Adsense violation - again

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  1. Rupert Taylor profile image98
    Rupert Taylorposted 14 months ago

    On Monday I was dinged for an article about The Siege of Sidney Street that the HP team could find nothing wrong with. Today, the big G's algorithm is at it again, flagging an article about a woman who was a spy for the Union working behind Confederate lines during the Civil War

    I expect they are going through everything I've ever written in the genres of crime, warfare, race relations, and corporate malfeasance and flagging them. I suspect even my article about the Care and Feeding of Rutabagas, for which I received a HubPages T-shirt and a water bottle, might be in danger. From now on I'm focusing on writing about Teddy bears, butterflies, and tuberous begonias.

  2. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image96
    Wesman Todd Shawposted 14 months ago

    I'm sure you'll pass through the fire unharmed. That's the horror of 'political correctness' though, and why it has to go for decency to remain.

  3. Rupert Taylor profile image98
    Rupert Taylorposted 14 months ago

    Thanks Wesman but I'm not so confident. In the Civil War piece there is an image of a battlefield with bodies. That might be enough for the delicate snowflakes of advertisers to blow fuses.

    1. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image96
      Wesman Todd Shawposted 14 months agoin reply to this

      I wrote a thing about what a horrific and murderous person Winnie Mandela was. My article was nearly 7 years old when Google decided it was in violation of their TOS for Adsense.

      All I could figure the problem was - was a video I included. It was an actual necklacing video. Which, of course, I understand is a terrible thing to see. The kicker, however, was the video was on Youtube, a Google owned website.

      Seemed pretty contradictory to me - but such is political correctness.

      I saw someone last month say we aren't here to make money, but to be writers. I'm here for both, I guess. But I'm not doing it if I can't make money. Being a writer is being an educator, and this is especially true in your case, with your great historical pages.

      I think before too long has passed Google with either have to change (the world is moving away from that horrible pc direction) - or become less powerful.

      1. Rupert Taylor profile image98
        Rupert Taylorposted 14 months agoin reply to this

        I can see a couple of images might be a problem in the Civil War piece. So I changed them to something innocuous. Let's see how Google likes them.

  4. psycheskinner profile image84
    psycheskinnerposted 14 months ago

    I don't see what snowflakes has to do with it.  People trying to sell shit want happy people ready to spend money.  That's free market capitalism in action.

    1. Will Apse profile image92
      Will Apseposted 14 months agoin reply to this

      That's the way the world works.

  5. janshares profile image94
    jansharesposted 14 months ago

    I'm feeling you Rupert and Wesman. I'm still a little bummed that my article on suicide got dinged. It's such an important subject, in the news like once or twice a week now. In the past 2 weeks alone, a Navy admiral in Afghanistan, a 9 year old girl who was bullied, and a Fox2 meteorologist w/kids and husband, all died by suicide. Families and friends need the information and I'm a "side-hustle" writer who appreciates getting paid for providing the info. Anyhey, rant over, it's the nature of the business, as psycheskinner points out. hmm

  6. Kenna McHugh profile image92
    Kenna McHughposted 14 months ago

    Rupert, Google is just covering their tush in case the government asks what they've done to prevent social mayhem. It's all bots, smoke and nothing more. Yet, we have that pubic hair article and others getting tons of promotion on our pages. Life on the Internet never ceases to amaze me. BTW: You articles sound fascinating.

  7. Rupert Taylor profile image98
    Rupert Taylorposted 14 months ago

    The Big G has approved the Sidney Street Siege article but continues to shoot down the other one.

    1. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image96
      Wesman Todd Shawposted 14 months agoin reply to this

      Is it possible you mentioned rape somewhere in the article? I remember years ago that even a single mention of rape, anywhere in a thing, would put a thing into adsense violation.

      It's the word itself. I think 'sexual assault' would probably work. Rape doesn't work at all. At least this is what I remember from years ago.

      1. Rupert Taylor profile image98
        Rupert Taylorposted 14 months agoin reply to this

        There was no mention of the R-word, but I think I know what the issue is with the Sarah Edmunds story.

        I included an image of dead bodies on a battlefield that might have upset the delicate sensibilities of their algorithm so I replaced it with something innocuous. The change may have been too late for the review.

        1. Natalie Frank profile image94
          Natalie Frankposted 14 months agoin reply to this

          You mean rutabaga?

          1. Rupert Taylor profile image98
            Rupert Taylorposted 14 months agoin reply to this

            Yes Natalie. The most vile vegetable ever forced on humanity.

            1. Natalie Frank profile image94
              Natalie Frankposted 14 months agoin reply to this

              I've heard that.  Hitler's favorite from what they say smile

            2. theraggededge profile image98
              theraggededgeposted 14 months agoin reply to this

              Noooo.... you just haven't treated it right big_smile

            3. AliciaC profile image98
              AliciaCposted 14 months agoin reply to this

              I've haven't had swedes (as they're called in Britain) for a long time, but I have to say that when my mother prepared them they were one of my favourite vegetables. I loved mashed swedes with butter.

              Good luck with getting your article approved, Rupert.

              1. theraggededge profile image98
                theraggededgeposted 14 months agoin reply to this

                And pepper. And maybe onion gravy. You want it now, don't you, Alicia?

                1. AliciaC profile image98
                  AliciaCposted 14 months agoin reply to this

                  Yes! That sounds delicious.

  8. eugbug profile image98
    eugbugposted 14 months ago

    Do violations in the policy centre disappear after a period? I'm not sure whether mine vanished because I read it and they marked it as read and it was cleared, or they re-assessed the article manually and decided it wasn't violating after all (Support said bots could have automatically flagged it).

  9. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image96
    Wesman Todd Shawposted 14 months ago

    Interesting. I've never had a rutabaga in my life. At least not that I know of. I went grocery shopping with the mom a few years back, and I saw some in a can. I mentioned them to my mother, and asked about them, as I've no memory of having ever had any of that.

    Oh the face she made! Well, my mom's tastes don't match mine exactly. I wonder just what I've been missing out on.

  10. eugbug profile image98
    eugbugposted 14 months ago

    I thought Brussels sprouts were the most vile vegetable forced on humanity smile

  11. Rupert Taylor profile image98
    Rupert Taylorposted 14 months ago

    No. Sprouts are wonderful. Rutabagas, as I pointed out here,
    https://owlcation.com/stem/The-Care-and … -Rutabagas
    are an abomination.

 
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