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Why Did Hp Remove This Question?

Updated on August 7, 2018

July 14, 2018

Even though Hubpages merged the questions section into the forums, they still owe us an answer on the question I have posed in this article. An article which answers the question by not featuring this article.

The Question for Hubpages once again!

Does hp give contextual feedback for their flagging, termination and removal of a question, hub or hubber?

I put this hub under political and social issues

The reason is that it is a political content, and the removal of this question by the hub pages moderation team makes it a social issue.

Of course, it is hub pages website and they have every right to set the rules for what is written on their site.


  • The rules are generic, ambiguous and vague.
  • Their seems to be no objective standard why the hub pages moderation team unilaterally and without any reason given will take a question or even a hub and terminate it. This could and has been followed by the permanent ban of the hubber from hubpages.
  • No warning or contextual informational message as to anything specific.

The question in the next text module for example speaks for itself, but there is nothing from hub pages as to any a broad reason as to why this question was terminated.

  • In fact, no human looked at this question before it was flagged.
  • One of the hub pages robots flagged this one as soon as I published it.
  • Then again without any reason, the question has been terminated.

Once again the problem is not that hub pages can't terminate a question, a hub or a hubber, but they should give the hubber a specific reason why they flagged it, terminated it or terminated the hubber.

  • No one can intelligently question the reason why feedback is important
  • Yet, hub pages doesn't seem to have feedback in the moderation team or their robots.
  • How is the hubber supposed to know why their writing was rejected?
  • Not giving feedback will just reinforce the possibility of it happening again.
  • It wouldn't even be intentional because there is no knowledge of where are the bounds.
  • I have seen many published questions and hubs that I find objectionable but hub pages doesn't have a problem. For example, there was a question recently and while the question was OK, the included picture was not in good taste.
  • It was a cartoon of Putin and Trump naked.
  • That was objectionable enough, but Putin was naked spooning Trump
  • To make it worse, Trump was pregnant and had boobs.

Now compare that with my question that hub pages and the bot summarily flagged and then terminated.

  • It mentions politicians from both political parties.
  • There was no included photo.
  • There was no descriptive text.

So what is the difference between these two questions.

  • That one is summarily flagged and terminated while the other one goes unchallenged and it allowed to stay published?

I understand that you don't want to expose yourself to the hub pages moderation team

So I included a poll, so that your answer or comment would be not visible.

I also know that the poll capsules are not really used, or I should say ticked off. I don't know why, but that has been my experience.

As far as comments on this hub

  • Don't make it personal
  • Please use the information mentioned in the hub
  • No lectures
  • Be objective, helpful or at least use constructive criticism.

I am probably risking being banned by hp just for broaching this issue, or hp feedback.

I might add that the questions themselves on hubpages is not really robust.

  • Some people have even criticized the use of the questions everyday.
  • They even object to people writing the maximum number of questions in a day, which is only 5.
  • The number of comments for the small number of questions that are available on a daily basis is proof that the hubpages viewing is low.
  • Even though they show almost 200,000 questions, that must be a total. Just look at at small the number of questions appear in the latest filter for answers.
  • Then look at how many of these questions go without comments.

What has happened to hubpages?

Why was this one removed after it had already been viewed by several people?

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How long did it take to get 1000 ?s for Politics and Social Issues on hp? 1,000 of 14,600 total?

asked by bradmasterOCcal 2 months ago

how many days, or weeks, or months or ?

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    • bradmasterOCcal profile imageAUTHOR


      4 months ago from Orange County California

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      9 months ago from Orange County California

      Under what std does hubpages give a hubber score of 22? When

      asked by bradmasterOCcal 7 days ago

      the hubber has 6 yrs hp. viewed over 10,000 times, has 50 featured hubs,& a few weeks ago had an 80+ score.. Isn't this hubpages being biased, childish, and having no standards or ethics. Do you objectively believe that hubber scores of 90 to 100 are valid. Especially when there are no standards to follow. It is simply a case where if hubpages Likes You they give a very high score, and conversely, if they don't Like you they give a very low score. Hubpages is in their death throws. Eliminating the questions section and then putting it into the caustic sniper infested Forum is a sign.

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      16 months ago from Orange County California

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      HubPages»Politics and Social Issues»United States Politics

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      How long did it take to get 1000 ?s for Politics and Social Issues on hp? 1,000 of 14,600 total?

      asked by bradmasterOCcal 2 months ago

      how many days, or weeks, or months or ?

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      16 months ago from Orange County California

      This question has been removed by the HubPages Moderation Team.

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      HubPages»Politics and Social Issues

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      What is the most difficult ? that you have chosen not to answer, or couldn't answer?

      asked by bradmasterOCcal 25 hours ago

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      16 months ago from Orange County California

      Before I could create a question the following popup appeared, and I had to agree with it,or it wouldn't let me create a question.

