Funny under the new rules the poetry hubs appear to be under the gun!

Jump to Last Post 1-9 of 9 discussions (29 posts)
  1. ajcor profile image60
    ajcorposted 13 years ago

    the following hubs are in the main my poems but it seems that if some action doesn't follow by 25th March they will be unpublished because they don't fit the current mould!...a poem is not like text it takes a concept and enlarges the subject matter in few words and the fewer the better sometimes! plus it does actually take time to write a poem  they are not whipped up in minutes...cogitation is usually the order of the day....
    the poems in question listed are are as follows:
    From The Earth - Cameos - Short Poems
    Time Honoured - Poem
    Dead Fox Runs... Poem
    Near Death
    Port Campbell Sand - Poem
    Poem: Fruits De Mer
    Stories About Lions including Christian The Lion Videos - Beautiful & Unusual Friendships That Last Forever!
    A Most Unfortunate Wedding Reception
    Learn How To Dance - From A Young Male's Perspective
    who thinks that poems should suffer this way or that this is because of the scarcity of words and the subsequent relationship with the dollar....

    1. lyndre profile image61
      lyndreposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Has hubpages told you they will be unpublished?

      What was the reasons?

      1. ajcor profile image60
        ajcorposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        hi lyndre    no longer do I see the messages telling me that they will unpublished by hubpages on March 25 if I don't remove/reduce  links to commercial sites and also change placement of ads ...which I did last night so the problem has been solved I guess...although one or two hubs in the edit stage were trying to direct me to press the unpublish button now despite me removing the offending links, maybe that had something to do with the no. of words involved......cheers and thanks for your comment...cheers

  2. sofs profile image77
    sofsposted 13 years ago

    Are there too many Amazon capsules/products in those hubs?
    I can't figure... I also have poetry hubs but so far so good.. smile

    1. ajcor profile image60
      ajcorposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      pleased for you sofs....maybe that was the case..have removed most of them now so all should be ok...cheers

      1. wilderness profile image95
        wildernessposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        You must have at least 50 words in the hub for each amazon product - the three I checked all had 2 products, but the hub Fruits De Mar does not have the required 100 words.

        1. ajcor profile image60
          ajcorposted 13 years agoin reply to this

          hi wilderness, thanks for your help - the Fruits De Mer now has 131 words so I should be ok with it...added some inconsequential words to bring it up the required word count...cheers

  3. Joy56 profile image67
    Joy56posted 13 years ago

    I smell a real cleansing, i have seen it in the workplace, and what is going to happen will happen.

    1. ajcor profile image60
      ajcorposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      sounds ominous....hope not...cheers

  4. Amanda Severn profile image96
    Amanda Severnposted 13 years ago

    Hi Annie, I have poems on here too, and they're quite short. I had notice to cut down the number of Amazon Ads on a couple of them, but they were fine once I'd done that. The new rule is 50 words of text per Amazon Ad. Poetry is not being hounded (so far as I know) for any other reason, although some hubhoppers weren't too sure how to treat poetry, and there have been a couple of threads about it here on the forums. I read a response from Paul Deeds which was quite positive towards poetry. I f you think you might have been unfairly flagged by over-eager hubhoppers, I would seriously appeal!

    1. ajcor profile image60
      ajcorposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks again Amanda - I went through last night and took out a few ads at each site but haven't checked so far this morning...will do...let you know maybe it was just over eager flaggers(?) or maybe I did have too many ads ....cheers

      1. ajcor profile image60
        ajcorposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        This one is now fine - need to check the rest - I just halved everything or completely removed Amazon as I have had a cent from them but been paid a couple of times by and learn I guess...thanks again Amanda...cheers

        1. ajcor profile image60
          ajcorposted 13 years agoin reply to this

          that would be "have not had a cent from them"

      2. Marisa Wright profile image84
        Marisa Wrightposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        Ajcor, over-eager flaggers can't unpublish your Hubs or even cause you to get a warning. 

        All flagging does is notify a moderator to look at your Hubs.  It's the moderator who decides. 

        You must have 50 words per advertised product, as Wilderness says.  Have you considered putting two or three related poems on one Hub?  They'd probably do better, too, because Google likes longer Hubs better.

