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Maybe you should just ROFL (roll on the floor laughing)instead and keep all your body parts, or exercise a little more control over yourself and just LOL. That way you wont cause offense to anyone. Unless you rolf or lol inappropriately that is.
There was a story on Facebook about a mother who, when telling her daughter that her nan had died, finished off the message with a LOL. She thought it meant lots of love.
You said "should we use them?" I think it is clear we can and do and are allowed to. No need for staff to answer that. Just try reporting a post with WTF in it and see the resulting subsequent complete lack of action if you need further proof.
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I was never popular, this I'll admit, forget school school never liked me, Goo! All the kids would always beat me, until I'm half-dead Make fun of the size of my forehead But that sheet never bothered me, Mama and Mother They had a lot of property They had a science lab in the basement And that's where my free ti...well, my time was spent I made a mouse with a chicken head It clucked three times: CLUCK, CLUCK, CLUCK! And then it was dead I made a lot of things though, like a frog with a turkey neck gobblegobblegobble, it was the sheat (yeah) But I'm still lonely, I need a homie So I collected limbs and made a zombie I could've made a girlie friend But forget that, I got my girlie right here...yeah!
how did this thread get so creepy? I used to the LOL meant lots of love and used it several times very inappropriately - a good friend let me know my error before I really messed up. I don't like these "shorthand" text things - I hate them, actually. But I find these very useful and cute. When people talk to me I have a hard enough time understanding them, without having to stop and think what the letters stand for in LMFAO and ROFL and LOL and WTF - so be warned, it makes me grouchy! (altho, of all of them, I most like WTF, it is so accurate sometimes!)
"Be aware of your surroundings. Watch out for people congregating around ATM machines. If an ATM machine takes your PIN # and then tells you there is an error. Notify the police, the machine may have been placed there by criminals to obtain your information."
Many people use multiple ip-addresses here, and come into a single forum post to manipulate a good discussion.
Plus- HubPages does not have 'clearly' defined rules as to what behaviors are acceptable within its forums, and what not. Even if you 'think' someone's post is 'bad', it's not that moderators will also find it bad. That's the problem.
If you believe that to be true hit the report button. Using more then one persona in the forums is a major TOS violation. If you are correct HP will take the necessary actions.
This website was not created just for you. We all must follow the rules, if you believe any of our members are in violation, report them.
Creating thread after thread is not productive and if anything works against whatever point you are trying to make.
IMO you have much more experience here then seven weeks. So you know that the sockpuppet discussion has been covered before. If not type sockpuppet in the search bar and spend the day reading the hundreds of threads on the subject.
Apparently, PhenomWriter was using an identity, possibly under his own name(at the time) and was rudely insulted by one sock puppet. He then proceeded to open yet another thread to complain about sock puppets. In reality, that didn't work well for him, because the sock puppet opened a thread about him. Both I think were closed to reply. I know for sure one of those two threads was. I tried to post my last post to that thread and closed to reply was where the reply button was.
And, now he is mad. I figure that his other account was banned, which is why he is using this account.
Thus, the sock puppet adventure leads us to where we're at now.
"And, now he is mad. I figure that his other account was banned, which is why he is using this account."
-How dare you say all these rubbish without any evidence?? Do you take opium? If you don't drop it...next day, you will find your personal life open on these threads. It's an open challenge you rascal.
You do realize you're not allowed to call people names, right? Violation #1 Drivel? No sir, it's not. It is however, how I watched things go down and how YOU acted. When you were getting post by post handed to you on a silver platter in another thread and you admitting that PhenomWriter was another one of your accounts(at the time you were using a sock puppet account).
So, dear sir, your own actions have been working against you this whole time and yet you've managed to fail to see it. Ironic.
I'm sure you'll be wondering how this can be? Well I know, but I'm going to leave you to ponder the issue. If you choose not to, then it will show itself in your future actions.
Drowning deep in my sea of loathing Broken your servant I kneel (Will you give in to me?) It seems what's left of my human side Is slowly changing in me (Will you give in to me?)
Looking at my own reflection When suddenly it changes Violently it changes (oh no) There is no turning back now You've woken up the demon in me
[Chorus:] Get up, come on get down with the sickness [x3] Open up your hate, and let it flow into me Get up, come on get down with the sickness You mother get up come on get down with the sickness You forger get up come on get down with the sickness Madness is the gift, that has been given to me
I can see inside you, the sickness is rising Don't try to deny what you feel (Will you give in to me?) It seems that all that was good has died And is decaying in me (Will you give in to me?)
It seems you're having some trouble In dealing with these changes Living with these changes (oh no) The world is a scary place Now that you've woken up the demon in me"
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