I had a warning on one of my hubs...

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  1. Richieb799 profile image79
    Richieb799posted 7 years ago

    It is about Honeyrose cigarettes so technically it is not about selling tobacco..but because it says tobacco related products including e-cigarettes I will un-publish it and rethink it. Any thoughts?

    1. Shinkicker profile image93
      Shinkickerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      What's going on with Hubpages? I wrote a humourous Hub about a year ago on wine. No problems.
      Now! I get a warning that 'This Hub apeares to be about alcohol" So what!

      1. IzzyM profile image89
        IzzyMposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        It is about alcohol, relax, it is an automatic filter they put in.
        They'll probably unpublish a year down the line, but until then, we are OK. smile

        1. Shinkicker profile image93
          Shinkickerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Cheers Izzy :-)

  2. Cagsil profile image82
    Cagsilposted 7 years ago

    Any thoughts? Yeah, what was the warning it gave you? hmm

  3. Haunty profile image82
    Hauntyposted 7 years ago

    I've just read a version of your hub as it appeared on 9 Apr 2011 and it looks good to me. But you should probably ask HP about it.

  4. cubesz profile image60
    cubeszposted 7 years ago

    Maybe you should give HP some feedback, it could be confusion.

  5. Richieb799 profile image79
    Richieb799posted 7 years ago

    I unpublished the Herbal cigarettes one, I didn't get a warning by email but it was in the black rectangle thing. I think it would be classed alongside the e-cigarettes tobacco related products... I imagine they are still harmful because people are inhaling smoke even if they are a method of gradually stopping the habit? and they are nicotine free

    1. Cagsil profile image82
      Cagsilposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      The black triangle symbol is for broken links. hmm

      1. Richieb799 profile image79
        Richieb799posted 7 years agoin reply to this

        I didn't say triangle I said rectangle.. I couldn't describe it very well but you know the box where you have the stats and edit buttons?

  6. aware profile image64
    awareposted 7 years ago

    Just wishes  HP would be   more direct , and clear in the warnings.  The vagueness of critique and needs for revision is frustrating .

  7. IzzyM profile image89
    IzzyMposted 7 years ago

    Let me guess Ritchie, the hub warning said "This hub appears to be about tobacco".?

    Well, give the dog a bone.

    "No Smoking in Spain Law" and the other one that I simply cannot find at the moment, considering no-one ever reads it, is about giving up cigarettes, which is also about tobacco.

    I don't think Adsense have banned the word tobacco, just the promotion of.

    Like anyone writes a hub that says...try Golden Virginia, stay youthful forever" which of course you are when you die young from tobacco related illnesses.

    1. Richieb799 profile image79
      Richieb799posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Yes it said 'this appears to be about tobacco..' need a moderators opinion since it was about honeyrose cigarettes and had them on sale on amazon

  8. Cagsil profile image82
    Cagsilposted 7 years ago

    Recently, I was told I could not sell products from Amazon that were in violation of HP's TOS or Google Adsense TOS.

    I had some posters I was selling, with regards to Celebrities. However, since some of them displayed nudity or see-thru clothing, I was told if I didn't remove them, then the hub would be unpublished, and possibly lose my account. hmm

    1. Richieb799 profile image79
      Richieb799posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Its bad that links to Amazon do this, I had one on a sexy xmas gift and I had to delete the Amazons. Id rather unpublish or delete to stay in tune with the rules though, they are for everyones safety.

      I just wonder if Honeyrose cigarette Amazon capsules are against TOS?

      1. IzzyM profile image89
        IzzyMposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Well, I wouldn't know.

        Why not just chill out, open a bottle or two of vino, and wait for that warning email from HP.

        If you're asking, I don't see a problem. Then again I never understood the problem with e-cigarettes either, except for the fact that they had NICOTINE in them. But hey isn't that what the smoker craved?

  9. Richieb799 profile image79
    Richieb799posted 7 years ago

    Well I'd rather unpublish it myself, this way I won't feel bummed when I think I'm progressing and then look one day and I'm back down a hub tongue I sent an inquiry to HP anyway smile

    1. recommend1 profile image69
      recommend1posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      You should not give in so easily - if your hub is not in violation then you should say so and get it un-little rectangled !

      I have an original hub about an original subject with unique points of view in it - and I have been unpublished because a mod thinks it may be a spun article.  As an editor I cannot see how anyone could come to that conclusion unless the mod objected to the content [possible] or it was a response to my criticisms of Hubpages team [possible].

      Either way, I have an email in and expect it to be just republished without any explanation by the end of today if the 72 hours mentioned in the notice is a true statement.

      If everyone just falls over and gives in when mistakes are made then the mods will not learn the lines between right and wrong.

  10. Richieb799 profile image79
    Richieb799posted 7 years ago

    I'm still waiting on a reply...Thing is I have a lot more to lose since if I get in trouble then I lose 253 hubs and all the earnings I get

  11. Williamjordan profile image61
    Williamjordanposted 7 years ago

    HP could you be over reacting a couple of my upublish hubs are Hot whats going on please.

  12. Richieb799 profile image79
    Richieb799posted 7 years ago

    Well I tried to be a good hubber and asked them to review it for me and I kept it unpublished while they look but its been nearly 48 hours now since I emailed them and no response?

    1. Cagsil profile image82
      Cagsilposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Yes Richie, it has been nearly 48 hours and NO emails are answered on the weekends, which covers your 48 hours. roll

      Staff doesn't work 24/7 and some parts of HP is not address, unless it is Monday-Friday. hmm

    2. Jason Menayan profile image61
      Jason Menayanposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      That's a good idea to let them have a look. As I understand it, mentioning tobacco is OK, but anything promoting tobacco use or e-cigarettes is not allowed.

      The moderation team's current backlog is about a week currently but hopefully you'll get a reply sooner. They really are working around the clock, but the queue is long.

  13. Richieb799 profile image79
    Richieb799posted 7 years ago

    Thanks Jason, it is actually about smoking herbal cigarettes which isn't actually tobacco.

    @Cags - thanks didn't know they were off weekends

 
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