[identity profile] clauderainsrm.livejournal.com posting in [community profile] therealljidol
I wrote this tonight, and was going to post it tomorrow morning when I woke up, then I decided screw it and I'm posting it now. If an Idol Week can be 12 days long and counting, why can't two Idol days overlap a real one!!! :)

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I knew I should have just made in Week 14... if you've tried logging on, I'm sure you have seen the new terms of service agreement notice.

I've had a couple people email me about it.

I'm not going to get into what differences there are between this one, and the one that people previously signed when they got on the site. Mostly because I don't know what the differences are, and am probably the last person you should ask about these sorts of things.

I do know there is some concern that the Russians might be able to access your privacy locked entries and reproduce it. Because nothing excites Putin more than finding out about your sex life and reading your poetry. If it's poetry about your sex life - that's when it ends up on Russian state owned broadcast media.

This isn't the first time people have been concerned about what the Russians are going to do now that they own Livejournal. Nowadays there are people who are concerned about what the Russians are going to do now that they own the United States. ;)

People are afraid that they can't say the Vladimir Putin enjoys sucking dog's testicles. I am not sure why they would want to say that. Because obviously he's a great man and should be respected, and I would be saying that even if he wasn't standing right behind me right now with what I *hope* is a gun pressed into the back of my head.

Being in the US, I have a greater freedom knowing that it is unlikely that I will be rounded up and taken away for saying Putin really does love those dog testicles. Not that I *would* say that, because that would be a completely ridiculous thing for someone to say! Could I, or someone else, lose access if they were to say something like that. I'm sure it's possible. But I'm just as sure that they might as well shut down the Livejournal site if that happens, because really who is going to show up to use it (other than people really into Japanese boy bands)?

If I lived in Russia, I would probably feel differently. I'd probably have my own opinions on Putin and on the Russian government - and on what the rest of the world thinks about them. I wouldn't know what those opinions would be though, given that, as previously stated, I am not Russian. Or have I downloaded pictures of Putin committing those acts alluded to before, because seriously - who would want to see that???

Seriously though, I'm not sure what this is going to mean in the big picture. Or even if there is a big picture. I just know that people are talking about it, and if you, like me, hit the "agree" button, and are

I really wish this hadn't happened in the middle of such an important vote. But that's part of the deal, you play on the field you are given. So this week will play through as planned, and we will see what is coming next when it comes! http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/1000163.html

Date: 2017-04-04 02:45 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bleodswean.livejournal.com
Hahaha! This is EXCELLENTLY penned, Comrade! You have a wicked good sense of humour and this made me lol tonight.

I have no idea what any of it means, so I will refrain from conspiring. I know folks are concerned...but I don't think it's the ownership of the site that we need to worry about. The users are jumping ship regardless and its just us sailors left.

Why did Putin toss us a few free subscription months, though?

Date: 2017-04-04 06:10 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] alycewilson.livejournal.com
Agreed! The Russians have owned LiveJournal for years, but I don't believe there's cause for concern, quite honestly. I mean, anything that's available publicly has always been accessible.

Date: 2017-04-04 06:17 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] d0gs.livejournal.com
Yup, these were my thoughts too!

Date: 2017-04-04 06:21 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] alycewilson.livejournal.com
I think it's basically saying that they reserve the right to limit access to troublesome content, but unless we start to see evidence of that translating to blocking things like free expression, we shouldn't panic. More likely, it's to protect them in the case of them canceling a spam account, or other such account with questionable material.

Date: 2017-04-04 06:28 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] d0gs.livejournal.com
More likely, it's to protect them in the case of them canceling a spam account, or other such account with questionable material. Yes, that's pretty much what I got from it too! I don't think there's a cause for concern either.

Date: 2017-04-04 06:30 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] alycewilson.livejournal.com
BTW, I looked up that Article mentioned in the agreement, and it basically just lays out procedures for blocking information to access to information on the Internet.

http://www.wipo.int/wipolex/en/details.jsp?id=14090

Date: 2017-04-04 07:13 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] d0gs.livejournal.com
thank you for the link! <3

Date: 2017-04-04 07:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dmousey.livejournal.com
Seriously, our own government can hack and track us (and do) anytime they please. The moment you type it and hit send it becomes fair game. Plus hey, I can use the views and maybe they'll leave comments and concrit!

Peace peeps!

Date: 2017-04-04 11:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] alycewilson.livejournal.com
Very true! I honestly think that nobody would own a blog company who didn't approve of people posting about their feelings, options, et cetera. It seems mostly a mechanism to allow them to remove blogs that present legal issues or come from spammmers.

And yes, you should ALWAYS be careful what you say in electronic communications.

Date: 2017-04-04 12:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wildrose.livejournal.com
MTE. I pretty much roll my eyes any time they change something and people start to panic.

Putin did not only gift me free months, but also a grand total of ONE new userpic - for some reason that cracked me up :P

Date: 2017-04-04 04:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] swirlsofblue.livejournal.com
I just kind of deal with it all with a resigned acceptance that I'm doomed whatever I do, so may as well continue using livejournal. I find it very suspicious that we're getting 'free' months and extra space.

Date: 2017-04-04 04:19 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] impoetry.livejournal.com
Hey I've got Putin on the phone. He says to go "in like Flynn" on impoetry.

Date: 2017-04-04 06:22 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] alycewilson.livejournal.com
Yes, he told me the same thing. He also said he would LOVE more entries about his penis.

