Are we allowed to request new accolades? Well of course we are, because I am about to do it right now. I would like to request the new accolade, %username% was banned from the forums for over 10 hours!
It would be useful in many different ways, and not necessarily a bad accolade to have on your profile.
HP has a private policy about who is banned. The only way people find out about a person being banned is by that individual or someone else who has been told by the banned individual.
An accolade would defeat the private policy.
Users also have a choice of who they choose to display thier accolades to. Isn't this exactly the same as choosing whether or not to post in the forums talking about your ban, thus disclosing private information to the world?
Yes users have an option on whether or not accolades are shown. But, that would also and should make you realize how irrelevant having a banned from the forums accolade actually would be.
A person who is banned cannot post to the forums until their ban is over with. If one chooses to discuss their ban, then that should be one them. Which is why HubPages has a private policy about it.
Cags, you didn't really think he was serious, did you?
What's the big deal about who is banned anyway? People always end up knowing about it! It's never a secret.
Cags, when you are banned you post in the feed. Others write rants about it and they always announce when they come back, so it's no secret at all.
I am sure there are some closet banned individuals who's internet personas would be completely devastated if the news of their ban was made available to the general public.
really? like who? the people I know who have been banned have all set up other sites on facebook and elsewhere to BRAG about their bans! Bad behavior is truly admired by a whole lot of us rebels. nobody's going to tell us to BEHAVE!
Sure it's a secret. You don't know when someone is banned unless that person comes out and says something about it. It's HP's policy to keep it private.
Yes, I have no fear about letting people know I was banned. But, HP leaves that up to the individual, just like the option of accolades appearing on the profile.
No, actually I've felt stupid for letting emotional anger get the better of me.
Oh, c'mon. Ten hours? You are a lightweight. Come back and see us when you've had a REAL ban!
Are you saying that you would like to request the accolade, "I was banned for over 100 hours from the forums!!!"
I knew this would be a great idea!
Where else on the internet can you get ganged up on by 63 year old grandpas who call you a lightwieght..? No where! I luv hubpages. lol
Now if you'd have added a few choice words to this post - you could have achieved the Banned for a Week accolade!
Maybe this isn't a good accolade because it would be too easy for people to achieve.
And when achieving it they would also be contributing to the delinquency of the forums.
Or even "I got banned forever accolade" which very few people have the honour of
Or 'I'm a sock-puppet whose main account is banned' accolade! There's quite a few who qualify for that one!!!
The "I got banned forever" Accolade would be a tricky one to handle indeed.
It would have obvious benefits of attracting a lot of traffic to your profile and hubs, but it would also limit your future ability to add to the content of your hubs.
Only a well thought out strategic approach to hubbing could result in a benefit from using that accolade.
If you carry on like that rbe0 you will get banned again lol
Mind you, at least you will get your accolade
In view of the unlikelihood there'll ever be a banning accolade (funny as one could be), there's always writing a whole, big, Hub about being banned (or even a couple of them) as a second-best, but unfunny, alternative.
This could lead to a whole bunch of anti-accolades:
-Voted down accolade (100,500,1000)
-Number of hubs unpublished accolade (100, 1000, 1000000)
-This user is most unhelpful
-This user cant gwasp the idea off gwammer and speeling -its there problem
-Really Ugly accolade (on a scale based on the number of beers you'd have to drink to think they were cute)
I could go on!
"This user cant gwasp the idea off gwammer and speeling -its there problem"
Are you making fun of people with lisps? I think you are about to earn the "I was banned from the forum for insensitivity" accolade.
Ha! in the time it took me to write my lengthy and stupid response you were able to post the funny things that have probably made my day. Right on! and thank you so much! I would add: THE ETCETERA ACCOLADE
and etc. . . this hubber goes on and on and on in 40% 60% 100% of their hubs!
also, this hubber goes on and on and bores other hubbers in the forums 40% 60% 100% of the time they're in the forums! and etc. . .
This is absolutely hilarious, Simey! I know where to look when I need some pick-me-up humor!
