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Sperm

  1. Writer Fox profile image78
    Writer Foxposted 3 years ago

    Can you use the word 'sperm' in a Hub without running into problems?  (And I'm not talking whales.)

    1. JG11Bravo profile image90
      JG11Bravoposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      I don't see why not.  It's in the dictionary, after all.

    2. Marcy Goodfleisch profile image94
      Marcy Goodfleischposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      FYI - I used the word  sperm and numerous other body-part or reproductive words in a hub I wrote about dating & HIV.  It was an assigned title, when I went through the AP gig, so it was vetted completely & gets good traffic. It also has ads.

      Hope that helps?

  2. rebekahELLE profile image87
    rebekahELLEposted 3 years ago

    I don't see why it would be an issue. 
    I've seen hubs with ads discussing sperm topics.
    http://hubpages.com/search/sperm

    1. Writer Fox profile image78
      Writer Foxposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks.  It's ads that are my concern after reading all of the forum posts about the word 'breast' in chicken recipes or articles about cancer.

      1. Marie Flint profile image91
        Marie Flintposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        You can always choose not to display ads and write to your heart's content.

      2. Marisa Wright profile image92
        Marisa Wrightposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        ...and I also recall the example of "butt" in a gardening Hub.  Not to mention the trouble I've had with my belly dancing Hubs.

        1. isaacasante profile image88
          isaacasanteposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          You've had trouble with belly dancing hubs?

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            Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

            She's full of surprises.

  3. Faith Reaper profile image87
    Faith Reaperposted 3 years ago

    The only trouble you may have is maybe with them disabling ads, for that is what happened on one of mine dealing with men's sexual health issues, which was fine with me, and it is one of my highest scoring hubs, but no ads for it.

    1. Writer Fox profile image78
      Writer Foxposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      This is so confusing.  I just looked at a Hub that used the word sperm more than 50 times and it has ads on it. Maybe you should try putting WTF in the title!

      1. Faith Reaper profile image87
        Faith Reaperposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        I know, especially with it being a serious health issue hub?  Who knows ... I kept it as it may help some.

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    Beth37posted 3 years ago

    That was the best title you could come up with for this thread? lol

  5. Thief12 profile image91
    Thief12posted 3 years ago

    I don't see why it should be a problem. But if there is, then there is something really wrong with the site. Of course, I also don't know the context of the hub, so there's that too...

    1. Writer Fox profile image78
      Writer Foxposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      DNA and Y chromosomes

  6. FatFreddysCat profile image92
    FatFreddysCatposted 3 years ago

    Am I the only one with the Monty Python song stuck in my head now?

    "Every sperm is sacred
    Every sperm is great!
    If a sperm is wasted, God gets quite irate!"

    1. Writer Fox profile image78
      Writer Foxposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Have the ads disappeared on this thread yet?

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        Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Nope, but it's not a well built old man or a hideous toenail so Im ok with it.

        1. Writer Fox profile image78
          Writer Foxposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          This is what I'm seeing now on this thread, two ads for couples resorts:

          http://s3.hubimg.com/u/8531614_f248.jpg

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            Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

            Im seeing two ads for Ancestry.com.. however I was just doing a search of my maiden name so there you go. I promise you I don't have a toenail fungus or a thing for well built older men. I think when we clear our cache it just reverts to the same main ads for all of us... cause a lot of other ppl have had those ads too... just glad we're not getting ads having anything to do with the title.

            1. Will Apse profile image88
              Will Apseposted 3 years ago in reply to this

              This is the oddness of WF. On the one hand he/she knows stuff. Like targeted ads mean you see ads based on browsing history. On the hand, he/she cannot understand why couples ads appear on his/her browser in these forums.

              It is the gap between having facts and having understanding, perhaps.

              Between the conception and the creation falls the shadow.

    2. JG11Bravo profile image90
      JG11Bravoposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      You are my new best friend for knowing that song.

  7. suzettenaples profile image88
    suzettenaplesposted 3 years ago

    Well, if WTF can appear in a hub of the day headline than why can't the word sperm be used?  Referring to whales or otherwise.  Sperm is part of F***ing in WTF.

  8. cheaptrick profile image73
    cheaptrickposted 3 years ago

    And Remember
    Every sperm is sacred
    Every sperm is great
    If a sperm is wasted
    God gets quite Irate! ~Monty Python~

  9. Writer Fox profile image78
    Writer Foxposted 3 years ago

    This is the oddness of WA.  He doesn't understand that SEO professionals use an encrypted browser because ads displayed are important and affect income earned.

    Headpieces filled with straw. Alas!

    1. Will Apse profile image88
      Will Apseposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      An encrypted browser? Good heavens you are sort of like Dan Dare, lol.

      I just use one browser (FF) set to clear the cache when it it is closed. And another browser (Chrome) that picks up all the usual crap that Joe Normal's browser does.

      But please tell me more about this encrypted browser. I might be interested in acquiring it.

      I am also interested to know why you think ads viewed on an encrypted browser would tell you anything useful. After all, how many people ever bother to view a page with anything other than a standard crap saturated browser?

    2. Earl Noah Bernsby profile image88
      Earl Noah Bernsbyposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Interesting.  Could you point me towards a good article where I can read more about this issue (non-personalized ads by way of browser encryption, not ... the other thing)?

