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(C|Net)   Livejournal accounts deleted on a massive scale by abuse team. In related news, stock in razor blades doubles   (news.com.com) divider line 200
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2007-05-30 08:58:48 PM  
Why not go a little more specific subby? Maybe X-Acto?
 
2007-05-30 09:12:58 PM  
It would be hard to tell - most razor companies are owned by big companies - Proctor and Gamble for Gilette and Elmer's for X-Acto.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2007-05-30 10:08:45 PM  
Said one victim: "As a queer, feminist writer who explores the darker aspects of human nature, many of my stories deal with incest, rape and child molestation. I don't like being lumped in with rapists and pedophiles and other 'monsters on the Web.'"

Maybe if you stopped writing about rape, pedophilia, and other monstrous deeds...

Oh, and I bet the razor blade she buys to end her pain will be her first.
 
2007-05-30 10:26:35 PM  
ZAZ:
Maybe if you stopped writing about rape, pedophilia, and other monstrous deeds...


Yeah, cuz constraining fiction is always a good thing.

/fark LJ
//fark 'em in the arse with a big, underage, misshapen phallus.
 
2007-05-30 10:29:23 PM  
FTFA: "Material which can be interpreted as expressing interest in, soliciting or encouraging illegal activity places LiveJournal at considerable legal risk."

See, this is exactly how I figured out that ol' Sam Clemens was a racist.
 
2007-05-30 11:01:14 PM  
Remember kids, its down the road, not across the street. Thanks for reducing my tax burden.
 
2007-05-30 11:01:38 PM  
antiFodder: Yeah, cuz constraining fiction is always a good thing.

Well, you get what you pay for. And with most LJ accounts that's a whole lotta nothin'. If you're worried about your free speech being infringed upon, you really need to get your own site.
 
2007-05-30 11:01:40 PM  
After trawling around the related angst on LJ communities, you find out that they did the deletion based on keywords in interests. Like 'rape' or 'child molesting' ... turns out a few people used LJ to vent about their experiences as a rape victim or survivor of child abuse. They just got violated again, which is pretty damn funny. Or not, depending on how much of a human behind you are.

/hilarity ensues
//subby
 
2007-05-30 11:03:17 PM  
depending on how much of a human behind you are.

That's hilarious. I don't know if it was intentional, but it totally works.
 
2007-05-30 11:04:15 PM  
OH come on. You know her writing is going to be awful if she defines herself as a queer feminist. Bleh. People who define themselves based solely on what gender they like to fark are morans.
 
2007-05-30 11:04:44 PM  
Is it okay to make fun of LiveJournal yet...?

Subby Livejournal accounts deleted on a massive scale by abuse team. In related news, stock in razor blades doubles...

Yes sir, LiveJournal sucks.

/two more years
//two more years
///until Facebook goes down
 
2007-05-30 11:05:07 PM  
mister aj: they did the deletion based on keywords in interests.

Yikes, that's unfortunate. Other than that, I have no problem with LJ limiting its content - if you want to post rape/pedophile fiction and your free service shuts you down, pay for hosting and set it up yourself.
 
2007-05-30 11:05:42 PM  
It said the deletion was prompted by activist groups, including one called Warriors for Innocence

Mistake #1: doing anything a group called Warriors for Innocence tells you to do.
 
2007-05-30 11:06:03 PM  
Maybe people should actually try finding out what their kids are up to, so the rest of the internets aren't punished for someone's lazy parenting.
 
2007-05-30 11:06:27 PM  
You're writing child molestion fantasies on live journal? Wow.
 
2007-05-30 11:06:33 PM  
ZAZ


Maybe if you stopped writing about rape, pedophilia, and other monstrous deeds...


Hmm, but murder in a detective story is somehow less monstrous?

/we're going to collectively deserve it when our country slides down the slippery slopes into an orwellian nanny state
//thanks, asshats
 
2007-05-30 11:06:44 PM  
oh, and before someone beats me to it:

People still use livejournal?
 
2007-05-30 11:07:24 PM  
I won't pay for LJ anymore, but they can't keep me from posting there for free....until, you know, I advocate illegal behavior that pisses off some right wing loony group.

You think supporting Gay Marriage would do the trick?
 
2007-05-30 11:08:04 PM  
the correct way to deal with this is to identify the activist groups, then identify their leadership/membership and make those individuals' lives hell.

obviously such acts are forbidden here, but there are other places which in fact specialize in such devastation. once these pressure groups are unmasked a few times, others like them will learn to leave the internet alone.
 
