When I started on Hubpages I think I may have made a mistake by not moderating enough. As an artists' forum I wanted to be tolerant and give everyone an opporunity hence i didn't want to censor. And so if it wasn't a clear violation of the Term of Service with Hubpages allowed the comment. I did so because I felt negative comments reflected more upon the commentor then upon myself.
Can anyone tell the difference between censoring and moderating?
Because I really believe in artistic expression not being censored.
I really appreciate it. I have struggled with this question in my hubs moderation versus censorship. Where is the line?
Only a governing body can censor. This is a voluntary site. When writer's sign up they are (should be) aware of the TOS and can choose to either obey them or go elsewhere.
If something is hurting the whole of a business (Hubpages) then it is hurting every member of the site... including the writer that is being moderated.
Not at all. For many reasons.
It is your hub, therefore your rules.
Freedom of speech ends at your front door... or hub as it may be.
by Jesusjohn78 8 years ago
Since hub pages loves to censor its writers at will while allowing other contributors to discuss the same topics I am wondering if anyone knows of better sites out there. Sites where i can still contribute my writing and monetize my writing like hub pages but with out all the BS censorship?
by Larry Horton 6 years ago
Are you doing your hubs a disservice by censoring your comments?
by Yves 24 months ago
In which cases would you flag/report someone to Hubpages, or even ask that they be banned?For example, if someone slandered your name, would you flag them? Here is a comment taken from a religious Q&A comment on Hubpages: "Compulsive lying with an inclination towards spreading...
by GoldenBird 6 years ago
There are some troubled men who regularly use forums, and they have not a single hub in their profiles. How come? How is it allowed? I do not get it--- Is HubPages a chat-website?
by Rob Welsh 6 years ago
How many good hubbers have left Hubpages over the last Year as a result of Trolls or Bullying?Let's take a head count because this problem is Not Being Resolved and many good people are being consistantly targeted.... 2 x that immediately come to mind are: Lita & Wordscribe.
by Andrew 10 years ago
I still think comments should be comments, not discussions, that is the purpose of a forum. Maybe it would be a good idea that every author has a forum automatically made in a widget on there profile page and the topics are always the title of the Hub. That way you can discuss it and always edit...
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