2007-12-02 08:47 pm (UTC)
Oooo. Naughty! ;)
Great bubbles. Made me laugh!
I'm totally naughty!
I should be punished, or something.. lol! ;)
And isn't that awesome?
Well, but being over 14 has nothing to do with work safety. I think that restricting nudity to people over 14 is ridiculous. WHY IS THE HUMAN FORM A SECRET?
I do not understand the nudity/sex taboo in our culture. It honestly makes absolutely no sense whatsoever to hide what our bodies look like and how new humans are made from children.
2007-12-02 08:53 pm (UTC)
The human form is dangerous. Did you not know that? It might make people *gasp* knowledgeable about their own bodies and inner workings! For shame!
The only thing that is annoying me more than assumption that users aren't able to choose for themselves what to read, is the lj-biz announcement that included the allegation that users "asked for" this. GRRRRRRRRRRR!
Yeah. I mean I guess maybe some did, but I just hope this doesn't lead to an out of control situation where you have to send in proof of your age and crap.
I don't want ya'll knowing how old I am. LOL
I think it's silly, but no big deal. No content is being removed. There's no way for LJ to check people's ages, so I'm sure all it's going to do is cause even more "18-year-olds" to appear on LJ
lol, good point. I wonder if I need to mark a year in my info. Do I feel like being 22, 39 or 45 today? Hmm...
I definitely had an 18+ journal (not this one, but a side journal), so this is kind of scary, but I also paid for a permanent account (on this journal), so I hope this doesn't get too ridiculous. I figure you should be putting all of your sex(y) photos under a friend's only entry anyways and if not, I'm guessing the only way you are going to find those things are if you are looking for them, so things aren't going to get properly flagged, because if you are looking for them, why would you be flagging it in the first place? Ridiculous!
I've got a permanent account too, and now I'm kinda screwed. If enough people find my offensive, can't they just cancel me all together?
Oh my God, I just noticed the red flag appearance on my LJ.
Not that I'm surprised, or hurt, but . . .
It's kinda freaky, isn't it? I'm way behind on my friends page.. like over 500 entries behind so I just caught this. Whoops.
I'm not sure if it is censorship per-sey, but I do not approve of it. Because there are groups of people out there just waiting to drop the bomb on certain communities, not because of anything the communities are doing wrong, but because the viewers in question simply don't like them. It just gives other people another way greif somebody with internet anonomity.
On the other hand, flagging is not the same as deleting, which is how they responded to complaints from said groups earlier in the year. As long as they pay attention to who is violationg TOS and who isn't, it's possible that the flag system won't make a lick of difference. I mean, most of us here are probably adults or teens anyways, so it's not like something as silly as a filter is going to
stop apply to us. ;)
*nod* Good point.
And there are some really dangerous communities on LJ.
I've got mine flagged for "Adult Concepts" which is 14 and over. "Adult Content" is for 18 and over and is for nudity, graphic sex, etc.. I figure since I talk about promiscuous, drug use, and with lots of cussing, I really don't want anyone UNDER 14 reading my journal.
I think flagging your own journal is fine. I don't like the idea of letting other people do it, though.
*nod* I just don't see why people under 14 can't read about adult concepts. I mean jeez.. I read Flowers in the Attic when I was 7. LOL
I honestly do not understand the flagging thing. What exactly is it and what happens? I haven't seen any flagged journals...
I guess you have the ability to flag your own journal as only available to those over a certain age, and then if you come across a journal you find and feel there's adult content in you're able to flag it.
i now have EXPLICIT ADULT CONTENT and am proud.
ofc, i am also flagging everyone as kp.
Edited at 2007-12-02 10:16 pm (UTC)
*blink* You're flagging me? Wha?
I don't know that it's such an awful thing. I haven't run across it, or had any mention of it on mine or my friend's journals, so I might be misunderstanding it, but it seems like stopping and saying "Hey, there might be material on here that some people find offensive. If you're one of those people, this would not be something you'd want to read," at least avoids the situation of:
"Hey all my friends, look at this journal entry on my friend's page. Oops! I didn't realize another one of my friends would post a NUDE pic of somebody...sorry everybody." I've actually had that happen to me before, and it was a little embarrasing.
Some of your previous commenters are right. All you have to do is adjust your age on your profile, and then it just shifts the burden of responsibility from LJ or the journal owner to the person who wasn't truthful about their age.
PS: Wouldn't it only be censoring if they completely restricted viewing, rather than giving you a choice?
I just don't necessarily think it's right. I get that 6A needs to protect themselves, but this just seems excessive.
Might I just add that most companies don't actually like their employees to access websites such as myspace or livejournal while they are working because they uh, are supposed to be working. ehh, all the work computers I've used had filters and were monitored.
*raises a brow*
Most companies allow breaks.
Also, some people get to work before their shift starts, or have to wait past their shift for carpools or public transportation.
Well, my journal was automatically labeled adult only,.. so I lowered it to 14 (since I do love to swear) but I think Im just going to take it down. Fuck that shit, screw you LJ, I hate your assface.
I think this is their response to the: Slash fic and rape victims speaking out is porn, we need to ban them! problem.
This is their "compromise".. but its bullshit and what 12 yr old who WANTS to see porn or 16 yr old who wants to read slash or read about incest can't figure out how to lie about their age to a computer?
Seriously. I think it's to protect themselves legally, but still.
That's so weird that they labelled your journal adult only. I mean... they didn't do it to mine. Weird.
And they just sold us to freakin' Russia.
lol, awesome. I'm totally adding Oh My Heck to my vocabulary.