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Two posts today! [Feb. 7th, 2008|12:31 pm]
randomposting
[Current Location |in a place where you can't wish someone a good day.]
[mood |shockedshocked]
[music |silence]

ETA: http://randomposting.insanejournal.com/ Just in case, guys. I'm not happy about it, this is my journal home, but at least that would be a way to contact me if things go bad. And you can always email me at LJRandomposting@yahoo.com


Dear LiveJournal user randomposting,

We have recently become aware that your LiveJournal account has been used to make a number of identical unsolicited comments or entries in others' journals. This practice is forbidden by LiveJournal's Terms of Service, as it qualifies as spam.

This email serves as a warning that any further reports of this behavior will result in the suspension of all of your LiveJournal accounts. LiveJournal does not permit spam, and does not tolerate it when it is reported to us.

If you have any questions about LiveJournal's policy regarding commercial activity and promotion, please see http://www.livejournal.com/support/faqbrowse.bml?faqid=197. This FAQ contains instructions on how to file an Abuse query if you need clarification on any elements of the policy.

Regards,
LiveJournal.com Team



-- Okay.. seriously?

I'll let you guys know what "identical" comments I make iin others journals.

" I hope tomorrow is a better day for you."
" I hope you're feeling better soon."
"Welcome to LJ! :) "

Some of you will recognize these, because all of you at some point or another added me as a friend.

Apparently Livejournal feels that sending good wishes to people is spam.

What a world.

ETA My Response: I received this email:
Dear LiveJournal user randomposting,

We have recently become aware that your LiveJournal account has been used to make a number of identical unsolicited comments or entries in others' journals. This practice is forbidden by LiveJournal's Terms of Service, as it qualifies as spam.

This email serves as a warning that any further reports of this behavior will result in the suspension of all of your LiveJournal accounts. LiveJournal does not permit spam, and does not tolerate it when it is reported to us.

If you have any questions about LiveJournal's policy regarding commercial activity and promotion, please see http://www.livejournal.com/support/faqbrowse.bml?faqid=197. This FAQ contains instructions on how to file an Abuse query if you need clarification on any elements of the policy.

Regards,
LiveJournal.com Team
:

After reading your terms of service in the link listed above, it says nothing about commenting on users journals being out of line unless someone is promoting their own community or trying to sell something. I have done neither of these things. I'm happy to tell you the comments that I repeatedly make on journals.

" I hope tomorrow is a better day for you."
"I hope you're feeling better soon."
"Happy Birthday!"

How is commenting with things of this nature in anyway violating your terms of service? I have never once added a journaller that did not add me first. I am spreading cheer to livejournal and have had thousands of users thank me for doing exactly that.

I do not understand why I am receiving threats in my email accusing me of being a spammer, when I have done nothing on this journal but spread a little sunshine to your journallers that are upset. I have talked to journallers who are mourning, I have wished happy birthdays.

This link does not seem to in anyway address anything that I have done on my journal. I would appreciate some clarification on this issue, as I find it offensive that I am being targeted in this way.

Thank you.
-Randomposting
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[User Picture]From: pantsie
2008-02-07 06:37 pm (UTC)
That's crazy!
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-02-07 06:46 pm (UTC)
Right? I added my response to this entry and will be monitoring the situation from this entry. I'm shaking.
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[User Picture]From: twilighthalcyon
2008-02-07 06:40 pm (UTC)
damn thas stupid
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-02-07 06:47 pm (UTC)
I just can't believe that they're calling what I do spam.
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[User Picture]From: kulczar
2008-02-07 06:51 pm (UTC)
wow...ok...although it was odd to initially hear from you, i will stand up and swear on a bible or other holy text that "meeting" you hase been one of the more plesent...(pleasent? hmmm...whatever), experiences of my web use. you're funny, unoffensive, and interesting.
thank you...for not being afraid to reach out. and for continuing to be the positive and fun journaller that you are.

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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-02-07 06:54 pm (UTC)
Aww!! You just brought tears to my eyes! *HUGS* Thanks so much sweetheart. This means so much.
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[User Picture]From: frontdoorangel
2008-02-07 06:58 pm (UTC)
That's just crazy. It's a shame they don't have anything else to do.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-02-07 07:00 pm (UTC)
You'd think they'd be more concerned about the child porn and things of that nature.

I emailed them a link to a man who was talking about coming home to "____ his stepdaughter." that he had been hard for her all day, and they informed me there wasn't enough evidence to take action.

And now they're threatening to cancel me for sending birthday wishes and get well wishes?

