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The Red Skull of Death

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    Sarra Garrettposted 5 years ago

    Just got home from the hospital and checking my HP account I found the Red Skull of Death on my Social Services hub.  I read my hub over, couldn't find any violations and when I went to check my account again the Red Skull of Death was gone. 

    Anyone have any ideas?  I'm glad it's gone but I don't want it to come back either.

    1. Simone Smith profile image94
      Simone Smithposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Hey Sarra Garrett!

      Welcome back from the hospital!! I'm glad you're back home.

      The red skull indicates a potential violation- this index might help you look to see what might be the cause: … Moderation

      In this case, the skull was triggered by our "adult" filters because of words it contains. So long as you're sure it doesn't meet our descriptions for adult content, it will be OK! Sometimes the filters just get nervous. smile

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        Sarra Garrettposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Hi Simone.  Thanks, it's great to be back home.  I so hate hospitals! 

        Ok, as long as the Red Skull of Death stays away lol.  It was just wierd that it disappeared after I went back to check it.  Yes, the filters are a little touchy for sure, but that is a good thing!  Have a great day and don't work too hard.  smile

    2. Hyphenbird profile image90
      Hyphenbirdposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      It sounds like your Hub will be okay. As Simone said, the filters sometimes trip easily. I am glad you are home. Why were you in hospital?

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        Sarra Garrettposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Yes my hub will be ok at least the red skull of death is gone now.  lol

        I have been in the hospital twice for 2 days each.  My last landlord poisoned me with insulating the house I was renting with 20 year old turkey barn insulation that was full of fowl and rat feces, mold, fowl dust and dander.  Thinking this was over 1m birds at one time.   I now have reactive chronic lung disease or COPD - asthma and have to be on breathing treatments 4x per day as I only have 70% of my lungs that I am using.  I got sick 1 week after moving into the house and after some investigation found out a whole lotta bad things about this landlord.  He is now in a lot of trouble not only with me but with the city I lived in.  I have never had breathing problems in my life before and it sucks not being able to breathe.   So this is chronic and I'll have it for the rest of my life which has basically rendered me useless as far as outside work goes.  Oi Vey just another hurdle to clear I guess.  I'll be writing an article about reactive lung disease soon.  I am just now barely getting my strength back after being sick since March and just now getting the correct medical help.  I keep pluggin away though!  smile  what else can I do?

        1. Hyphenbird profile image90
          Hyphenbirdposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          Wow. He needs to see the Wizard and get a brain. I am glad you are out now. Are you on Facebook?

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            Sarra Garrettposted 5 years agoin reply to this

            Yes he does need a brain!  Yes I am on Facebook as Sarra Garrett.  I'm getting used to all this besides I was diagnosed with diabetes too.  I don't ask 'why' I just keep going like the energizer bunny.  But with my COPD it's hard for me to work outside the home.  Just another speed bump in the road of life I guess.

  2. Carola Finch profile image96
    Carola Finchposted 5 years ago

    I am not expert, but in my experience articles are automatically flagged as possible violations by an automated filter. A message should appear at the top of the article teling you the nature of the violation.  Sounds to me like you were flagged, and then someone from Hubpages reviewed the content and removed the skull. I wouldn't worry about it.  This has happened to me, too.  If it happens again, I suggest you contact Hubpages to find out what is going on..

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      Sarra Garrettposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Carola.  That's what happened.  I had never had one of those before but the funny thing was when I read my  hub then went back to my account the skull was gone.  Wierd.  But the filters are a good thing as it keeps HP 'clean'.   Thanks

  3. Jenn-Anne profile image87
    Jenn-Anneposted 5 years ago

    I received a red skull of death a few months ago. Apparently there are issues with one of the websites referenced in the hub. Since the hub is a critique of these websites, removing the link pretty much ruins the hub. I chose instead to unpublish the hub altogether. It is still sitting there unpublished, and the red skull is still there too. I probably ought to delete the hub altogether but the red skull has become something of a companion after all this time. LOL!

    1. Larry Fields profile image77
      Larry Fieldsposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Jenn-Anne,
      Last year, one of my hubs got flagged. It was a mathematical puzzle, of all things. I made family-friendly substitutions for all of the questionable words. And that did the trick.

      Please don't delete your hub.

      One option would be to delete the "http://"--or whatever tag--at the beginning of each questionable link. Your readers would need to go through the extra steps of selecting each snipped link with the mouse, copying it, and then pasting it into the address bar of their browser, before doing any clicking. Poor babies!

      A hub with such a pesky 'treasure hunt' is better than no hub at all. Of course, if all of the URLs contain embedded verboten words, that approach may not solve the problem.

      1. Jenn-Anne profile image87
        Jenn-Anneposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks so much for your input and suggestions Larry!  The hub is about education websites for college-bound students so there really aren't any questionable words or anything like that. I think the issue is that one of the sites is considered to be a potentially "malicious" or "phishing" site. It was fine for several months before my buddy Red Skull showed up. I don't even know for sure which one is the problem. At any rate, for now I've decided to focus my energies elsewhere. Perhaps eventually I'll try reviving the hub. We'll see. Thanks again for your suggestions - I really appreciate it!

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      Sarra Garrettposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Jenn-Ann - lol Companion love it. big_smile

  4. Kathryn Stratford profile image88
    Kathryn Stratfordposted 5 years ago

    My goodness, Sarra, I just read through the comments. That is a terrible ordeal you have gone through! I hope your landlord gets in a lot of trouble, and pays your hospital bills and then some. It is one thing to be sick, and it is another to get a condition that will haunt you for the rest of your life, because one man decides on an unwise shortcut. I hope the medical treatment you're receiving is a great help, and that you at least have a way of living comfortably. Good luck.

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      Sarra Garrettposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Kathryn.  This all started in March and I am now getting the medical treatment that I need. Two 2 day stays in the hospital and I've only felt good once.   It's going to be a long road to be able to get the elephants off my chest and my breathing will never get better now.  I can't get comfortable yet.  It's just something I'm going to have to get used to as your lungs don't heal.  If I can only find a good lawyer on a contingency basis.  The city is involved as well and this guy is in a lot of trouble with them.  He knew what he was doing with the insulation but didn't care only telling me 'it's not my problem'.  Amazing how callous people can be.  The diabetes I can live with as it runs in my family and my brother has it.  However, the COPD is not very comfortable and not being able to breathe is horrible.  I used to be so active and this is just killing me as I get winded so quickly now.  I'll be doing a hub on Reactive Lung Disease as people need to be educated on this terrible disease and what the causes are.

  5. Kathryn Stratford profile image88
    Kathryn Stratfordposted 5 years ago

    When I see the commercials on COPD, it always makes me uncomfortable to think of it. When you write the article, I will read it and spread it around. It's a good thing to be educated about.

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      Sarra Garrettposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      most definately.  It doesn't just come from smoking it comes from what you are exposed to as I had an allergic reaction to the bad insulation in the house I was renting.  Amazing that in such a short amout of time I lost 30% of my lung capacity - that's 10% per month.  I'm in hopes that it can be arrested and not get any worse.  We'll see.