Profanity Query

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  1. Mark Ewbie profile image84
    Mark Ewbieposted 8 years ago

    I don't know if this should be a question or not, but my last question got pulled becuase it apparently started a conversation.  So I'll try here.

    What amount or level of profanity is allowed in a hub page?

    Are some words OK, but not others?

    There is a point to this, rather than just typing a lot of swearing - I have an idea for a little hub thang.


  2. paradigmsearch profile image88
    paradigmsearchposted 8 years ago

    I'd guess that "damn" and "hell" might be ok, but the rest of them are probably a

  3. readytoescape profile image61
    readytoescapeposted 8 years ago

    I have applied the characters

    ( * )hole or ( @ )wipe

    a few times. "Hell" Seems perfectly acceptable to me, I think I got the "damn" point across

    but than again, some people just can't play pictionary

  4. darkside profile image78
    darksideposted 8 years ago

    Just a thought: HubPages works well for informational and educational articles. If you want to publish something that is opinion driven then you should consider starting your own blog.

    And it won't matter how much profanity or obscenities you write. Unless you live in a country which prohibits such things.

    1. Mark Ewbie profile image84
      Mark Ewbieposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Perhaps the question came across wrong.  I don't want to start a free for all bad language kind of thing.  I just genuinely wondered what the rules were so that I didn't step over them, and didn't waste time writing a hub in which the whole point is about obscenity checkers with a potential punchline of a single F word obscentiy.

      Probably wasting my time. And yours.

  5. lrohner profile image79
    lrohnerposted 8 years ago

    Only the HP team knows for sure how much is too much. But if I were you, I'd prepare to get jiggy with a whole bunch of # @ and ! thingees. smile

  6. Reality Bytes profile image85
    Reality Bytesposted 8 years ago

    I think PG-13 would be about appropriate?

    1. Mark Ewbie profile image84
      Mark Ewbieposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      PG 13 - that's sounds OK.  If it's anything like the 13 year olds I know pretty much covers it.  Or is this Disney style?

      I'll do the hub and see what happens - but the punchline will need to be "cr*p" I guess.

  7. relache profile image85
    relacheposted 8 years ago


    It's recommended that you get clarification from the admin team before you publish anything if you wish to avoid having something unpublished or incurring a ban.

    1. Mark Ewbie profile image84
      Mark Ewbieposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you very much.  It's why I posed the question.  I certainly don't want to get banned, nor do I want to push the profanity boat out as it were.  I will read the rules soon, and I am genuinely grateful to you.

  8. Mark Ewbie profile image84
    Mark Ewbieposted 8 years ago

    I discovered the solution to my problems - a shareware profanity checker.  Now there's no possibility of a careless mistake.


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