Gayle Madwin (queerbychoice) wrote,
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LiveJournal Users vs. SUP

SUP is currently publishing a false list of the Most Popular Interests on LiveJournal. Someone called "Stewardess" at has determined that SUP censored at least twelve interests that should rightfully be included on the list of most popular interests: sex, boys, girls, fanfiction, yaoi, hardcore, porn, bondage, faeries, pain, depression, and bisexuality. belenen suggests that you click on the LiveJournal feedback link and send them feedback something like this:
I just discovered that SUP has removed the interests "Sex, Boys, Girls, Fanfiction, Yaoi, Hardcore, Porn, Bondage, Faeries, Pain, Depression, Bisexuality" from LJ's daily popular interests report, and I am outraged by this censorship. I want LJ to reflect its users, not the prejudices of its owners. I have seen a large number of my friends moving to another journaling site, with more threatening to do the same, and I think that LJ needs to pay attention to this before it loses a large chunk of its paying customers.

I am a _______ (plus, paid, permanent, basic, early adopter) account holder, and if I left, you would be losing the revenue I bring in by ________ (viewing ads, paying yearly, inviting new people to join LJ).
belenen adds: "If no one speaks up about this, they assume that no one cares, and the next time a censorship issue comes up, they are far more likely to act in favor of it because they don't see any negative consequences. If, instead, they face outrage at this, they are less likely to censor in the future."

In addition, beckyzoole recommends (in protest not only against the censorship but also against the recent removal of the "Basic" account option for new journals created from now on) that everyone should avoid using LiveJournal in any way on Friday, March 21, from midnight GMT to midnight GMT. I don't know whether SUP will really pay any attention to a boycott with so little likely financial impact on them, but it can't hurt to try.

Also, if you are a member of or would be willing to sign up, you can also help "digg" the news article "LiveJournal vs. Fandom: Again" to the top of the news headlines.
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