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The sickening feeling that your entries were rejected from Urban Dictionary. Often confused with anxiety and hunger.
"Your entry was rejected"
"Thats what she said.."

"Not Published"
"WHY?~!"
by SpaceAnt(s) December 10, 2009
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Every definition on Urban Dictionary was written by a user like you. About a thousand definitions are sent to Urban Dictionary every day, but only half enter the hallowed ranks beside ratchet, Harlem Shake, and Cleveland Steamer. People often email and ask, why didn’t my definition get published? Well, we’d like to know too.

The truth is, we don’t decide. Sometimes we’re just as puzzled. Some rejected definitions seem perfectly good to us. Sometimes we wouldn’t vote for a definition, but we can’t really say why. Urban Dictionary’s users get to edit the content, so they get to decide. However, since this is a frequent question, we thought we’d look into how users make the decision to publish or not publish a particular definition.

We wanted to understand what matters in a definition, what helps it get accepted. To do this, we started by asking users to just describe a list of eight random submissions. We gave people one line of text to describe the submission. For example, one of the words was “phil collins.”
Not Published
People described this definition as “Somewhat biased”, “opinionated”, or “NO! PHIL COLLINS IS THE SHIT”. We collected 69 responses for each word, grouped them together and tried to find the main idea in the description. We continued to group things together until we ended up with eight categories.

funny
hilarious
pun/play on words
amusing
clever/smart

clearly and correctly written
complicated/too long
bad grammar
capitalized/formatting
confused

specificity
personal
too specific
about a celebrity
slander
biased
opinionated

offensive
degrading
slander
sexist
racist
usage
redundant
original
makes sense
helpful
lame
strange
weird

quality of the definition
informative
true
wrong
accurate
stupid/dumb

graphic
disgusting
visceral
dirty

provocative
sexual
improper
by GG1010 March 29, 2017
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When a term on Urban Dictionary is rejected for no apparent reason because the biases.
I just had about enough of this "not published" crap from Urban Dictionary!
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