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Why is the Administrator dragging his heals?

  1. Shaun Higley profile image60
    Shaun Higleyposted 5 years ago

    Deborah Schroeder and I have published more Hubs for over 7 days now and they remain unpublished. Status: sent for publishing - Are you attempting to chase us away?

    1. psycheskinner profile image81
      psycheskinnerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      It takes 2-3 working days (excluding US public holidays and weekends) to review anything.  That is the same for everyone.

      1. Shaun Higley profile image60
        Shaun Higleyposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I have three other profiles in hubPages. It was never like this. I have just recently posted the same story on two different sites. On the one I got 40 accolades for my works and here it is classified as substandard. I think it's time to quit HubPages.

        1. MelissaBarrett profile image61
          MelissaBarrettposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          If you posted it on another site then it is not permissible to post it here.  It's copied material.

          1. Shaun Higley profile image60
            Shaun Higleyposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            You know what, I am getting sub standard answers to my request here. I first wrote it for Hubpages. I tried to publish it Hubpages but was told it had to be sent for approval. My other sites are used for different features and writings. Each Profile I have with Hubpages is used to support a different way of thinking so that I do not duplicate my writings. Therefore it cannot be a duplicate. I published it first to Hubpages and then to a newspaper site. So MelisaBarrett, wilderness and Marisa Wright, do your homework before you falsely accuse.

            1. Aficionada profile image93
              Aficionadaposted 5 years ago in reply to this


              Ooops, wrong answer.  If it's published anywhere else, it's a duplicate.  Doesn't matter which appeared first.  Do your homework before you falsely accuse.

              1. Shaun Higley profile image60
                Shaun Higleyposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                It's you who should do your homework. The paper was submitted to a non-electronic system. In other words no one on the internet has seen it ever other than on Hubpages. Your sarcastic remark outwits you.  I notice Americans are very smug when it comes to freelance writing. Please note books are not only published in ebook format. They are also published in hard copy which means the publisher could be sitting with a copy waiting for my approval. Oooops your mistake.

                1. Shanna11 profile image91
                  Shanna11posted 5 years ago in reply to this

                  Woah now-- that remark about Americans was entirely unnecessary and reflects poorly on yourself and your own country. I understand your frustration as you try to understand what is going on, but please, have some decorum and respect for others instead of using baseless stereotypes to try and justify your frustration.

                  1. Shaun Higley profile image60
                    Shaun Higleyposted 5 years ago in reply to this

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                  2. Shaun Higley profile image60
                    Shaun Higleyposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                    It was correct and in the right place.

                2. Aficionada profile image93
                  Aficionadaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                  I see. So the term "newspaper site" used in the comment I quoted does not refer to "site" in the sense of being an online site?  That explains the confusion.  I would never have thought to call a hardcopy newspaper publisher a "site."  Perhaps that is indeed a difference between South African and American English usage.

                  1. Shaun Higley profile image60
                    Shaun Higleyposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                    Have you ever been to South Africa. We have newspapers from school level up to and including leaving out the news on our president.

                  2. Shaun Higley profile image60
                    Shaun Higleyposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                    There is a vast difference between South African, UK and American English.

                3. Marisa Wright profile image93
                  Marisa Wrightposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                  ....then why did you call it a "newspaper site"?  If you use words carelessly, you shouldn't be surprised if people misunderstand you.

            2. psycheskinner profile image81
              psycheskinnerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              Actually they are 100% completely correct.  If the material is posted elsewhere at any time it is duplicate.  And HP does not allow duplicate material.  Hubpages is really very simple to write for *if you read the rules* first.

            3. Marisa Wright profile image93
              Marisa Wrightposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              I'm not sure I'm understanding here.

              You wrote it first on HubPages BUT it was not published because it had to be sent for approval.  When did you publish it on the newspaper site? After you had published it on HubPages, or while you were waiting for it to be approved?

              It's the publication date that matters.

              1. Shaun Higley profile image60
                Shaun Higleyposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                I have been with Hubpages for over 5 years now. I write under pseudonyms. I have many hubs. I have deleted many hubs. This is the first time I have had to stoop to having my hubs promoted is not on. And please do not bring me a rule that does not relate to this discussion. I am not advertising or promoting my post in this forum. I could give a hooha if they did close my account down. Hubpages has become very lame over the years. I have many complaints about them. Your ears would burn if you heard them.

            4. MelissaBarrett profile image61
              MelissaBarrettposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              No need to do homework... I really don't care that much...

              Although next time you ask for help you might not want to be an arse when others try to give you it.

              1. wilderness profile image95
                wildernessposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                Ohhh - you're in for it now!  When I said that (more politely, I must say) I was told off right promptly.  It made my cry (or at least almost did) and feel Sooo bad.