Nice new profile pic, BTW.
Also absolutely hilarious. I love it! Unfortunately, I can think of times when I might earn that one. I'll shut up now before I earn it again. !
Accolades are not necessarily rewards. As you can see, SimeyC has already proposed a bunch of new accolades that are clearly punishments. Whether or not a hubber desires negative or positive accolades should be left up to the hubber. lol
given that the Hubber is a voluntary participant having signed up to and agreed with the terms and conditions of pages it is not for Hubber's to say what they should or should not receive in the way of accolade from the powers that be that hand out accolades.
I think you get my drift
OK I apologize for believing in freedom of speech. Happy?
Sure I am for Freedom of Speech Which is another topic worthy of extensive debate;Seperate from accolades on hubs. Even freedom of speech is curtailed. For instance you cannot falsely shout out fire in a crowded Cinema...
Drastic comparisons always form lively debate. We are a lot more alike than I first thought. My weak point is politics as you can probably tell. I just can't find reason to be interested in politics. This is probably why i fell back to something so basic as freedom of speech in my defense. I guess I felt cornered. LOL.
If I was smart I would just delve into the various politics forums on the internet and stop bein such a wuss.
don't you love it when people take your nonsense seriously and fall right into your web of humor? I love it when I capture some of the more serious and obtuse minds of HP this way. Of course it makes no sense! HAHA! but it is a funny thing to think about. The idea that we would seek to have the highest number of hours banned is delightful. I think my hours banned only totals 72 - I am very light weight - I would get the "lightweight ban" accolade! as with most genius humor, people who think so literally and straight and linear cannot grasp the fun of it. Too bad! (or not, depending on how you look at it) like the one who recently commented in a thread that we should all be here just to talk to each other about writing and the "craft" in the forums and not make fun or discuss other things!! now that's silly!
Actually I am totally serious. I think negative accolades would be frickin awesome. This thread was posted into the forum for suggesting new ideas for HP on purpose. If I was intending humor I would have placed in to the sandbox or something. Either way, i am very happy to hear that people are enjoying this thread.
This thread is just awesome,I left before as had to make dinner, its night time here in Britain, had to come back to read because its just so funny I think there should be an accolade for humourous writers on HP and by far this thread should get an accolade... lol
Whoa, very strange, I checked my thread and a moderator must have moved it to the sandpit. This thread was originally posted into Report a Problem or Suggest a New Feature.
Its now been three times that HP has taken an action on me on this website and given me no clear reasoning as to why they did this.
In this case, they didn't even inform me of the action. I guess they assumed I made a mistake, which I did not. Maybe I am just poorly understood here because I am still so new. That should fix itself overtime hopefully.
I think maybe they changed it because they thought we had slightly gone over board with the amount of humour passing in this thread....mmmmm... the mind boggles....
In my opinion the popularity of this thread is a testament to the popularity of this idea among HP users. Whether or not HP will actually implement this idea or not is of course up to how they wish to be perceived by their users and the general public.
AHA a new accolade 'Most Misunderstood Hubber' - with varying levels:
-We have absolutely no idea what he is talking about!
Can you tell it's Friday?
I would fit the Extremely misunderstood hubber.. me thinks
LOL! Hopefully your "Most Misunderstood Hubber" accolade would progress in the order reverse to how you have written it. Every new Hubber would by default recieve the "We have no idea wtf this guy talkin about" accolade, and hopefully progress until this accolade can be completely removed.
oh. ok. sorry. didn't mean anything by it!
along those lines I would like to suggest the
"Last Word" or "Knows It All" hubber accolade - which are self-explanatory - something like me - doesn't matter what the subject, this hubber knows it all and will get the last word!!
Then you have the 'nobody listens to' accolade.
Plenty of times my forum entries simply get overlooked *pout*!!!
no need to apologize. also no one was upset by anything you said.
in fact you helped me to discover that my forum thread had been moved to a different forum without my knowledge or consent. which is very interesting topic to me, as i have alerady written hubs about HP taking action on things without giving reasoning as to why they are doing it.
