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Sorry to readers.

  1. Tom Cornett profile image55
    Tom Cornettposted 7 years ago

    I recently had one of my hubs flagged and removed for descriptive sex. I removed my Grave Robbers and House on Blood Road stories because they too had descriptive sex.
    I removed about 20 other hubs that might be offensive to readers.
    I will however be placing the stories on another site or possibly re-writing some and returning them to HubPages.
    Thanks so much to everyone for reading and commenting.
    There are a lot of fine writers and readers here.

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      bloodnlatexposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      You need to stay true to yourself and to your work.  You shouldn't have to remove your stories just because someone has a problem with the content.  If it helps tell the story, then it is a needed part.  Why should you have to change that?  I may not agree with a story about how horror movies are what turns normal people into killers, but I'm not going to flag it.
      When something that I write is criticized, I ask myself if I mean and believe in what I wrote.  If I answer it Yes, I leave it alone.  If it is No, then I look at revising it.  I haven't revised anything yet.

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        Am I dead, yet?posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        ditto.

      2. Tom Cornett profile image55
        Tom Cornettposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks....I agree...some stories need to be descriptive...I can change a few and not hurt the story tho.

        1. lorlie6 profile image86
          lorlie6posted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Never thought I'd agree with someone called 'bloodnlatex, but he is absolutely right.

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            bloodnlatexposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Thanks, I think you are the first one that has agreed with me...

            1. sannyasinman profile image60
              sannyasinmanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              Then I'm the second to agree with you - despite the photo (it's even more gruesome than your previous one) smile

      3. Marisa Wright profile image94
        Marisa Wrightposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        "Someone" doesn't have a problem with the content.  A big mindless corporation called Google has a problem with the content. 

        We all rely on Google Adsense for our income here on HubPages.  In fact, HubPages relies on Adsense for its income - without it, HubPages wouldn't exist.  That means Google is the boss, and what the boss says, goes.  If you don't like the boss's rules, go find another job.

        I hope you find another site that is willing to publish your stories, Tom - just bear in mind it can't be a site that has Adsense or you'll eventually hit the same problem all over again.

        1. Tom Cornett profile image55
          Tom Cornettposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Marisa...thanks....I understand HubPages position...that's why I removed 50 hubs...because I thought they might break the rules?  Hopefully...other hubbers will see this thread and not make the same mistake I did.
          If I am unsure from now on...I will submit the hub to be published and get approval first.

          1. Marisa Wright profile image94
            Marisa Wrightposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            I thought you did, Tom. I just wanted to prevent the same misunderstandings that occurred when GoldenToad left - lots of people getting indignant about "artistic freedom". 

            I'm not saying people shouldn't have artistic freedom, just that it's not relevant to this discussion.  If you want complete artistic freedom, self-publish.  Otherwise, you must bow to the rules of your publisher, whether that be HubPages, or a mainstream publishing house.  Artistic freedom doesn't pay the rent!

            1. Tom Cornett profile image55
              Tom Cornettposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              Thanks again Marisa...I totally understand the frustration of writers and publishers.  I wrote songs in Nashville for years. I wrote with guys and gals who graduated from Julliard.  We had to actually "Dumb Down" the lyrics to pitch our songs.  The Hit writers could stand their ground and sometimes get away with artistic control...we couldn't at all!
              As in (Delete.... Grab my Golden Retriever)...insert...(Grab my Beagle and Leave Her) in a love song.
              I got to the point where I told them,"I don't care if you jack the song up and put a moron under it...just write me the damn check!"  smile

              1. Marisa Wright profile image94
                Marisa Wrightposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                That's a great example, Tom!

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      franki79posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      If you're looking for a site to post these stories on, I am a memeber of one that you might be interested in, well, actually two of them come to mind, both or free sites. Let me know if you need one or both and I will send you the links. Sh** I love to read them. *I would love to read them. Didn't feel like back spacing. Sorry.
      Franki

      1. Tom Cornett profile image55
        Tom Cornettposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks Franki...that would be great!  smile

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      Justine76posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      do you have a link to the new site?
      I will miss your stories so much!!! sorry i didnt comment much, but... I am a fan..or was with my other 2 names and wil be soon with this one...
      i dont care where it is, as long as I get to read it...some people are shitheads! or maybe jealous they dont know what sex can be? smile

      1. Tom Cornett profile image55
        Tom Cornettposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks so much Justine...I'll post a link when I move them.

