Satire - Hubpages Moderators Can't Seem To Comprehend It.

Jump to Last Post 1-3 of 3 discussions (5 posts)
  1. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image86
    Wesman Todd Shawposted 11 years ago

    Almost without exception - every single time I've ever published anything Satirical on this website I've had problems with Hubpages moderators.  It's like the person who moderates my hubs that are Satire. . .have never heard of Satire, don't know what it is, and are just all out and completely confused by it.

    It really makes me wonder - I know it's not me, so it's either

    1. I'm getting moderated by someone who doesn't have a High school level English reading ability, or
    2.  Hubpages never stated it, but the site doesn't want, appreciate, or favour Satire, or
    3.  Whoever moderates my hubs. . . .just doesn't like me.

    I tend to think choice 3 is ridiculous, as I've seldom spoken to anyone on staff here.

    My suggestion is that we have a category titled "SATIRE," and that things placed in that category are able to be about anything, but. . . .be satirical.


    1. Rising Caren profile image80
      Rising Carenposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Are your satirical hubs marked as satire? Does your writing style make it clear (eventually) that you are being satirical?

      I have one comical hub (not satire, but close enough) and I have a clear disclaimer at both the top and bottom of the hub stating that it is humor.

    2. Marisa Wright profile image90
      Marisa Wrightposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Unfortunately, Wes, the Adsense rules don't make any exceptions for satirical treatment of a subject.

      If a subject isn't allowed by Adsense, you're not allowed to write about it at all. It's dumb, but that's Google for you.

      For instance, the rules about adult content are clearly meant to prevent porn - but serious advice about sexual problems is also prohibited. The same goes for a humorous treatment of sexual subjects.

      You need to consider the subjects you're writing about, without considering how you've written about them. That's what the moderators have to do, to protect our Adsense accounts.

  2. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image86
    Wesman Todd Shawposted 11 years ago

    Oh, and obviously we aren't talking about Simone here - half the things she publishes are at least in part Satire.

    I don't know who moderates my hubs, and who it is that hates my satire, but it's a problem that doesn't seem to go away, and it's been going on for over a year now. . . .same thing, nit picking any possible exploitable problem on anything that I publish that is Satirical in nature.

  3. Jason Menayan profile image60
    Jason Menayanposted 11 years ago

    Your Hubs weren't moderated for being satirical.

    You should read the emails sent to you very carefully, as well as the warning (click on it) in the black box at the top of the Hub. They'll give you a good idea of what problems the moderators found with it.


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)