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