Unreasonable Violation Requests: Should I delete the article?

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  1. favored profile image35
    favoredposted 3 years ago

    As some of you know I've been trying to get a book review out of violation and being unpublished. I removed all the links they requested.  However I got another message telling me to do these things:
    1. Remove the full title of the book because it's unrelated.

    The words are the full title of the book: "Living the Psalms: Encouragement for the Daily Grind"

    2. Remove the description of what the book does in teaching lessons to follow:

    This describes how he breaks down the Christian book. They said remove this:  "Charles Swindoll walks us through 26 of the psalms where the writer such as King David, falls into the same situations you and I deal with, yet he found a way out through learning to fellowship with God."

    3. This is the link to the book so they can purchase it. If I remove the link there is no other link on the site for them to be directed for the product:  "Living the Psalms: Encouragement for the Daily Grind"

    4. People want to know what forms it is available in now that eBooks and audio are so popular. They said to remove this: "Also available in: eBook, audiobook CD"

    I describe how each lesson is formatted just like any teacher would do. They said remove this: "Each lesson begins with the scripture and then the lesson. It is followed with questions that help us focus on where the issue really lies and how to correct it."

    If I remove this link and the description I might as well not have this article here.

    5. The inside for living link is the author's website. I have no affiliate with this person only reviewed the book. They said to remove this:  "You can read more about author Charles Swindoll and his work at www.insight.org"

    Without these things there basically isn't an good review of the book, and no one can link to get it.
    My question is should I remove the article?

    1. paradigm search profile image59
      paradigm searchposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Yes. Based on your post, I'd pack it in and depart. Remind me not to do any book reviews... big_smile

      1. favored profile image35
        favoredposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        Book reviews just don't seem to work here when you write as a teacher would view them.  My score have dropped dramatically every time I updated my reviews, especially my Christian articles.  Thanks for your opinion paradigm.

    2. Marisa Wright profile image96
      Marisa Wrightposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      This is utterly ridiculous.   You certainly need to reply to the email and say, "This is a review of a book.  If I remove all references to the book, how can it be a review?"   

      I'm curious though, because I can't see ANY book reviews on your profile.   Are they in the right category?   

      Question:  What is the title of the Hub?   Do you use the words "book review" in the title so it's clear you are reviewing that specific book?  I can't imagine how it's not clear that it's a review but the only way I can interpret the email is that HubPages think you're writing about something else, not the book.

      1. favored profile image35
        favoredposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        It was a transfer article so no I didn't have the words book review in the title.  I see it is a must for future reviews.

  2. profile image0
    calculus-geometryposted 3 years ago

    They want you to remove passages where you talk about what the book does? That's nuts.

    1. favored profile image35
      favoredposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, & I did.

  3. colorfulone profile image84
    colorfuloneposted 3 years ago

    I guess I would write back to HP and say, "Say what?"
    (in other words, of course)

    1. favored profile image35
      favoredposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I'm finding articles with scripture are difficult to put through these days.  It could be because they are all over the web.

  4. sockii profile image78
    sockiiposted 3 years ago

    favored, I don't know what to say except perhaps it is time to take the page off HubPages and try a different venue.

    I've been slowly but surely moving all of my "unfeatured" and "violating" hubs either to my own websites (which have been doing fine with google, thank you) or to wizzley, which doesn't seem so determined to lock down any and every article which dares to promote a related product. You might want to look into it if you haven't before.

    1. favored profile image35
      favoredposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I've been advised to do what you have suggested and am taking measures to do so.  The book review articles are time consuming and I don't want them torn apart bit by bit.

  5. aesta1 profile image90
    aesta1posted 3 years ago

    Favored, I have seen many book reviews here on HP and there seems to be no problem with putting a link to the book or a site where one can buy it. Write to HP and ask for a review. I hope you get this resolved.

    1. favored profile image35
      favoredposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I have several times.  At least they are responding.

  6. LeanMan profile image86
    LeanManposted 3 years ago

    When did HP start providing step by step guidance on what needs to be removed??

    Looking at the many other threads that people have posted everyone usually complains that they don't know why their hub is not published and they are looking for help from everyone here...

    Yet this user has step by step instructions as to what to remove from HP???? Is this new? or?????

    1. favored profile image35
      favoredposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I don't know, but the guidelines we're the problem actually. If I was in violation I was glad to fix the article, even though I disagreed with the policy.

      It was getting the links to go away when I removed them.  The buggers kept showing up as if I hadn't done anything.

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

    LeanMan, that also confused me. Was it possibly "gone over" by an HP editor?

    Without being able to see it, we are all very much in the dark.

    1. favored profile image35
      favoredposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I know it was hard for people to relate to what was happening because no one could see it. If sure would have helped if fellow hubbers could have seen it; they would have picked up on the problem I'm sure.

  8. favored profile image35
    favoredposted 3 years ago

    Thank you everyone. They just re-published the article.

    1. galleryofgrace profile image78
      galleryofgraceposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Go to your profile and block them from editing any more of your articles.

      1. favored profile image35
        favoredposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        Didn't know you could do that. What should I look for on the profile page?  Can't they still unpublish an article even with this block?

        1. favored profile image35
          favoredposted 3 years agoin reply to this

          Just checked. I already have it on that setting, so I guess I answered my own question. Yes, they can still unpublish an article.

          1. Marisa Wright profile image96
            Marisa Wrightposted 3 years agoin reply to this

            Your article wasn't edited, it was moderated, so that setting makes no difference.

            1. favored profile image35
              favoredposted 3 years agoin reply to this

              Thanks Marisa.

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

      Good news, favored! Glad to hear it is now published.

      1. favored profile image35
        favoredposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        So am I. Moving on ...

  9. colorfulone profile image84
    colorfuloneposted 3 years ago

    Well, that is good news, Fay. - Cheers!

    1. favored profile image35
      favoredposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Yep smile  We can always use more of it.

 
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