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Maddie the Hub-Goddess Declares...

  1. Maddie Ruud profile image80
    Maddie Ruudposted 8 years ago

    It is a sin to start so many "Is it a sin...?" forum posts, especially where they degenerate into bickering.

    Cease and desist, or you'll be struck by lightning (ie rapid shut-down of all those threads).

    1. darkside profile image81
      darksideposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Awwwwww... I was going to start a thread titled "Is it a sin to sin?"

      1. earnestshub profile image89
        earnestshubposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Only to a sinner, if ya don't believe, ya don't sin. I find it a convenient way to think. I can be a complete prick without fear or remorse.

      2. blondepoet profile image72
        blondepoetposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I just knew it hahah

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        Iðunnposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Lol.   Nice.

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      mdawson17posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I AGREE

    3. Andrew0208 profile image58
      Andrew0208posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Yes! It will raise enough dust of personal attacks and indirect hatred. Mark is never a problem, but you really have to understand the way go with the mindset of an atheist as a Christian or otherwise. Above all, "love" rules!

      1. Mark Knowles profile image60
        Mark Knowlesposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Oh well, some of them were pretty funny though. But I bow to the Hub-Goddess' will. That is what I call divine intervention. big_smile

  2. Kelsey Tallis profile image65
    Kelsey Tallisposted 8 years ago

    *genuflects to your divine presence...*

  3. cindyvine profile image87
    cindyvineposted 8 years ago

    I am quaking in my wellington boots

    1. blondepoet profile image72
      blondepoetposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      You look it to Cindy.xox

  4. Ron Montgomery profile image61
    Ron Montgomeryposted 8 years ago

    Sheep shagging threads still ok?

  5. Uninvited Writer profile image83
    Uninvited Writerposted 8 years ago

    But...but...

    Is it a sin to disobey Maddie?

    1. Maddie Ruud profile image80
      Maddie Ruudposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      It's a hub-sin.  No lasting damage to your soul, but you may get kicked out of the Garden of Hubden if you're not careful.

  6. Kelsey Tallis profile image65
    Kelsey Tallisposted 8 years ago

    Genuflecting has been disturbed by virulent laughter... sorry.

  7. cindyvine profile image87
    cindyvineposted 8 years ago

    I have my armour on and can go to battle

  8. Ron Montgomery profile image61
    Ron Montgomeryposted 8 years ago

    Maybe all "sin" threads can move to  the sandpit?

    1. Maddie Ruud profile image80
      Maddie Ruudposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      The problem is that a lot of them have just turned into personal attacks and general unpleasantness.  Those that are still open can stay open as long as they remain civil and no additional threads are started.

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    Iðunnposted 8 years ago

    I was actually rather enjoying the concept and I don't typically enjoy the forums.

    I haven't read enough of them to see these personal attacks you speak of, but the titles next to each other in the forums made me giggle and repetition with a slight change is a fair comedic device.

    I was about to actually post in on Mark's.  Yes, it's a sin not to worship Mark Knowles.  He's fun.

    1. Uninvited Writer profile image83
      Uninvited Writerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Yes...Mark has a sense of humour...unlike some.

  10. earnestshub profile image89
    earnestshubposted 8 years ago

    I like Mark Knowles, he is a no-bulldust, in ya face, honest and very funny man in my opinion.

  11. RedElf profile image85
    RedElfposted 8 years ago

    Thank you, Maudie Rudd. Now hush, you tiresome children (lol)

  12. Dame Scribe profile image60
    Dame Scribeposted 8 years ago

    I concur, thank you Maddie smile

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    Nelle Hoxieposted 8 years ago

    I agree as well, good job Maddie.

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    \Brenda Scullyposted 8 years ago

    where is fierycj and is he o.k. that thread yesterday was totally out a hand I agree...

    1. fierycj profile image80
      fierycjposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Who's? Mark's or mine?

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    \Brenda Scullyposted 8 years ago

    the one that has been closed.... Fierycj, that encounter between the two of you was upsetting..... people do not want that kinda hatred on here, you two should sort it out as you are both great hubbers.  One religious and one not.... from where I was standing you did not do us any good you do need to apologise..... so does Mark but that is only my opinion.  Take the scarf off it does not suit you... I bought a purple scarf last week for 4 euros, it is a beautiful scarf,I wear it round my neck...... If you are the nice guy I know you are, why act like an idiot...

    1. fierycj profile image80
      fierycjposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I'm acting like an idiot, huh? Cos I stood for myself? Well, you know what, Bren...whatever! I'm starting to get bored in here already.

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    badcompany99posted 8 years ago

    The Captain bows to the Goddess of Hubs smile

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    \Brenda Scullyposted 8 years ago

    you just lowered yourself to other peoples level that is all, this site is for mature people, are you mature????