Talk about priorities I guess.
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From: hymn
2008-02-07 07:00 pm (UTC)
i will kill livejournal if they get rid of you.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-02-07 07:02 pm (UTC)
Now don't threaten. lol. That'll just give them more ammunition, but I'll be really, really sad. I know so much about all of you and really feel like I'm a part of your lives, and I would be so sad if I was banned and couldn't keep in touch with you guys anymore. It would make me really, really sad.
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From: truelovechild
2008-02-07 07:01 pm (UTC)
Hi. We're dickbags. We hate it when people are happy or do nice things. Stop it.

Sincerely, Livejournal.



....wtf.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-02-07 07:05 pm (UTC)
It's seriously so bizarre to me that they're attacking me for spreading a little stranger kindness around their website, when you see so many awful things all over LJ. I don't know.. you'd think they'd go after pro-anorexia or nazi love groups.. I don't know.

Clearly someone reported me.. which I think is really sad. That someone was so unhappy that me wishing them well made them feel compelled to report me.

I feel so sorry for someone who is obviously so terribly sad that they want to take away a bit of happiness directed at them.
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[User Picture]From: nebris
2008-02-07 07:01 pm (UTC)
SixApart are a bunch of fucking dicks! If they bag you, I'd file a formal compliant with the California State Attorney General's office, who are already on their case btw.

~M~
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-02-07 07:06 pm (UTC)
Now I don't live in California, do you think they'd care about me from ______? Can you private message me the stuff on where I would contact them, since it sounds like you've all ready done so? Thanks babe. *hugs*
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[User Picture]From: reallyginnyf
2008-02-07 07:05 pm (UTC)
That has to be one of the stupidest things I've ever read! I look forward to your daily posts and I'm always happy to see a comment from you on one of my posts.

If they delete you, I'll follow you!

*hugs* Keep us updated.

(My icon is a fingerspelled message to SixApart, not to you, my dear.)
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-02-07 07:07 pm (UTC)
*hugs* Thanks so much sweetie. I really appreciate it.
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[User Picture]From: dwaleberry
2008-02-07 07:09 pm (UTC)
Dat's right, girlfriend. Stop spamming my LJ. :P
Seriously though, this is fucked up. :/
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-02-07 07:10 pm (UTC)
*hugs*
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[User Picture]From: marguerlucy
2008-02-07 07:20 pm (UTC)
Did someone hack your account?

It sounds more like the type of thing that would have happened, like the hacker spammed the same message 100 times in one night...

Weird!

You should randomblog on your myspace if you have to start over, or maybe start a blogspot one. I hope you don't have to though. Mostly and selfishly because I really don't need a blogspot account on top of my other 100 internet communities ;)

good luck!
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-02-07 07:25 pm (UTC)
No one hacked my account. I haven't got any response on my journal for anything that I didn't write which would be the first sign.

It's totally the happy birthday's and i hope tomorrow's better for you's. It has to be. I go and I spend a couple hours just commenting things like that where ever I feel compelled. Whenever I see a journaller who looks like they could use a hand, or knowledge that they're not alone.

I just can't believe that they can delete someone for that.

I created an insanejournal, but I'm not thrilled about it.

Myspace is really hard on my computer. Everytme I update or anything it makes me have to reboot.

LJ's my favorite. I paid money for an account. I went without things that I should have been buying so that I could pay for a permanent account last time they were selling them, and I'm a single Mom. That was hard. I didn't make my kid go without, but I didn't eat much, and didn't buy new contacts last year because the money went for LJ. And now they just want to delete it. I'm totally crying. I hate that they have this control over me, that they can just delete me on a whim when I have done NOTHING wrong!
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-02-07 07:27 pm (UTC)
I really feel that way too. I don't understand how I've done anything wrong here.
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[User Picture]From: madbard
2008-02-07 07:27 pm (UTC)
WT proverbial F?

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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-02-07 07:28 pm (UTC)
RIGHT!?

The more I think about this the more ill it makes me. I'm not a freakin' spammer!
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[User Picture]From: thecolourclear
2008-02-07 07:29 pm (UTC)
If it weren't so stupid and worrysome, it would be a little funny.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-02-07 07:31 pm (UTC)
Right? It's so absurd!
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[User Picture]From: watergal
2008-02-07 07:31 pm (UTC)
I would be delighted to have your generic good wishes any time. I hope this gets resolved rapidly and in your favor.

idjits
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-02-07 07:35 pm (UTC)
Thank you honey. *hugs*
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From: textgoeshere
2008-02-07 07:51 pm (UTC)
Whaaaaat?! That's... Dumb :(. *kicks them in the shins*
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-02-07 07:52 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I'm not so thrilled.
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[User Picture]From: trish_punch
2008-02-07 07:51 pm (UTC)

W.T.F.

