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Huh. Been reading this whole "post content flagging system" fiasco (can't wait for the CEO of 6 Apart to write the lengthy explanation/apology/non-retraction in a couple of days), but when I look at my LJ entries, I don't see the "flag this post" icon anywhere (I see it on other LJs, but not mine). Maybe some of the layouts don't have it? Or am I just missing it?

I think it's going to be a huge mistake for two reasons - one, abuse by fundies and other trolls, and two, the "management review queue" is only going to set up 6 Apart for more headaches as people fight their decisions and/or they make a mistake and someone calls them on it (and threatens lawsuit, of course).

Wow. It's just bad policy all 'round. Why can't they understand the best thing to do is to cover their asses but NOT volunteering to police, or help police, user content? And, perhaps, allow users who are legally able to read the TOS to do so (where all this is covered already anyway), and those who are not legally of age be monitored by their fucking parents, perhaps? Jeez.

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wasabi
Dec. 2nd, 2007 08:52 am (UTC)
Gee, remember when "parent" used to be a verb?
bovil
Dec. 2nd, 2007 11:04 am (UTC)
The "flag" icon appears only on other peoples' posts.

If you wish to flag your own posts, you have to edit the post; it's one of the lower-section options.

As it is, I kind of like the idea of being able to flag my own content as not-for-kids, because I don't trust parents to do their job. Granted, it's only good so far as kids don't lie about their age, but that's not my problem.
wyckedkittie
Dec. 2nd, 2007 05:18 pm (UTC)
The whole thing about age appropriate content on the web is that unless there is some valid age check program (based on SSN or a national id) anyone can be any age on the web. If parents would do their jobs and monitor what their kids are doing - we wouldn't have 1/2 the problems we have now. But they don't - they let their kids run wild and do whatever they want and the rest of us now have to ssuffer. This smacks of censorship all over - who will decide what is appropriate and what is not? It can't be arbitrary and by not clearly laying down a set of rules and restrictions - this whole enterprise is of 'flagging' will fail at the first lawsuit because a judge will say - did you clearly write down and notify each user 1) how the system works - answer will be no because you had to read about it yourself - something this big should have been sent out an an annoucement to all users - 2) what defines 'age appropriate or inappropriate content' - again - will be shot down because there is no list anywhere.

thanks for letting me vent - just my small show of solidarity
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buddykat
Dec. 3rd, 2007 12:11 am (UTC)
"upon request"? not "upon COURT ORDER"? W.T.F.
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