Flagging Adult Content

  • Nov. 30th, 2007 at 11:03 AM
theemdash: (M Headdesk)
For those just tuning in, lj's latest "Save the Children" efforts include a nifty little item that allows you to flag for adult content.

You can flag your own entries (or entire journal) as "Adult Concepts" or "Explicit Adult Content" (basically the equivalents of PG-13 and NC-17).

You can also flag other people's content! YAY!!! When flagging other people's content, you'll be given five options to describe the content: "Explicit Adult Content," "Offensive Content," "Hate Speech," "Illegal Activity," or "Nude Images of Minors." Basically, if an entry is flagged several times as "Explicit Adult Content" or "Offensive Content," it will be reviewed by the Abuse Prevention Team and, if it is determined that the post should be flagged, you'll be asked to flag it. The other three options will prompt the user to the Abuse Reporting System (as those three options violate TOS).

You can read all about it at this post in [livejournal.com profile] lj_biz. [livejournal.com profile] marta (who is responsible for answering our questions, apparently) says that she will try to do a summary or wrap-up on this with the most common questions. Or at least answer everyone who asks.

However, I'm compiling a few answers to important questions that I've found in the comments. All questions and answers are in my own words for the purpose of providing a summary. Links go to [livejournal.com profile] marta's answers.

Information They Should Have Included In Their Post )

I only went through the first page of comments, but if people find other answers to questions that should appear here, please feel free to let me know. I don't mind being a comprehensive hub.

Updated The Links Post

  • May. 31st, 2007 at 1:45 PM
theemdash: (Daniel Happy)
I am just finishing my update to the Strikethrough2007 Post of DOOM. This is much more difficult to do from work, let me tell you.

This update contains links to LJ's apology, a breakdown of Alternatives to LJ, many more savvy and intelligent reactions, and fandom support, including polls posted at [livejournal.com profile] fandompays and [livejournal.com profile] malnpudl . Don't miss [livejournal.com profile] ironychan's amusing Firefly filk (posted by [livejournal.com profile] melayneseahawk)!

Also of interest is Perverted Justice's comments regarding LJ's actions. Peverted Justice lists LJ as "an aggressive Corporate Sex Offender," but even they think LJ's current actions are retarded. I have included their write-up in full for posterity and easy access:

Apparently LiveJournal can't tell the difference between what a pedophile community is and a Harry Potter fan-fiction community despite being told months ago which is what. )


If you would like a copy of the coded update, leave a comment with an email address and I'll get it to you. I still want to wait a day or two before returning bits of my journal to the public.

Also, I promise to resume my normal fannish content soon. Between work and this, I haven't had time to write down my recent fannish thoughts. :D

Updated The Links Post

  • May. 31st, 2007 at 1:45 PM
theemdash: (Daniel Happy)
I am just finishing my update to the Strikethrough2007 Post of DOOM. This is much more difficult to do from work, let me tell you.

This update contains links to LJ's apology, a breakdown of Alternatives to LJ, many more savvy and intelligent reactions, and fandom support, including polls posted at [livejournal.com profile] fandompays and [livejournal.com profile] malnpudl . Don't miss [livejournal.com profile] ironychan's amusing Firefly filk (posted by [livejournal.com profile] melayneseahawk)!

Also of interest is Perverted Justice's comments regarding LJ's actions. Peverted Justice lists LJ as "an aggressive Corporate Sex Offender," but even they think LJ's current actions are retarded. I have included their write-up in full for posterity and easy access:

Apparently LiveJournal can't tell the difference between what a pedophile community is and a Harry Potter fan-fiction community despite being told months ago which is what. )


If you would like a copy of the coded update, leave a comment with an email address and I'll get it to you. I still want to wait a day or two before returning bits of my journal to the public.

Also, I promise to resume my normal fannish content soon. Between work and this, I haven't had time to write down my recent fannish thoughts. :D

Strikethrough 2007 Post Updated

  • May. 30th, 2007 at 5:42 PM
theemdash: (SGA Text)
I've updated my Strikethrough 2007 links post from this morning. All new links are denoted as NEW.

