Multiple links via RSS listed as violations - too many affiliate links

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  1. janderson99 profile image52
    janderson99posted 5 years ago

    This problem arose before and was corrected as a bug.
    Is this a new bug or do the hubs need to be corrected if the RSS contains more than 2 links with the same first part of the URL  =>  source URL/ article title.
    It would seem that this effectively means the RSS capsule generates violations and cannot be used.
    Please advise.

    1. Matthew Meyer profile image75
      Matthew Meyerposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      @janderson99 We replied to your email.
      You can post the follow up details here or reply to the email message and then we can research further to see if there is a bug.

      1. janderson99 profile image52
        janderson99posted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Its simple.
        If a hubber writes an article about nutrition and wants to provide the reader with some latest research news using and RSS to Science daily the hub witl have a set of links in the RSS capsule e.g. … 083852.htm … 083852.htm … 110614.htm … 171933.htm

        If there are more than two this tiggers and Overly promotional red skull which lists the links.
        This has happened 3-4 times in the last 6 months and its been identified as a bug. I spend 4 hours yesterday reducing all my RSS on 150 pages down to 2 links because HP threatened to cancel my account. Most of these articles have been only HP for 3-6 months with no problem. It is annoying to have this same error  crop up again and again. I made the changes because I am quite frankly over this stuff. Why do the same errors with the RSS capsule occur over and over again?? It is clearly not against the stated TOS and has been OK for more than 6 months.

        1. janderson99 profile image52
          janderson99posted 5 years agoin reply to this

          Having only 2 links reduces my ranking and authority and denies my readers the opportunity to read the latest news about the topic. All because of an error!

          1. Matthew Meyer profile image75
            Matthew Meyerposted 5 years agoin reply to this


            I was confused as I looked at your Hubs and didn't see any warning.

            Now that I see the URLs being used, I have some insight.
            The warnings you saw were related to the domain being temporarily mislabeled.

            We fixed the labeling issue, so hopefully you shouldn't see the warnings anymore.

            Sorry for any confusion this temporary issue caused.

            1. janderson99 profile image52
              janderson99posted 5 years agoin reply to this

              As I said this has happened 3-4 times in the last 6 months with old hubs.
              Each time there is a threat of cancellation. Each time I was forced to make a desperate response, wasting lots of time. The only way to stop the impact of the recurring errors is to only have two links - which hampers the effectiveness of the RSS - but this is what I am forced to do.

  2. GA Anderson profile image80
    GA Andersonposted 5 years ago

    Sounds like you are looking for a staff answer.... but, just an FYI

    RSS feeds created so many problems, (read violation unpublishing), a while back, that many hubbers - including myself just stopped using them - even deleting them from existing hubs.

    HP got so stringent on "related" links that most RSS feeds would pull a hub down.

    Anyway... for what it's worth


    1. janderson99 profile image52
      janderson99posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Mine are external RSS

  3. janderson99 profile image52
    janderson99posted 5 years ago

    This is so annoying.
    This happened about 2 months ago. One again you have labeled half of my hubs as having violations when they have been on the site for at least 6 months with no problems.
    When is this attack on the willing going to cease
    =>ZZZ, and
    =>now a dumb error with the RSS capsule so that a huge number are labeled as having violations.
    How about a 'do no evil policy'
    Enough is enough Already.

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