Bubblews moderator is "Out till further notice"

@destry (2563)
Kirkwall, Scotland
November 2, 2015 7:02am CST
It made me laugh - I have just had a nose over on Bubblews, in particular at Nameless's profile - the moderator there. Her profile reads "Out till further notice". Sounds about right - she may not want to answer any questions regarding who Moe is! Also, I see that she has removed / deleted the majority of her previous posts. . . Do I sense she has vacated the bubblews building, either on her own volition or they have stopped paying her??
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@DaddyEvil (26321)
• Aurora, Missouri
2 Nov 15
@jaboUK @purplealabaster @BlueDoll @rebelann @crazyhorseladycx @OwlWings @TexanTornado @Yukimori @sishy7 @thesids @Jlyn10 @Unforgettable_Raja @topffer I tried to send a suggestion to each of you for this thread and all failed. I tried to send a pm to each of you with the link listed and all failed. I am trying to get your attention this way, now. Surely I am not THAT inept!
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• Canada
2 Nov 15
Thanks for the heads up, I just saw your message in my messages.
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@rebelann (43662)
• El Paso, Texas
2 Nov 15
**stroking chin and thinking** are you sure about that ? Tis a shame Nameless is out of commission, I'll have to go over and see whats up. I was on yesterday and they had new members so I left them a note about mylot.
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@DaddyEvil (26321)
• Aurora, Missouri
2 Nov 15
@PainsOnSlate You are very welcome!
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@DaddyEvil (26321)
• Aurora, Missouri
2 Nov 15
Update about Nameless (Elaine). @destry @Bluedoll @jaboUK @rebelann @Asylum @PhredWreck @PainsOnSlate @Owlwings She just replied to my email I sent earlier. She staged a walkout that included all of 1 person to show her support for the people who are/were owed money on Bubbs. She wasn't getting anywhere by protesting but still doing her job, so she didn't quit, but did walk off the job. She hopes this will have some effect on the site's owners. She thought our concern for her touching... but wants us to quit worrying about her. Edit to add: Excerpts from the latest email I received an hour after posting this first Update... DE: Hon, did you take down some of your bubbles? Your profile page looks funny... ELAINE: Before I went public with my role on B I decided to go ahead and delete most of my personal library. I had already deleted much of it before I went public. That was completely a personal choice having nothing to do with B. My stories are now private as much as they can be. DE: I am surprised since you were always a fanatic about Arvind and Bubbs! ELAINE: OMG, did you actually say I was fanatical about Arvind and Bubbs?? ELAINE: LMAO!!! sounds like you are having a ball!. Please accept my apologies, I did not mean to upset anyone.
• Canada
2 Nov 15
Thank you for letting us know and getting to her to let her know we are all thinking of her. I really like Elaine and enjoy her on line company and I wish her the best. I hope you stay connected to her, I'd like to know anything she wants to share about the website. Maybe she will visit us here???
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@jaboUK (55159)
• United Kingdom
3 Nov 15
@DaddyEvil I'm so glad that you've allowed us to know what's going on with Elaine, Robb. Thank you. I would be slightly worried about her too if she did come here - there are so many people who feel negatively (see how politely I put that) about Bubblews that they might pounce on her as being associated with the running of the site. I HOPE that wouldn't happen, but I wouldn't put it past some people. Of course there would be lots of us to welcome her with open arms, but it would only need one person to be nasty to her to poison the whole site for her. I wrote a post about her over there, and said in one of my replies to a comment that I thought it was likely that she had quit because she got no response from Arvind when she presented him with the list of people who needed paying. Seems I wasn't far wrong, even if she hasn't actually quit yet. Please give her our love, and tell her we appreciate all she has done, or tried to do.
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@jaboUK (55159)
• United Kingdom
3 Nov 15
@DaddyEvil Don't you have your posts copied anywhere? I've got all mine. If the site goes down would we be able to use them elsewhere?
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@LadyDuck (188725)
• Switzerland
2 Nov 15
This does not sound very good. Elaine was sincerely depressed about the situation, I think she gave up.
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@destry (2563)
• Kirkwall, Scotland
2 Nov 15
She was not in a good place, I just hope she is ok!
