For some reason, I now have to wait for a moderator or administrator to approve my hub before it is published or re-published. What changed? I myself have done nothing to warrant this change.
That's a great question. Since all of our hubs supposedly belong to us as writers why is Hub concerned with what is written as long as it remains in the guidelines of decency, is not offensive, and is not porn or kiddy porn.
I had to wait for my last 2 to get approval and my writings are religious and non-offensive to readers. They claimed that some of my material was duplicated but I write every word from either my thoughts or use Bible quotes to substantiate what I have to say.
Obviously this moderator/administrator has let their position go to their heads or has nothing better to do than to hastle writers.
When I first came, it didn't used to be like this. I think at the very least, they should let you re-publish a hub that's already been approved.
The reason that HP is concerned with what you post is that:
1. They are responsible for everything on their site.
2. If adsense sees things it doesn't like, they can and will refuse to put ads on anything published on HP. It is incumbent on HP that hubs be policed in order to maintain relations with adsense and the income that it provides (which supports HP.
3. Too much garbage will have a very negative effect on the whole site; witness what happened with Panda. Yes, we have subdomains now, but it is still possible that google will slap everyone for too much junk.
In reference to your problem with duplicate material - many seem to think that if they write a hub and then copy it to somewhere else that it is not duplicate. Of course it is - there is still a copy, no matter who wrote it.
You yourself indicate that you write your own thoughts, but then copy other work for substantiation. That copy (bible quote) is duplicate material no matter what purpose you are using it for. While HP will allow some use of quotations, too much copied work coupled with too little original will result in being labeled as duplicate, which of course it is.
You'll want to familiarize your self with this section of the FAQ page, http://hubpages.com/faq/#what_is_allowed
It's not hard to learn or stay within HubPages publishing rules.
The most common reason for that kind of action seems to be a subdomain full of violations of the rules here.
Apparently HP has seen more than a few authors that publish with violations, correct them after being notified, get an OK to publish and then put the hub back into the original wording after it has been approved. Some people just can't seem to understand that the rules apply to everyone, not just to everyone but themselves and the inevitable result is that their actions hurt everyone else.
Do you have to wait for approval before your articles are published?
No, but then I have never had one unpublished, either.
Jtyler, I'm not pointing fingers at you, just describing the probably cause. With all the changes lately, lots of hubbers have found themselves with hundreds of hubs in violation of new rules. When that happens (through no real fault of their own) the automatic filters pick them up as "problem" hubbers that need to be checked constantly.
Eventually, as you show that you can and will follow the rules without causing problems the requirement will go away. Or so I understand.
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