      Do you think that the following rules cover the kinds of questions being posted everyday in the politics area?

      When hp moderation team looks at ? they just remove it, without citing any of these rules, so what is the purpose of showing you the rules.

      If they want to go by rules, then post the violation with which rule was broken.


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    • bradmasterOCcal profile imageAUTHOR


      16 months ago from Orange County California

      Here is another hp thought police action


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      HubPages»Politics and Social Issues»Crime & Law Enforcement

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      Do we really need to add hate to a crime?

      asked by bradmasterOCcal 1 second ago

      In the last few decades, the criminal law has added social justice to the elements of a crime. Is this helpful, is it necessary, does it actually add anything to the justice system. I submit,imo, that it doesn't. Why, because it is the act that is criminal. The mens rea, or criminal intent to harm someone is all that is needed for the crime. Whether they did because of hate, is unnecessary, and only makes the criminal prosecution more difficult. Take Rape. If instead of rape, the crime was just criminal assault, or aggravated assault there wb less loopholes for defense attys to use.

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      Why can't hp at least #a reason

    • bradmasterOCcal profile imageAUTHOR


      16 months ago from Orange County California

      Here is the latest removal by the HPmod team


      This question has been removed by the HubPages Moderation Team.


      One of the points that continue as criticism against Trump is that he is not a politician

      asked by bradmasterOCcal 6 days ago

      and therefore, He doesn't understand Washington and politics. Is this really a negative? Consider what all the professional politicians have done to the US since the 70s. How did understanding DC help the country or the people. The reason that Trump was elected is because he understands the people, and the people want him as president to change DC for them and the country. Congressional Gridlock is where over 500 professional DC savvy politicians put party before country and Americans. The more that pres Trump would act like the DC rank and file the less valuable he is to the US

      OP says

      I would call not being a Politician as huge plus for us.

      A huge part of our problems are caused by the "Washington Way" you mentioned. Most of the time in Congress is spent working on their re-election and finding new ways to line their own pockets with more of our gold. Their personal wants come before anything else and we-the-people are not even a part of the decision making process.

      Along comes President Trump who not only works well with people, but understands how to negotiate the best deal for us. He is also capable of looking into the future as to what effects today's policies will have on us years down the road.

      The Washington way is to just throw more money at problems similar to putting a band-aid on a cut finger. Then after they throw additional funding there is no followup to determine if money fixed the problem. In most cases it doesn't.

      President Trump would be hard to work for because he demands loyalty and expects performance. Measuring performance and results is completely foreign thinking to most politicians. They have rarely been held accountable for anything. Voter apathy plays a huge role in letting the under performing politicians stay in their chairs for many years. Yes, we are part of the problem that lets politicians get away with doing pretty much nothing and keeping their jobs.

      I thank the heavens every day that we finally have a President who is not a politician.

      6 days ago

      bradmasterOCcal 6 days ago


      Another great comment. Thanks for taking the time to post it. Trump can negotiate, a thing that politicians have a lot of difficulty to almost impossible to accomplish.

      gs says

      But, that is one of the reasons he was elected.

      6 days ago

      bradmasterOCcal 6 days ago

      GS. Thanks

      That is so true, but that is also the thing that the left keeps bringing up. perhaps they don't realize they are making our case.

      Ps says

      President Trump, at this point, needs a Secretary of Public Relations. But, even if he had one, would he listen? A good PR person would have advised him to fire Director Comey on the same basis that he fired General Flynn: Flynn misled Pence, and Comey misled a congressional committee, so "he's out of here." No broohahas, done and finished.

      Charisma is cheap and misleading stuff. Obama had it and look what good that did.

      Being liked is not as important as being right. Trump has time to show that he is right, but it's time he stops the campaigning and tweeting in order to devote ALL his energies to his foreign trip, a meaningful Senate health care bill, comprehensive tax reform, national security, immigration reform, and infrastructure.

      That should be enough to call for ALL his energies 24

    • bradmasterOCcal profile imageAUTHOR


      18 months ago from Orange County California

      BTW, someone posted a question that isn't it time for hp to discontinue the Questions section. One person even commented that questions should be limited to one per day, and even maybe only one per three or four days.

      Apparently, they didn't look at the statistics that I did on the questions.

      For political and social questions, which seem to be the basis of this question. It took 4 weeks to get a 100 questions. That averages out less than 4 questions per day. And that is from the entire population of hubbers.

      If we look at all the latest questions comprising all topics, the average number of questions is around 7 questions per day. Again this is from All hubbers.

      So, the question of limiting the number of questions is moot, as it is being done by hubber apathy.

      As far as removing the question section entirely, is there much difference between 7 questions a day and no questions.

      Then you have to look at the number of answers per question. Most of the questions go without answers.

    • bradmasterOCcal profile imageAUTHOR


      19 months ago from Orange County California

      Can you at least take the poll. Thanks

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      19 months ago from Orange County California

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