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• United States
3 Nov 15
@destry I suspect you are right. It seems she was taking on the questions and being left out of the loop. Also my big concern is tied to why I left, with her trying to be diplomatic as best she could for a group of people who lost their integrity it may well have finally processed for her. If she was not in a good place then her own well being is likely in danger. Defending those above her, if I were her, would give anyone an ulcer if not thoughts of curling up and dieing.
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@Bluedoll (17039)
• Canada
3 Nov 15
@Berniezeitler I think it is often confusing for everyone. People form relationships in a social setting and get to feel a place (website) is theirs to live in but really it is not. So they want to speak well of where they are and have hope for the future. Sadly they are not in charge.
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@DaddyEvil (26321)
• Aurora, Missouri
3 Nov 15
@destry @jaboUK @Owlwings @rebelann @sishy7 Update for 11/03/15 NAMELESS QUOTE FROM EMAIL RECEIVED @ 6 A.M. "?I still check in at B and leave hints by liking a few comments that actually hit the mark. I ignore most everything else.? I am NOT trying to be sneaky with that, there's no point. I only want some of my friends there to know when they are on the right track (peace of mind). Hugs to them all."
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@destry (2563)
• Kirkwall, Scotland
3 Nov 15
Can I clarify. . . Is Elaine on strike? Or has quite as moderator? Just what IS the right track?
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@jaboUK (55159)
• United Kingdom
3 Nov 15
@DaddyEvil Yes, she's left a few likes on my post, so I know she's around.
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@DaddyEvil (26321)
• Aurora, Missouri
3 Nov 15
@destry If I understood her correctly, she has gone on strike in support of the members who deserve their money and have remained loyal to Bubbs despite the despicable things Arvind has done to them. I'm sorry. You have ask a question I am not in a position to answer, at this time, Destry.
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@boiboing (12879)
• Northampton, England
2 Nov 15
Nothing surprises me any more.
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@destry (2563)
• Kirkwall, Scotland
2 Nov 15
The only thing that would surprise me is if Arvind paid everyone what he owes!
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@boiboing (12879)
• Northampton, England
2 Nov 15
@destry me too.
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@DaddyEvil (26321)
• Aurora, Missouri
2 Nov 15
Well, at least we can agree that is a laughable situation, @Destry . I don't know, but I doubt he ever intended to make the site "work". It looked to me like they fully intended to milk all of us for as long as we would stand for it, party and have fun like they were still college boys and play off their 15 minutes of fame to hook as many marks into their trap as they could.
@GardenGerty (105453)
• United States
2 Nov 15
It is so messed up over there, but I miss my friends who have not migrated here yet.
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@destry (2563)
• Kirkwall, Scotland
2 Nov 15
Do try to bring them over here - they would be better here!
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• Canada
9 Nov 15
@GardenGerty every day I see our old friends join. As I remove my posts i am telling my friends to come on over.
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• Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
2 Nov 15
That place has turned into a ghost town!
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@destry (2563)
• Kirkwall, Scotland
2 Nov 15
Yet there are memories of zombies that haunt the place, the ceo!
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@DaddyEvil (26321)
• Aurora, Missouri
2 Nov 15
@destry You know some of those people are our friends. I can't claim to know everyone who is still there, but please remember that the ones I know, I care about very much. Calling them anything other than writers/authors who have yet to find their way to us or some other place they can call home is rude and unconscionable. (I don't mean to appear rude to you or offend you, but I do feel strongly about this. Would you please edit your comment so I (and they) am/are not offended? Thank you.) So they chose to believe in their dreams longer then the rest of us... That doesn't change who they are or what their dreams mean/meant to them, does it?
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@destry (2563)
• Kirkwall, Scotland
2 Nov 15
@DaddyEvil I stand by what I say - the zombies being Arvind and his crew who have gone off to start other projects yet won't let the site go gracefully.
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@DaddyEvil (26321)
• Aurora, Missouri
2 Nov 15
Well, yes, sir, I saw that last night when I slipped over to Bubbs to see how she was doing. The last time I had an email conversation with her, I ask her to let them have their site to themselves without her as their go between. The people who caused the mess there need to be the ones answerable to their very few remaining writers, not someone whose only contact with that site was a job they paid her to do and gave her no thanks for doing. She advocated so much for the poor people trying to earn there that even Arvind (supposedly her friend) stopped even opening her emails and G+ attempts at conversation. Give me a minute and I will look and see what the date is/was on that conversation with her. Edit to add: October 23rd was the last time we spoke to each other, very early in the morning. I urged her to get out because I was worried something might happen. (I can't prove she left because of anything I said or exactly when she left, but I do think I gave her the final initiative she needed to let them go their own merry way to... uhm... where ever people like them go. I personally wouldn't know.)
