Sunday, March 01, 2015

Blogger SPAM

I always reserve the right to make fun of anyone who SPAMs me -- including my own blog host:

Starting March 23, 2015, you won't be able to publicly share images and videos that are sexually explicit or show graphic nudity on Blogger.

Because I'm, what, Sexy Back Writer now?

Note: We’ll still allow nudity if the content offers a substantial public benefit. For example, in artistic, educational, documentary, or scientific contexts.

You know, that's what every twerp says when his mother finds his sticky little Playboy stash: "Geez, Mom, they were substantially beneficial to me."

Changes you’ll see to your existing blogs: If your existing blog doesn’t have any sexually explicit or graphic nude images or video on it, you won’t notice any changes.

Kinda doubt there is anything I've done that qualifies. Well, this cover. And this one before I convinced them to put a shirt on him. Or are you doing the gender double standard thing and not counting naked male chests?

If your existing blog does have sexually explicit or graphic nude images or video, your blog will be made private after March 23, 2015. No content will be deleted, but private content can only be seen by the owner or admins of the blog and the people who the owner has shared the blog with.

Okay, so if PBW suddenly vanishes this time it will be entirely due to your uptight, unwarranted and unwelcome censorship. Gotcha.

Settings you can update for existing blogs, blah blah blah

Oh, bite me. Wait, only if it offers a substantial public benefit!

7 comments:

  1. I think mine's safe, too, but for how long? If they start blocking for cursing or for gross written imagery (I talk about serial killers for petesakes), they could take me down, too. Slippery slope they're treading on there. And who gets to decide? And how much is too much? I worked for a private school system once and in a book about Greek myth, way in the background on one page, there was tiny image of a naked male statue. They had to go through every one of those books and deface that image before the books could be given to the children.

    Bah. And feh.

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    1. Just FYI, Google has already censored my free library. I can no longer post my free stories to the web but have to do the "only people with the link" option to keep them from shutting it down and deleting my blogs. This apparently is because Club Denizen has too many offensive words in it (no actual sex scenes, though.)

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    2. Well, that blows. But yay for what Robin posted. Now, how to get your free library uncensored because that just sucks.

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  2. Oh goodie, looks like you can keep up your sexy online image......

    Google scraps plan to block porn on Blogger
    https://ca.news.yahoo.com/

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    1. So they wasted my time AGAIN for no damn good reason. Jackasses. Thanks for the link, Robin.

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  3. I got that message too. I stewed about this for a few minutes, debated with myself about freedom to read/write/see what I want vs arbitrary censorship that shouldn't apply to an adult. Then I considered getting my own web site and just doing what I want. Jury's still out...

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    1. It's the hypocritical aspect that really burns my (non-pictured) backside. Where does everyone go when they want to find nude pictures of that Kardashian chick, another silly ass celeb or anyone, for that matter? Google.

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