    1. fierycj profile image80
      fierycjposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Why are you picking me out on this. What about Mark? Didn't he start the whole thing. Gawd, see what I've been talking about. I wont change the pic either. I was only going to have it on for a couple of days at first, but I'm not taking it out now. No way, that would make me the worst sucker of all. And this whole Mark Knowles worship makes me wanna puke. I would soon leave the entire place entirely. You know, let you guys enjoy your sucking up to him.

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    badcompany99posted 8 years ago

    It's not worship or sucking Fierycj, it's respect and may I add the same respect I have for your views. Just drop it my friend as it would be a shame to see you leave, you are deep down a good guy so just chill and enjoy the site.

    Take care ok !

    1. fierycj profile image80
      fierycjposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      that's good advice, badcompany. I appreciate it. I know I'm a good guy. I'm just misunderstood. That's all.

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        badcompany99posted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I know that which is why I posted that for you, so please just move on ok. Trust me I  know what I am talking about lol, it's just not worth the trouble mate and you deff have a good heart so do listen and enjoy yourself. I have been there, learnt from it and I moved on and feel better for it, I know you can as well because I see the good guy in you, enjoy yer day !

        1. fierycj profile image80
          fierycjposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          You're a true wiseman, badcompany. I just gained a new respect for you.

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            badcompany99posted 8 years agoin reply to this

            Good man, take care and I have faith in you !

            1. fierycj profile image80
              fierycjposted 8 years agoin reply to this

              Thanks. I'll listen to my gal, Bren and change the avatar. She's really pissed at me, and she's the last person I want to be pissed at me. She's been a great friend.

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                badcompany99posted 8 years agoin reply to this

                She has and as you see from Cindys comment you have loads of other people on here who support and care about you. You are a good guy and Brens not pissed at you, she's just worried about you. Personally I found your Avatar amusing but that's just me, now just enjoy yerself my friend or you will walk the plank lol smile

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    \Brenda Scullyposted 8 years ago

    keep it on then, does not make any difference to me.....
      I said you were both wrong, he is older and should know better, but to anyone reading it I must say it was upsetting, You just dont go near him, dont attack him, I have told you before keep your head down and write, you are so good at writing...... I should just mind my own business, I am always being told that so why dont I listen...

  20. cindyvine profile image87
    cindyvineposted 8 years ago

    Frankly, if a hubber decides to have an avatar with a potty on their head, it is their choice and their business.  Personally, I did not find Fierycj's scarf offensive or something to ridicule.  When I looked through the comments on that thread, he'd arrived and sounded quite chipper.  He was immediately attacked personally and ridiculed for wearing that scarf.  Some people might have found that kind of ridicule and banter funny and gone along with it.  Fierycj did not enjoy being ridiculed and reacted.  The whole scarf thing should have stopped there, but the digs at him got uglier and more personal, so he reacted.  As a bystander, it was unnecessary and uncalled for.  Who cares if the scarf he is wearing is fake or the eye-patch Mark is wearing is fake.  Get over yourselves.  He is not a troll, but a young man who does not enjoy being teased.  Older, more mature people should know better than to continue goading someone like that.  I think there are people who owe him an apology.

    1. fierycj profile image80
      fierycjposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      You're probably the smartest woman on HP. At last, someone with some sense! Thanks Cindy.

    2. darkside profile image81
      darksideposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      You mean the reflection of his sunglasses?

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        CabinGirlposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        smile

      2. cindyvine profile image87
        cindyvineposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Jeez, shows you how I studied his avatar lol, always thought it was an eye-patch!

        1. darkside profile image81
          darksideposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          You want to know something, so did for the first few weeks of him having that avatar. I had to take a closer look, because it had been driving me crazy. When the image is slightly larger you just manage to notice that it's the sunglasses reflecting, and not a patch slapped over his left eye.

          http://z.hubpages.com/u/730660_177.jpg

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    \Brenda Scullyposted 8 years ago

    I spotted your talent first, that is all, Mark upset me so much when I first came on here, because I am religious, and he attacked religious people..... It was my problem, I had to grow up .... we all do, I am not angry with you, just want you to stay as a fellow hubber, and benefit from hub pages, and one day make a film, my forever friend xxxx

  22. Mark Knowles profile image60
    Mark Knowlesposted 8 years ago

    Fiery - I am genuinely sorry I upset you to the point where you lost it. I did not expect that strong a reaction. I do actually like you - you have brains are are fun, but I will probably make fun of you again - I only do that to people I like. smile

    As for the fake scarf and the Africans - I live in the South of France and all the towns along the French and Italian coastline are teeming with Africans selling fake designer rubbish.

    They have been conned into believing they are going to the "promised land" to make a lot of money, and when they get here, they discover they are now indentured servants - and the only way to pay their passage off is to do this. The whole thing is mafia-run, and in Italy - the restaurant owners dare not stop these guys from entering their restaurant and approaching the customers because they know their kitchen will "accidentally" catch fire that same night.

    The Poor Chinese immigrants that have been suckered the same way are forced to sell roses and umbrellas the same way.

