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Are we no longer allowed to curse in our articles on HubPages?


I am going through editing old articles and it seems every time I am finished a bunch come up with the no-pay warning out of the blue. I have to go through and edit out every measly curse (which didn't bother it before) and then it comes up fine.. I mean I get it that my article about Nature's Most Extreme Dads drops the dreaded p word too many times and I am OK with leaving that up for free but being forced to edit out the word "sexes" in an article titled "battle of the sexes" and censor out petty cursing from my satirical review of old children's movies?! This is getting retarded...

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DS Duby says

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    kwade tweeling 3 years ago

    I try to be less... confrontational, shall we say. But I agree with your sentiment 100% Plus, most people who don't "curse" do so with substitute words. Hypocrisy indeed.


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    lanablackmoor 3 years ago

    I definitely understand where you're coming from, but at the same time, I've found through my experience as a comedy writer on a couple of other sites that a sparing and well-timed curse does have its place in crafting a colorful turn of phrase.


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Michael Ward (CrescentSkies) says

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Jacqui (jlpark) says

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    Theophanes 3 years ago

    Yes, I wrote two article on women's rights, one they won't even list. It's non-paid, non-listed article about the whole transvaginal ultrasound controversy. Funny enough my views dropped dramatically after I wrote it even though it was just to inform


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Barbara Kay Badder (Barbara Kay) says

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    DS Duby 3 years ago

    googles rules change frequently


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    Brian Leekley (B. Leekley) 3 years ago

    For my hub that had ads pulled, I did that several times. Each time I made some minor update, the robot censor pulled ads again, and I asked again. Then after my edits satisfied the robot censor, a monitor pulled the ads and would not reinstate them.

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    AlexK2009 3 years ago

    It depends. Some people can use "cursing" creatively and there was once a journal dedicated to studying insults and for such studies "cursing" words are essential. I suspect Hub Pages is becoming over prudish.

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Diane Ziomek (brsmom68) says

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    AlexK2009 3 years ago

    You could say "gender conflict" but then that would leave me thinking about the multiple genders recognised in some countries like Thailand. Also it seems like wimpy political correctness.

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Chris Mills (cam8510) says

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    Theophanes 3 years ago

    That's bizarre. Maybe the N word isn't on the big bad list of banned words? If not I wonder why. Surely that's way more offensive then the petty stuff I was getting trouble for...

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Michael Valencia (SoundNFury) says

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    H C Palting (Express10) 3 years ago

    I totally agree with you. I too refrain from it and out of 40 hubs with at least 40,000 words in them, I might have used a curse word just twice at most.


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Comfort Babatola (ComfortB) says

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    DS Duby 3 years ago

    so you say censorship?


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lanablackmoor says

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    Theophanes 3 years ago

    I had to wonder if it was just me being picked out for some reason. All my unpaid articles have medically correct terminology to describe things like animal reproduction and women's rights. Its not like I was just dropping mofo's and C bombs!

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    Theophanes 3 years ago

    I already had that problem... you know you can't use medically correct terminology, even when you're writing an article on biology or medicine? Sorry, not going to edit those articles to fluffy euphemisms. Hence my earlier comment about the p word.

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Theophanes says

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    H C Palting (Express10) 3 years ago

    Typically I do not use these words. However, I've used a curse word 1 or 2 times on HP only when quoting it from an incident where it was used, rather than editing it out.

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    Jacqui (jlpark) 3 years ago

    My Biblical Homosexuality hub had the ads taken off after an edit...so I'm avoiding editing the Bibically Homosexual 2 - Leviticus one at all so the ads stay! So far so good!


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Geekdom says

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    Theophanes 3 years ago

    That's the problem - I was editing all my hubs to be appropriately linked to each other to get more traffic. That worked... until I kept getting these warnings. UGH.

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    AlexK2009 3 years ago

    The filtering process appears to be retarded. It is like the woman who said she had no objection to the discussion of sex as long as the proper medical terms were used rather than "penis" and "vagina" etc.


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Liz Elias (DzyMsLizzy) says

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    Theophanes 3 years ago

    Well, they keep reinventing what "adult" means. You used to be able to swear... now I posted an article on the history of ancient suicide cults. Too adult. It was taken down. Don't know if I want to bother trying to "fix" it. I don't think I can.


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