March 15th, 2008
|04:21 pm - timeline + my email|
Just a heads up for those waiting on a response from me - I'm reading everything you're saying in the comments of previous posts and I will be meeting with some folks at LJ when I return from "Eastover" (what happens when Passover gets celebrated during Eastover because that's when folks have time off). I will have limited email/internet access during the next two weeks, but I am following and listening to what y'all are saying.
To the best of my knowledge, an updated policy plan will not be coming out for a few more weeks (folks at LJ are reading what everyone's saying before making decisions). I'm not sure what's going to happen with the Basic Accounts. More soon on both. But keep the suggestions and thoughts coming - I do appreciate it!
Thanks for the update, I have added you to my friends list to keep up with LJ news :)
So thanks again.
|Date:||March 16th, 2008 01:38 am (UTC)|| |
Thank you for keeping us updated! I really appreciate how much effort you've been putting into talking to us through your journal, even if I don't always have something to say. It's a relief feeling that someone is looking out for us here.
Any chance that you might enquire about this
Whatever the reasons behind it, it does tend to feed the unpleasant impression that "LiveJournal thinks fanfiction and queer people are an embarrassment."
ETA: the change now appears to have been reversed
, but the comment reply here
looks like unambiguous confirmation that those interests were deliberately being filtered. I suspect a lot of people are now wondering why, and whether the filtering would have been removed if users hadn't noticed.
ETA2: There have now been a few vague comment from an LJ staff member, buried deep amid the threads at news
, to the effect that the filtering was a "mistake" and did not represent "company-wide" opinion. Followed by dead silence.Edited at 2008-03-19 03:42 pm (UTC)
that's something new...
but the comment reply here looks like unambiguous confirmation that those interests were deliberately being filtered. I suspect a lot of people are now wondering why, and whether the filtering would have been removed if users hadn't noticed.
ETA2: There have now been a few vague comment from an LJ staff member, buried deep amid the threads at news, to the effect that the filtering was a "mistake" and did not represent "company-wide" opinion. Followed by dead silence.
Oh, really. But who could think it would come to that
? Nosik always treated free speech like... like brother, didn't he ? Though... regrettably... he was not exactly his brother's keeper
Many thanks for your response and attention to everyone's comments.
And not to give you more tsuris after the latest boneheaded account decision, but I think it's essential you aware that
LJ/SUP is censoring the daily popular interests report: http://stewardess.livejournal.com/288147.html.
I'll also be posting this in Brad's journal.
Whoopsie. I can see someone just beat me to the happy news.Edited at 2008-03-16 05:31 pm (UTC)
Have you seen this
from Evgeny Morozov on lj's recent decision to summarily delete a bunch of user interests? It's short and to the point and worth reading if you have a moment...
As a bonus:
It appears (as best as I can decipher from Babelfish) that Anton Nosik of SUP is calling people "idiots" for protesting, saying that there was no real demand for Basic accounts anyway except from spammers, and declaring that now he's not
going to review the decision until after the planned content strike is over, because we're trying to "blackmail" him.http://www.izbrannoe.info/30184.html
(Talking of spamming, I'm sorry for spamming your LJ with so many comments, but right now it's very rare to find anyone connected with LiveJournal who actually seems to be listening.)
there's real translations: