Haha Lately it's turning more of a Religion forum and somewhat politics as well against all the other topics. Luckily I was here during the better days
tee hee-- now you know why I don't venture into the forums very often. I did when I first joined Hubpages, many moons ago. I even wrote Hubs on current events and politics, but found they were certainly not evergreen, so I didn't make money on them and I didn't enjoy the discussion because it got too heated and too polarized and therefore unproductive-- the religion and politics threads here in the forums are more angry rant than exchange of ideas and they honestly make me uncomfortable.
So now I stick to evergreen topics on Hubpages and save my political views for Political Packrat( my political blog). I get more done and I am a happier camper this way. Both the religion and politics forums are a waste of time and had I stumbled into the forums before joining Hubpages four years ago, I probably would have kept on going and never become part of what has turned out to be a wonderful community of people, where I have made some fabulous friends in both the real and virtual worlds.
It sure looks like one at times. I mentioned on another thread that HP should implement a forum filter which enables a user to block any forums/threads that we don't want to see.
They're going to stick around wherever they're given an audience.
Wishful thinking PS!
Seriously, it would be really good for HP to make the religious and political threads invisible to people who are not logged in.
In fact, they should be made invisible except to those who deliberately choose to look at them.
Had I looked at the forums here first, I would never have signed up. They make the site look totally crass.
Most civilised venues and groups bar discussion on these topics. I wish HP would follow or would at least make them less "in your face" for the rest of us.
It is merely your opinion that this is not a religion site. Your false opinion. Meanwhile, I have true facts that I believe that prove otherwise.
This is America! it is full of all sorts of religious cults who know THEIR cult is the ONLY true religious group who have the god-given right to condemn all of the others. America--land of the free, home of the delusional!
So can we non-American's have a special log-in that locks out the religious forums, as I get so annoyed with myself if I get sucked into one?
Sorry, Cynthia! You must read these religious threads. It's in the TOS!
But I'm scared Randy. I didn't know that only 75 people were allowed into heaven or that Jesus was only going to rapture true believers until I got here? Is there trauma counselling or a helpline available?
There sure is! First you need be one of the chosen!! Not by god, though. You'll know when you are a favorite by the special mark proclaiming your being far and away above the majority of others here. Have faith, my sister in Hubheaven!
100 hunks await you in the promised Hub Paradise! (to go along with a little cash reward too)
This is why I keep out of 99% of the religious threads.
I don't want hunks. i want well-educated women who can give back massages and come equipped with cats!
Seiously, paradigmsearch, I do look at the forums' leading topics some days and worry... Why am I posting my content on a site that's apparently Web Central for proselytizers and religious fundamentalists? Thanks for the reminder!
PhD, but in biomedical science not humanities, so maybe it does not count
4 felines share my home and bed, all black, three long-haired females (Ebony, Sopdet, Seshat), one short-haired male (Myrddin).
I used to give and receive massages a lot until my partner died.
IT IS AN "OPEN FORUM" ISN'T IT? I DO BELIEVE THAT IS WHAT THE WORD FORUM IMPLIES. MEANING OPEN TO ALL PEOPLE ON ALL TOPICA RELIGION INCLUDED.
OP is making a point about some of the more frustrating things that people do here. Like going on and on about religion. And use all caps.
Yep, when the forums are buried in religion posts to this degree, it definitely scares away newbies and costs HP money. Oh, well...
I agree that there are too many rants and back-and-forth arguments going on in these forums. Can't people discuss happier things where everyone can actually get along?
I agree. Maybe if we soothingly sang to them...
Peter, Paul & Mary ~ Puff, The Magic Dragon
Puff, the magic dragon lived by the sea.
And frolicked in the autumn mist in a land called Honah Lee.
Little Jackie Paper loved that rascal Puff,
And brought him strings and sealing wax and other fancy stuff.
It's a cycle, really. We were at practically all political threads a month or two ago. Now the primaries are getting boring, so we've switched to religious bickering. I'm sure the scale will tip back as the actual presidential race starts to heat up.
Cycle? Hmm... I don't think so.
The most dominated threads on HubPages are in fact the political and religious threads. These two threads have more posts than any other thread and when people don't bother to search through the topics of the forums, and simply post a new thread about whatever it is either political or religious, then a bunch of ridiculous threads are created for nothing.
The ignorance of many users are at fault. There are plenty of NEW people who don't have a clue about how to use a forum, much less, discuss the topic that they want to discuss. I'm even sure that there are a bunch of veteran hubbers who also have no clue how to use the forums as well. Why? Because they have never used them. Why? Because they don't want to get into the political and religious BS that happens.
The fact that the political and religious threads have ruined the forum community should speak loud and clear about a number of problems that still exist within HubPages and it's ability to moderate it's own forums. This used to be a fun flowing community of well over 300+ members and now you're lucky if there are actually 100 people who visit or post. There are thousands who watch the forums for a specific reason to find inspiration for new articles. These people are productive to publishing hubs and usually fall in line with "the early bird gets the worm", because they get topics published faster than those who sit and argue their points.
But, as far as the Title of this thread- Para is correct. HubPages is NOT a religious site.
Easter was probably a factor too, now that I think about it.
I dunno. I'm just a newbie. I did say "God" alot when trying to post my 1st hub tho'
by x 8 years ago
...sure has killed off all the topics except religion and politics.Just my opinion.Of course, it has spared Hubbers several new paradigmsearch threads.
by Kathryn LJ 11 years ago
I'm hanging about waiting for my daughter to have her baby delivered and thought I'd catch up with a few hubbers. However,it's a real boring night and might as well be a Sunday, there is so much God and incomprehensible politics. What would be the funniest topic to get you posting?
by Eric Graudins 12 years ago
Hi,About a week ago, I started a thread on Nigerian Child witches in the religious forums. This was after seeing a documentary about this horrific practice. I wanted to ask the religious experts how this could possibly be done by churches in the name of God.Well, as you can imagine, this did not...
by Christin Sander 8 years ago
Besides religion and politics, what other topics tend to be debated/argued about the most?If you want your next family event to be sporting, but don't want to fight about politics or religion because they've been overdone and are now boring - what other topics might start a spirited debate? Why...
by Leni Sands 11 years ago
If there were no religions and no politics would the world be at peace?
by Steve Andrews 12 years ago
I was just looking at the titles of the threads for the forums and was immediately struck by the large number of religious topics, many of which have God in the title. I am just wondering why there are so many religious posts here at present? It makes hubpages look as if it is full of religious...
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