2007-05-30 11:09:31 PM  
Dalton Voss
re: free service
Pedant point - while many LJ accounts are free, a lot of users opt to pay for upgraded accounts for more features. Next on Fark: TotalFark users having their free speech oppressed ;-)
 
2007-05-30 11:10:15 PM  
They need to stop biatching and get their own domain then. QQ MOAR IMO.
 
2007-05-30 11:10:31 PM  
Hey I'm starting an activist group that thinks every single thing in existence is bad. Anyone down?
 
2007-05-30 11:11:18 PM  
reverbblue: People still use livejournal?

Beats the living hell out of crapspace.

I least I have a client, editing tools (that actually work) and I don't get spammed there.

Nice communities structure, easier to read and keep up with, and the feeds work very well.

I cant see much to biatch about it. Not too sure how I feel about the wholesale deletion thing, but hey, its a business, and they don't owe you shiat. They run it the way they see fit. Much like this site. Don't like it, make your own.

/Lets my baby raccoons do my cutting on my arms for me. Those damned claws are sharper than most my blades.
 
2007-05-30 11:11:41 PM  
The woman who started this crusade is one crazy biatch:

http://suesviews2.blogspot.com/

http://www.warriorsforinnocence.org/
 
2007-05-30 11:12:15 PM  
Seeing as my "el jay" got deleted for my various long winded and graphic but deeply poetic descriptions of how one might masturbate a goat, I think I will fill that void with Fark.com:

Today my friends and I did some marijuana cigarettes and discussed how damn beautiful everything was. I came so close to losing my virginity. Also, I don't know if you've heard of him, but I found this great band called Bob Dylan. Maybe later I will buy a new scarf, as I lost mine at the last Whiney Pissants concert. Anyway, I have to go because I'm filling out a quiz about which anime character I am. Cheers.
 
2007-05-30 11:12:20 PM  
////wrist
 
2007-05-30 11:12:27 PM  
mister aj: Pedant point - while many LJ accounts are free, a lot of users opt to pay for upgraded accounts for more features.

Oh! I didn't know that. If I was paying, and my sh*t got deleted, I'd be pissed. I just figured it was free, like blogger.com, etc. Thanks for the info.
 
2007-05-30 11:13:58 PM  
(Wonders aloud if they are going to go after those (shocking, and [in my opinion] distasteful "pro-ana" groups.)

Then again, my opinion is just that, and I wont force my viewpoints on anyone. I'll give my opinions, but they are more than welcome to have their own.

/Not like those girls have any energy to fight it with anyway.
//Yeah, I went there.
 
2007-05-30 11:16:32 PM  
farm1.static.flickr.com

Seemed appropriate.
 
2007-05-30 11:17:47 PM  
Let's get to what's really important. How will this affect furry porn?
 
2007-05-30 11:19:03 PM  
They shut down a book group for reading Lolita, too.

/which might count as doing them a favor, but still
//man, Oprah wouldn't last five minutes on eljay now
 
2007-05-30 11:19:15 PM  
Apparently the shota/loli communities (anime/manga based on sexualizing pre-teen kids) is angry and unsure what to do in a society that looks down on drawings of 8 year old boys being seduced by much older men.

To see what you missed before the took some of this down, Google Cache is still there for you (very NSFW):

http://tinyurl.com/2g4yfs

On the other hand, the less Harry Potter fanfiction where Harry and Draco get it on with Snape, the better.
 
2007-05-30 11:19:27 PM  
Withour reading through the posts, I'll bet there is something about free speech in here from someone who obviously doesn't understand that protection under the Constitution is from the Government, not private companies and people.

It is funny how many people really just don't understand the first amendment at all.
 
2007-05-30 11:19:35 PM  
x09.xanga.com
 
2007-05-30 11:21:22 PM  
I should probably not touch this one without some asbestos frillies on, but...

Do you think that maybe there's a hypocrisy when we here complain that we can't post an undefined "excessive" number of bikini pics in a thread, and then make fun of the folk at LJ for complaining about being censored?

/First they came for the whiny, emo gothtards and I did nothing because I was not a gothtard.
 
2007-05-30 11:24:21 PM  
(further pondering after RTFA)

Why don't these groups (some of whom *are* catering to a pedo market) simply drag their sorry asses over to literotica or fictionmania where that kind of shiat has a formum, separated from the rest of the good *adult* smut?

Want a support group? Have one. Wanna discuss every lurid detail of the dreams you have had since molested as a 12 year old... I am not sure a public forum on LJ is the place.. but once again, thats just me.

