Topics you cannot write on
I was trying to write a hub about the benefits of abstinence for teens. Can I not write on this topic? I got a dollar sign violation. Shall I not publish/ can I not ever publish? It was a lot of work and it really did not say anything "bad."
Well first off the dollar sign doesn't mean it's not published, it just means you won't have any ads on it. If you want to leave it up for free for the benefit of the public there is an option you can chose to take the ads off willingly so you're not violating any hub policies. You *might* be able to ask the moderators if you can still have ads since it is educational but if the word abortion shows up anywhere you can forget about it! Most often you can forget about it as well if you have words relating to sex or sexual anatomy, including the word sex itself! Advertisers are apparently very afraid of being linked to such things - especially in a political arena.
Don't worry, this happens to the best of us. It doesn't mean you've said anything "bad." I have written a number of articles on animal biology and woman's rights issues that have also come up with this problem. Good luck! And sorry you found out a bit too late on this one!
Thanks so much for your kind answer. I am bummed! It is educational but it does say "sex education" a lot. I haven't published it yet. Not sure if I will even try.... But might look into the disabling ads... I would be happy to just have it up!
I wrote a hub about sex education and it was also flagged. I wrote them an email to find the specific reason and it was because of a single word. I changed that word to a different term and it was fine for about a month and then it was flagged again so I just turned ads off.
If you aren't concerned about ads, then just turn ads off and publish it. Ads can be turned off by editing your hub and going to the section on the right side for "display options". Click that to expand and there should be a checkbox for ads. Switch it to off.
Thank you! I will do that. So, if you turn the ads off, it will be ok to publish? It won't be violating any terms?
The issue with ads comes from Google and they are more picky than Hubpages (in my experience). From what you have describe it will not violate Hubpage's terms, but only they can say for sure.
I hope you do get your hub up. There are no 'difficult' topics, only 'difficult' people ;-)
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