Has anyone had ads disabled by HP on a hub clearly not "sensitive?"

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  1. JayeWisdom profile image89
    JayeWisdomposted 7 years ago

    Has anyone had ads disabled by HP on a hub clearly not "sensitive?"

    I just published another in a series of flash fiction stories, only to see the symbol for "Ads Disabled." When I checked the HP administration's information about why ads may be disabled (containing "sensitive" material that is not conducive to ads), I only became more perplexed. There is nothing in my story that in any way fits the criteria listed by HP as "sensitive."  What gives?  And how long will it take HP administration to respond to my request for WHY they did this to me?

  2. fpherj48 profile image78
    fpherj48posted 7 years ago

    I wish I could answer this for you, Jaye, but it's a mystery to me too, amongst other things that are done....(that we have no control over.)  I do wish, like most hubbers, that we would receive some form of WHY!
    Good luck with HP.  Depending how busy they are?....I waited 8 days once, for a reply...But when they do get to you, they're very helpful & informative.

    1. JayeWisdom profile image89
      JayeWisdomposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I hope your ads will be re-enabled soon (as the ads on my hub just were following a "moderator review").  My fiction hubs don;t get much traffic, and that's mostly other hubbers and family and friends I bully!

  3. JayeWisdom profile image89
    JayeWisdomposted 7 years ago

    Thanks for your quick response, Paula. I'm very irritated (as is probably clear in the question I dashed off) because, as you say, hubbers have no control over these surprising actions taken by HP, and they do not say WHY.  There's a message at the top of my which only I can see telling me I can edit the "sensitive" material, but as far as I can tell, THERE IS NONE!  ( I know, I know--I'm shouting!) The list they give for what constitutes "sensitive" material includes sexual, obscenity, perversion, etc., and none of that is in my short story.  If an "automatic content filter" threw my hub out of the ad program, it must be reading something I don't recognize as "sensitive."  If you read that story (another short-short one) and see what might be offensive, please tell me...will you GF?  Thanks!  Jaye

    1. fpherj48 profile image78
      fpherj48posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      BTW...This happened to me and they told me why.  ONE phrase  was sensitive.. I edited the specific phrase, sent them a note to that effect-.but the ads are STILL disabled after 3 weeks. I'm quite upset and know how you feel.  It' my most read hub!!

    2. JayeWisdom profile image89
      JayeWisdomposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Strangely....while I was having dinner and clearing the table, the ads were re-enabled on that hub with a notice that they were reviewed by a moderator.  I still don't know the "why", but perhaps a Google "bot" misinterpreted something.

  4. DzyMsLizzy profile image96
    DzyMsLizzyposted 7 years ago

    Knock wood, I've not had this happen to me, but I can imagine your frustration!
    IMO, this is a matter of the old "GIGO" problem--someone needs to 'moderate' the moderator 'bot'!!!

    1. JayeWisdom profile image89
      JayeWisdomposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      It was very frustrating, but short-lived, DzyMsLizzy.  A "live" moderator reviewed it within two hours and re-enabled the ads, but I still don't know WHY the Google "bot" zapped my hub....Go figure....Jaye

  5. Hyphenbird profile image90
    Hyphenbirdposted 7 years ago

    I don't know. I have ads disabled on four of my Hubs. One is about a child abuse survivor, one about a slave  who killed her master in self defense and two about abortion. HP staff will respond to an email as soon as possible. It could be a simple word like the cigar you mentioned. A human review should fix the problem.
    I did read the stories. They are very good.

    1. JayeWisdom profile image89
      JayeWisdomposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for your response. Fortunately, a human moderator reviewed the hub within two hours and enabled the ads. I wasn't told what the "sensitive" material was and still have no clue, but whatever it was obviously upset the Google "bot."  Thanks.

  6. SilentReed profile image81
    SilentReedposted 7 years ago

    Your question has at least one positive result, it has made me a follower of your flash fiction smile Looking forward to the saga of Estelle. I saw nothing in your articles that warranted the disabling of the ads. Could it have anything to do with word count or revenue potential? I had "Ad disabled" in one hub which use a lot of the "F" word. I found it funny since I do not write for monetary compensation. When a recent poem was taken down because of "sexual language" which I believe was necessary to convey the emotions I felt, I didn't get mad but just substituted the subversive words with euphemism and republish it as a satire:) It also gave me the idea to follow it up with two hubs on witty repartee and insulting comebacks. We did agree to the rules of Hubpages when we sign up. But sometimes I wonder if regulatory compliance are monitored by A.I. (artificial intelligence:))...pun intended.

    1. JayeWisdom profile image89
      JayeWisdomposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for sharing your experiences and also for reading Estelle's saga. I never considered the effect of a shorter word count.  Perhaps....

  7. tussin profile image58
    tussinposted 7 years ago

    I wrote a hub about pens of all things and the ads were blocked.  I don't mind though, I doubt it would have been a real money maker anyway.

    1. JayeWisdom profile image89
      JayeWisdomposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for your response. It's difficult to understand what words or phrases a non-human (computer) filter will chooses as "sensitive."

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