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WordPress is looking interesting right now.

EDIT: For those that don't know, LiveJournal has deleted a whole bunch of accounts... well, read this. Back? good.

I hate when big systems get co-opted for one small groups need (see American political parties), and fear what else can/will happen. Mind you, I am not directly affected by these deletions, and don't think I have anything that people would find objectionable enough to result in a mass deletion. Having already paid for a permanent account, I can't express my opinion with money.

But that doesn't mean I have a say in other ways.



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May. 30th, 2007 11:51 pm (UTC)
May. 31st, 2007 12:16 am (UTC)
May. 31st, 2007 12:20 am (UTC)
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May. 31st, 2007 12:01 am (UTC)
Take it from me, Wordpress is awesome. I use it for Buzzer and it works like a charm.
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Jun. 2nd, 2007 03:33 pm (UTC)

Apparently, you *will* have to wait.
May. 31st, 2007 12:38 am (UTC)
I don't blame LJ - they're a corporation, it's their bat and ball.

What I blame is the attack on humanity by the Anti-Sex League that believes that this:

is so obscene as to complain about it.
There's a difference between being offended because of what you happen to be and offended because of what you believe. And the bluenoses and pc-types in power today can't figure that out.

I didn't know these communities were even on LJ, and I didn't read them. And if I had known, I still wouldn't read them.

Unfortunately for a lot of folks in this country, we still have free speech. That'll change after the next attack when we all get scared again.

I'd better stop. I'm ranting.
May. 31st, 2007 12:42 am (UTC)
I read what you pointed to. I'm not that bothered, perhaps because I'm lawful good :-). I think what people forget is that LJ is a private concern, not a public offering, and they have the right to define what is on the service. If I don't like that, I can vote with my feet.

I say this as someone who runs a moderated mailing list -- I have for 16 years -- and I've been accused of censorship in the past. Until a mechanism is developed to keep the potentially questionable communities segregated from minors that may use the service, 6A is just doing a CYA. Perhaps it could be suggested that a mechanism be created whereby only people whose birthday indicates they are over 18 could visit the questionable areas, but that's not there yet.

Yes, a small group lobbied for this. Would it have made a difference if a large group lobbied? If a single admin discovered these problems? Let's look at what got deleted, protest what was wjthin the TOS, but recognize that 6A/LJ, as the ones legally on the hook for what is here, have the right to do what they will.
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