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Satire - Hubpages Moderators Can't Seem To Comprehend It.

  1. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image95
    Wesman Todd Shawposted 5 years ago

    Almost without exception - every single time I've ever published anything Satirical on this website I've had problems with Hubpages moderators.  It's like the person who moderates my hubs that are Satire. . .have never heard of Satire, don't know what it is, and are just all out and completely confused by it.

    It really makes me wonder - I know it's not me, so it's either

    1. I'm getting moderated by someone who doesn't have a High school level English reading ability, or
    2.  Hubpages never stated it, but the site doesn't want, appreciate, or favour Satire, or
    3.  Whoever moderates my hubs. . . .just doesn't like me.

    I tend to think choice 3 is ridiculous, as I've seldom spoken to anyone on staff here.

    My suggestion is that we have a category titled "SATIRE," and that things placed in that category are able to be about anything, but. . . .be satirical.


    1. Rising Caren profile image80
      Rising Carenposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Are your satirical hubs marked as satire? Does your writing style make it clear (eventually) that you are being satirical?

      I have one comical hub (not satire, but close enough) and I have a clear disclaimer at both the top and bottom of the hub stating that it is humor.

    2. Marisa Wright profile image91
      Marisa Wrightposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Unfortunately, Wes, the Adsense rules don't make any exceptions for satirical treatment of a subject.

      If a subject isn't allowed by Adsense, you're not allowed to write about it at all. It's dumb, but that's Google for you.

      For instance, the rules about adult content are clearly meant to prevent porn - but serious advice about sexual problems is also prohibited. The same goes for a humorous treatment of sexual subjects.

      You need to consider the subjects you're writing about, without considering how you've written about them. That's what the moderators have to do, to protect our Adsense accounts.

  2. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image95
    Wesman Todd Shawposted 5 years ago

    Oh, and obviously we aren't talking about Simone here - half the things she publishes are at least in part Satire.

    I don't know who moderates my hubs, and who it is that hates my satire, but it's a problem that doesn't seem to go away, and it's been going on for over a year now. . . .same thing, nit picking any possible exploitable problem on anything that I publish that is Satirical in nature.

  3. Jason Menayan profile image60
    Jason Menayanposted 5 years ago

    Your Hubs weren't moderated for being satirical.

    You should read the emails sent to you very carefully, as well as the warning (click on it) in the black box at the top of the Hub. They'll give you a good idea of what problems the moderators found with it.