Is it ever okay to report someone here on HubPages, simply because you disagree with them?
Isn't it odd that people who claim to be open-minded or tolerant, are very quick to report someone for abuse/harassment when no such problem existed? So we have a disagreement about ideals, that shouldn't prompt someone to... Ahem... Get them a 24 hour ban from the forums, is it?
What is it in a person's mind that gets them to actually *do* something about an ideological difference, no matter what that difference is or what the perpetrator of the reprisal thinks or believes? If my views of the world don't actually hurt you in any way, what is the ultimate point of "punishing" me for my ideas?
I think everyone has the right to speak their mind. I also think that those who are rigidly against something, should also be able to speak their mind. If we take away a freedom from one ,then we take it away from everyone.
Personally if I don't like something, I don't read it. So no, if you write an article and I don't agree with your opinion, I will definitely leave you alone and not try to "black list" you on Hub Pages. As far as I'm concerned, you have the right to express yourself....and so do I
I had to chuckle a bit, though this is really not a funny matter. I had ONE person that was so disturbed by what I had to say (because I didn't agree with him) that he threatened to contact HubPages, Facebook, Google, you name it - even threatened to call the police (and he lived in another Country) -- of course, he was just thoroughly miffed and didn't have any control over his temper. He must be emotionally unstable, so I actually felt sorry for him. I couldn't take it seriously and let it go ~ and rightfully so.
I'm certain there are people out here in HubPages land that react so immaturely (however, rare). The good news is, for everyone so offended, there are more who are rational, whether in agreement or not. Some diversity of opinion is good and educational. Every good writer will bring out the best or worst in their readers, I think. I always say, though, "I didn't twist their arm to come and read, and I didn't force them to comment."
If comments become hostile and/or are not benefiting the discussion for other readers, I monitor comments before allowing them to appear. Some comments I respond to; others, I don't. What's best for the reading community drives these decisions. It's too bad that some people just can't behave by letting others have their views and the right to disagree.
Hubs and/or Hubbers should be reported, only if they're in violation of HubPages policies.
While I agree that a difference of opinion should not be a reason to report someone, Hubpages does not ban someone until they look into the situation. They don't ban someone just because they have been reported.
there are some on here that do that, or if they just dont like you, i think some are moderators of some sort. I have been banned several time for no invalid reason but apparently they were overruled as the ban was lifted right away/
Thanks everyone for participating. Everyone had very good answers! It was a hard choice to make
It isn't so much a matter of reporting someone for disagreement. It's more of a matter of the way you disagree with them. You can disagree with a person's ideas and beliefs when speaking on the subject of the belief. However, if the disagreement turns into making a personal assessment of the PERSON expressing the belief, that is where it is frowned upon.. Calling someone's belief crazy is not so bad because you are talking about a belief on a particular subject. Calling someone crazy for believing something is considered a personal attack and as such reportable. Either way, HP researches alll reports and make the decision as according to their TOS
A derogatory/profane attack on someone's beliefs, is in fact a personal attack. It's like saying "Now don't get offended, but I think that's stupid." - You just called them stupid, just using more words.
Don't like it? Don't do it.
cee-- if an unscriptural stand then exposure is not only correct it is required. See james 3:1. too many want to push their unscriptural beliefs and take it as a personal attack when corrected-- in general though I agree with the above
Who then decides what is scriptural or unscriptural?
"To the end that my glory may sing praise to thee, and not be silent. O Lord my God, I will give thanks unto thee for ever." - Psalm ch30 v12.
Don't be silent for fear of being "many masters".
I disagree.. There is a difference. One stupid comment made by an otherwise intelligent person does not automatically make the person unintelligent. It makes the comment unintelligent. Even the people with the highest IQ have had a "dumb"moment
I never claimed to be intelligent, but, at least you could treat me with kid gloves if I am so incompetent because I can't "see" what you "see" in the evidence provided. I could easily say the same thing about you. Instead, argue my points, not me.
What I'm saying here isn't directed toward you personally. But if you express a point of your belief and it is argued against, you just said it is personal because it is your belief. The comments are about the stated belief, not the person.
You are your beliefs. Your beliefs make you who you are. If you attack someones beliefs, you are in fact making a personal attack. Your Teflon coating has a scratch in it, sir.
God bless you.
God Bless you as well. My teflon coating is perfectly intact. I am able to separate myself and my emotions from my beliefs in order to continue reasonable discussion with others (especially in the forums). People have strong views. I have thick skin
You can disagree with someone and tell them why, without telling them that their idea is stupid or psychotic. But people don't want to be nice, they want others to see how clever and witty they are, even if it means putting the individual down.
I totally agree with you on that one 100%. I just was stating that no matter how it is addressed, some of them don't mean it personally. This is why I developed a thick skin and only address comments on the subject, not the thought of my beliefs
Well that's fine, but I got banned from a forum thread for who knows what, and I was merely defending my position. When their only response include calling me names, and does not answer my questions, what should I do? Report them?
I'm not like that.
If you don't want to report them, that's fine. I don't report either. The important thing is to be careful with your responses because if there is anything personal there, they will report you with no problems. I say follow the golden rule.
They should follow the "golden rule" too, but why they don't in particular circumstances is interesting.
My point there was to do it in reverse.. If they insist on reporting you for making personal attacks, then they must want the same done to them. I say oblige them...LOL.
Yeah but, that whole "turn the other cheek" thing takes more precedence for me in my life. I cherish that idea, because I wouldn't want to "return the favor". I just want people to know that it is wrong to do. I'm not asking much, am I? To be civil?
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