Are they going to Dictate to me,How to Write??

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  1. profile image49
    dorothyblueeyesposted 14 years ago

    Hi; I have not decided whether to "hub"or not;the reason is,if they are going to tell me how to write,and I cannot write the way I want,I'm not going to do this.I have my own style,humour,and thoughts,and way of writing.I like a sense of humour,even black hurmour,I like Oscar Wilde,and I am not above dissing anyone,or mostly,anything that I like.It served me well,when I published before,(not telling where I used to publish)and my freedom to write the way I like,is important.

    So,if they're going to dictate to me,exactly how to write,they should get a software program to do it;it's the same effect.They do not need real people to write.Let me know,cause I have an outrageous sense of humour that is often outraged.hah.I will satire or make fun of anyone,and most of all,myself.hah hah.It's fun,and Oscar Wilde would appreciate it.ha ha.Dorian Gray.(I'm not as good as he,I'm not worthy.)Let me know,give me feedback,please,thanks,dorothyblueeyes  smile

    1. relache profile image71
      relacheposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      When you chose to join this site, you went through a process of registering, aka signing up. 

      As part of that process you were shown an agreement called the Terms of Service.  By signing up, you submitted to HubPages not only that you read and understood the entire document, but that you accepted all of the rules and conditions presented, and agreed to abide by and comply with said terms and that you accepted HubPages enforcement of those terms.

      If you don't agree with all of those specifics, then you should not have joined the site.  That's how Terms of Service work.

    2. Shadesbreath profile image78
      Shadesbreathposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      I believe I can help you here.  I'm a satirist, ranter, sarcastic bombast, etc.  Yes, you can write here.

      You have to follow the rules.  Yes.  You do.

      If you are a true Wilde enthusiast, then you of all people will understand how the rules only provide the friction to chafe themselves when wit stands in opposition to dictates of wrong.

      That said, HP does not stand in opposition to wit.  In fact, I have tested HP and it turns out that they have real human beings who truly, truly work to navigate the line between the commerical interests of the mothership and writing as a craft and an art.  Yes, they make decisions that are painful... but so far, I think they have done a good job, overall, of allowing art to happen in the midst of an enterprise that could be nothing but spammy, click-generating manipulation of the mechanics of search engines for traffic.

      I would even venture that if the Borg captains at Google knew that HP allowed art to exist these folks would be reprimanded or worse.  But they do it.  This place can piss you off on one hub or another, but with the easy access we get to front page Google search on silliness like "Vlad the Inhaler" or "A Gay Proposal" that are TOTALLY on the line, and yet get through because you write them within the rules... you can't touch this place for a venue. HP and the people working it get mad props for riding the border between good and evil.  Because, they are, and they have either on both sides of the fence.

      Just my two cents.  (Ok, that was a buck fifty, but whatever.)

    3. thisisoli profile image71
      thisisoliposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      You should be fine writing here, and the good thing is that with Hbpages if your work is not allowed, it simply get's unpublished, not deleted, so you can always post it again somewhere else (Blogger maybe?)

    4. SunSeven profile image60
      SunSevenposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      Then I guess a blog is more suitable for you. Why don't you start one?
      Best regards

    5. profile image0
      cosetteposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      it sounds like you already answered your own question.

      p.s. if you want 100% freedom to write whatever you want, you should obtain your own domain. even then, Google would still have some say-so over any ads you place on your site if you use Adsense.

    6. Sab Oh profile image55
      Sab Ohposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      ... roll

  2. KCC Big Country profile image84
    KCC Big Countryposted 14 years ago

    As with almost any website, there are rules/terms of service.  HubPages, and we as writers at HubPages, enjoy the revenue afforded to us by affiliations with Google Adsense, Ebay and Amazon.  They have their rules as well.  So, if you write here, you have to conform to the same rules as everyone else.

    Within those confines, you still have tremendous freedom and I'm sure you can find a way to express yourself with your own style and grace without violating the rules. 

    Hope you stick around.

  3. Greek One profile image63
    Greek Oneposted 14 years ago

    if they let my crap on I'm sure you'll be OK lol

  4. Len Cannon profile image87
    Len Cannonposted 14 years ago

    Oscar Wilde was a good writer.

  5. Rochelle Frank profile image90
    Rochelle Frankposted 14 years ago

    It's their site-- they may dictate a bit. Give it a try. It might not be right for you.
    Anyone can get their own site and do whatever.

