flagging complaints

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  1. AskAshlie3433 profile image58
    AskAshlie3433posted 7 years ago

    Hubpages needs to do something about this hub hopping ordeal. To manu unqualified people are flagging. I am tired of revising all of my work. Then someone is going to tell me that I have copied this information? HOLD UP. Everything I write is based on my own knowledge of the subject, therfore, it requires no source or reference. I am a distinguised writer myself. This site needs to do something about what they consider promotional writing. We write about a product that reduces your risk of a heart attack and we are promoting it? I think not. I have always been respectful on this site and always will, but something needs to be done. Who makes this decision? Do they have a higher degree then myself? As I look to my left, I see to not promote. What are those grounds? I have yet to see a clear coat example. I see other sites that have more then my own and they are still running. If you think about it, every page on the hubs has some type of promotion, whether it is a product or a vaction getaway. If you are writing about the ten ways to clear acne, there will be some type of product mentioned I am sure of. This is my point. If one can't have it, no one can have it. I have went looking at hubs and I see a promotion 80% of the time. The rule needs changed or a few hundred thousand hubs need revised.

    1. C.V.Rajan profile image60
      C.V.Rajanposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I would opt to flag this post!

      1. Pearldiver profile image81
        Pearldiverposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Why would you do that to someone with a Higher Value 'Communication' Accolade than you?  hmm

        How positively faceless of you CVR! smile

        1. C.V.Rajan profile image60
          C.V.Rajanposted 7 years agoin reply to this



    2. Robin profile imageSTAFF
      Robinposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Ashley,
      I took a look at your Hubs and the reason that they are being marked as overly promotional is because you have too many Amazon product listings in relation to your word count.  If you want more information on this, check out our Learning Center post .  This is a very simple fix:  either remove some of your Amazon listings or add more text.

      I also noticed that you have a lot of pixelated pictures in your Hubs.  HubPages does not allow pixelated or watermarked photos.  In order to protect you and the HubPages community, you need to either use original or properly attributed photos.  Here is the Learning Center entry  on the legal use of photos. 

      Lastly, as a side note, Hub Hopping and Flagging only HELPS our HubPages moderation team.  When a community member flags a Hub it does not become unpublished; only a HubPages staff member can do that.  Hub Hopping is a great tool for us to find Hubs that are substandard that our automated system doesn't fine.  Just so you know, most of your Hubs that were moderated were found by our automated system.

      I hope that clarifies things for you!  Let us know if you have more questions!
      Kindest regards,

      1. profile image0
        Website Examinerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Doesn't find?

        1. Robin profile imageSTAFF
          Robinposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Yes!  Sorry, "doesn't find".  wink

          1. profile image0
            Website Examinerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            OK, thanks. So it is doing fine (except for the things it doesn't find).

            1. Robin profile imageSTAFF
              Robinposted 7 years agoin reply to this

              Ha!  Yes, it is!  Thanks for making me laugh!  big_smile

    3. Rochelle Frank profile image94
      Rochelle Frankposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Check some of your hubs for the ad to word count ratio. Also you might want to look at the products to make sure they fit the subject. You have eight Amazon swim suit ads on a hub about Obama.

  2. profile image0
    Website Examinerposted 7 years ago

    I think the Original Poster is making a valid point. I see no reason to flag the post. However, the OP is full of basic spelling errors; even "I am a distinguised writer myself" contains one. That is unfortunate when complaining about getting flagged.

    1. Jeff Slater profile image60
      Jeff Slaterposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      "I am a distinguised writer myself"

      Wow, that is beautifully Freudian.

      The op may also want to consider her position on references, as they lend credibility to your work (unless of course you can prove you are an expert in the topic).

  3. AskAshlie3433 profile image58
    AskAshlie3433posted 7 years ago

    I can see that but there are many people on here that are not qualified to do this anyway. And here is another question. I had ten items on one hub, yet I needed 10 capsules. The site needs to attempt to clarify that there were only ten items on this hub. I believe they are going by the amount of capsules that I had. And in all honesty, almost any hub can be marked "promotional", depending on the reader. I see other pages with plenty of items on the pages. Including myself, whethere I can hub hop or not, I am unqualified to do this. Who am I to say that someone's hard work should be flagged? I spent a lot of time on this site in the few months that I have been there. I have always been respectful to others, always. As a writer, I write what is on my mind. This site has changed a lot in the last month or so. I see many promotions on hub scores of 90 and above. Why can one pages have 18 items and I get flagged for 10 items, which were dvd's for my hub. They were well in subject with the top ten earning movies of all time. I mean no disrespect to anyone, but what is the difference? CV, why would you flag an honest question? This is my case and point with people that have the ability to judge your hub and make a senseless decision.

    1. Uninvited Writer profile image80
      Uninvited Writerposted 7 years agoin reply to this


  4. IzzyM profile image88
    IzzyMposted 7 years ago

    You have lost me a little.

    You are allowed one Amazon item per 50 words, that is across the board, for everyone, no exceptions.

    Make sure that each capsule is set to display the required number of items.

    Default is automatically 3.

    If you have only input 1 item but it is still set to 3, you will get flagged by the software filter which is set up to see that number, not the number of items in an Amazon capsule.

    This is because if you have set your Amazon capsule to automatically find items in a group, or chosen items that are out of stock, those items won't show until they come back into stock.

    This is a bit annoying. I have had hubs unpublished simply because that little box was set to 3 even those I only chose 1 item, so theoretically my hubs never broke any rules.

    You talk about 10 items = 10 capsules.

    The new ruling is on items, not capsules.

    If you have a 500 word hub you are allowed 10 items which may even all go in 1 capsule (can't remember the maximum - might be 8).

    1000 word hub can can 20 Amazon items, and so on. So everybody's hubs will be allowed different numbers of products.

  5. psycheskinner profile image83
    psycheskinnerposted 7 years ago

    Also, as mentioned, it pays to know how things work before complaining.  Flagging does nothing but draw the page to the attention of staff.


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