Sorry for the inconvenience- but that's what I just saw. HubPages staff, Jason Menayan, who runs another account called 'livelonger', just posted here in the link below, to save the Hubs from sinking??? Hah!
I quote forum rules- "Multiple Accounts: While we don't prohibit having more than one HubPages account, we ask that you stick to a single persona in the forums. The deceptive use of multiple accounts, especially in a single thread is prohibited. The use of secondary accounts to circumvent a forum ban is also prohibited."
Who will now BAN Jason Menayan?
.. .What a joke this website hubpages has become! Check ithttp://hubpages.com/forum/post/1884491
Just getting tired of all this sill squabbling on the forums. HP can't win - they change the Amazon program and create a decent FAQ, but still they get hammered.
They don't have to listen, they don't have to change things.
I guess I should just leave the forums and then it wouldn't bother me!!!
Jason you are BANNED, stay out of my cookie jar!
kk everything settled?
It would be more difficult to separate personal opinion from HP policy if he were forced to use the same account.
Dang, dude . . . you are a sock puppet account.
I would think a staff member is allowed one staff persona to post only staff content and one personal one for other personal stuff. So staff would get two per se without violating TOS.Just an opinion.
You have a legitimate question- But. He did not use that account to give his objective opinions to improve the website, did he??
He used it to attack and ridicule another hubber, sunforged. Why? coz he said this-
"Why for example can I converse with you under two distinct user names? Wouldnt it be best if staff members were shining examples of Hubpages TOS and suggested practice?"
Want to see yourself?? - http://hubpages.com/forum/post/1884524
Are these fun-loving people that you trust your money with?
When was a rule not same for everyone???
"The deceptive use of multiple accounts ..."
I am impressed by how quickly you have settled in here and picked up on some of the political hot potatoes.
Normally people say "Hi I'm new - look at this piece of crap I wrote" but you have not even bothered with that.
Oh and welcome. It's a great place here and there's probably some people who will want to be your friend.
I'm sure he's NOT new. He's undoubtedly yet another sock puppet.
Oh no. Surely not. With a name like Gandhi? What on earth is the world coming to when you can't believe what's written on the internet?
money!?... who said I make money here...LOL!
... i didn't quite understand the rhetoric going back and forth when i read it the first time... maybe i'll check again.
I have only one account on HP and if I have something to say, I say it. It makes little difference to me whether anyone agrees with my opinion or not. After all, I can always just logout of HP and go for a walk. I think people should be free to speak their minds, respectfully of course. Unfortunately respect for differing opinions is not something I always see here in the forums, especially where matters of politics and religion are concerned. I suppose if someone feels that they must be rude or insulting, or they just want to hype up the drama, and they must hide behind a sockpuppet in order to do so, well how sad is that?
It's not just cowardly, it's disgusting because it implies more support for a position than actually exists.
I don't really like staff having separate forum accounts, but I do see that it could be confusing if they did not. They'd constantly have to be saying "This is just my PERSONAL opinion" and so on.
So, I have mixed feelings about it. For anyone else, my feelings are more definite: hub under any mix of names you like, but I don't want to ever see more than one name in these forums and I really wish HP would do more to prevent that.
In most business respects your personal opinion reflects on the business, which is why you so often have to be careful. This is particularly important in the case of Jason who is Director of Marketing, since he is in charge of the Hubpages image.
well i can only assume you created the ghandi account after the attack in spite, but really I think he just misunderstood your statement as sarcasm or maybe thats what you intended .I'm not sure myself because sometimes tone doesn't get across the internet so easy. I think his attack was minimal... Especially compared to one i had with ya a year ago where i got banned.... so anmyway , what do think of that new earning program... takin a toll on earnings or nill?
It seems you imagine that I would point out an issue with the use of multiple accounts and then immediately turn around and create a little sock puppet for myself?
I think it should be quite clear that I am willing to voice any dissent openly as myself ... I said it better the first time ... the rephrase by the OP doesnt add anything to my minor observation.