    1. fierycj profile image80
      fierycjposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Nice story. Could make for a good movie script. I'll look into it. I accept your apology. I'm nice like that. Any more goading from you - I'll strangle you with scarf, Luis V or what not! Lol.

      1. Sufidreamer profile image81
        Sufidreamerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        That's the spirit, Fiery. I love your passion, but channel it into your creativity.

        At the end of the day, it is the problem with talking on the internet - misunderstandings are all too easy. I am sure that if you and Mark were sat drinking a beer, you would have a long and interesting conversation. smile

        1. fierycj profile image80
          fierycjposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          I'm sure we would, sufi.

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    \Brenda Scullyposted 8 years ago

    Can i stop crying now, and get on with my ironing

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    \Brenda Scullyposted 8 years ago

    i wonder who would pay for the drinks, 50 - 50 maybe

  25. cindyvine profile image87
    cindyvineposted 8 years ago

    Hey, drinks would be on me!

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    \Brenda Scullyposted 8 years ago

    WELL IT LOOKS LIKE SELOTAPE THERE TO ME....

  27. Mark Knowles profile image60
    Mark Knowlesposted 8 years ago

    And the mystery continues.......... smile

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    \Brenda Scullyposted 8 years ago

    Mark become my fan and make it up to a 100 please, I need something to go right today

    you are no mystery to me, I have you sussed

    1. Mark Knowles profile image60
      Mark Knowlesposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      How could I refuse ? You have me sussed huh? Oh dear.....

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    \Brenda Scullyposted 8 years ago

    dont worry about it, I wont tell anyone how to gain your approval, if you dont tell anyone how to gain mine, now start a thread to congratulate me on a 100 fans.... go get it man

    1. Mark Knowles profile image60
      Mark Knowlesposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      lol - I get the feeling I am being manipulated here smile

      The accepted way to do that is to start your own thread thanking all your wondeful fans for making you so welcome here on hubpages wink

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    \Brenda Scullyposted 8 years ago

    well i will say thankyou, but you start it off, I started your thread yesterday for scoring 100..... Think how many more fans I might get if the mighty Mark brings me to everyone's attention... go on i am not manipulating we are just being buddies.. x  kinda scratching each others back, you know.....

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    \Brenda Scullyposted 8 years ago

    well what about it,  I have approved your  mail or should I say male, speak later, there is a religious person knocking on my door...... my daughter ha ha I have a 101 now

  32. Pearldiver profile image86
    Pearldiverposted 8 years ago

    I would like to ask if it is a sin to accept the censoring of creative material and/or content?

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    \Brenda Scullyposted 8 years ago

    what does that mean exactly....

  34. Pearldiver profile image86
    Pearldiverposted 8 years ago

    Actually.... I'm not that sure it means anything smile  I was just trying to get to 300 posts smile
    Thanks for asking Brenda!! smile

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    \Brenda Scullyposted 8 years ago

    i wont try to answer it then.... was it you that mentioned a possibility of putting a book together, if so is it on....

    1. Pearldiver profile image86
      Pearldiverposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Yes it was... And yes I believe it would be a good idea... I think that all the timing was blown away with Hub Challenges etc.

      But yes, there are a few of us that would like to explore the idea soon.

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    \Brenda Scullyposted 8 years ago

    brilliant well dont forget me will you..... xxx

  37. cindyvine profile image87
    cindyvineposted 8 years ago

    what book?

    1. Pearldiver profile image86
      Pearldiverposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      smile

  38. Pearldiver profile image86
    Pearldiverposted 8 years ago

    "Mountain Men I Have And Have Not Known"

  39. cindyvine profile image87
    cindyvineposted 8 years ago

    man, you keep intriguing me

    1. Pearldiver profile image86
      Pearldiverposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Ah But of Course Cindy Mon Cherie, C'est Scorpioness!!!  Aren't we Lovely???? smile

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    ryankettposted 8 years ago

    I have only been writing on hubpages for about 9 or 10 days now, and I just want to get a little something off of my chest.

    Mark Knowles is, for me, the hubber that I respect the most. The only reason that I am on here, and I bet a few of you are the same, is the prospect of eventually earning a bit from adsense. In terms of inspiration, guidance and pure awe...... Mark Knowles is the one that I have been watching most closely. He also seems to be a helpful man. My aspiration, although easier said than done, is to reach a similar level as him on here.

    On the other hand, everybody that I have encountered so far on here has been welcoming, helpful and friendly. I get a really good vibe and community feel. That is with the exception of one individual, fierycj or whatever his name is, who I have found to be incredibly offensive.

    I have one message for you 'fiery', if you don't like it here at hubpages, and you have already claimed that as a prince with your own business and car you dont need 'American money', then why are you on an American site publishing hubs? In a nutshell, if you dont like it here and you don't need the money, then why not p*ss off somewhere else and post your inane drivel.

 
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