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?
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.
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
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!!
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.
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'!!!
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.
Your question has at least one positive result, it has made me a follower of your flash fiction 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.
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.
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