                1. MelissaBarrett profile image61
                  MelissaBarrettposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                  I can be polite...  I can actually be nice smile

                  But it's a struggle for me right now and I see no reason to waste it on those who are throwing temper tantrums.

                  I'm sure if there is a reply it will be absolutely scathing and I will rue (yes there will be rueage) invoking the temper of some anonymous internet person who's opinion affects me so deeply.

                  1. Randy Godwin profile image92
                    Randy Godwinposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                    Don't worry about trying to be polite and nice, Melissa!  We like you the way you are now!  lol



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                  2. wilderness profile image95
                    wildernessposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                    lol  The horrors of ruedom will surely visit you tonight, Melissa. lol

        2. wilderness profile image95
          wildernessposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          If your typical hub is a duplicate of something elsewhere on the web (or a near duplicate) then it probably is time to quite HP.

          As Melissa says, duplicate material is not permissible - HP requires original, unique writing.

          1. Shaun Higley profile image60
            Shaun Higleyposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Get your facts straight before you enter into this debate.

            1. wilderness profile image95
              wildernessposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              I see that you have added further facts - namely that you had not "posted" the same material in digital form on the internet.  Although I might point out that newspapers in the US are generally available for reading online...

              You might have made that clear in the beginning - that your other posts of the material are not on the 'net.  On an internet forum, it would not occur to me to "get the facts straight" by investigating each newspaper in the world to see if that was the "site" you referred to.

              However, I'm still a little confused - your reply to Marisa is:
              "It's not a copy. I wrote it. It's mine. When Hubpages offers to buy it from me it becomes there's."  (sp) Now, that would seem to indicate that you believe you can post material on HP that is also posted elsewhere on the net.  It is a common statement to see in these forums when someone tries to post duplicate material.

              HP cannot tell you where you can post your own material - as you say, it is yours to do with as you wish.  And you can't tell HP what they are obligated to publish on their site - they do not allow material that is a copy of other sites, no matter who owns it.

              Finally, I might suggest that the next time you come to these forums for answers you might try hard to understand what is being said rather than jumping down the throat of everyone who tries to help you.  It is not particularly conducive to getting help from people that owe you nothing.

              1. Shaun Higley profile image60
                Shaun Higleyposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                Next time you see my name, pass on by....

        3. Marisa Wright profile image93
          Marisa Wrightposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Yes, it would be - it's a copy.  You can't post anything on HubPages which already appears elsewhere, whether or not it belongs to you. 

          As for the time taken to review unpublished Hubs - the staff are only human. It's a fairly small team, and bottlenecks will sometimes occur.

          1. Shaun Higley profile image60
            Shaun Higleyposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            It's not a copy. I wrote it. It's mine. When Hubpages offers to buy it from me it becomes there's.

            1. WryLilt profile image86
              WryLiltposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              When you publish it on Hubpages, you agree to abide by their rules.

              One of their rules is that the content is NOT published anywhere else.

              The content is still yours - you can delete it anytime you want.

              1. Shaun Higley profile image60
                Shaun Higleyposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                I am well aware of the rules. I abide with them in my other Hubpage Profiles. Admin is aware I have other Profiles. When I write under my own name I have this problem.

                1. IzzyM profile image88
                  IzzyMposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                  Looks like you made a mistake publishing under your real name, then coming on to the forums causing trouble.

                  You are on this site with the same photo - http://labs.mirror.me/googleplus/101318353215722194366

                  That site also lists your other HP username - http://mmminternational.hubpages.com/

                  It also directly relates you to a company called bbbeecompliancyspecialists

                  And it would seem you were a naughty boy - http://www.theforumsa.co.za/forums/show … AUN-HIGLEY

                  http://www.theforumsa.co.za/forums/show … aun-Higley

                  Oh and this too: http://www.facebook.com/pages/BBBEE-Com … 7365538729

                  1. brittanytodd profile image91
                    brittanytoddposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                    Nice, Izzy.

                  2. VendettaVixen profile image88
                    VendettaVixenposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                    I approve of this.

                  3. Shanna11 profile image91
                    Shanna11posted 5 years ago in reply to this

                    You are now hereby my Hubpages Hero.

                  4. Jamie Brock profile image96
                    Jamie Brockposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                    Wow!! I just read this whole thread....what was that dude thinking?  Maybe he learned his lesson about stirring the pot.. do you think?

  2. WryLilt profile image86
    WryLiltposted 5 years ago

    I earn a couple hundred a month just from this account - and I have not written a hub in almost a year.

    The only time I've ever had a hub unpublished is when rules were changed. It's quite easy to stick to the rules most of the time.

    What EXACT reason were you given (in the black bar at the top of the hub) for the hub being unpublished?

    1. Shaun Higley profile image60
      Shaun Higleyposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      NONE. I even checked for violations. None returned. I have three other writer's names. I don't have this problem there.