Rasputin's Knob

Date: 2017-04-04 04:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bleodswean.livejournal.com
Fairy tales and folk tales
The phallus nest
And the severed joint
The cockerel steeds

Hens left to fend alone
While the cocks strut
Small puffed up pyetukh
Spurs on their ankles

Eggs for breakfast
Eggs for lunch
Headless rooster in the pot
For supper

Re: Rasputin's Knob

Date: 2017-04-04 04:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] alycewilson.livejournal.com
Perfect! Double entendres for breakfast, baby!

Re: Rasputin's Knob

Date: 2017-04-04 10:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bleodswean.livejournal.com
Hahaha, yummy!

Re: Rasputin's Knob

Date: 2017-04-04 06:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] impoetry.livejournal.com
This is incredible, comrade.

Re: Rasputin's Knob

Date: 2017-04-04 10:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bleodswean.livejournal.com
Aw, thanks! I wanted to pen a limerick alas my skills are not so bouncy.

Re: Rasputin's Knob

Date: 2017-04-04 10:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bleodswean.livejournal.com
Heh. AND I'm counting it towards my NaPoMo!!!

Date: 2017-04-04 06:20 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] d0gs.livejournal.com
This entire entry made me cackle but these excerpts are gold honestly;

I would be saying that even if he wasn't standing right behind me right now with what I *hope* is a gun pressed into the back of my head.

I'm just as sure that they might as well shut down the Livejournal site if that happens, because really who is going to show up to use it (other than people really into Japanese boy bands)?

Date: 2017-04-04 06:37 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] murielle.livejournal.com
Always read the fine print! I believe that completely, which is why after reading Gary's post, and everyone's comments I hit "accept" without reading the new terms of yadda, yadda, yadda. So if anything happens to me blame the Russians!

So much for maintenance!

Date: 2017-04-04 07:15 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] d0gs.livejournal.com
I hit "accept" without reading the new terms of yadda, yadda, yadda. lmao sameee though. I had to ask my friend to log in so she could read it for me after I initially saw this post 😂

Date: 2017-04-04 02:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] murielle.livejournal.com
And I had nightmares all night about the Russians coming at me via livejournal. LOL!

Date: 2017-04-04 06:48 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] xo-kizzy-xo.livejournal.com
I hit "accept" too.

If anything, I think the Russian LJers have more to lose with this agreement than we do. Many of them have left LJ either voluntarily or forcibly, especially if they openly criticized the government there.

One thing I noticed first off -- they're reserving the right to delete any account which hasn't been used for 6 months or more. I'm thinking that might not be a bad thing, considering that a good chunk of people who left LJ probably aren't returning, so there's reason to "clear the dead wood", so to speak.

I need more coffee :p

Date: 2017-04-04 07:17 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] d0gs.livejournal.com
they're reserving the right to delete any account which hasn't been used for 6 months or more. I'm thinking that might not be a bad thing, considering that a good chunk of people who left LJ probably aren't returning, so there's reason to "clear the dead wood", so to speak. I agree. Also I know there are people who hoard usernames but never use the journals, which honestly seems so pointless to me.

Date: 2017-04-04 06:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] halfshellvenus.livejournal.com
:O

But some of those people have written fanfic or other stories that I still want to read, even if they're no longer really active in their fandom or on LJ! :(

Date: 2017-04-05 06:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] d0gs.livejournal.com
damn, I hadn't thought of that!!

Date: 2017-04-04 12:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ryl.livejournal.com
#3: Livejournal is now a Russian dissent network. (http://www.cracked.com/blog/6-classic-websites-that-refuse-to-die-with-dignity/)

I'm not concerned. I have outrage fatigue.

Date: 2017-04-04 06:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] impoetry.livejournal.com
Same

If everything is outrageous then truly nothing is outrageous.
Edited Date: 2017-04-04 06:19 pm (UTC)

Date: 2017-04-04 01:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] millysdaughter.livejournal.com
oddly enough, I had to go to the "legal agreement" three times before I was able to "accept"

Date: 2017-04-04 08:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ryl.livejournal.com
Another thought I just had: how many of the people flailing and flouncing over the new TOS also have an account on Facebook, a platform that straight up sells all your information to advertisers?

Consistency? We don't need no steenkin' consistency!
Edited Date: 2017-04-04 08:41 pm (UTC)

Date: 2017-04-05 05:09 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] redqueenofevil.livejournal.com
I was actually thinking along similar lines.

Date: 2017-04-05 06:40 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lordrexfear.livejournal.com
Is Funny... I Laugh.

I log in LJ just now. I see Translation is not binding agreement. I am agreeing to not binding agreement... because agreement is not binding. See okay? Okay... s'okay? s'okay.

Also I am of Russian Descent... I am okay. A OKAY. Also I like borscht. Borscht is good.

Date: 2017-04-05 04:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lordrexfear.livejournal.com
In my completely lawyer understanding (as in I'm not a lawyer for moral reasons), that wouldn't hold up if need be if at least the cases most folks on this side of the pond seem to be concerned about.

Date: 2017-04-09 08:21 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] vik_thor
The biggest pushback I've seen has been about the fact it specifically brings LJ under Russian law, specifically requiring compliance with Russian laws regarding minors, i.e. anyone under 19. 0-18 years old.


9.1.3 Mark Content estimated by Russian legislation as inappropriate for children (0 −18) as “adult material” by using Service functions.


In which they include any 'sexual deviancy'. Anything LGBT+ definitely. Which means my announcement about my marriage to my husband qualifies my journal as "adult material". It probably includes anything but one cis-man and one cis-woman (married) having sex only for purposes of reproduction.

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