i am stuck up against the too personal clause everywhere.I write two kinds of pieces,a set of inspirational and humorous ones where the humor is aimed at myself or my family.The humorous ones have been greatly appreciated but i find the last three have been rejected because it says they are too personal.I tried sending e mails to the team saying I was writing humorous pieces and they should not turn them down just because they talked of myself or my family.All this has however got me nowhere as i just get the cut and paste reply which is there on the help pages.
What do i do now?
Having read one of your hubs i would says this if you had categorized it in the books, literature and writing section they would have not only passed of but done well too. I have to say I like your kind of humor and wodehousian style of writing LOL still amused.
One more suggestion would be as Para says replace the I with a proper noun or even better instead of stopping with the parody add a couple of paragraphs that might tell people how they could handle such situations.. making it useful to the reader thus clearing the purely personal filter.
I'm guessing you wrote it in first person. Get rid of all those "I"'s that the filter counts and you will probably be ok. I'm just speculating here.
I'm guessing your work was flagged by others, not an auto-filter thing. You said the humor was aimed at you and your family. Would it be interesting to and understood by strangers?
This from HP Help:
HubPages is not like a traditional blog site, where you publish journal-type entries. Hubs can contain some personal content, but should be interesting, useful, and easily understandable to someone who does not know you personally.
If your Hub has been moderated for purely personal content, we encourage you to make changes to your content that will make it more interesting to a general audience. If that isn't possible, you can always start fresh on a new Hub.
I totally agree with rmcrayne. I looked at your hubs, neele, and found them to be like diary entries. Your hubs are very personal and this site is dedicated to creating articles that can be searched for on Google and other search engines. I suggest that you create content-rich hubs that have helpful and original content or to move your personal hubs to another site like a blog platform. Good luck!
@ sofs & paradigm- we did ittttttttt.the hub just got published. all i had to do was remove all the I's and put in a moralistic appeal in the end which made it general and it was published.
It has however taken away part of the fun that was there when i used the "I" word often- but such is life!
However by these standards all of wodehouse is too personal since he is writing all his Bertie wooster novels in the first person!He is of course calling himself Bertie but who knows whether it is is pg's nickname.Or would my hubs become less personal if i said I john abraham am telling you about my wife and so on instead of being neelesh there?Anyways why question the system that works.Thanks a tonne for the help.
@rmcrayne- the readers response seems to suggest they do rm.please do take a look and comment at some of them.
@brittanytodd - thanks for the comment.I respect your opinion though i do not agree with it since obviously they are my babies and also becasue i believe humor is unversal..Thanks for dropping by
Sure, humor is universal, but your hubs may get unpublished for being overly personal as this site is not a blog platform.
neelesh, although I did check out one of your hubs, it really doesn't matter what I think. If your work has flagged as too personal, and after human review HP agrees, then you need to make some decisions.
Your topics are not likely to draw much search engine traffic or make much money. What would droves of people be typing into the Google search bar that would land them at your hubs? Why not unpublish them here and re-publish on a blogger blog? Blogger is as easy to use as HP.
Brittany is right. You have hubs that are too personal and are likely to go under moderation anytime in future. Just saying... At the end it's upto you to react before moderators take a look at it.
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