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banned hubs.

  1. earnestshub profile image86
    earnestshubposted 7 years ago

    I have just had my hub "Bottoms and hits" banned by hubpages. I have edited the hub and re-submitted it for review. On my statistics page the hub shows up in a different color. Since I edited and re-submitted it has changed color again this time from pink to red. My Question is: Does this mean it is still not within hubpages TOS, or is it still being reviewed? It is still not published. I have never had a hubpage banned before, and was a bit surprised to have it banned.
    Any help from other hubbers appreciated. This hub was asking about sex and getting hits, I noticed it got banned after I put two male bottoms on the hub to see how that would affect hits.
    By the way this sight had more hits than any of my 60 other hubs by a light-year!

    1. BristolBoy profile image82
      BristolBoyposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      The pictures you mention were probably classed as porn which go against the Hubpages Terms of Service (TOS).  This can be found on this page.

      1. earnestshub profile image86
        earnestshubposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks for your reply BristolBoy. I thought I has understood the terms of service, but id not feel it was overly sexy and was about getting hits using sex as bait. I thought it was a bit of fun, and am now thinking differently of course after being banned. This is a first for me, and if hubpages wants me to remove the last photo of the girl in tights that's ok. I still don't get what the different colors mean, and as I have never had a hub flagged before I may have to contact hubpages and ask how to reinstate the hub or if I need to remove it.

  2. Lissie profile image87
    Lissieposted 7 years ago

    earnestshub - just contact team at hubpages - you are probably running foul of an automated system which is not undertanding the subtlety of what you are doing - a human will be able to advise you.

    1. earnestshub profile image86
      earnestshubposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Thank you Lissie, it is back up again.I have since emailed the team for advice. I should not have worried, the hubpages crew are fantastic.Thanks for the support you lovely lady you! I felt a bit strange about making contact and your reply helped me to do the best thing. I have never been banned before. by the way it was still getting a lot of hits, so I will do some more to the hub and see what happens.Thanks again Lissie you are always very helpful on the forums, and I, like many others owe a lot to your sound advice!

      1. AEvans profile image72
        AEvansposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        That is what Pest should have done, this would be great advice I think he should contact team hubpages and discuss it.
        I am glad to see your Hub back up!!! Great Job!!!smile

  3. relache profile image87
    relacheposted 7 years ago

    Why do you say your hub is called "bottoms and hits" when in fact the title reads as "bums and tits?"

    If you scroll down to the bottom of your account page, it will show you the various color keys and how that relates to your Hub.

    If the title is in pink, it's been unpublished.

    If the title is in blue on a pink background, admin has marked it as needing revision before they will allow it to be republished.

  4. sunforged profile image68
    sunforgedposted 7 years ago

    His url is http://hubpages.com/hub/Bottoms-and-hits

    Bum and tits is a hub only title.

    I would never search google for either term but i certainly had to go for a read when i saw this thread about the "bums and tits" hub.

    Good luck on your experiment in a new take on BUM marketing

    1. earnestshub profile image86
      earnestshubposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks sunforged, my best laugh today! Very droll, you sound like an Australian! (compliment)Yeh it has had more hits than a cow yard dog! It is just a bit of fun really.The hubpage name was a typo, so I thought I would keep it and see if Google would get some of the rest of it through a few keywords in the classic way.

      1. Amanda Severn profile image89
        Amanda Severnposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Hi Earnest, I'm amazed you had this pulled! As I mentioned in my comment on the hub, I have 30 published hubs, one of which contributes around a quarter of my traffic. Yes, you guessed it. It's the hub with the words 'nude' and 'naked' in the title.
        I guess it just goes to show that no matter how grown up we get, inside, we're still ten year olds looking up rude words in the dictionary!

        1. earnestshub profile image86
          earnestshubposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Hi Amanda, I guess you did not see the two male bottoms! I think I over did it! A female friend chose them for me so I will blame her! It is up again, so I will carry on being silly!

        2. Whitney05 profile image68
          Whitney05posted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Remember that children have access to the internet. Would you want your 10 year old finding something that you wouldn't want your grandmother to know you were looking at? Just because we are all adults, it doesn't mean that children may not come across something they shouldn't. Yes, that should fall on adult supervision and internet blocks, but many parents just don't pay attention.

          As for the hub, it may have been the pictures or it may have been an accident. I'd just contact the HP team, if you already haven't, to find out what exactly happened, so that you can avoid that in the future.

          1. earnestshub profile image86
            earnestshubposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Good point Whitney05. I did not think it was too bad, and it is up again now.HubPages re-instated it today.I think one of the pics may have been the problem, I did not know which one so I pulled them all.

  5. cindyvine profile image84
    cindyvineposted 7 years ago

    My Trash Can Girl babies has been flagged and pulled today.  I'm not too sure why as it is about abortion and female foeticide in Asia.  The hub was published almost a month ago and has been one of my best performing ones as regards outside traffic.  I think it had some quite important information in it and had nothing to do with porn and sex.  I'm not sure what to change, as if I remove the pictures of the foetuses, then the hub will lose it's impact.  Please advise.

    1. AEvans profile image72
      AEvansposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Cindy, contacted one Paul, Ryan or Maddie and they may suggest something to you. I have seen hubs where they notate disclaimers that it may be graphic, so that may be the key.smile

    2. BristolBoy profile image82
      BristolBoyposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      No idea why it was pulled although the conspiracy theorist in me says that maybe they did it after being lent on by someone/something with links to Asia (eg a government).

      It is not unheard of and I have heard of many countries etc threatening to ban certain websites if the website contains information which is against that which the government would like people to know.  For example Dubai, China and Zimbabwe to name just three countries are all known to ban websites such as CNN, The BBC and The Guardian. 

      Maybe contact the hubpages team to see why it was pulled.  I am sure it is an innocent explanation.  Maybe there has been some sort of complaint or something?  Not sure what happens when a hub is flagged but maybe it has been flagged and not looked at yet etc?

  6. cindyvine profile image84
    cindyvineposted 7 years ago

    mmm conspiracy theory eh? lol  Okay, will contact them.  At the moment CNN and BBC are working in China, but there are times when it's all banned.  At the moment, Youtube isn't working here so someone annoyed them somehow.  Oh well, had better start saying lovely things about the country I reside in!