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Policy on profanity in hubs

  1. Katie Kizer profile image79
    Katie Kizerposted 17 months ago

    Hello!
    I'm writing a hub about sexism and there are some profane words relevant to the topic. Is it acceptable to name those?

    If so, will that be a less respected hub?

    If it's permissible, is it better to use symbols to block out certain letters in the profane words?

    Thank you!
    -Katie Kizer

    1. Matthew Meyer profile image78
      Matthew Meyerposted 17 months ago in reply to this

      You can create the Hub, disable ads and send an email to team@hubpages.com if you have questions about ad-safety or site policies.

  2. LindaSmith1 profile image61
    LindaSmith1posted 17 months ago

    The rules for Adsense and HP is Excessive use whatever that means since there is not any clarity.  More than likely you will get flagged for adult content.  You are better off with putting this on your own blog or web site, than here.

  3. paradigm search profile image80
    paradigm searchposted 17 months ago

    I had the ads on a hub turned off just for using the word "sexy". And you definitely can't use the words <snipped>, <snipped>, <snipped>, <snipped>, <snipped>, <snipped>, or <snipped>.

  4. Katie Kizer profile image79
    Katie Kizerposted 17 months ago

    Okay. The piece I'm working on might be too provocative for HP. Thanks!

  5. mechomrex profile image80
    mechomrexposted 17 months ago

    not at all Just Do it.

  6. DomsFitness profile image79
    DomsFitnessposted 17 months ago

    You can always do a "Disclaimer" at the beginning informing readers that the topic contains harsh language. Otherwise, you could do like "@#*" for replacements.

  7. galleryofgrace profile image82
    galleryofgraceposted 17 months ago

    Please remember that elementary school children come here to get information on many topics. Keep it clean!

    1. DomsFitness profile image79
      DomsFitnessposted 17 months ago in reply to this

      This too. I guess just refrain from it entirely ^_^

    2. Katie Kizer profile image79
      Katie Kizerposted 17 months ago in reply to this

      That's such a good point. Thank you!

  8. Missy Smith profile image86
    Missy Smithposted 17 months ago

    I was just going to ask a question like this. My next poem has one curse word that I think without it in the line would maybe not be as effective. So, my question would be; should I find an alternative word? I don't want to but I will if it's a big issue.

 
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