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@destry (2563)
• Kirkwall, Scotland
2 Nov 15
Thank you for supporting her - she was stuck between a rock and a hard place. That Arvind is a right pompus git!
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@DaddyEvil (26321)
• Aurora, Missouri
2 Nov 15
@destry I have known her for well over five years. She is the one who dragged me, kicking and screaming, over to Bubbs in the first place. She had confidence I lacked in myself and encouraged me to write what she could see needed to be shared with people just like me. She always has my support and my love, no matter where she is or what she is doing.
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@Bluedoll (17039)
• Canada
2 Nov 15
@destry @DaddyEvil thank you for the update. I was wondering why her profile page was so very quiet. Deleting posts are certainly a sign of discontent and out is well out. She was helpful in comments to me and her role as a moderator seemed fair though I had this vague idea that someone standing behind her wanted posts about site status silenced. "Posts about Bubblews are boring" some office worker in the Bubblews Multimillion Dollar Corporation wrote something like that in a comment. - joking The more I think about it, the more I am convinced that proper communication between owners and members can work positively.
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@sofssu (18447)
2 Nov 15
I saw that coming.. Nameless's last post had so many undercurrents.. so one more down.. its staff-less too now.. Only one unidentified Moe mows down the payment requests.
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@destry (2563)
• Kirkwall, Scotland
2 Nov 15
Whoever the Moe is! Probably a figment of a broken bubble!
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@DaddyEvil (26321)
• Aurora, Missouri
2 Nov 15
Jason is occasionally still there as well.
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@DaddyEvil (26321)
• Aurora, Missouri
2 Nov 15
@destry Elaine acted surprised when I ask her who was the new person I was seeing on Bubbs when I emailed her the other day... She knows I can see a lot that happens there, so she wasn't surprised by that... Now I am wondering if she thought I meant a brand new person. I thought I was seeing Jason working on something to do with the programming, but she said he wasn't there right then. I thought she was mistaken... maybe she wasn't? Interesting... now I am curious...
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@Asylum (48215)
• Manchester, England
2 Nov 15
It does seem a little suspicious, but may turn out to be a false alarm.
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@destry (2563)
• Kirkwall, Scotland
2 Nov 15
I very much doubt it is a false alarm - the bells have been ringing far too long over there!
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@Asylum (48215)
• Manchester, England
2 Nov 15
@destry It is quite some me since I looked at the site. I lost interest when the site became extremely quiet and nowadays there seems to be no activity whatsoever.
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@DaddyEvil (26321)
• Aurora, Missouri
2 Nov 15
@Asylum There is still activity... A very low level of activity, but still enough to bring in a small amount of money from all the idiots like me who still have our bubbles up over there. Since Nameless (Elaine) is now gone, I suppose I should delete my own account. I only left it up so there would be a tiny trickle of money so she might have a job as long as they were willing to pay her. (She is/was the sole breadwinner for her family from what I understand when last we talked.)
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@marlina (80735)
• Canada
2 Nov 15
It looks very, very suspicious to me. I think that she is out of the building and looking to see if she can find Elvis.
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@destry (2563)
• Kirkwall, Scotland
2 Nov 15
It is very odd indeed. I do wonder who is running the place now. . . Eitehr Elvis or Moe from Moe's bar!
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@marlina (80735)
• Canada
2 Nov 15
@destry Or may Curly is taking care of the place now!
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@dianadee (1784)
• South Africa
3 Nov 15
@marlina Maybe gone fishing!
@jobelbojel (9031)
• Philippines
2 Nov 15
New name - Moe. I have never been to Bubblews for months but this morning, I visited my profile to remove some post there. I did not have the chance to chitchat with all but one friend.
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@destry (2563)
• Kirkwall, Scotland
2 Nov 15
Moe is new to everyone. I think the emails were sent by Arvind, but he knows people want to string him up by his underwear!