        1. Cagsil profile image68
          Cagsilposted 13 years agoin reply to this

          I've done this. I have two poems in one hub. Because, when I put only one poem, it warned me(long before new rules applied) that it would be substandard and could be unpublished if left as it was. wink

        2. ajcor profile image60
          ajcorposted 13 years agoin reply to this

          Thanks Marisa Wright - I actually did put a number of haiku type poems together in "From The Earth - Cameos - Short Poems" and funnily enough this hub comes in with the third highest rating of all my poems...not that any of them rate all that highly being in a form that basically does not appeal to all readers..cheers

          1. Marisa Wright profile image84
            Marisa Wrightposted 13 years agoin reply to this

            Well, that just proved my point, didn't it?

            Why not consider consolidating some of your others, you may be pleasantly surprised by the result.

            1. ajcor profile image60
              ajcorposted 13 years agoin reply to this

              I think may just do it with the not so long poems ...thanks for the tip....just didn't realise the effect until your comment caused me to take a better look...cheers and thanks again

  5. Moonmaiden profile image67
    Moonmaidenposted 13 years ago

    This whole rule change is a fiasco. I had over 100 hubs that need to be revised. I'm not sure how many of them are poetry hubs.  When I started the site, I felt it was more pure to just have the poem, and nothing else except maybe a photo or two.

    But changes kept happening, so then I had to start adding a paragraph with each poem, then more narrative, and more links, and more photos and more stuff.  Soon, a small poem like a haiku gets lost in all the clutter. I've always struggled to keep poetry on Hubpages and I know others have too. But I wouldn't be a bit surprised if the next change down the pike said 'no poetry allowed'.  I feel like this site is dying.  Soon all that will be left is the hard core professional content writers as the rest of us get squeezed out. And for what? Money and worship of Google's golden calf. Bah.

    1. lrohner profile image69
      lrohnerposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      See this post from HP Gen Mgr, Paul Deeds: … ost1530525

      Poetry is fine. You just need to categorize it correctly.

      1. ajcor profile image60
        ajcorposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks for this - just read it and it explains a lot. So maybe my problem is not as great as I first thought....cheers

  6. lrohner profile image69
    lrohnerposted 13 years ago

    Over-eager flaggers have nothing to do with it. Even if they flagged your hub, it has no impact on what eventually happens. That's all up to the HP team.

    I thought the team said that poetry wasn't held to any "word count" standards. If that's the case, then there's only two things I can think of why your poems might have been flagged.

    1) Too many Amazon capsules. You're only allowed one product for each 50 words on the hub.

    2) Miscategorization. Your "From the Earth" hub is categorized under Creative Writing, but doesn't seem apparent on the face that it is, in fact, creative writing or a poem. If I were to give that a quick glance without really reading it, I might think it was a too-short hub.

    If #1 isn't the cause of the problems, I would email and get a dialog going with them about it. Sounds like there might be some errors here.

    1. ajcor profile image60
      ajcorposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for trying to help me lrohner but I just checked making the basic changes last night and it is no longer flagged...cheers

  7. Cagsil profile image68
    Cagsilposted 13 years ago

    I have a dozen poetry hubs and NONE of the have been flagged or have a problem. wink

    1. ajcor profile image60
      ajcorposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      well done you...

  8. brakel2 profile image73
    brakel2posted 13 years ago

    I have seen some poetry hubs with pictures and vivid descriptions of where the poet got the inspiration for the poem. The entire concept was most captivating. The hubs that have one poem without other text may need reworking, in my opinion. Anyway, I don't write poetry very often, so it is just an idea to keep the poetry rolling along.

    1. ajcor profile image60
      ajcorposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      All ideas are welcome brakel2 - I have done written a small intro.  a couple of times but just a short sentence, nothing too wordy but maybe I go back and include a little enhancement....cheers and thanks

      1. ajcor profile image60
        ajcorposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        I need an editor - "maybe I will go back"

  9. ajcor profile image60
    ajcorposted 13 years ago

    I have - after a few days - gone back to review my Fruits De Mer to check whether I still have a warning about the poem - I had taken off all the ebay and Amazon links and written a few more words to bring the hub up to requisite 131 words and guess what - still have the much for the 100 words or even the 1 ad per 50 words rule ...


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)