WHAT??!!?!?

Maybe someone did hack in and use your account or something. I admit I don't *know* you, but I've had a good time bantering back and forth with you over the past several months (gee, how long has it been...). You certainly don't seem like the lurking spammer type.

Hopefully they will clarify what they are talking about. You've certainly never spammed me. Or should I feel left out? Have you been spamming other bloggers behind my back? ;)

And I certainly hope you file an abuse inquiry, assuming that means that you want them to check if somebody is maliciously reporting you for something you didn't do.

Good luck with the Big Brothers!
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-02-07 07:55 pm (UTC)

Re: W.T.F.

*hugs* Thanks sweetie. I did file the report asking for clarification, but so far no response. I just don't understand why anyone would have reported me in the first place. It just seems so odd!
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[User Picture]From: vandygoddess
2008-02-07 07:53 pm (UTC)
Is someone out to get you? I ask you this because way back in the day i recall this happening to another poster. Someone decided they didn't like them and then targeted them through their journal.
Have you received a response from Livejournal yet?
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-02-07 07:56 pm (UTC)
No response from LJ yet.

And if so, I'm not aware of it. It seems really strange, doesn't it? That someone would report me for the kinds of comments I make?
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[User Picture]From: nebris
2008-02-07 08:02 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-02-07 08:04 pm (UTC)
*HUGS* Thank you so much babe. I REALLY appreciate it. You rock.
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[User Picture]From: froose_speaker
2008-02-07 08:06 pm (UTC)

*jaw is currently dropped*

If they kick you off, I will most DEFINITELY have something to say about that! You're one of my biggest heroes on here, very friendly AND educational! Where else am I supposed to get this?!

Rock on!!!
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-02-07 08:10 pm (UTC)

Re: *jaw is currently dropped*

Aww! *HUGS* THanks so much sweetie.
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[User Picture]From: leilia
2008-02-07 08:09 pm (UTC)
Holy crap on a stick. That is just idiotic. I am personally awed by how much you are able to keep up with your huge friends list. The fact that you comment on my journal at all brings a little smile to my face because I know how huge your FList is.

I am guessing that they are looking at your comment count and can't fathom that one person can post that many comments and not be a spammer. Noone ever said that LJ was populated by the most intelligent of people.

However good luck and keep spreading the cheer. I know it has made my day several times.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-02-07 08:16 pm (UTC)
Awww, thanks so much, babe. *HUGS*
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[User Picture]From: jblaque
2008-02-07 08:09 pm (UTC)
I just friended you (via nebris), but DON'T YOU DARE welcome me or I'll file a formal complaint and have you kicked off LiveJournal!
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-02-07 08:17 pm (UTC)
hehe. ;) Thank you so much! I've friended you back and for as long as I'm allowed to stay, I will do my best to be a very good LJ friend. I solemnly swear. :)
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[User Picture]From: insane_hope
2008-02-07 08:22 pm (UTC)
You know thats just crap. I mean talk about not actually bothering to stop and look at whats going on, just letting the machine chug blindly into oblivion. ugg. well they better not kick you off here, It'd make me quite sad.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-02-07 08:25 pm (UTC)
I'd be really sad too. :(
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[User Picture]From: theprimrosepath
2008-02-07 08:38 pm (UTC)
Clearly you'll a world o' people to defend your honour, should lj choose to persue this.

What the hell, lj?! And how did they "become aware"? Do they have comment monitors on all of us, making sure our comments are all speshul snowflake different everywhere, or did someone have to report you for this? Either way, insanity!!
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-02-07 08:41 pm (UTC)
Thanks honey. *hugs*
I think someone reported me.. and I feel really bad for that person who has nothing better to do then report my journal.
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[User Picture]From: ladyofshadow
2008-02-07 08:49 pm (UTC)
Oh geez. *HUGS!* Well, you've got support from me and everyone else!!!

*writes down your email*

(If LJ does have a hissy fit, I cross-post here and over at Insanejournal with the same name ^__~)
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-02-07 08:49 pm (UTC)
Thanks honey. *hugs*
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[User Picture]From: maggiedacatt
2008-02-07 09:08 pm (UTC)
I'm guessing that some people deleted your random comments to their journals and marked them as spam. When LJ received more than one "marked as spam" comment from you and they were identical, they generated this e-mail. :P
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-02-07 09:10 pm (UTC)
Oooh, I hadn't thought of it that way. *nod* You're totally right. I just wish that they would have looked at the content, you know?
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