I will now go back to my normal, mostly inane, posting. I also will be aware the LJ could, and would, decide to make me PNG at any time because I'm not a "normal" demographic for the "community" that they want.

I will endeavor to keep current backups, and I will be looking for some way to do html scrapes of posts+comments on an automatic basis that doesn't involve windows.

Forgive? Maybe. Forget? Not fucking likely.
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ravan: (451F)
( Jun. 1st, 2007 12:31 pm)
I want to go back to posting memes, adventures with my cat, craft project status, and the occasional political rant.

But I can't, yet. I don't feel right about it.

I don't really have a clear understanding of what I can expect from 6A/LJ anymore. I don't have any faith that these people won't attempt to exercise editorial control over my interests and my writings.

I don't write fanfic, or porn. But I do write about unpopular, controversial subjects: paganism, homosexuality, gay marriage, childfreedom, homelessness, civil disobedience, liberal politics, civil rights and gun rights.

Who, or what, is next?? What topic is next under 6A's "we don't want that in our community" banhammer?

There is a chill in LJ-land. I can't feel safe to rant about wanting to string up nameless users at work by their short hairs, now - for fear I'll be accused of some nebulous "crime", and have my journal deleted. I can't rant about what I'd like to see happen to the entire Phelps clan - for fear I'll be accused of solicited criminal activity, and be banned from a service I've *paid for* on someone's whim. But Ann Coulter can get mainstream press coverage for her advocacy of hunting down liberals as "traitors".

Work with me, 6A. Repudiate "zero tolerance" and knee-jerk judgments.
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ravan: (451F)
( May. 31st, 2007 10:08 pm)
However, there are a few legal issues here that bug me:

1) If you suspect a crime is or has been committed, don't delete a journal, call the cops!!
2) If you accuse someone publicly of criminal behavior, but can't/don't/won't back it up with evidence and reporting it to the authorities, you could be committing libel and defamation.
3) Deleting journals and communities on the basis of keywords in interests is pretty slipshod.
4) Fiction, fantasy, or discussion of lusts and thoughts is not the same as doing them, even under the current mess of US Law. Really.
5) Isn't breaking/violating your own process as described in your ToS a breach of contract??
6) Trying to claim listed "interests" mean that a person "likes" or "advocates" them would probably get laughed out of court, IMO.
7) As I understand it, a person's content is theirs, and a hosting service is shielded by the "common carrier" provisions of the law *if* they do not exercise editorial control over it. Deleting "objectionable", but not illegal, content could be construed as exercising editorial control.

Again, IANAL, nor do I play one on TV.

I need to have defined for me what rights I have under my permanent membership contract with LJ. If they can blithely change their ToS on the fly about this stuff, what else can they do, without me having any recourse other than abandoning my journal (and money)? Will I log in one day to a page full of ads for fundie churches, my journal redacted of all content not fit for sheltered 5 year olds??
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ravan: (lj read fanfiction - fireflypenance)
( May. 30th, 2007 09:10 pm)
Apparently even Perverted Justice can't tell the difference between active child molesters and pedophiles who do not act on their urges.

Pedophilia is a mental illness. True, it's a revolting mental illness, but unless the person actually harms or financially supports the harm of a child (actual images of child porn), it's not illegal. No harm, no foul.

I some days feel sorry for people with this problem - they can't even admit the urges enough to get help without being reported for something or socially ostracized. How are they supposed to get help if admitting the problem is an instant police record or something?

Yes, kids need protecting. Their parents are the first line of defense, not LJ/6A. Pre-pubescent kids don't belong on LJ unsupervised, IMO

But making things worse for people who have been victims of child molesters and people who are fighting mental illness is not protecting anyone.

BTW, here are some links about treatment for pedophiles:
http://whyfiles.org/154pedophile/2.html
http://library.uchc.edu/bhn/cite/nyt/0224pedo.html
http://pedophileophobia.com/treatment.htm
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ravan: (lj revenue - fireflypenance)
( May. 30th, 2007 06:42 pm)
Because LJ has "decided" that having interests that are "illegal" is somehow a solicitation to break the law, or is not the "kind" of "community" that they want to have, I will not be updating this journal with anything but posts about the deletions, bigotry, and judgemental crap that is involved.

Quotes from LJ CEO Berkowitz on CNet:
"We did a review of our policies related to how we review those sites, those journals, and came up with the fact that we actually did have a number of journals up that we didn't think met our policies and didn't think they were appropriate to have up," Barak Berkowitz, chairman and chief executive of Six Apart, said in a telephone interview.

...

"Our decision here was not based on pure legal issues. It was based on what community we want to build and what we think is appropriate within that community and what's not."
--Barak Berkowitz, chairman and CEO, Six Apart


This kind of knee-jerk, bigoted, "sanitization" of the LJ environment by daddy-knows-best corporate jerks turns my stomach. The fact that they bowed down and kissed the ass of dominionist, "Joels Army" type fundamentalist scum like WfI is just appalling!

Saying fanfic containing torture of villians or underage sex is promoting torture and pedophilia is like saying murder mysteries are manuals for murder. Dumb.
ravan: by Ravan (Kitten Bag (by siliconshaman))
( Mar. 7th, 2006 12:50 pm)
Damn, my chewtoy elorie has STFU. I need to find another one. Anyone have any twits that need flaming? I don't troll and start fights, but if anyone has some prime examples of assininity, point me to it.

Maybe a rant or three...

