Violations on Cuss Words

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  1. HoneyBB profile image98
    HoneyBBposted 9 months ago

    I wrote an article about the benefits of using cuss words. My problem is I don't know if I can submit it to Hubpages as it has some swear words in it. Do cuss words in an article automatically trigger violations or does the purpose of the article have footing to make them acceptable? I'm also not sure if I should publish it because I don't know if it will bring my overall rating down. What's the best way to go about this?

    1. Cre8tor profile image99
      Cre8torposted 9 months agoin reply to this

      Well I for one would read it. It doesn't sound to me that your trying to offend anyone in your piece but rather explain...(sigh)....good luck not offending folks these days. That said, I agree with paradigm, you'd not likely get the approval of HP. I think it's an interesting idea in that context though.

    2. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image98
      TIMETRAVELER2posted 9 months agoin reply to this

      In addition to what others have said here, be aware that Amazon has made all writers sign an agreement saying that what they write here will be family friendly...things that children can read safely.  You don't want Amazon mad at you too,, do you?

      1. HoneyBB profile image98
        HoneyBBposted 9 months agoin reply to this

        Thanks Timetraveler,

        Unfortunately, I've never made a penny off my Amazon capsules. I guess I don't know how to pick products that people want...Anyhow, I don't think I have any of their capsules left on any of my articles. I still appreciating you letting me know in case I should ever use them in the future.

        1. Margie Lynn profile image96
          Margie Lynnposted 9 months agoin reply to this

          Timetraveler, same here. I have been an Amazon associate for years and have made $7. Hubpages is the best earring for me, but still takes me 2 years to get to payout. Seems like the next payout won't take that long!

        2. Scott Gese profile image81
          Scott Geseposted 9 months agoin reply to this

          Most people won't buy just because something they might want is put in front of them. You first have to build a large and loyal following who know and trust you. Those are the people who will buy from you. Even then the numbers are quite low. Amazon works best with topical websites.

          1. HoneyBB profile image98
            HoneyBBposted 9 months agoin reply to this

            Thanks for letting me know, Scott. Most of my traffic comes from google not my followers so they really don't know me. I guess that's why my Amazon capsules didn't do well. I might still have one Amazon capsule on an article that I will probably take down and put a regular ad in its place.

  2. paradigmsearch profile image87
    paradigmsearchposted 9 months ago

    Advertisers don't like cuss words.
    Thus, AdSense doesn't like cuss words.
    Thus, HP doesn't like cuss words.

    I remember years ago having the ads disabled on a hub because I used the word "sexy".

    Alas, pursuing this will probably give you nothing but aggravation. Sorry. sad

  3. Miebakagh57 profile image49
    Miebakagh57posted 9 months ago

    HI HoneyBB, Hubpages is a gentle man and ladies site.  If your words offend me, I'llget back at you, right?
    So be polite always.
    And, enjoy the day hubbing.

  4. FatFreddysCat profile image97
    FatFreddysCatposted 9 months ago

    HP likes to keep things family friendly as possible so I avoid using swear words most of the time.

    On the rare occasion that I do need to use one, I replace one or more letters with an asterisk and the Powers that Be have never given me any trouble about it.

  5. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image96
    Wesman Todd Shawposted 9 months ago

    I'm known to embellish with a damn, damned, or danged old every once in a while.

  6. HoneyBB profile image98
    HoneyBBposted 9 months ago

    Thanks everyone for your answers. I think I'll put it on my own website instead. I don't believe it's offensive or tasteless. Cussing is a major part of our world and it just discusses that; however, I realize that some people will be offended at the presence of these words

    1. paradigmsearch profile image87
      paradigmsearchposted 9 months agoin reply to this

      I STRONGLY RECOMMEND YOU DO NOT DO THAT!

      I'm guessing you have AdSense ads there. Sooner or later, some anal retentive moron will report it and you will very probably lose your AdSense account. From what I hear, it is next to impossible to get your AdSense account back once it's revoked.

      On the other hand, if you don't have AdSense ads there, then party on. big_smile

      Though might be a good idea to check the web hosting platform's TOS first.

      1. HoneyBB profile image98
        HoneyBBposted 9 months agoin reply to this

        Thanks for the warning. I think I'll take your advice as I do have adsense ads on there. Maybe, I'll put it on my other blog that doesn't have ads at all.

