Log in

No account? Create an account

Previous Entry | Next Entry


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.



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.