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I got a warning on a Hub before it was even published??

  1. FatFreddysCat profile image94
    FatFreddysCatposted 5 years ago

    This is odd. I am in the midst of writing a Hub review of a movie called "Evil Bong." The movie stars Tommy Chong of Cheech & Chong fame and naturally, in the course of describing the film it's somewhat necessary to make references to weed, marijuana, getting stoned, etc.

    When I re-opened the Hub to edit/finish it today I noticed a warning on top of the page that states "It appears that this Hub may promote the sale of prescription or illegal drugs, or drug paraphernalia, which violates our Terms of Use. Please note that Hubs that don't comply with our rules can be unpublished."

    ...this Hub concerns a MOVIE about bongs/drugs, it's not a guide to where to find or buy them. So do I ignore the warning and publish this Hub anyway, or am I going to get slapped by doing so?

    P.S. I don't even do drugs. I just thought it was a funny movie.

    1. mistyhorizon2003 profile image91
      mistyhorizon2003posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I wouldn't have thought this would be a problem and it sounds like the automated content filters have simply picked up on the relevant text. You could always email the team before you spend more time on the hub just in case. I am guessing a manual review by a moderator would ultimately clear it for publication though.

    2. FatFreddysCat profile image94
      FatFreddysCatposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      The Hub in question is now completed and I brought this issue to the attention of The Powers That Be prior to hitting the "publish" button just to be on the safe side. Anyone know how long it might take before I hear back from them?

      1. mistyhorizon2003 profile image91
        mistyhorizon2003posted 5 years ago in reply to this

        A couple of days I would say, although it may be less or occasionally a day more. It shouldn't take long anyway, 2-3 days is a pretty good average.

  2. relache profile image88
    relacheposted 5 years ago

    You got alerted by an automated filter.  You will want to email admin BEFORE you publish the Hub and have them do a manual review, to let you know if there's really a problem, or to give the Hub an okay in the system.

    1. FatFreddysCat profile image94
      FatFreddysCatposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks, folks. When I finish the Hub I'll let the Powers that Be take a look at it before publishing it.
      So then I guess my next question is...where do I find a moderator?

      1. mistyhorizon2003 profile image91
        mistyhorizon2003posted 5 years ago in reply to this

        A moderator will be the person who reviews your hub when you submit it for publication, so you won't need to 'find' one.

      2. relache profile image88
        relacheposted 5 years ago in reply to this
        1. FatFreddysCat profile image94
          FatFreddysCatposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Thanks again, misty and relache. When the Hub is done I'll send a message to "the Team" and hopefully it'll pass inspection. I can't see how it shouldn't, it's just a review of a silly B-Movie.

  3. whoisbid profile image73
    whoisbidposted 5 years ago

    I guess we have to take a huge risk if we write a hub and have to count the cost to see whether or not spending huge amounts of tme is possible when we have a very busy schedule.

  4. psycheskinner profile image79
    psycheskinnerposted 5 years ago

    I think spending huge amount of time on writing web content is very rarely wise given its earning potential. 

    (Another approach would be just to try different synomyns for weed until the warning goes away)

  5. rbe0 profile image61
    rbe0posted 5 years ago

    This policy is detrimental and contradictory. By limiting the topics about which you can write on HubPages they are removing freedom of speech, which is fine if they want to do that but it will only limit the amount of traffic they will receive from search engines or what not.

    The information they are not allowing is available to people no matter what just by using a search engine, they are not making a difference in the world other than lowering their own potential earnings and notoriety.

    HubPages allows only original publishings of articles that don't include certain naughty words in them?? What is the point of this? If people are searching for something on the internet they are going to find it whether you like it or not.

    1. Pcunix profile image88
      Pcunixposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      The main point of it is that advertisers don't want that kind of content.

  6. psycheskinner profile image79
    psycheskinnerposted 5 years ago

    The point is that Adsense will yank their account if they find a lot of pages on drugs, alcohol, sex and gambling here.  If you want freedom of speech, that is what blogs are for.

 
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