  6. profile image0
    kimberlyslyricsposted 14 years ago

    I am not understanding what we can do for you or help you when you already seem to have made up your mind.  My advice is to do what you want but don't sit in the dilemma.  Take action now.  Best of luck to you.

  7. earnestshub profile image81
    earnestshubposted 14 years ago

    Well said Shadesbreath. I agree with all of that. smile

    1. AEvans profile image71
      AEvansposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      I concur smile

  8. candice5 profile image58
    candice5posted 14 years ago

    Relaches comment, about the Terms of Service.
    I really think that there are grey areas, in any Terms of Service, so to suggest, just write to the Terms of Service was a bit of a waste of breath, or perhaps I should say tapping.

  9. travelespresso profile image69
    travelespressoposted 14 years ago

    Why not just have a look at some of the writers who publish here, especially those who have been on Hubpages for some time and see if you like what they write.

    Some of the other hubbers who have commented here would make a good starting point if you want to do that.

    I've been here under one year (so still a relative newcomer) and NO-ONE has dictated a thing about how or what I should write!

  10. profile image0
    ralwusposted 14 years ago

    dorothyblueeyes needs a wizard from Oz, or maybe she needs to go back to Oz. She should not have joined, maybe.

  11. relache profile image71
    relacheposted 14 years ago

    You know what's really funny?  This person got "set off" by making a comment on a blog where the comments don't show unless approved by the Hub author.... LOL...

    1. SunSeven profile image60
      SunSevenposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      Hub author on blog?

    2. Lisa HW profile image62
      Lisa HWposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      I've run into a version of the comment-related  "freedom-of-speech issue" when I didn't approve a comment.  People can be really sensitive about it when the person whose Hub it is either doesn't allow him to write whatever he wants on it or else isn't quick enough to approve the comment.  lol The best shot anyone has of writing whatever he wants to write is to actually write his own Hubs.  A lot of Hub-writers ("Hubbers") aren't too quick to have people write stuff that may violate TOS on their Hubs.  Hubbers aren't the "they" of "if they're going to tell me...", though - so go "Wilde" writing Hubs (worst case, some of them won't fly - and you can always put them on some site where nobody is worried about advertisers).  HubPages is full of people who apparently live in chronic outrage but manage to write within the pretty generous TOS.

  12. LeanMan profile image79
    LeanManposted 14 years ago

    Have you registered on hub pages to just to complain or to write?? Maybe if you tried to write a hub............

  13. candice5 profile image58
    candice5posted 14 years ago

    I don't understand, perhaps I am missing something. Is she talking about a Blog or Hub?
    I looked at her Site out of curiosity, No Fans No Hubs, Confused. Relache. Can you clarify?

  14. profile image0
    ralwusposted 14 years ago

    I think Relache did that already for us. She wants to hub but got ticked when her comment on someone else's hub didn't show because it wasn't approved yet. She thought it was censorship.

  15. Jane@CM profile image59
    Jane@CMposted 14 years ago

    I see she came back to comment on her OP lol

  16. mega1 profile image79
    mega1posted 14 years ago

    Oh well, some of us are a mite touchy these days.  I, myself, am considering splitting this burg since no one thinks I'm funny anymore.  I'm off to sulk and daydream today and if you're lucky I won't come back!  (do you feel lucky? well, do ya?)

    1. Uninvited Writer profile image79
      Uninvited Writerposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      I think you're funny. Some just don't have a sense of humour.

  17. mythbuster profile image69
    mythbusterposted 14 years ago

    I agree with Greek One - if they let the Greek One publish hubs here, they'll let YOU publish here, too, dorothyblueeyes...

    j/k Greek one... you don't publish anything controversial or questionable, do you?


  18. crochet48 profile image63
    crochet48posted 14 years ago

    Hmmm, I'm new here, but I thought of something. I joined 4 weeks ago and have 4 or 5 hubs up as of today.
    To me, if I want to have a prayer of increasing my eventual payouts, well, I'd better durn-burn write!
    I've found some of my friends from another site here and am now following them. But that alone won't earn money for me.
    What will earn it--writing. So (for me, anyway) I joined HubPages to write, and write, I will
    Thank you for listening!
    Hope you make the decision that's best for you.


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