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I have a question about a "taboo" topic - or thought it was

  1. Shades-of-truth profile image88
    Shades-of-truthposted 3 years ago

    While browsing the forums, or reading a hub - I don't remember - I saw a title come up that surprised me quite a lot. I would like to know if it is supposed to be on HubPages, i.e. allowed, or not?

    I cannot say I was happy to see it - I wasn't. I do not intend to write about it, au contraire. I saw the word misspelled too, and thought it might be intentional.

    Are hubbers allowed to write about masturbation - also spelled in many places here, masterbation?

    It seems so out of place, and I truly would like to know.

    1. Christy Kirwan profile image
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      Christy Kirwanposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Shades,

      Sexually explicit, graphic content is against the rules, so if you see that sort of thing it's always a good idea to flag it (as Linda kindly suggested) so that a moderator can take a look at it.

      1. Shades-of-truth profile image88
        Shades-of-truthposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        Thank you, Christy. I will investigate, and report if needed.

        1. kenneth avery profile image83
          kenneth averyposted 3 years agoin reply to this

          Hi, Shades-of-Truth,
          May I help a fine lady in distress, you?
          I know from experience that I wrote a fictional-hub during the last few months and although I did not use EXACT terms, but only used phrasings that would DESCRBE what was about to happen . . .I was flagged and short story was: HP said that AdSense had the filters and did not approve of my text and I had a choice or deleting or rewriting.
          I knew it was best to not argue.

    2. Solaras profile image98
      Solarasposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I saw that too under related topics for one of my hubs - "How much is too much MasterXXXX" I thought yuck, but did not touch it.  I think it was related to my dog breeding hub.

      1. Shades-of-truth profile image88
        Shades-of-truthposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        Yes, Solaras, that is one of them that I saw. I actually found several more, and was surprised to find those terms in the forums, too.

  2. LindaSmith1 profile image61
    LindaSmith1posted 3 years ago

    No!  You should have reported it.  Then human eyes would look at it and decide what to do. Same goes for forums, questions and answers with taboo, with spam, etc.

    1. Shades-of-truth profile image88
      Shades-of-truthposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks, Linda. There actually seems to be a lot of it here on HP.

  3. firstday profile image60
    firstdayposted 3 years ago

    LOL, I needed to laugh today.  Thanks  I am not going to ask  shades-of-truth what her answer meant.  You guys have a fun day.  You made mine. smile  Actually both answers are funny if you read them the right way.

    1. Shades-of-truth profile image88
      Shades-of-truthposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Firstday, I meant that I found both terms (one is misspelled) cropping up in the forums and in the hubs and a few other places. For instance, I believe some of it was in the "Answers" section. It simply surprised me to see it, as I did not think we were to speak about things like that in our hubs or on the forums.

      Apologies for not posting that clearly - I was typing fast, as usual.

      1. firstday profile image60
        firstdayposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        Shades of truth all is well.  I was having fun with you guys.  I am glad someone is cleaning up the hubs.  Wishing everyone the best…

  4. BigBlue54 profile image59
    BigBlue54posted 3 years ago

    Maybe it is not a misspelling and master means they are very good at it, lots of practise and all that. big_smile

    If you wanted an alternative onanism is normally acceptable..

    1. Writer Fox profile image54
      Writer Foxposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      'Master Bates' was a character in 'Gulliver's Travels.'  Someone should write a Hub about that.

      1. bethperry profile image90
        bethperryposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        Ah, Master Bates, recommended to be surgeon to the Swallow.
        I'd love to see someone write about that. Maybe it'd be enough to put out the all-seeing puritanical Eye of Sauron, er I mean Google, for good wink

        1. BigBlue54 profile image59
          BigBlue54posted 3 years agoin reply to this

          Using onanism to put out the Eye of Google. Need to be a good shot with a steady hand for that one. big_smile

          The word onanism comes, literally, from someone called Onan who appears in the bible. His brother Er had died and Onan was told to marry his late brothers wife and have a child with her. The problem for Onan was that this child stood to inherit two thirds of Er's legacy which should have gone to Onan. So just before the point of, shall we say, maximum happiness he withdrew and spilt his seed upon the ground. God, being most displeased at this, stuck Onan down. The thing is, isn't that the withdrawal method advocated by the Catholic church?

          Next time someone asks what you did during your day tell them you spent the day admiring the fornication at your local church. When they are surprised and shocked by this give them a puzzled look and explain that the word comes for the latin word fornix which means arch or vault.

          1. bethperry profile image90
            bethperryposted 3 years agoin reply to this

            I always felt sorry for poor Onan. But to Er is human, and to foreplay, divine I suppose.
            wink

            1. BigBlue54 profile image59
              BigBlue54posted 3 years agoin reply to this

              Got me laughing here Bethperry. big_smile

              Do you think Er got his name because when he was baptised and the priest asked his father the boy's name he hesitated for a minute and said Er... This would explain his other brothers name Um.

              1. bethperry profile image90
                bethperryposted 3 years agoin reply to this

                Makes sense to me! lol

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    calculus-geometryposted 3 years ago

    The misspelling is just an attempt to get around automatic content filters.  You'll find a lot more inappropriate and questionable content if you search for misspellings of other words, if you're bored and have some time to kill.  Some of them are quite creative.

    1. DrMark1961 profile image98
      DrMark1961posted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, I even did the same thing with a hub on dog health. I used the spelling ana| to get around the content filter against that dreaded dirty seks word. (I inserted a pipe in place of an "l". Let those pesky content filters figure that one out!)

      1. profile image0
        calculus-geometryposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        That'll show those ana1 terds.

    2. Writer Fox profile image54
      Writer Foxposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Misspellings are also used to match search queries.  In other words, a great number of people search on Google with the wrong spelling.  For this particular search word, think adolescents who are focused more on their hormones than English class.

      1. BigBlue54 profile image59
        BigBlue54posted 3 years agoin reply to this

        In later years they can claim they had a misspelt youth. big_smile

    3. Valerie P Davis profile image86
      Valerie P Davisposted 3 years ago

      When I ran into a content filter, instead of trying to get around it, I contacted staff to ask for a review (as they want us to). The hub was approved quite quickly.

     
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