For the purposes of Hubpages as I understand it, even though a registered member of Hubpages has to be 18, adult content is a no-no. This means no T&A, no graphic talk of a sexual nature, etcetera.
Now, keeping in mind that some Hubbers allow their children to create hubs, and that anyone can read hubs whether they are registered or not, it falls on the Hubber themselves to be the first line of proper behavior and control. If a Hubber does not control themselves, then by all means flag away!
Some schools and parents aren't as open minded unfortunately, especially in other parts of the world, some people have to learn on the internet... It is actually quite common for people to misuse a condom, you can put them on inside out, there should be a gap at the tip etc etc... Just seems like an over reaction in my opinion.
I too was offended by the same hub. I gave it a thumbs down. I figured this was okay with HP or they would have banned it already. I thought that a thumbs down was the only way that I could speak.
I should have flagged it though too....
I am always sad when the hot hubs have seemingly much adult content, that I personally feel crosses the line from tasteful to offensive. I am still not sure of where the line for HP is though?
Titles seem to have become very sensational as well. I realize that my opinions are much different than some others, but I do feel that I can be objective and judge that which is not tasteful overall. Saying that, HP should be a place for many voices.
I truly hope that HP will remain a place for providing credible knowledge and not sensational smut as information for their readers. It would be ashame if HP became a place we wouldn't want to refer our family members too, you know? Not that we are a necessarily a 'family' site -- I understand this.
There are enough websites out there providing distasteful to the general public kinds of information.
Keep the bar high HP and this website will do very very well - as a source of both credible information and that which is relevant to a wide audience of readers.
I found out that you can flag an offensive hub, but not a profile. I found one last week that had a very graphic picture in the profile, and found out that you have to send the link to firstname.lastname@example.org, they can take care of offensive profiles.. If it's only the hub itself that is graphic, just flag it.
Honestly I had never flagged anything before two days ago. I do not go looking to flag because I am focused on what I am doing, but I did flag the hub in question. Hubpages took care of it and I am glad for that. Thanks for sharing Trish.
I did not think you did Trish . I appreciated the advice. I was just clarifying because yesterday because my feelings got hurt when someone implied I was a prude and had an odd defintion of what is offensive. It is okay now, I am just learning not to take what they say seriously.
Yes, but is HubPages the place to learn how to use a condom? I don't think it was necessary to have about 4 drawings of an erect penis. I didn't see it as "political correctness". And, I did have second thoughts about flagging it since it was drawings. Anyway, HubPages will make the ultimate decision.
Those are incredible dresses made out of condoms. As an artist, I just have to really really appreciate the creativity..lol... I told my husband and he just didn't get it- I told him honey you've got to see these dresses...lol!!! Maybe he will buy me one...hahahahaha.........
You could say that about just about every post here. Is it the best place to learn about internet marketing, traveling, relationships, etc. and yet people still post these Hubs. I didn't realize Hub Pages was a family, read:censorship excusing, site. I mean if you read the title of the hub and it says how to use a condom you still have to click it to go there, it's hard to argue that you didn't know what to expect. I mean I'm not against it but I would understand your hesitations to a Hub solely about porngraphy, but the use of a condom! Je ne suis pas d'accord!
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