Oh, boy, have you started something! I've been doing a bit of flagging this morning, hope I haven't gone overboard - the HP team are probably ready to shoot me.
I'm assuming that any Hub which is designed solely to promote a person's business, or their other sites or articles elsewhere, deserve to be flagged. Please tell me if not!
Hmm not sure I entirely agree with your definition. Sure if they write 50 words and add their link yes. But if the article is reasonable with content and standalone in itself and not a cut/paste from the link why not?
If there is any doubt in your mind, go ahead and flag it. Anything that is flagged will be reviewed by someone from HubPages. For hubs that are borderline we tend to give the author the benefit of the doubt if they don't have a pattern of abuse.
Until such a time as we have a flagging mechanism for authors, if you see an author that has a whole bunch of violating hubs the best thing to do would be to contact us by email. A brief note describing the behaivor and including the username of the author in question should be sufficient.
Thanks for helping out the community!
I agree that if they write a good article, that's fine. The ones I flagged didn't seem to be standalone - they were more like teasers for their site.
In general, if you just don't think the content is very good giving it a thumbs down may be more appropriate than flagging it. HubScore is supposed to help differentiate between the "good" and "bad" content that meets the general guidelines.
If you flag a hub, one of the conditions below should apply. (Other usually means it doesn't meet the Adsense program policy conditions in one of the less common ways that are not listed such as hacking content or excessive profanity).
* Adult - Nudity, sexually explicit content or links to adult or pornography sites
* Gambling - Promotes gambling or links to sites that promote or offer gambling for money
* Spam - Solely promotes another site, especially when Hub links all point to one site
* Low Quality - Empty, nearly empty or could not be useful or interesting to anyone
* Deceptively Tagged or Titled - Contains misleading title or tags that don’t match the Hub’s content; includes irrelevant, and excessive tagging
* Not Written In English - Primarily written in a language other than English
I just flagged a bunch of sexual content. Would it not be easier just to institute filters that block these hubs from being published at all?
by Mark Knowles 10 years ago
I have a question. After all the arguments recently about publishing duplicate content I wondered about this hub:http://hubpages.com/hub/2008-Forex-Mark … ading-deskI am pretty sure I flagged it some time ago as being copied almost word-for-word from...
by Tony Lawrence 7 years ago
I'm not sure if I have mentioned this before here, so: it would REALLY help if we got feedback on stuff we flag - if only on the stuff that admins decide does NOT warrant action. Many times I have been hesitant to flag because I'm not sure - just a little feedback would make me much...
by NaomiR 8 years ago
If we flag a hub, does it say which hubber put in the flag, or is it anonymous. I mean, could someone turn around and flag your hub to retaliate? How does it work exactly? Thanks.
by Sherri 7 years ago
The question of whether poetry Hubs should have 400-word minimums came up in this thread a few minutes ago:http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/70203#post1528809I've been puzzling about what to do with poetry Hubs I've found while hopping. I haven't flagged any of them, because poetry is a unique...
by James Paterson 10 years ago
it used to be the case that when when you flagged a hubpage, you could comment with your reason for doing such to help the hubteam understand, i used the box to put links to websites that certain hubbers had copied and pasted word for word and published on hubpages as their own work, i can only...
by Maddie Ruud 7 years ago
I'm pleased to announce that the new and improved flagging reasons that I've alluded to recently have finally arrived. We have broken down some of the umbrella categories like "Substandard" into more specific flags, to help you as users better identify rules violations, and help us...
Copyright © 2018 HubPages Inc. and respective owners. Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners. HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc. HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.
|HubPages Device ID||This is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.|
|Login||This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.|
|HubPages Traffic Pixel||This is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.|
|Remarketing Pixels||We may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.|
|Conversion Tracking Pixels||We may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.|