For personal reasons that don't need exploring at this juncture (sorry, idee_fixe13 et all :/), I had stopped collecting those LJ-problem links I thought enlightening or important recently. I will collect all the old ones here and deleted the disabled posts. I'm not reading anymore, just skimming and linking.
To sum up: cc on the belated, still unclear and not hopeinspiring official statement that LJ had released last night.
Their policy also doesn't bring profit - LJ usage continues to slowly decline ever since 6A took over.
Security leaks: Newly deleted/suspended journal-ists can still read your filtered posts and you can't filter them out because of the way their name has been erased.
While anybody waving their degrees raises my hackles copperbadge keeps up his good links and comments.
Because more LJ staff keep dissing LJ users and official statements continue to be double-speak.
Summary care of aubrem:
whoa, LJ's doublespeak is pretty offensive, isn't it?
- we're banning illegal content.
- we're not just banning illegal content but also content that we consider harmful even if it's not illegal and is in fact constitutionally protected.
- we feel pretty safe in taking a stand against the underage porny fanart. Not so sure about the written stuff though so aren't really saying yet.
- did we mention we're against illegal content? Illegal. We like to call it all illegal even though we admitted above that we're also banning legal constitutionally protected stuff we've decided is harmful. Forget about that. The word for today is illegal.
While I'm still waiting to see a single paedophile group or individual banned, LJ states that anorexia is a GOOD thing! See mine (and a few other's) comments on (half)naked girls being more than ok with 6A.
5 August 2007:
I heard the original post was (duh) deleted so:
Finally someone else (but me) notices (mentions) the sexist aspect of these selective 6A decisions.
Please note, and tell it to your friends: LJ acknowledged the pictures causing the suspension WERE NOT depicting UNDERAGE sex. Back to artistic merit. Causing journal deletion. Back to GAY SEX DEPICTED BY A FEMALE causing journal deletion.
ETA-THREE: quick, simple online complaint about 6A's business behaviour towards paying clients; go, do it, costs nothing, is doing something - preferably not right now, but space it out a bit.
Barak's business friend profited from "charity donations" made in the permanent account sale?
TOS states that deletion without warning is for journals where all material is a violation.
ponderosa doesn't even want to be reinstated, will donate if reimbursement
LJ migration tool that requires additional programmes and *handwave*stuff
another by copperbadge; it's not just two perverted sickoes that good old LJ has finally gotten rid off
This reminds me all way too much about my lost fight with "diplomats", some of them laywers, others just assholes. cc has summarised the latest insults in a short note here.
Still haven't seen a guy get banned for actual perversion, but then it's really hard to seperate girl porn from advertising, isn't it.
if you are in any sort of fandom, someone somewhere finds what you are doing offensive (I'd even subtract fandom and just say "are")
It seems seriously mccarthy-ish, how anyone is invited to report anybody else with the click of a tiny button at each page
and a secret tribunal decides whether to terminate or not. Based on artistic merit, because the suspensions were NOT about chan (underage) or incest in both cases.
I have asked kind people who offered for access to JF and WP, not that I feel personally targeted in any way - right now - nor can I shift the history I'm building on, but.
ETA: not that JF
divide and conquer
I wasn't that upset about pornish_pixies, but unlike then, this time round fen keep saying lj is right. But this time round I happen to know that people had shown lj SERIOUS chan fic and they said its ok, while the banned image was consentual adults. perhaps you care to remember that i loathe non-con and had serious hatred for certain bnfs that lovingly praised the hotness of chan? this is getting serious while fen are tired of it, successfully worn down.
The difference to the last strike-out is not about innocent rape victims not being involved this time, the difference is in targetting individuals and all their journals for posting in the community INSTEAD of that whole community itself, which fandom had brought back in outrage *see Shakespeare*
Similarly, I stopped my J(D) posts, but I can't help myself, melagan, here's another one where his face won't distract you from his neck (or throat etc.):
Nobody has any name suggestions?