livejournal: breast feeding is offensive, but not as offensive as our customer service
POSTED ON 5/21/2006 | PERMALINK |
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"Because these icons can be seen in places on the site where one would not reasonably expect to find sexually explicit content, such as user directories and searches, they must not contain material which may be considered inappropriate for viewing in certain settings. We realize that breastfeeding is not a sexual activity, however images depicting the activity cannot be used as default icons if they display an unobstructed view of the subject's breasts."And if you thought they only have contempt for breast feeders, you're wrong. Their contempt is so broad as to include any user who would dare to contact LJ with *any* concerns.
"Finally, please be aware that write-in campaigns are never effective in swaying the opinion of the Abuse Team or LiveJournal administrators, or in focusing attention on a particular issue. A flood of requests concerning the same issue only serve to slow down the responses given to valid inquiries such as your request for policy clarification."WTF? I read that as Please don't email us with concerns, as we really don't care what you think. And we would never consider changing our terms of service to please our users.
I can almost get where they're coming from on the breast feeding thing. There is a distinct difference between banning breast feeding and banning images of breast feeding. They're not saying breast feeding is bad. They just don't want the images on their site. But their treatment of such images as an offensive act totally negates any chance of righteousness on their part. And any "customer service" email that ends with anything other than "we value you as a customer and will always welcome and consider your concerns" is just wrong.
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