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  1. Jeromeo profile image61
    Jeromeoposted 7 years ago

    In my opinion the individuals assigned to patrol and act as an over site-board, for the hub pages are narrow minded and self serving.

    The gaggle like wash women hanging laundry and decry anything that does not fit into their political ideas of what is right and what is wrong.

    Its a wonder they are able to negotiate common door ways and narrow passages, their collective heads are enlarged to such an exaggerated degree.

    They have no compunction about deriding some hubpages members as if they were not in the room, and with the full support and consent of the hubpages administration, they carry out
    their overly opinionated persecution of legitimate offerings.

    Then change the rules of compliance to match their closed minded and self serving decisions.   

    The first amendment is dead here, if you are not resigned to telling others how to bake cakes, or do some other chore that should have been learned by age 11; your hub may be allowed but
    since it does not create the revenue that instructional hubs do it is less appreciated.

    1. donotfear profile image88
      donotfearposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Wow, dude, you're really ticked at Hubpages. I'm sure the whole team isn't like this.  Hope you feel better after venting your disgust. And I hope none of the team takes it too personal.

  2. SpanStar profile image59
    SpanStarposted 7 years ago

    I don't think it's a stretch to say you're bent out shape over something.  The fact that hubpages present this article to it's members kind of says they can't be too strick.

    However we all have issue we would probable like to air but in others eyes it might not be appropriate.

    I don't know for sure but you might have a hard up hill battle with this argument for hubpages had been around for a while and there seems to me at least a number of hubbers that really love this site.

  3. Mark Knowles profile image59
    Mark Knowlesposted 7 years ago

    I take it you have had a hub removed for TOS violations?

    If that is the case - I suggest writing it on your own site where there are no such restrictions. That is what I do.  wink

  4. wyanjen profile image81
    wyanjenposted 7 years ago


    I can't explain why people complain about their first amendment rights on a privately owned website.

    1. Arthur Fontes profile image83
      Arthur Fontesposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Because they can?  I don't know if that makes any sense.

    2. tobey100 profile image59
      tobey100posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Ditto.  Hubpages has the right to legislate how their property will be used and by who.  I suggest stop writing about $&^*$^&#@ and %$@*%&@.  Maybe your hubs will survive.

      1. Norah Casey profile image69
        Norah Caseyposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Exactly. If your hub is moderated in a way you disagree with, email us. We will happily review the decision and inform you as to why we made it, or apologize if it was made in error and reverse it. Additionally, if your hub is moderated for having a certain violation, please flag any other hubs that you believe also violate these rules.

    3. Shadesbreath profile image86
      Shadesbreathposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, it does overlook a key piece of information.

      However, I can say, nobody likes to be silenced by force; it is the sort of thing that creates emotional states like the one we are witnessing from the OP.

      I don't know what the specifics are, but I understand the principles at work on both sides.  This comes up a lot.

      So far I think HP has kept a pretty fair balance between commercial enterprise and writing community all in all. I bet they go to bat for content from time to time. Considering the other options out there, HP staff provides us with a pretty nice buffer.

      I imagine I'll change my mind if I get shut down someday, but for now, I'm appreciative of this place.

      1. wyanjen profile image81
        wyanjenposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        It seems HP's only restrictions parallel the Google AdSense TOS. They have every reason to protect that source of revenue.

        Just this week, Squidoo rejected one of my articles. That would not have happened if I published it here.
        It is simply an article about healthy weight loss. The entire point of it is to explain that you DON'T need a BS fad diet scheme.
        But, as they said, there are so many spam articles about weight loss that they won't even consider it. Then they said, Besides, can't you think of something else to write about?

        HP is open to the public but it is not public domain. Frankly, if a writer disagrees with the TOS, it is not that difficult to find another platform.

        It's not a question of censorship, it's purely business. smile

        Hey, nice job on the 100

  5. ceciliabeltran profile image74
    ceciliabeltranposted 7 years ago

    I think its a great site for writers. I had no inkling we were being moderated at all.  Thanks for the nice site you have here. I actually learned so much about the things readers like and will not like. Very very cool place to do casual market research.

  6. Friendlyword profile image60
    Friendlywordposted 7 years ago

    I'm not a writer, I didn't know this was a site for writers. I'm just a guy that likes to chase Tea Baggers around the sites and give them the blues. When I jump onto this site; I was invited to write a hub.  After I wrote my first one "it was over for me Baby" I was so proud of myself. I actually had trouble writing my name before I found Hubpages. I didn't know anything about writing to make money, I just wanted to say what a feel on Political issues. I have been allowed to say most of what I want to say.  The Hubpages staff has been very patient and tolerant with me so far. And trust me...I've pushed them prerry far at times. Thank you.  And this is a Privately owned site.

  7. Uninvited Writer profile image85
    Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago

    Would it be rude to point out that it is credibility? smile

    1. wesleycox profile image82
      wesleycoxposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Darn it UW I was going to say that.