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Unfairly flagged

  1. gosupress profile image65
    gosupressposted 4 years ago

    So I get this message:

    "This Hub has been identified as promoting unrelated site(s) or product(s). In order to have it republished, you will need to remove all links and product capsules that do not directly relate to the content."

    And I can't understand why...

    Am I allowed to post my link here? For the sake of you guys helping me out what might be it?

    And also, when I think it's ridiculous I got flagged for this reason can I just press edit and publish again?
    Does that work when the reviewer has been unfairly negative for instance? And am I suffering from this flagging in the short term?

    Thanks for helping me out.

    1. MelissaBarrett profile image59
      MelissaBarrettposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      If it's unpublished, we can't see it.

  2. spartucusjones profile image96
    spartucusjonesposted 4 years ago

    Since it is unpublished, you wouldn't be able to post the link here. The best way to resolve the issue is respond to Hubpages directly. Explain why you feel that they were mistaken and ask for clarification if needed. Anytime in the past that I have had to contact Hubpages they have always been reasonable and quick to help me resolve issues.

  3. gosupress profile image65
    gosupressposted 4 years ago

    So can anyone just flag my hubs and then they become unpublished?

    That is really annoying...

    Can I complain about the person that flagged me somewhere? This one seems really overzeaulous.

    1. spartucusjones profile image96
      spartucusjonesposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      A hub generally wouldn't be unpublished just because one person flagged it. Flagging a hub is marking it for a moderator can review it. But it would be good for you to contact Hubpages directly with your concerns and you can ask them for clarification.

    2. Marisa Wright profile image98
      Marisa Wrightposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      No one can flag your Hub and get it unpublished.

      You're confusing flagging and moderating,

      If a Hubber flags a Hub, all that happens is that it goes into a queue to be looked at by the moderators.  You won't even know it's happened, because the Hub is still published.

      When the moderator (who is a HubPages staffer) gets to your Hub, they will look at it and decide whether the flag is justified or not.  If it's not, they will simply dismiss it and that's it.  However if the moderator decides the Hub breaks HubPages' rules somehow, it will be unpublished.

      I don't think your Amazon Hubs are a problem because you're staying within the limits.  However I suspect you'll get in trouble with your "sexy, erotic" Hubs, because adult content isn't allowed.   Your Hubs don't really count as adult content, but they do use words associated with it, and that will be enough to trigger the filters.

      Adult content isn't allowed because Adsense doesn't allow it, and if HubPages breaks their rules, the whole site could lose the right to display Adsense ads (don't think that can't happen, it happened to one of their competitors a few months ago).   Adsense checks for adult content by looking for "naughty words", because they're not clever enough to read context.  So that's how HP does it too.

  4. gosupress profile image65
    gosupressposted 4 years ago

    Thanks for your help, both of you.

  5. psycheskinner profile image81
    psycheskinnerposted 4 years ago

    It doesn't matter who flags a hub, in fact it may be that no one did and your hub got picked up in a random check.  It only gets unpublished for this reason after a manual check.

    IMHO several of your hubs just push a series of products with Amazon links for each one.  Under the current standards I think many of them might have this same problem.