This being said, whenever I emailed HP asking for further information they also promptly replied. Thier reasoning provided thus far has been very logical. I just wish I didnt have to ask them for a reason before they would give it to me.
I could ask hubpages to tell me why they did move my thread, but I will just trust that they have good reasoning in this case.
I think, by reading the number of humorous posts here, I can surmise that most hubbers also felt as I did that your op was intended with humor. So, it's not all that strange. But, since the level of arrogance in general on HP and especially as demonstrated by HP admin is very high, I am never surprised at these kinds of actions. I do not take umbrage. But I was very happy to get to use the word "umbrage" just now!! a lifetime first!
If you are seeking to be banned, by all means, give me something to work with and I will report your a**. (joking, really, joking!)
I did not call anyone ignorant - I said "arrogant" and for me that truly is an accolade as I have always sought to maintain a certain amount of arrogance just in order to call myself a writer.
I bet my arrogance accolade would be bigger than yours :-)
maybe.. maybe not - if they could accolade my thoughts I would definitely win! I think we should call all of these new accolades "Dubious Distinction Accolades"
Its not the size (of the arrogance, of course), it's how you use it
I wield my arrogance like the mighty flaming sword of Righteousness!
Or something like that. Maybe more like the slightly leaking pen of blubber-blabber. Same thing, right?
I gotta say I like flaming swords better than leaky... pens.
One for PCUnix... The "I am intentionally trying to get another hubber banned by double entendre"
And I just got back from my first ban about 4 hours ago... meanie.
If that was my fault, I apologize sincerely. You know I think you are wonderful.
LOL not your fault at all. I got it for personal attacks.
What about "Legend at being ridiculus award" I think I might get that one too
you would qualify! as would I!
also, there's the Redundant Hubber accolade for you know - redundant hubs (written on this same subject 30, 60, 100 times)
Definitely Mega1 we so won the ridiculous awards lol
Redundant sounds fun too
It is not a competition, Calpol - each hubber will accrue accolades as befits his/her particular personality. We win, though, by far the highest accolades for ridiculousness! In fact, the spin off for a "Ridiculous Writers" site could be lucrative! Since there are many, many of us here and since I'm thinking this way
allow me to suggest
Unappreciated Hubber Accolade - for those of us whose efforts to keep this place lively realy are never appreciated enough. Nor could they be, I guess.
Unique accolades would also be a cool idea. Accolades that only a single Hubber, or a small number of hubbers can earn before they become no longer available for distribution. In fact I am surprised this doesn't exist (or maybe it does? i am still new). If they existed it would be seen as a reward to dedicated long-time hubbers.
Ooh just got a new accolade:
Should be working accolade with:
-caught by the boss writing hubs (1, 5, 100)
-fired by the boss for writing hubs
My boss just walked in as I was writing a forum entry - so I get 'caught by the boss 1'!
I got one too, "Number one hubber of the month award" but could be for different topics
I got this one too - "Most stupidest reason to get banned from the forums award" sounds like it could be a good one
I'm a contender. I once complimented someone with sarcasm and a moderator missed it entirely. I really was being congratulatory, but I guess the humor didn't come across, That was a long one, too.
I thought that accolades was meant to point out a persons efforts, successes, and achievements. I think your trying to exploit something that fringes upon the integrity of a great system that contributes to the betterment of the community of hubpages. I'm against any form of bad accolades being created, because accolades are meant as motivators, not to make fun of those who've done wrong. So my vote is no.
Humor impairment syndrome is a serious issue that affects millions of humans all around the world. Symptoms include puzzled looks, inappropriate responses and being seen in the company of other people who are trying to suppress giggles.
If you see someone plainly afflicted with HIS, immediately stop talking. Take them by the hand, stare directly into their eyes and say "Just kidding!" loudly. They will blink or blush eventually. Keep hold of their hand until they do. This is not a pemanent cure.
by Nick B 12 years ago
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by Chitrangada Sharan 8 years ago
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by Jeremy Gill 5 years ago
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