It is about Honeyrose cigarettes so technically it is not about selling tobacco..but because it says tobacco related products including e-cigarettes I will un-publish it and rethink it. Any thoughts?
What's going on with Hubpages? I wrote a humourous Hub about a year ago on wine. No problems.
Now! I get a warning that 'This Hub apeares to be about alcohol" So what!
I've just read a version of your hub as it appeared on 9 Apr 2011 and it looks good to me. But you should probably ask HP about it.
Maybe you should give HP some feedback, it could be confusion.
I unpublished the Herbal cigarettes one, I didn't get a warning by email but it was in the black rectangle thing. I think it would be classed alongside the e-cigarettes tobacco related products... I imagine they are still harmful because people are inhaling smoke even if they are a method of gradually stopping the habit? and they are nicotine free
Just wishes HP would be more direct , and clear in the warnings. The vagueness of critique and needs for revision is frustrating .
Let me guess Ritchie, the hub warning said "This hub appears to be about tobacco".?
Well, give the dog a bone.
"No Smoking in Spain Law" and the other one that I simply cannot find at the moment, considering no-one ever reads it, is about giving up cigarettes, which is also about tobacco.
I don't think Adsense have banned the word tobacco, just the promotion of.
Like anyone writes a hub that says...try Golden Virginia, stay youthful forever" which of course you are when you die young from tobacco related illnesses.
Recently, I was told I could not sell products from Amazon that were in violation of HP's TOS or Google Adsense TOS.
I had some posters I was selling, with regards to Celebrities. However, since some of them displayed nudity or see-thru clothing, I was told if I didn't remove them, then the hub would be unpublished, and possibly lose my account.
Its bad that links to Amazon do this, I had one on a sexy xmas gift and I had to delete the Amazons. Id rather unpublish or delete to stay in tune with the rules though, they are for everyones safety.
I just wonder if Honeyrose cigarette Amazon capsules are against TOS?
Well, I wouldn't know.
Why not just chill out, open a bottle or two of vino, and wait for that warning email from HP.
If you're asking, I don't see a problem. Then again I never understood the problem with e-cigarettes either, except for the fact that they had NICOTINE in them. But hey isn't that what the smoker craved?
Well I'd rather unpublish it myself, this way I won't feel bummed when I think I'm progressing and then look one day and I'm back down a hub I sent an inquiry to HP anyway
You should not give in so easily - if your hub is not in violation then you should say so and get it un-little rectangled !
I have an original hub about an original subject with unique points of view in it - and I have been unpublished because a mod thinks it may be a spun article. As an editor I cannot see how anyone could come to that conclusion unless the mod objected to the content [possible] or it was a response to my criticisms of Hubpages team [possible].
Either way, I have an email in and expect it to be just republished without any explanation by the end of today if the 72 hours mentioned in the notice is a true statement.
If everyone just falls over and gives in when mistakes are made then the mods will not learn the lines between right and wrong.
I'm still waiting on a reply...Thing is I have a lot more to lose since if I get in trouble then I lose 253 hubs and all the earnings I get
HP could you be over reacting a couple of my upublish hubs are Hot whats going on please.
Well I tried to be a good hubber and asked them to review it for me and I kept it unpublished while they look but its been nearly 48 hours now since I emailed them and no response?
Yes Richie, it has been nearly 48 hours and NO emails are answered on the weekends, which covers your 48 hours.
Staff doesn't work 24/7 and some parts of HP is not address, unless it is Monday-Friday.
That's a good idea to let them have a look. As I understand it, mentioning tobacco is OK, but anything promoting tobacco use or e-cigarettes is not allowed.
The moderation team's current backlog is about a week currently but hopefully you'll get a reply sooner. They really are working around the clock, but the queue is long.
Thanks Jason, it is actually about smoking herbal cigarettes which isn't actually tobacco.
@Cags - thanks didn't know they were off weekends
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