        1. paradigmsearch profile image87
          paradigmsearchposted 9 months agoin reply to this

          Sounds like it would be a fun read. I hope it is a success. big_smile

          1. HoneyBB profile image98
            HoneyBBposted 9 months agoin reply to this

            Thanks Paradigmsearch,

            I really like it. I think it's real and almost scholastic. LOL smile

        2. DrMark1961 profile image97
          DrMark1961posted 9 months agoin reply to this

          If your other blog is hosted by blogspot.com, do not do it. They are all interlinked.

  7. FatFreddysCat profile image97
    FatFreddysCatposted 9 months ago

    You're @#$%-ing right it is! Sure as @#$%! Abso-@#$%-ing-lutely! big_smile

    1. HoneyBB profile image98
      HoneyBBposted 9 months agoin reply to this

      LMAO

  8. NessMovieReviews profile image92
    NessMovieReviewsposted 9 months ago

    I would try it out. There is a new series called End of the F***ing World which is on Netflix, a family platform. As above has stated, asteroid are a great way around it.

    I wrote a piece containing the words serial killers and other associated synonyms for a piece on a movie about a cannibal and while writing it it flagged with a small symbol. As all my content was associated with relevance to the article, I published it after reading up on the guidelines and it sits still featured on my page.
    I think anything can be published if done the right way— I remember seeing an article in here a few months ago about a lady who writes covering being a submissive in some sort of sex article. I read it and it was informative and tasteful but still contained words I wouldn’t consider as ‘family friendly.’

  9. NessMovieReviews profile image92
    NessMovieReviewsposted 9 months ago

    *my predictive text changed asterisk to asteroid lol sorry

  10. HoneyBB profile image98
    HoneyBBposted 9 months ago

    Thanks everyone, I wish there was a way I could submit it to the Hubpage editors without publishing it so they could decide and advise me.

    1. Sherry Hewins profile image96
      Sherry Hewinsposted 9 months agoin reply to this

      You could just submit it and see what they do. They are not going to ban you for submitting it.

      1. HoneyBB profile image98
        HoneyBBposted 9 months agoin reply to this

        I would have to publish it in order to submit it, wouldn't I? I'm not sure if that will have a negative impact on my rating with Google or Hubpages.

        1. Sherry Hewins profile image96
          Sherry Hewinsposted 9 months agoin reply to this

          Yes, that's what I was suggesting. Publish it. If they reject it nobody will ever see it. Yes, Google is strict and HP is stricter. HP might give you a warning and not publish your article, then you'll know. Whether it changes your hubber score, my guess would be not much if at all, and even if it did what does it matter? Google will never crawl the article if it's not published. Or, you could just email the team and ask them if they can review it without publishing.

          1. HoneyBB profile image98
            HoneyBBposted 9 months agoin reply to this

            Thanks Sherry, I did hit publish but it will take up to 48 hours to find out if it gets featured so I'm not sure if I hit publish while it's not featured does that mean that it's not really published online? It's a little confusing. Either way, it's there for HP editors can see it now so they can decide and let me know.

            1. Sherry Hewins profile image96
              Sherry Hewinsposted 9 months agoin reply to this

              It is actually published while it is going through QAP, but I don't think it will show up on your profile unless you have your profile set up to show unfeatured hubs. So, it is published, it's just hard to find.

              1. HoneyBB profile image98
                HoneyBBposted 9 months agoin reply to this

                Thanks for checking on that for me. I don't think I have non featured articles on and I don't want to change that so I'll continue to wait to see if it gets through the process. I appreciate all your help.

  11. HoneyBB profile image98
    HoneyBBposted 9 months ago

    I decided to publish it on here so I guess I'll find out one way or the other within the next 48 hours. I think it's an important message and hope it inspires people to not be to judgmental of people who use swear words when they are not using them in a demeaning or mean way.

    1. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image96
      Wesman Todd Shawposted 9 months agoin reply to this

      ~Applause~

      I think the worst that could happen is hubpages doesn't feature it. It's also possible they won't serve advertising on it for not wanting to risk a problem with Google.

      I also kind of imagine this thing won't be nearly so outrageous as we may think.

      I think that in our world we all need to grow up. It's like humans are an emotionally immature species. Words shouldn't be thought so harmful, in my simple man's opinion.

      1. HoneyBB profile image98
        HoneyBBposted 9 months agoin reply to this

        Thanks, it's on my profile page now if anyone wants to read it and give me their opinion before it disappears. LOL.

 
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