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  1. Erudite Scholar profile image73
    Erudite Scholarposted 2 years ago

    https://usercontent2.hubstatic.com/14321637.jpg
    Hi hubbers,
    I would like help in getting my hub Featured.What can I change in this article ?
    https://hubpages.com/health/Weed-A-harm … onal-habit

    1. theraggededge profile image98
      theraggededgeposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      I'm not 100% sure but I think this goes against HubPages Terms of Use. Check out #8 here: https://hubpages.com/faq/#adult_topics

      Needs a proofread too. Lots of minor typos.

      1. Erudite Scholar profile image73
        Erudite Scholarposted 2 years agoin reply to this

        Hi @raggededge Thanks for the feedback.I will definitely improve the article.I will check out the topics listed in the Hubpages Terms of Use.

    2. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image97
      TIMETRAVELER2posted 2 years agoin reply to this

      I see a couple of issues.  In part, your hub discusses the pros and cons of using Marijuana...it's the "pro" part that the team probably objects to.  Why not reduce the article to the damage this product can do? Also, you have too many white spaces within the article.  Finally, much of what you have written is info that can be found in many places on the internet, so that eliminates the "originality" of your hub.  Change the title and narrow it down to the negative aspects of Weed and you'll probably be OK.

      1. Erudite Scholar profile image73
        Erudite Scholarposted 2 years agoin reply to this

        Hi @Timetraveler,
        Thanks for the feedback.I will change the pro part. @raggededge suggests that this might be the part that violates HP terms of use.

  2. Natalie Frank profile image94
    Natalie Frankposted 2 years ago

    I'm not sure either since the related articles seem to be very similar in terms of presenting info on drugs.  You might want to change the title so it doesn't seem to imply a suggestion that a drug that is still illegal in many states is innocuous thereby encouraging people to try or cont. using it (I don't think it actually does this but an editor might).

    1. Jean Bakula profile image95
      Jean Bakulaposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      It is pretty innocuous though, and getting on ballots as legal as finally people realize it's not the drug portrayed in "Reefer Madness." Maybe HP should get into 2018 and revise some of its standards.

      1. Erudite Scholar profile image73
        Erudite Scholarposted 2 years agoin reply to this

        Hi @Jean,
        I have not watched the movie.I will definitely look for it.Some hubbers here have suggested that only the cons of the drug should be contained in the article.Do you agree?

        1. theraggededge profile image98
          theraggededgeposted 2 years agoin reply to this

          The problem is the whole topic of the article. As cannabis is illegal in most states and most countries, Google Adsense will not allow ads to be displayed. That means HP might only approve it if you switch off advertising on it.

          Did you read the section of the FAQs I posted? You can also read Section 4 of the User Agreement: https://hubpages.com/help/user-agreement .

          Why would you even waste your time on an article that is unlikely to get through and that you won't earn from?

    2. Erudite Scholar profile image73
      Erudite Scholarposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      @Natalie Thanks for the feedback.I am not encouraging the use or abuse of Marijuana.I simply wanted to present facts about the drug.

      1. Natalie Frank profile image94
        Natalie Frankposted 2 years agoin reply to this

        And it didn't come across that way.  I think it was just something that an editor determined went against their rules.  Unfortunately, as with other issues, things aren't applied universally or consistently across different editors and what is and isn't allowed.  There are many articles on drugs and drug effects that have been written or updated in the past year that are on the niche sites and have ads.  Just one example about ecstasy, something that seems far more problematic than pot -

        The Psychology of MDMA: Why Does It Feel so Magical?
        Updated on September 19, 2018

        The title alone seems minimally positive if not encouraging people to try the stuff considering it evidently feels so "magical". It's on Owlcation with ads enabled.

        Don't be put off by the reaction to the article.  In future, if there's something you want to write about that may seem iffy in terms of rules and there are examples that are featured on niche sites first make sure it's the best article it can be then fight for it with the team.

        Good luck.

        Edit:  There's also an article titled:  Marijauna; Try It - You Might Like It!
        it was written in 2016 and is on HP but also has ads enabled.  Seems more encouraging of using it than anything your article suggested.

