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This Time It's Permanent [Jun. 19th, 2007|03:30 pm]
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Hey everyone. I wanted to give you a quick heads up that we just announced details of the Permanent Account sale in news. Click over to read all the details! There's also a related post in lj_biz.

[User Picture]From: pigeonhed
2007-06-20 06:04 pm (UTC)
As somebody who doesn't write about or have any interest in adolescent sex or rape, I was one who was angry at 6A's handling of this sensitive issue. I wouldn't call my comments a tantrum, I merely sought to point out a) the inconsistencies in the action and b) the basic clumsiness of it.

The problem, for me, was that it wasn't just the pornographers that got caught up in the deletion of journals, but the genuine discussion groups, the literary study groups and others. The action taken by 6A was seemingly based on the false premise that a fictional depiction of an illegality is illegal itself whether advocating that act or not. This is clearly ludicrous, we would have to ban almost every book ever written including The Bible, Shakespeare and Homer.
Furthermore 6A acted precipitously without any consultation and in direct breach of its own published Terms and Conditions.
When people queried this they were ignored, though the press were spoken too. The eventual statement was mealy-mouthed and patronising and lacked any sense that 6A actually realised what they had done wrong.
The enduring concern as a result of this, and earlier censorship acts by 6A such as the breastfeeding icon ban, is that our money will be taken and then the detached corporate mentality of 6A will bring in further restraints and reactionary policies thus losing LJ's welcome sense of community, openness and the ability to have debate such as this. I do not see a problem with people asking for reassurances before committing their finances. (Some people may do this in a way you may think clumsy, or as another put it 'wanktastic' but their commenst remain valid nevertheless.)
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