      1. Will Apse profile image88
        Will Apseposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Lol, you obviously did not read this thread.

        Even Beth knows about clearing the cache. Beth probably knows how to get rid of targeted ads by visiting Google too.

        On this issue, let Beth be your guru.

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          Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

          Write a letter to Google and ask them to get rid of your targeting ads.

          1. Will Apse profile image88
            Will Apseposted 3 years ago in reply to this

            Beth, the anti-Guru.

            Personally, I have never used this but it probably works:

            https://www.google.com/settings/ads/plugin

            Choose Google Chrome, Internet Explorer or Firefox. Visit ad settings first it says.

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              Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

              That wasn't right? It felt right.

              Does any one else feel slightly embarrassed when they see the title of this thread with their name next to in it the forum?

              1. Will Apse profile image88
                Will Apseposted 3 years ago in reply to this

                Are you the desperate attention seeker in these forums?

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                  Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

                  Well that seemed hurtful.
                  I'll just go write my book... while you start a thread on your inability to perform heart surgery.

                  1. Will Apse profile image88
                    Will Apseposted 3 years ago in reply to this

                    It certainly was not meant to be hurtful. I did not imagine for a moment that you would think that you were the desperate attention seeker I was talking about.

                    You did not title this thread for one thing. 

                    Anyway, I am a bit distracted work-wise at the moment so I will take full responsibility for being a lousy communicator and shut up.

            2. Earl Noah Bernsby profile image88
              Earl Noah Bernsbyposted 3 years ago in reply to this

              Thanks, Will — That seems like an interesting app.

  10. Writer Fox profile image78
    Writer Foxposted 3 years ago
    1. Will Apse profile image88
      Will Apseposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      How does that help?

      It gives you an encrypted search but then drops you straight back into standard non-encrypted protocols if you click on a search result.

      At no point does it help you see non-personalized on-page ads!

      Just do what normal people do, clear the cache on your browser.

      Or perhaps use Startpage that offers encrypted search and quick proxy to view pages in the results.

      https://startpage.com/

  11. Writer Fox profile image78
    Writer Foxposted 3 years ago

    Change your Omnibox settings.  Have someone help you.

  12. Will Apse profile image88
    Will Apseposted 3 years ago

    It is always the same pattern.

    You say something untrue.

    Someone challenges you.

    You start throwing up smokescreens.

  13. Writer Fox profile image78
    Writer Foxposted 3 years ago

    It's not a smokescreen; it's trying to teach an old dog new tricks.

    1. Will Apse profile image88
      Will Apseposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Go on then teach me. Show me how to strip personalization out of a browsing experience purely with settings in an omnibox.

  14. Mark Ewbie profile image83
    Mark Ewbieposted 3 years ago

    Looks like the sperm is in full flow again...

    1. Will Apse profile image88
      Will Apseposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      I notice you have been deploying irony, Mark. Waste of time. You have to nail him/her with facts. He/she absolutely hates them.

      The fate of the little ones is at stake!

    2. Writer Fox profile image78
      Writer Foxposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      He's still doing it.  How long does it take humans before they go blind?

      1. Will Apse profile image88
        Will Apseposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        I'll tell you what, WF. I will let you off the omnibox issue if you tell us if you are a man or a woman. At least I won't have to do the 'he/she' stuff all the time.

        1. Writer Fox profile image78
          Writer Foxposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          I think you are someone who enjoys being confused about he/she stuff.

          1. Will Apse profile image88
            Will Apseposted 3 years ago in reply to this

            So you cannot even clarify that one small issue. Well, I am going to start calling you 'she' unless you correct me. Hope that is okay.

            1. Writer Fox profile image78
              Writer Foxposted 3 years ago in reply to this

              Go read my bio, 'The Writer Fox Story.'  Writer Fox is alpha.  That is male in the animal kingdom.  What exactly are you?

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                Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

                We're off topic... which seems like a good thing.

  15. Mark Ewbie profile image83
    Mark Ewbieposted 3 years ago

    There's always one...
    http://s1.hubimg.com/u/8532352_f248.jpg

    1. Writer Fox profile image78
      Writer Foxposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      That's the one with a z chromosome defect.

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    Beth37posted 3 years ago

    Well that was a fun way to start my morning.

  17. tillsontitan profile image87
    tillsontitanposted 3 years ago

    I would imagine the rest of the content would be more the determining factor than the one word, however, one is often met with surprises on HP!

  18. Paul Edmondson profile image
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    Paul Edmondsonposted 3 years ago

    Yes, you can. You may want to turn ads off and it does depend how you use it.

    1. Writer Fox profile image78
      Writer Foxposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Thank you.  I want the ads on!

  19. diogenes profile image80
    diogenesposted 3 years ago

    I know why I don't cum here very often  Bob

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    Beth37posted 3 years ago

    Oh dear.
    I can't believe this thread took a nose dive. It had such a lofty beginning.

    1. Writer Fox profile image78
      Writer Foxposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Sperm doesn't live that long outside of the body.

      1. profile image0
        Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

        I will not be dwelling on that.

  21. Writer Fox profile image78
    Writer Foxposted 3 years ago

    Paul E. answered my question on this thread.  Case is closed.  Do not bump.

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