    4. dutchman1951 profile image61
      dutchman1951posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      They were good Tom, write on, keep going. make your own Page, find a way around it. You are a writer sir.

      Jon

      1. Tom Cornett profile image55
        Tom Cornettposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks dutchman...I'm working on it now.  smile

  2. Cris A profile image59
    Cris Aposted 7 years ago

    Of course you will send me the links? I've been out for almost a month and I know I have missed a lot. And I wouldn't want the sanitized versions, the dirtier the better! Ha! cool

    PS I wouldn't describe your work as "graphic", they're more like "detailed" and "mature" cool

    1. Tom Cornett profile image55
      Tom Cornettposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Hey Cris...I'm still searching for a site...I'll be sure and send the links ... thanks man!  LYM!  smile

  3. Pearldiver profile image87
    Pearldiverposted 7 years ago

    Nothing like applying a condom to the minds of unprotected readers lol

    1. Tom Cornett profile image55
      Tom Cornettposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      LOL!  smile

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    poetlorraineposted 7 years ago

    never even read them either

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    ryankettposted 7 years ago

    Never been a fan of descriptive sex, it requires a hand to scroll; you dont need to scroll a video.

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      Am I dead, yet?posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      rofl lol

    2. Cris A profile image59
      Cris Aposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      one hand to scroll and the other is free to do whatever it likes to do or did i miss the point? LOL cool

    3. Tom Cornett profile image55
      Tom Cornettposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Auto scroll.....hands free.  smile

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    Am I dead, yet?posted 7 years ago

    Tom, as you may well know, I adore your writing, in all its forms.  My only regret is that I could not read your work as often as I'd liked to because of school and work commitments.  Please let me know where you may venture to, I will be sure to follow -hugs-

    1. Tom Cornett profile image55
      Tom Cornettposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks so much AIDY....Such a sweet person...I will...big hugs!  smile

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    Scott.Lifeposted 7 years ago

    Tom, I hate to be simple about the issue, but damn the man dude. Write what you want to, and keep doing it. If THEY have a problem, then let THEM do something about it. I know there are rules, but we will never no how far we can go until we bump up against those rules. In the meantime we are all supposed to be adults here. If people have issue with your descriptive imagery then that is THEIR problem. How is describing something any different from a thousand half nude pictures of bollywood actresses? Don't be bullied.

    1. Tom Cornett profile image55
      Tom Cornettposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks Scott....I don't mind transferring the stories and I will use caution when writing new hubs.  HubPages is a good site....just not good for a lot of my work.

      1. Cris A profile image59
        Cris Aposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        And I thought you knew that this is no country for dirty old men! LOL LYMore cool

        1. Tom Cornett profile image55
          Tom Cornettposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          LOLOLOLOL!  I love that movie!  smile  LYM!

  8. livewithrichard profile image84
    livewithrichardposted 7 years ago

    Hey Tom, with all that material you have taken down, why don't you start your own self hosted site and use your profile here to help point traffic that way.  Having your own site leaves you in total control of what content and what language is acceptable. 

    Start the site then send a message to all those that commented on your hubs letting them know that you moved the content...thought that might be too late if you already deleted them.

    1. Tom Cornett profile image55
      Tom Cornettposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks...That's a good idea!  Haven't deleted ...just unpublished until I get time to go through them.

  9. fortunerep profile image57
    fortunerepposted 7 years ago

    Tom,

    Well that just a;kjfkdjkjaofuejf;adkje me off.

    dori

    1. Tom Cornett profile image55
      Tom Cornettposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks Dori....LOL...Will finish Blood Road and let you know the link.  smile

    2. TamCor profile image80
      TamCorposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I agree! smile

      1. Tom Cornett profile image55
        Tom Cornettposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Sweet!  smile

  10. Flightkeeper profile image79
    Flightkeeperposted 7 years ago

    Tom, I thought it was only one hub that was flagged. Why take down so many more that weren't?  I agree with the rest. Post your new website with your former hubs.

    1. Tom Cornett profile image55
      Tom Cornettposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks Flightkeeper....I was afraid that more would be flagged and I could possibly lose my account here.  I removed about 50 and will work on a few of them to return to HubPages.

