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Health contest discreminating between hubbers from different nations

  1. JYOTI KOTHARI profile image77
    JYOTI KOTHARIposted 6 years ago

    Hubpages is a site which never before discriminated among its writers. Every body has got a fair chance to write any thing he liked with in the rules and frame work of Hubpages.

    However, I am surprised to see that the health contest is only open to the residents of few countries.

    There are quality writers writing quality contents in hubpages from every corner of the world. They are enriching the hubpages with their knowledge and act. Millions of viewers are also visiting Hubpages from different parts of the globe.

    Then why this discrimination? Are authors from other countries inferior to writers from few countries? Or what else the reason?

    Jyoti Kothari

    1. 1974 profile image60
      1974posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      it is probably for legal reasons

      1. Maddie Ruud profile image82
        Maddie Ruudposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Exactly.  It's not discrimination, it's due to the fact that the laws around contests and prizes and such differ in every country.  See the post by Jason in the offical thread:


        We are working on gradually including more and more of our international hubbers in our contests, but it's not as easy as you might think, legally.

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      sneakorocksolidposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Discrimination! The last cry of a whiner.

  2. Beth100 profile image82
    Beth100posted 6 years ago

    I do not believe or feel that the contest is discrimating against any country.

    According to law, certain countries may or may not allow participation in contests, gambling and so forth.  It may be because of restrictions that are imposed by law that HubPages must withdraw the availability of the contest to these countries for the simple reason that they may not meet these criteria.

    For example, Canada may participate with the exception of one province.  This province has strict rules and criteria for its residents to participate in contests and gambling. 

    Certain companies may hold contests, but also enforce regulations as to who the contestants can be.  Generally, it cannot be employees, family members and so on.

    The Contest being offered by HubPages is NOT being discriminatory; HubPages is adhering to criteria, rules and regulations as set forth by individual countries.

  3. relache profile image86
    relacheposted 6 years ago

    None of the past HubPages contests where money is the prize have ever been open to all Hub writers in all countries.  It's not legally possible.

  4. Flightkeeper profile image79
    Flightkeeperposted 6 years ago

    They don't like you Jyoti.

  5. 1974 profile image60
    1974posted 6 years ago

    It's not always international either.  There are contest all the time in the US that prohibit certain states from participating.

    1. Rafini profile image82
      Rafiniposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      according to individual state laws regarding the contest, such as:  whether or not purchase is necessary