/Not sure how child related erotica (or stories discussing events happening to *young* children of a sexual nature in a detailed that seems to be catering to catering to an "erotica" .. not "account of what happened" style of writing) is considered therapeutic in nature, but I am sure someone will be along shortly to debate that. Essentially the difference between a court transcript and a hentai for humans. Both could describe the same thing, but they are hard to compare non?

(Possibly the longest slashy in history)
 
2007-05-30 11:24:46 PM  
in hopes of better "protecting children."

OMFG, THINK OF TEH CHILDREN!!1!
 
2007-05-30 11:26:07 PM  
Finally, someone is taking a stand against online role-players. They may not be pedophiles but they score as many points on the creep-factor.
 
2007-05-30 11:26:55 PM  
i don;t get what the story is, Fark has been doing this for years :)
 
2007-05-30 11:27:34 PM  
Shadow Blasko: (or stories discussing events happening to *young* children of a sexual nature in a detailed that seems to be catering to catering to an "erotica" .. not "account of what happened" style of writing)

*blink* wow. That could be the worst sentence, grammatically speaking, I have ever blundered through.
 
2007-05-30 11:27:38 PM  
LiveJournal: The online City of Boston.

/Masshole
 
2007-05-30 11:27:52 PM  
I wonder how this translates in communities that have a lower age of censent than the U.S. To my understanding, the age of consent in the states is 16 to 18, but in Europe or Asia, it is often 13 to 15. Not to mention our harsh statutory rape laws (2 15-year-olds is okay, but a 16-year-old and an 18-year-old is a felony).
 
2007-05-30 11:29:30 PM  
I am a survivor of sexual abuse and, while I don't base my life on it, I have written about it on LJ. I find it more than a biatchilling that LJ is relying on information from an anti-gay vigilante group to shut down journals and communities that write fan-pr0n or serve as support groups for people who have had similar experiences as I have.

I have a paid LJ account.

I am not emo or goth.

I just want the freedom to write about my life without being silenced because I list an interest that someone wasn't comfortable with.

Oh and furry pr0n? Out. Any kind of pr0n could lead to suspension and deletion.
 
2007-05-30 11:29:31 PM  
PreciousHamburgers ftw...
 
2007-05-30 11:29:50 PM  
csi Yellowknife.

Jesus Sideways Christ.

...I shouldn't be suprised. I grew up with a girl in highschool who was very much into that crap. She was into her avatar (boy character she drew to represent herself) being raped by gay vampires.

I dunno. It's just another reminder on how farked up some people are.

/I wonder if these people go to McDonald's and do nothing but stare at children in ballpits?
 
2007-05-30 11:30:40 PM  
PainSorrowLoss: I wonder how this translates in communities that have a lower age of censent than the U.S. To my understanding, the age of consent in the states is 16 to 18, but in Europe or Asia, it is often 13 to 15.

Have you ever seen some of this stuff? You would know if you did. I ran across one cross-posted to a "What in the hell?" group. I was two paragraphs in before I realized this smarktard was talking about, essentially, toddlers. *shudder*

Not my cup of tea... and I don't care if it is someone elses. I just don't want to read it, and I'm pretty sure 6 apart doesn't wanna be hosting it.
 
2007-05-30 11:31:09 PM  
Damn. How am I going to find unedited, terribly written, totally self-serving stories about Harry Potter getting it on with Snape, now that Snarry69's LiveJournal account has been shut down?
 
2007-05-30 11:31:12 PM  
1. I should note that one being a "queer feminist" is not a commentary at all on their personal sexual preferences; I, a straight male, could be a queer feminist. It is a statement of personal philosophy/research interests.

2. LJ went on a mass-banning crusade without bothering to examine the content of the users or communities; thus the community dedicated to literary criticism of Nabokov was deleted.

3. It came absolutely without warning.

4. LJ only exists because of its users; it depends entirely upon its users to write and thus to create content. Fark could exist, believe it or not, without any of us; it wouldn't be the same, but it would still attract traffic (realize that only a small percentage of people who visit Fark actually have user accounts). LJ has responsibilities to its users because without them, LJ has no revenue stream.
 
2007-05-30 11:31:34 PM  
Oh, and by the way, I have no problem with predatory types being shut down. Too hell with them.

But what about those of us who have never hurt anyone, never want to hurt anyone, and wouldn't protect someone who has done harm?

And what about the slash fiction writers? WTF?
 
2007-05-30 11:32:32 PM  
 
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