If I was to get emotional by the perceived unprofessionalism of Jason I would have vented there. Which, I did, in my manner.
Also, I wouldnt disrespect Gandhi by either adding Hub to his name or perverting the spelling. One must draw the line somewhere.
But thanks guy for assuming that I had a cowardly streak. I assure you I do not.
It really doesnt matter if it was or was not you.
Sock puppets ruin it for many people as is known.
And here is a time when your reputation was put on the line.
The fact is many think that maybe it was you Josh. . maybe you should take a minute to think about what that says about your words on the other thread and many of your posts since Panda.
For that is where I believe it was warranted for many to think you were the sock Gandhi. .. even if it was just for a second they thought it was you.
Sorry but you can not defend yourself with being willing to voice any dissent. Usually when you do, all come to your defense.
This time no one did.
I didn't for a second think that sockpuppet was you.
Me neither, the thought never crossed my mind. I have no idea who it really is and I can't say I give a jot, really.
I thought it was the same guy who harassed the forum members past few weeks (or it could be the guys who got banned or left HP during panda fest like V).
All that's missing is the invitation to Wizzley or Squidoo. Sigh.
According to the definition of a sock puppet, there's not a single staff member who can be labeled one.
Attempting to claim that "livelonger" is a sock puppet account is actually quite sad.
Livelonger, as I have said this before when it was mentioned, isn't a sock puppet and nor does he bait anyone attempting to get them banned. Livelonger is Jason's personal account.
His staff account under his REAL name is not to be considered his primary account. The account he has for HubPages is his "work" account. And he only deals with WORK issues under that account.
When he is in the forums and NOT at work, but on his own time, he is livelonger. Should anyone have a problem with this, then maybe you should learn the difference between "personal" and "work" accounts.
Yes, STAFF is the exception to the rule of having more than one account being used in the forums. If you don't like that fact, too bad.
+1 I agree. Jason hasn't tried to keep his Livelonger account secret so he is not a sockpuppet. I like to think I can deal with both of his persona in a different manner because of this. I may be mistaken, but I still like to think it!
+1 I'm getting a little tired of the conspiracy theorists, they drown out the people with genuine queries and concerns.
hold on a second!!!!
Livelonger is a guy?
I've been sexting with a guy??
..you're too much Story Page!....wish i had your job
Who cares who the sock puppet is, and bringing up the thinking you know who it is only gives more strength to whomever it is.
It is all well and nice for Josh, who has been a great Hubber for almost 3 years has people to come to his defense. Knowing Josh, I feel confident when I say, he does not need a camp for this. Add to that I doubt he gives points to those feel this need. A man of talent who respects those that might have some valid point and not just for the sake of cheerleading or enticing a witch hunt.
I am so jealous. . you never do that with me!
but you were watching the Jets game so I had to finish by myself
what can I say except the Jets game was over the top in the excitement category, not that your sex texting would not been as exciting, just that the win the Jets pulled out was off the charts and had me on the edge until the final sexonds
Looked for you at the Grey Cup, but you were no where to be found. . figuring that was a sure spot to find you. .. Gotta love those Lions!
Using multiple accounts in the forums! Rules were only meant for the mortals!!
You CAN have different accounts, just don't talk to and quarrel with yourself in forums...
Pardon me, Randy, is omnipotent = impotent? Sounds close to me...
Imagine what an irony that would be? Being "impotent" and named "randy"!
(The words sound similar because they have the same Greek root, I believe. "Potent" means power. So impotent means literally without power and omnipotent means all powerful.)
I couldnt agree with you more!
Aint that the truth !
Well said Ray!
I’m just sad to see two people that I like and respect, at odds with each other. They have each helped me beyond my expectations, on more than one occasion.
another sockpuppet thread? just say what you want to say as yourself.
Jason? Or Live Longer?
That would be an interesting coup.