I'm including some especially interesting and important links in this post. Please excuse the redundancy.

Some people suspect that visiting the WFI site will install spyware on your computer. This appears to be true.
[livejournal.com profile] liz_marcs offers some advice on how to prevent possible spyware from WFI.

This issue made it to Firefox News in the form of an article that just shakes me: The Purity Police and Fanfic. This is why this whole thing is so terrifying for fandom. WFI's success in suspending journals means that any organization can get the same idea and just as easily go after slash, erotica, or other adult-oriented communities. Why? Because lj's advertisers might not want to be associated with those ideas.

[livejournal.com profile] bubble_blunder has an interesting essay on how fandom could affect lj but won't.

And on a more positive note, [livejournal.com profile] bookshop has posted an essay on the fandom voice. It is beautiful and uplifting and makes me proud to be part of fandom.

Strikethrough 2007 Post Updated

  • May. 30th, 2007 at 5:42 PM
theemdash: (SGA Text)
I've updated my Strikethrough 2007 links post from this morning. All new links are denoted as NEW.

I'm including some especially interesting and important links in this post. Please excuse the redundancy.

Some people suspect that visiting the WFI site will install spyware on your computer. This appears to be true.
[livejournal.com profile] liz_marcs offers some advice on how to prevent possible spyware from WFI.

This issue made it to Firefox News in the form of an article that just shakes me: The Purity Police and Fanfic. This is why this whole thing is so terrifying for fandom. WFI's success in suspending journals means that any organization can get the same idea and just as easily go after slash, erotica, or other adult-oriented communities. Why? Because lj's advertisers might not want to be associated with those ideas.

[livejournal.com profile] bubble_blunder has an interesting essay on how fandom could affect lj but won't.

And on a more positive note, [livejournal.com profile] bookshop has posted an essay on the fandom voice. It is beautiful and uplifting and makes me proud to be part of fandom.

Aware That Everyone Is Possibly Sick Of This

  • May. 30th, 2007 at 10:49 AM
theemdash: (M Headdesk)
I'm well aware that many of you are probably already sick of this, but I'm still terribly incensed.

Here's a list of links that I've run across this morning. I've sorted them by category to help people who want to continue reading about this.

UPDATED: New links are marked NEW. New designation has been removed from all links from May 30.

Cut for Length: Updated May 31 1406 EST )

Protecting Your Journal
[livejournal.com profile] xanphibian warns about direct linking in response to WFI "patrolling," I believe.
If you have a paid account you can lock down your journal in one shot.
There are also a number of ways to backup your lj including:
ljarchive Windows only.
ljbook Appears good for any operating system. I used it this morning. If anyone is interested my 2,000+ posts and 45,000+ comments are 6,000+ pages in PDF format. XD
xjournal Mac-friendly, but doesn't save comments.
ljdump Another Mac option.
lj's own export Cross-platform.

I'll try to update this post if anything new crops up.

LAST UPDATED: MAY 31 1406 EST

Aware That Everyone Is Possibly Sick Of This

  • May. 30th, 2007 at 10:49 AM
theemdash: (M Headdesk)
I'm well aware that many of you are probably already sick of this, but I'm still terribly incensed.

Here's a list of links that I've run across this morning. I've sorted them by category to help people who want to continue reading about this.

UPDATED: New links are marked NEW. New designation has been removed from all links from May 30.

Cut for Length: Updated May 31 1406 EST )

Protecting Your Journal
[livejournal.com profile] xanphibian warns about direct linking in response to WFI "patrolling," I believe.
If you have a paid account you can lock down your journal in one shot.
There are also a number of ways to backup your lj including:
ljarchive Windows only.
ljbook Appears good for any operating system. I used it this morning. If anyone is interested my 2,000+ posts and 45,000+ comments are 6,000+ pages in PDF format. XD
xjournal Mac-friendly, but doesn't save comments.
ljdump Another Mac option.
lj's own export Cross-platform.

I'll try to update this post if anything new crops up.

LAST UPDATED: MAY 31 1406 EST

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