Which bad words can you use/not use in Hubs?

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  1. SPomposello profile image80
    SPomposelloposted 7 years ago

    I'm seeing a lot of hubs with the F and the S word in them, its making me scratch my head. Are they ok to use sparingly? What about words like hooker, prostitute, damn, hell, crap? Because I know how much Google Adsense is against "vulgar/offensive" content or so I hear, so can anyone clarify?

    1. thisisoli profile image71
      thisisoliposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I think the best answer is, if you dont want to have to deal with disabled hubs or disabled ads, then dont try and push the boundaries on rules.

    2. J Sunhawk profile image69
      J Sunhawkposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I follow this simple rule: Would I want my mother to read what I wrote?

      1. KristenGrace profile image59
        KristenGraceposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Perfect rule !

  2. profile image0
    Website Examinerposted 7 years ago

    "Excessive profanity" is against the AdSense contents guidelines, so it depends both on the words themselves, the context, and on the frequency of such words. If in doubt, you can contact a moderator and ask for an opinion prior to publishing.

    1. profile image0
      ssaulposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I had publish a hub about STDs and ads were disable on that hub. still can't figure out why

      1. Hestia DeVoto profile image60
        Hestia DeVotoposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Did you contact the admin team for clarification if you couldn't figure out why?

  3. paradigmsearch profile image91
    paradigmsearchposted 7 years ago

    Just got the F word in one of my comments. And it was by a religionist no less. Needless to say it is now gone.smile

    1. Lisa HW profile image66
      Lisa HWposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Whenever someone's comment has an "iffy" word I won't approve it.  Usually (if there comment was otherwise worth even addressing) I'll type in my own comment and say, "Fred, sorry I wasn't able to publish your comment.  If you'd like to re-submit it without the 'iffy' word I'll be happy to publish it." 

      In all my Hubs, I've only thrown in the occasional (and "critical") "hell" here or there.  I don't want to have to be thinking of where what line is when it comes to words.  I think there may be quite a few "critical" (lol) uses of the word, "crap" too (although I tend to use that in comments or the forums more than Hubs, I think).  So, I'm not sure, but I think the judicious use of the two words I mentioned are not problems.  (Maybe I'm wrong, though.  smile  )

  4. paradigmsearch profile image91
    paradigmsearchposted 7 years ago

    fyi: it was posted by a non-hubber.

  5. paradigmsearch profile image91
    paradigmsearchposted 7 years ago

    Kind of surprising that HP doesn't auto-filter that sort of thing.

  6. skyfire profile image72
    skyfireposted 7 years ago

    I think you can use the following -

    -Bon of Switch
    -What the Duck
    -Duck you

    and list goes on...  tongue

    (P:S - No birds were harmed while designing these words)

    1. Pandoras Box profile image67
      Pandoras Boxposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      News Headlines-

      1,000 birds fall out of sky. Skyfire says "duck it."

  7. skyfire profile image72
    skyfireposted 7 years ago


  8. Rosie2010 profile image73
    Rosie2010posted 7 years ago

    Well I don't use actual bad words.. but I had used ass-kicking and that passed the HP computer filter.  But I had come across the "t" word meaning breast twice, in my hub hopping, the first I let go but the second one I had to flag and question if it was acceptable because it was in the title and it passed HP filter.

  9. Adroit Alien profile image74
    Adroit Alienposted 7 years ago

    If you cry loud enough, HubPages will disable the hub in question.


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