Not only getting yourself as a Hub Pages staffer banned from your own forums, but also getting your sock puppet banned as well.
That's a regular Charlie McCarthy moment, it is!
Just a reality check to kinda put things in perspective...
1. We are all here voluntarily... no one is holding a gun to our heads.
2. Participation in the forums is not necessary, or even particularly helpful, in earning money here.
3. There are very few people who do post here that anyone with any computer savvy at all couldn't find the real name for.
4. You can't really call someone a sock puppet if they say "This is my other account".
5. HP rules say that you must be 18 or over to have an account. That means that everyone here is supposed to be an adult. Just a reminder.
I'm with Melissa, when i first started hubbing i did things that werent allowed, but after a search in forums and an email for the support team, i got back to the right way. I think not all the people learn with their mistakes..
No more fake ID's... DEAL or No Deal?..... ya know the banker was pretty arrogant up there. He says you ain't got the guts to stick to one ID! He's offering $12.20 for payout if you choose just one ID and walk... DEAL or No DEAL !? ( Crowd yelling ) nodeal;nodeal;nodeal !!!
are you saying he posted YOUR real name... i missed that part... that would be out of line IMO... now i know why your mad.. I would be too... I thought the deleted name was his own... I didn't understand that til now. That's just sneaky rude.
Remember ya did post his though... I can see the differnce but yeah... hmmmm
According to CutterM' profile
He has - 3 Hubs
And He Joined 9 hours ago
His profile states:
This Thread he started:
Will Hub pages BAN its Own ... ?
These are the threads he has been active on in his 9 Hours here:
Are You Unhappy with HubPages?
Is it OK if Hubpages STAFF run sockpuppet accounts to goad hub forums?
Did Muhammad EVER teach its Followers to KILL people?
Was Hitler a good man?
Hmm .. . anyone else wondering what this guy's motives are?
Is this the right place to ask whether I should use a text capsule as the first one, or maybe jazz it up big style with a photo?
Definitely. And do it all with Header 2. I have no idea what that Paragraph selection is for, do you?
No idea. I use text and photo, and I once tried the questions one.
After I had written 100 hubs someone said "put RSS on all of them". So I did.
After I wrote 200 someone said "Take the RSS off". So I did.
I'm a bit worried about getting to 300.
Oh, it doesn't hurt at all. The 300, I mean. The 302d is nasty, but after that it's fine again.
Have we derailed this enough?
Hey, have you guys read the winning Smashwords short story, The Agency? Definitely worth a read! http://marlin55.hubpages.com/hub/The-Agency
all of the winning entries are excellent.
Does anybody know a good recipe for Australian squirrel gliders?
I think he was livelonger before he joined HubPages as an employee.
That said, it gives him two roles.
One role would be:
Jason Menayan, the HubPages staffer who adheres to a business kind of social code where he has to remain PC in all his posts. Someone who doesn't get too personal and is basically just a suit.
livelonger, the real Jason Menayan who doesn't have to adhere to this social code because this is his personal account. He gets to say "sh*t" and "f*ck" and "this thread blows" if he wants to. Not that he does.
Since he had a persona on HubPages BEFORE becoming a staffer, it wouldn't be very nice for them to say "you can't be yourself on HP anymore" but they also DO have a kind of business code they have to adhere to, thus giving him an alternate identity for that, Jason Menayan.
I honestly wish I could do the same. I've chosen to be more formal online and especially on HubPages. There are some benefits to being more formal and some drawbacks.
CutterM is apparently Howie Mandel http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0005177/.
If he isn't, should he really be stealing other peoples identities?
If we keep feeding the trolls, they will as they have in the past double and triple at warp speed.
Best way to get rid of a troll usually is to take a look at their hubs and flag accordingly . .
This one is a no brainer.
You should be on 4chan type of sites. You're wasting your master intelligence here among mere mortals.
The sad thing is that his poetry is less annoying than the embarrassment than won the recent competition. I flagged it anyway, just because.
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