      1. WryLilt profile image86
        WryLiltposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        So there is NO black warning in the bar at the top of the hub? If so, and you've resubmitted for publication you'll just need to wait till it's moderated and republished then.

  3. Peter Hoggan profile image85
    Peter Hogganposted 5 years ago

    Shaun, can you clarify if the article or articles you refer to have been published online elsewhere.

    1. Shaun Higley profile image60
      Shaun Higleyposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      The article has only been sent for epublishing on Hubpages. I shared it with a group of students, on disc and not online, who thought it was amazing. I find it difficult to accept that it takes so long to publish this one. Like I said before. When I write under any of my other Profiles, I have my articles published immediately.

      1. Randy Godwin profile image92
        Randy Godwinposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Hmmmm.  Perhaps your other profiles are easier to communicate with.  Hold on while I call in one of our greeters who I believe is trained just for this stuff.  AEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!  lol





                                                           
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        1. Shaun Higley profile image60
          Shaun Higleyposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          hahahahaha!!!!! At least I can get a decent answer from you.

  4. sunforged profile image73
    sunforgedposted 5 years ago

    Wow! That was a great read!

    I wonder what the chances are of someone sharing that name in one region and writing in such a similar writing style.

    I would go with zero , which is a very relevant number all round

    The story told by that forum includes a character who liked to cite other peoples writing as his own, the associated FB footprint of that character likes to repost other peoples content also - that seems oddly similar to the original phrasing of the OP.

    1. IzzyM profile image88
      IzzyMposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      His name and photo are in that first link - 2nd page it seems now. Same photo he uses now on HP.

      http://s4.hubimg.com/u/6247935_f248.jpg

      Sorry don't know how to make it bigger but it's the same guy.

      Its also been edited in the last half hour, as all mention of that company are wiped, but it was there.

  5. Randy Godwin profile image92
    Randy Godwinposted 5 years ago

    What's amazing to me is how this character could scam anyone out of money.  First impressions should've been enough to scare them off!!



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    1. IzzyM profile image88
      IzzyMposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      LOL it should have done!! Typical conman though, all sweetness and light face to face.

      Oh and by the way, when I took that screenprint to post above, his links to BBBEEE compliance crowd are still there (gone now), but you know it shows up clear as day on my computer image.

      So waste of time taking it off, then denying it. I have proof.

    2. Peter Hoggan profile image85
      Peter Hogganposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      LOL, looks like all that's missing from his avatar is a number at the bottom of the image.

  6. IzzyM profile image88
    IzzyMposted 5 years ago

    There it is here: https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-cer4 … shaun5.png
    Not huge, but readable

  7. Peter Hoggan profile image85
    Peter Hogganposted 5 years ago

    Just noticed Shaun Higley has been awarded the Helpful Acolade!

    1. IzzyM profile image88
      IzzyMposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Oh my, it must be awarded for posting in the forums, regardless of what is actually said!

      His one hub seems to have disappeared too. I wonder why?

    2. Randy Godwin profile image92
      Randy Godwinposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I nominate him to be a greeter!  lol


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      1. Peter Hoggan profile image85
        Peter Hogganposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Or perhaps a bouncer.

  8. lyndre profile image81
    lyndreposted 5 years ago

    Well done Izzy Taggart wid be proud o yae lol

    Hope hubpages ban all his accounts.

  9. readytoescape profile image61
    readytoescapeposted 5 years ago

    Well I guess this thread was a big old OOPS!

    There might be a minor point in the article someone posted concerning Author scores and hub scores that no one can explain, and the skewed relationship to the 'no follow' rules. Hence the monetization split of the works on the site.

    But perhaps that’s another forum.

    Yes I’ll take my banning now for even mentioning it.

  10. psycheskinner profile image81
    psycheskinnerposted 5 years ago

    I'll take "smug" over "dishonest" any day of the week.

  11. readytoescape profile image61
    readytoescapeposted 5 years ago

    Let’s see, Smug according to my dictionary is defined as;

    contentedly confident of one's abilities, correctness and/or superiority.

    Speaking clearly for myself, as an American Freelance Writer and Published Novelist, I think I’m good with that.

    However I do prefer the synonyms of; confident, self assured and serene, but the distinction of superiority is certainly correct.

  12. Shanna11 profile image91
    Shanna11posted 5 years ago

    Fair point, and I do recognize I myself pounced a bit too early when I got on his case about calling Americans smug, but I get the nagging feeling he didn't mean that in a positive way.

    1. readytoescape profile image61
      readytoescapeposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      NO, you pounced correctly, I have no doubt he meant the term “smug” to be a derogatory slur.
      Apparently I didn’t pour enough sarcasm into my comment, or you’re to sweet, young and innocent to recognize it. Good For you!

 
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