Is censoring becoming a little too much on hubpages?
it seems that so many topics are tabboo and that it's hard now to write hubs that won't be removed. censorship on here seems to be getting rediculous on here to me, do you feel the same or is it just how it always was?
I have never been censored by Hubpages, so I do not know. I do think that in the interest of the free exchange of ideas and since this is not specifically a children's website, Hubpages should be accommodating for taboo topics, with perhaps some kind of parental warning if a page is tagged taboo, so people can keep their kids off of inappropriate pages. Or perhaps a separate section for taboo topics. Perhaps that is beyond Hubpages' current capabilities?
I've not been censored on HubPages but I do know of two Hubs that were taken down.
One was about a gun, an AR-15, I believe. I got started reading it and had to come back to it later only to find it had been removed. It appeared as though HubPages staff had removed it.
The other was about Islam. An atheist flagged the article to HubPages staff and it was removed. I have noticed they have no problem leaving the ones that bash Christianity but, then again, Christians aren't as overly sensitive as Muslims and atheists.
I've a few unpublished hubs on another profile. I can't get them published despite submitting again and again.
I definitely think it would be worth it for Hubpages to allow controversial topics that have their own advertisers. They could have a warning screen that the user had to agree to before reading.
Yes, the censorship is getting out of control. If a given advertiser wants to lose money/exposure because he or she is "sensitive" to a given topic, then simply bring down the adverstisements for that particular client in that particular article.
A) disable all the advertisements
or B) delete the article entirely
I don't know. From what people are saying in the Q&A and some forum topics, it seems like there might be more hub censoring going on than previously. On the other hand, I haven't experienced any of this myself, although that's probably 'cos my topics are very non-controversial how-to type of guides. Exellent question though.
Never had any problems with this...what kind of hubs are you writing?
I think this is normal when a website like Hubpages grows in membership. There are too many people who are trying to take advantage of the system, so this is understandable.
The limitations are from Google. I would rather Hubpages follow those guidelines than lose access to Adsense.
Only time i have been "censored" is when I wrote a hub that also utilized some content I have on another site. After it had been flagged, I made the appropriate changes and its been fine since. Not sure the topics hubpages frowns upon but I have never encountered and have written on several different topics.
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