      2. Natalie Frank profile image94
        Natalie Frankposted 2 years agoin reply to this

        Just read my previous comment and realized you might misinterpret it.  "And it didn't come across that way" meant your article didn't seem to be encouraging use not the opposite if that makes sense. Sorry.

  3. DrMark1961 profile image97
    DrMark1961posted 2 years ago

    Jeff, considering your profile pic, I was kind of surprised and disappointed with this. Is this really how you feel? I doubt it, and I think the reasoning is weak and a waste of time.
    Speaking of a waste of time, I think you should listen to theraggededge on this. Even if it does get through the ads will probably be turned off and it is not worth your time.
    Instead of fixing it, just scrap it and work on something else. (If this was an area I was interested in working on, I would try to write something along the lines of "Why you should never smoke marijuana laced with PCP". At least it would be honest.)
    edit: not sure how well that last title would fly with HP though. They are trying to stick to the Google headlines, so this subject is best avoided.

    1. Erudite Scholar profile image73
      Erudite Scholarposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Hi DrMark,
      I had to really laugh at your comment about my profile picture.Do you normally judge people based on their profile pictures? Anyway,I will post the article somewhere else.

      1. DrMark1961 profile image97
        DrMark1961posted 2 years agoin reply to this

        If you had a picture of your gun, I would assume you are into gun rights. If you put a picture of a marijuana leaf on your profile pic I would assume you are into pot. You put a picture of a Rastafarian on your profile. If you do not support the concepts of Rastafarianism, that is not a good choice for the image you want to project to the rest of the world.

        1. Erudite Scholar profile image73
          Erudite Scholarposted 2 years agoin reply to this

          DrMark,
          Hahaha you can not be serious.Are you really that judgemental?

          1. psycheskinner profile image83
            psycheskinnerposted 2 years agoin reply to this

            It's not being judgmental to read the signals people send and be confused when they are contradictory.

            1. Erudite Scholar profile image73
              Erudite Scholarposted 2 years agoin reply to this

              @Psycheskinner People can sometimes send signals that are misinterpreted.

              1. theraggededge profile image98
                theraggededgeposted 2 years agoin reply to this

                So you aren't Rastafarian?

                1. Erudite Scholar profile image73
                  Erudite Scholarposted 2 years agoin reply to this

                  @theraggededge, No. I just love the philosophy of Bob Marley.He was a philosopher who inspired me. Sample this quote :

                  “Money is numbers and numbers never end. If it takes money to be happy, your search for happiness will never end.”
                  -Bob Marley

              2. psycheskinner profile image83
                psycheskinnerposted 2 years agoin reply to this

                I everyone misinterprets it is the miscalculation on the receiver, or on the transmitter?

                1. theraggededge profile image98
                  theraggededgeposted 2 years agoin reply to this

                  Pass that bottle big_smile

                  1. Erudite Scholar profile image73
                    Erudite Scholarposted 2 years agoin reply to this

                    Hahaha ;-) you are very funny Bev

          2. DrMark1961 profile image97
            DrMark1961posted 2 years agoin reply to this

            Judgemental? I am not sure if you read my comment. Did you get the impression that I was condemning you for your beliefs?

            1. Erudite Scholar profile image73
              Erudite Scholarposted 2 years agoin reply to this

              @DrMark,
              Yes, you previous comments also insinuated that I am a conspiracy theorist.

              1. DrMark1961 profile image97
                DrMark1961posted 2 years agoin reply to this

                The first thing anyone sees if they happen to go to your profile page is "Illuminati Origins: An Insidious Secret Organization’s Rise to World Power". What is your definition of a conspiracy theorist?

  4. Kenna McHugh profile image89
    Kenna McHughposted 2 years ago

    I see you removed it - Good idea.

    1. Erudite Scholar profile image73
      Erudite Scholarposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Yeah,this article has generated a lot of controversy for me.I had enough of that and had to take it down.

  5. theraggededge profile image98
    theraggededgeposted 2 years ago

    Indeed, I assumed ES is Rasta.

    Edit: Jeff, as a writer with 7 years' experience, you really need to start putting a space after  period/full stops and commas. Your spell checker should pick them up.

    1. Erudite Scholar profile image73
      Erudite Scholarposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Hahaha am not.

 
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