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I made a hub quite some time ago that was just a short paragraph and a youtube video of a polar bear, that had been in the news at the time. "knut" the polar bear. I had maybe a dozen views in four months time and never really thought about it at all. Untill I get an email from hubpages, saying it was flagged and unpublished because it was spam.. hmmmm I am not sure about this, as generally when I see a resource to post youtube videos I look at that as an opportunity to share something that I find entertaining or newsworthy... Please dont turn this place into what mylot.com has become, an uneasy pseudo site that is run by quasi moderators that have nothing better to do than flag discussions. I love hubpages, but I do not want to have to check all 100 of my hubs for infractions, The polar bear hub was a harmless link to a video that in no way was trying to garner a backlink as was suggested in the email I recieved, and that is chicken sh*t that on a hub that has literally no hits I get flagged.
ok, yes I am a bit angry now as I write this (deep breaths)
Well, good luck with all your hubs and lets be careful about just tagging and flagging others hubs, my gosh especially the old un visited ones. Let it go.
The email was probably automated and not specific as to what the real problem is.
You've admitted yourself that it consisted of one video and a short paragraph. Someone may have flagged it for being very light on content.
I'm unaware of exactly how the system works but an email informing a person of an infraction or flag would be a lot better than having to check all your hubs to see if they've been locked or suspended or whatever the procedure is around here.
I know it is frustrating. But then you can ask for a review.
that is one of my concerns, that this particular hub is considered an infraction and they ban you after three. It is not and will never be my intent to spam hubpages or violate rules. Although some of my hubs are reviews or certain sites with a link to those sites, which in turn benefit me. I try to place a lot of good content in those with informative material. I know the one in question was posted right after they installed the video feed and was in my case basically an attempt to try it out. I love hubpages and would hate to transfer all my work elsewhere.
HubPages is really, really clear about what they DON'T like in Hubs:
* Adult - Nudity, sexually explicit content or links to adult or pornography sites
* Gambling - Promotes gambling or links to sites that promote or offer gambling for money
* Spam - Solely promotes another site, especially when Hub links all point to one site
* Low Quality - Empty, nearly empty or could not be useful or interesting to anyone
* Deceptively Tagged or Titled - Contains misleading title or tags that don’t match the Hub’s content; includes irrelevant, and excessive tagging
* Not Written In English - Primarily written in a language other than English
Also, remember that HubPages checks to see how original your content is. Even if you write something in your own words, and it's a lot like what everyone else is saying about that topic, it can wind up hurting your hub, so jumping on the latest craze or bandwagon is not a good thing to do with a Hub.
If your "knut" hub just repeated info found everywhere else, it was probably reported as being low quality for being not very developed and for not offering anything new.
For people that have been publishing for a while and they get one marked as spam from time to time, we have been working with those authors and keeping their accounts in good standing.
If you think the Hub is fine, request a review and one of us will take a look at it. At the same time, it's up to you if you want to check out your old Hubs and clean up any that you think are a violation. Otherwise, you'll get a notice if Hubs are marked.
Thanks for the feedback and discussing it here.
So if a Hub says "DUPLICATE: Our system has detected a high number of duplicates of this Hub’s content on the Web" will it only suffer in the Hubscore or will it be deleted?
Duplications are not a violation, so they are not unpublished (keep in mind even those that are violations, like spam and adult content, are unpublished and not deleted).
However, the higher the number of duplicates, the larger the penalty to the Hub's HubScore.
Thanks for all the feedback here, I have sent an email to hubpages to give me some time to revise any suspect hubs of mine, which there may be a couple after going over the guidlines. I also want to make hubpages a great community and resource for bloggers, er um hubbers.
Mortimas, i wouldn't worry too much about it, 1 hub from 93 is a good sign that your hubs are usually good quality and well written, your hub could have been removed for being poor quality, if that is the case then expand on your written text a little explain the video and then ask hubpages to re review it and there is a possibility that it will then be allowed, take a deep breath and count to 10 lol ,have fun .....jimmy
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