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@DaddyEvil (26321)
• Aurora, Missouri
2 Nov 15
@destry Elaine wasn't in the loop on those emails, but she tried to find out something about them. She thinks they are automated emails sent to clear the queue that was still pending so they could start moving through to see what all they were really dealing with now.
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@kevin1877uk (36985)
2 Nov 15
Lol just a shame the way that website went.
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@PainsOnSlate (20847)
• Canada
2 Nov 15
Wow, I wasn't expecting that. When my last post ( about cheaters and thieves) there was removed from the home page I asked her what was happening and she never answered. I thought that was "interesting" and I haven't written anything there since but I do go for a quick look and I usually flag 10 to 20 thieves while I'm there and I noticed for two days after my post was push to my page and off the front page those who I flagged were allowed to stay, I though then Elaine must be gone...
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@LeaPea2417 (23226)
• Toccoa, Georgia
2 Nov 15
This is one more nail in the site's coffin, sad.
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@amnabas (10549)
• Karachi, Pakistan
2 Nov 15
It might be a ghost post on bubblews
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@rebelann (43662)
• El Paso, Texas
2 Nov 15
Oh dang, I'd hoped that wouldn't happen. So you think she took a nose dive? Bummer
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@DaddyEvil (26321)
• Aurora, Missouri
3 Nov 15
No, @rebelann @painsonslate , she is... well, she is sort of on strike? I suppose you could say. Did you not see the response from me at the top of this thread updating everyone on Elaine's interesting decision? There are two updates in one comment box. You are welcome to read them.
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• Canada
4 Nov 15
@DaddyEvil I did see it and once again because the amount of conversations it takes forever to get to them all.. Sometimes I feel like I'm blindfolded at a cocktail party
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@rebelann (43662)
• El Paso, Texas
4 Nov 15
@PainsOnSlate that's a good one Ummm, can't help myself, butt watts a cocktail party really like? I've never been to one.
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@tallawah (9760)
• Kingston, Jamaica
2 Nov 15
Nameless might not have realised she was in a Ponzi so has run before the police question her
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@DaddyEvil (26321)
• Aurora, Missouri
2 Nov 15
No, I know you are mistaken. 1. That is not something Elaine would do. She is innocent of any of the illegal crap Arvind and company pulled on the Bubbs authors, so might be questioned as to what she did witness, but would be in no danger of incarceration or even being charged in any of their BS! 2. Should the excrement hit the oscillating wind device I believe Elaine would stand as one of the State's witnesses against the owners of Bubbs and their fraudulent practices. There would be no need for her to do anything other than exactly as she had been doing. 3. She has been putting much more stress onto herself than she ever should have by actively trying to get Arvind to step up and treat the authors of Bubbs right, instead of hiding in his hole and spending our money on new toys, cars and ladies of the evening like he has been doing. Plus all the parties they have thrown seeking a "patron" for Bubbs.
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@tallawah (9760)
• Kingston, Jamaica
2 Nov 15
@DaddyEvil ...That is what I think...I think she didn't want to be involved.
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@DaddyEvil (26321)
• Aurora, Missouri
3 Nov 15
@tallawah Did I misunderstand what you were saying or is there something I said that is puzzling you? Sorry, I am afraid I don't understand.
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• Otis Orchards, Washington
2 Nov 15
I noticed she wasn't around but I didn't go to her profile to see. I don't check in over there very often anymore.
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@DaddyEvil (26321)
• Aurora, Missouri
3 Nov 15
@RichardMeister She is one of the reasons I still bother to drop in over there. I don't know if you noticed but I contacted her by email today and posted the results on this thread.
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@Hatley (164450)
• Garden Grove, California
2 Nov 15
In and earlier post from @ nameless she said she is not at the San Francisco office but was still getting paidl I need to check her out too;
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@DaddyEvil (26321)
• Aurora, Missouri
3 Nov 15
@Hatley Elaine lives in the southern part of the U.S. (Yes, I could actually name her state and town, but that is her business to tell, not mine.) She lives at home with her husband, two late teen children and several pets. Of course she is still getting paid. She is the Bubbs site moderator. Or are you suggesting she should do all that work for free? That would be crazy, hon! I know Elaine is not crazy! (A little zany at times, but not crazy!)
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