In other news, my tooth that is missing a crown is slightly temperature and pressure sensitive. Bleah.
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ravan: by Ravan (don't worry be happy)
( Mar. 2nd, 2006 01:56 pm)
Aww, gee, I'm special! Fuckwit [livejournal.com profile] elorie has decided to refer to me by name in her little fief. That means I got to her, pricked her in the ego! I should have saved the comment for posterity! That's a better prize than having a community named after me!Read more... )
Note: this post left public out of fairness. Apologies to those who are tired of the wank stuff.
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ravan: by ravan (stormclouds)
( Mar. 2nd, 2006 10:14 am)
Well, apparently because I'm a member of [livejournal.com profile] childfree, and because I was annoyed, yet amused, by someone who decided to wank and whine on them, a friend has decided to remove me from their reading list.

This actually upsets me.

Why? It's not like I post all kinds of CF stuff here. I don't understand. Because I oppose stereotyping all childfree as bigotted assholes (even though some truly are)? Because I am offended by drama wanks and such who spew those stereotypes at me? Because I don't like chickenshits in any community (as opposed to personal journal) who like to dish it out but can't take it, and I like an occasional flambe session?? Because I'm a member of (at least one) community that has some very immature members? Or because I sometimes write about political and work stuff from a CF perspective?

OK, some of the angry epithets used by the hardcore childfree types are downright nasty. I don't use them, and just tend to roll my eyes when I read them. Which ones are the nastiest is a matter of personal opinion. But I don't tend to use them here. Why? It's a slang used in a certain subculture, and just plain not appropriate for general use. The same applies to other slang used in other subcultures - pagan, fannish, etc. That and some are just... stupid, crude, or unfunny.

Yes, I'm childfree. I disapprove of bratty kids, and their negligent caretakers. I am horrified by child abuse and neglect. I also love my neice and nephews, and enjoy seeing kids that are well raised. I understand that no kid is an angel all the time - I sure wasn't.

If you don't like [livejournal.com profile] childfree, or [livejournal.com profile] cf_hardcore, don't read them, please, it will only piss you off. I don't read right wing conservative (e.g. [livejournal.com profile] conservatism2)or pro-bush (e.g. [livejournal.com profile] community4bush) communities for the same reason.
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ravan: by Ravan (Kitten Bag (by siliconshaman))
( Mar. 1st, 2006 04:28 pm)
OK, the Drama(tm) started on [livejournal.com profile] note_to_asshat has now taken a truly ridiculous turn. Some wanker started [livejournal.com profile] note_to_elorie. Now, it could have been a member of [livejournal.com profile] childfree. Some people there are that immature. Or it could have been a sock puppet of elorie herself, just to claim some sort of victory - but I doubt it - she's not that clever.

But really, giving her that much attention?? Silly.

EDIT: Oh, and in her little crowdown on [livejournal.com profile] note_to_asshat, she is "allowing" comments, but screening them and deleting the ones that score a zinger on her. What a chickenshit - only shit that agrees with her is allowed, in a rant community. While I can understand it in a personal journal, and fully support it there, it's rather de classe in a community. What a pathetic waste, but what I've come to expect of fluffybunnies like her.
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ravan: by icons r us (flamethrower - from icons r us)
( Feb. 28th, 2006 11:57 am)
[livejournal.com profile] elorie, you are a chickenshit. Fine, you own [livejournal.com profile] note_to_asshat. You are free to post all kinds of abuse of members of other communities (like [livejournal.com profile] childfree) and then not allow them to respond. It's your little empire, after all. I just think you are so fucking lame, you can dish it out but can't take it in.

But don't fucking assume that we all have the same motive for wanting to join your little community. Some of us just wanted to be able to post notes to asshats. I thought it was a cool concept, and a couple of my friends were already there.

If you can be bothered to read my journal, you see that I encounter a lot of asshats. Only a few of those asshats involve children, or, more correctly, their lazy assed parents who don't know when it just fucking isn't appropriate to take a small child to certain types of (boring for the kid) events. You know, like bars, gory movies, R and X rated movies, nightclubs, business meetings, academic conferences (except those on child development), construction zones, hazardous or crowded environments, etc. Just like CF people don't belong in Chuck-E-Cheeses, or pregnant women don't belong in certain portions of a wafer fab, there are just places kids don't belong.

Hell, my friends with kids would never take their small kids into business conferences, gory movies, bars or crap like that. They actually care about their kids, and don't want to subject them to crushing boredom, risk of serious nightmares, risk of getting hurt, or the irritation of being told to shut up every 5 minutes. They actually parent their kids, what a concept! They care about their kids and other people too!

So, [livejournal.com profile] elorie, you make generalizations about people, applying your own little bigotries and stereotypes, and you *will* get lambasted and mocked in the communities that you stereotype *and* in the journals of the people you piss off. You didn't want drama and wank? Then why in the living fuck did you start it, chickenshit?

EDIT: What's worse is that the lame twit is part of the internet pagan community. Sad. You'd think she'd know better than to start throwing around stereotypes about alternate lifestyles and choices. What an idiot. The peabrain has the nerve to call me an asshat because I don't like ill behaved kids in places where they don't belong and chose not to have kids of my own. If it wasn't so pathetic, I'd be laughing at the irony. I bet she doesn't have the balls to post outside of anywhere that she isn't lord and master over, and take her medicine.

You will notice, folks, that this entry is public, and allows comments by (nearly) all LJ users. I've only ever totally banned one user from my journal, and that was a known troll.
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