  11. maggs224 profile image91
    maggs224posted 7 years ago

    I am sorry that someone has flagged one of your hubs, I know that I am a bit straight laced as the English put it but I can't truly say that I found anything in your writing offensive like beauty I suppose it is in the eye or mind of the beholder. I love your stories so I will be watching out for your links.

    1. Tom Cornett profile image55
      Tom Cornettposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks so much maggs...I'll send a message when I get them on.  smile

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    badcompany77posted 7 years ago

    I loves ya Tom smile

    1. Tom Cornett profile image55
      Tom Cornettposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Loves ya back Captain!  smile

  13. earnestshub profile image87
    earnestshubposted 7 years ago

    Good attitude, good decision in my view Tom. I love your writing, but you need to protect your income as well, so maybe another site for the ones that have no adsense? Like others here I will follow anyway. smile

    1. Tom Cornett profile image55
      Tom Cornettposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks much Earnest....I don't have much income but you're right...I do need to protect what I have.  I will let everybody know where I put my other works.  Thanks again!  smile

  14. Cris A profile image59
    Cris Aposted 7 years ago

    Tommy
    Just make sure though that the new place has a garden for partying and gardening of course. And who knows, Pest and toadie might already be there cool

    1. Tom Cornett profile image55
      Tom Cornettposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Oh yes...I love their writing! Sometimes ya just gotta plant your own garden.  My writing problems are the least of my worries...how are you doing?  I sure hope things are getting better.  smile

  15. dohn121 profile image87
    dohn121posted 7 years ago

    Geez, what a big blow Tommy yikes  Can we expect a few more stories from you that isn't as "offensive"?  Please say so sad

    1. Tom Cornett profile image55
      Tom Cornettposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks dohn...I'll still be writing here...just not the juicy stuff...well..maybe a little juicy.   smile

  16. Mighty Mom profile image90
    Mighty Momposted 7 years ago

    One of the biggest creative challenges of writing is working within the constraints of the medium.
    *Sigh*
    Glad you're taking it so well and going to publish your bawdier works elsewhere.I'm sure you'll find a hungry audience for them.
    And meantime, think of all the money you can make here with product reviews = D

    1. Tom Cornett profile image55
      Tom Cornettposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks MM....I'll keep going...slapping my hand and backspacing.  smile...I could do product reviews...I've seen lots of little old ladies staring at cucumbers in the fresh produce department.  smile

  17. k@ri profile image84
    k@riposted 7 years ago

    Tom,  All I can say is I have never read anything by you that is inappropriate.  I always enjoy your hubs!  cool

    1. Tom Cornett profile image55
      Tom Cornettposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks K@ri  so nice of you to say that.  smile

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    ralwusposted 7 years ago

    I better watch my sippin' whiskey. Will I be next? Just don't leave Tom, maybe google doesn't like penis, or vagina. Just come up with more suitable creative terms. Live and learn. I didn't know that google could flag a hub, learn something new everyday. Good luck friend.

    1. Tom Cornett profile image55
      Tom Cornettposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks Charlie...I'm just going to use P word and V word from now on but I ain't gonna put it in the same sentence as the F word. smile

  19. AEvans profile image70
    AEvansposted 7 years ago

    You do not owe us an apology we understand I have pulled some of my hubs at the request of my publisher so don't worry we understand. smile

    1. Tom Cornett profile image55
      Tom Cornettposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks AEvans...Not worried...I am just transplanting some in a new garden.  smile

  20. Candie V profile image67
    Candie Vposted 7 years ago

    Ah, crap! Who would flag your hubs?  Get a grip people!  Sorry Tom, you are a great talent and an asset to these "hallowed halls".  I'm sorry, someone was thin skinned. 

    Why people can't just not rate a hub they disagree with, leave it, don't come back, don't let the door hit ya in the a**.  My post will probably get flagged and I'll be banned. Oh well!

    Love ya Tom!

    1. Tom Cornett profile image55
      Tom Cornettposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Hi Candie....where you been?...yip...it happens.  Tammy and I haven't seen much of you lately...burning the midnight oil?  Love ya back!  smile

  21. wrenfrost56 profile image81
    wrenfrost56posted 7 years ago

    But I only got to read the first chapter of blood road! *pouts and frowns* When your work finds a new home, can you please let me know where it is, thanks. smile

    1. Tom Cornett profile image55
      Tom Cornettposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks much wrenfrost....I'll be sure to let you know.  smile

 
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