 since she "no longer exists"!  Go figure!

    3. rmcrayne profile image94
      rmcrayneposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      She reminded me a bit of Tantrum.

      1. Cardisa profile image90
        Cardisaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        No need posting in this forum the author no longer exist. I clicked on the profile of 'Ginny" and a page came up saying that profile/person no longer exist.

        1. rmcrayne profile image94
          rmcrayneposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Cardisa I realize "Ginny" has been long gone.  I was addressing my remark to UW, who would know who Tantrum was.

          1. Disturbia profile image60
            Disturbiaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            What ever happened to Tantrum?

            1. Cardisa profile image90
              Cardisaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              Sorry guys I thought you meant that Ginny was throwing a tantrum, silly me!

      2. WriteAngled profile image90
        WriteAngledposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Yes, I thought the same.

        I liked Tantrum and miss her.

        1. Cardisa profile image90
          Cardisaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          It's weird how the score jumped from 5 to 10 even though he/she has obviously been banned from HP.

          I wish my score would jump 5 points overnight... lol

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    kimberlyslyricsposted 5 years ago

    someone said flag

 
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