A Non-Newtonian Fluid (maddening) wrote,
A Non-Newtonian Fluid
maddening

Apparently LJ handed its ass to the enormous fan-fiction community through a really really bad policy flip flop on interests. Is it creepy as fuck that so many people write about incest, young boy and young girl porn and rape and stuff? Yes. But LJ used to say that it couldn't do anything about people just listing interests or talking about things that might be illegal. For instance - they don't ban you for talking about smoking weed, doing coke, or listing those things in your interests. They don't ban you for having "murder" as an interest but the last time I checked that was illegal too.

But all of a sudden creepy people creating stories about NAMBLA-esque scenarios are subject to deletion without any real leeway for changing, making private, etc. those parts that LJ finds questionable.

I could not care less about the fan fiction community and its overwhelming number of "age-play" fanatics and furries. If they all just disappeared tomorrow it wouldn't hurt me in any way. First because fan fiction is terrible and second because, just making a drawing more "anime style" doesn't make it any less child porn. It's the uneven policy keeping that baffles me. It's just a bad business move and runs counter to all their previous policies. Unless they changed their TOS right before they did this. And if they did, why didn't I have to sign a new EULA/TOS agreement? Or is the right to change the TOS without notice part of the TOS? heh.

When a group as long-standing and trusted as Perverted Justice can't get LJ to budge on any of this stuff over a few years, why did these backward, mumbling morons at Warriors for Innocence make them sit up and do something rash? These guys are reactionary idiots. They literally call themselves "the only thing that stands between evil and the innocent."

LJ has apparently taken the stance of the major media outlets in the world and have decided to let extremists set content policies for them. Not shocking, just sad.
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