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Fanfiction.net orders writers to wash mouths out with soap

Posted on 2012.06.01 at 19:07
My...state of mind...: aggravatedaggravated
Originally posted by velvetwhip at Fanfiction.net orders writers to wash mouths out with soap
Originally posted by scratchingpost1 at Fanfiction.net orders writers to wash mouths out with soap
This is for all the Buffy and Harry Potter authors on my friends list. The original post talks about Buffy and Doctor Who, but when I followed the link, I saw that Harry Potter fandom is affected as well. I don't personally use fanfiction.net, but I know that some of you do.

Originally posted by beer_good_foamy at Fanfiction.net orders writers to wash mouths out with soap
Just a heads-up about fanfiction.net for those who might be interested.

http://ffdotnetrants.livejournal.com/134901.html

If these numbers are correct, fanfiction.net just deleted roughly 12% of all Buffy and Doctor Who fic on there with no warning, no chance for writers to correct the perceived problems, and with temporary bans for those who get their stories deleted. Going by some comments I've seen, most have been removed either for using non-grade-school-friendly words in their summaries or for including "love scenes" that aren't considered "tasteful" (their words), but that's not the only thing they go by; one fic was apparently removed for including the word "killed" in its summary. One or two people have reported having their stories reinstated after mailing support, others have gotten rude replies that basically boil down to "RTFM, STFU." Personally I haven't gotten any reply at all after three days.

It might also be interesting to note that ff.net have blocked the possibility to export fics to AO3.

If you want to back up your ff.net stories and reviews, Storymaster seems to work pretty well.



Avengers - Team3

3 Avengers fanfic Recs... oh so awesome!!

Posted on 2012.05.28 at 09:50
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Hi, well I just had to recommend this 3 stories!!! I read them and I thought... wow!!!!! I love good stories!!! Be well

A Man's Life


Amateur Theatrics


All in a Day's Work


LXG - Sawyer_ WTF

House Passes CISPA: Make Sure It Dies In Senate

Posted on 2012.04.27 at 23:54
Originally posted by legendarytobes at House Passes CISPA: Make Sure It Dies In Senate
Originally posted by velvetwhip at House Passes CISPA: Make Sure It Dies In Senate
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Originally posted by philstar22 at House Passes CISPA: Make Sure It Dies In Senate
Originally posted by lk737 at House Passes CISPA: Make Sure It Dies In Senate
CISPA would give the government and corporations vast new powers to track and share data about Americans’ Internet use.

But our hundreds of thousands of emails and tens of thousands of phone calls have had a real impact:

Amendments were adopted that made CISPA (marginally) better.

Earlier this month CISPA was supposed to sail through, but we helped foment opposition, and the vote was far closer than anybody could have imagined even a couple of weeks ago.

Most Democrats held firm in opposition, and more than two dozen libertarian-leaning Republicans defied their leadership and voted no.

Most importantly, President Obama has threatened to veto CISPA.

***Additionally, CISPA would destabilize the internet inviting cyber attacks and increasing the amount of identity theft.***

The Senate will consider cyber security legislation in the coming weeks. Let’s turn up the heat right away: Tell the Senate to reject CISPA and any and all legislation that doesn’t respect privacy and civil liberties.
Add your name at right to tell the Senate to reject cyber security legislation that doesn’t respect privacy.

http://act.demandprogress.org/letter/cispa_passes/?akid=1332.1998782.hoiowQ&rd=1&t=2



Fall and Books

Legendary Women Kicks off Buffy Month and more!

Posted on 2012.04.10 at 16:30
Originally posted by apeygirl at Legendary Women Kicks off Buffy Month and more!
Originally posted by apeygirl at Legendary Women Kicks off Buffy Month and more!

We at Legendary Women are dedicating the month of April to Buffy Summers and the women of Buffy The Vampire Slayer. We'll be unveiling fresh content every week, including exclusive interviews with Buffy novelist Nancy Holder and long-time Buffy writer and producer Jane Espenson, currently working on Once Upon a Time.

For now, Margaret Bates kicks us off Buffy style with Season One From The Feminist Perspective

Bates also had a chat with The Bitch Pack about how this year's Oscar winners measured up on the pro-woman scale using The Bechdel Test on The Bitch List. Don't know what any of those are? You will when you read this thought-provoking interview here

And we announce the winners of our Anne Boleyn give-away here and our latest raffle item for Buffy Month:



So come on over! And feel free to comment and share!



The Bechdel test just blew my mind and had me trying it on as many things as I could think of.

Really interesting stuff, you guys! Please share around.

Clamp - X - Shakespeare

All U.S. Internet Providers will be policing downloads by July 12, 2012

Posted on 2012.03.19 at 12:37
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Originally posted by marguerite_26 at All U.S. Internet Providers will be policing downloads by July 12, 2012
I'm seeing variations of this all over my flist and damn, it does not look good. I'm not sure what will be happening in Canada, but I wouldn't be surprised if we soon follow the US lead.

(this is an edited version of lk737's post here)

According to this article, dated March 15, 2012:
http://www.digitaltrends.com/webnews/major-isps-turn-into-copyright-police-by-july-says-riaa/

"File-sharers, beware: By July 12, major US Internet service providers (ISPs) will voluntarily begin serving as copyright police for the entertainment industry, according to Cary Sherman, chief executive of the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). The so-called “six-strikes” plan is said to be one of the most effective anti-piracy efforts ever established in the US."

The article goes on to give details. After six notices, internet providers will decide to throttle a person's internet speed, or cut it off altogether. No more downloading eps of your favorite shows for vidding, gifs, or fanfiction art. No more downloading screencaps possibly.

Fox news confirms this:
http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2012/03/17/us-isps-become-copyright-cops-starting-july-12/

Youtube video explaining this:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H5OG0R-yS-c

For the record, I'm far more worried about the constant surveillance and the record being kept of everywhere I go online than I am about getting caught taking copy written stuff.



Clamp - X - Shakespeare

Google Privacy Issues: Web History

Posted on 2012.02.28 at 17:15
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Found this on babydee1

If you are going to do this, you need to do it before March 1st. It has been said that users will not be able to do anything about this after that date.

With reference to Google's policy changes and how everything you do with your Google account will be tied together into their super-cauldron of information, you will probably want to clear your Google Web History out - if you turned that feature on - before month's end. After that, you won't be able to clear it, and everything you search for will be connected with your account.

To check settings and/or clear out your Web History:

1. Go to Google. If you aren't signed in already, do so.
2. In the top right-hand corner you'll find your email address or name, perhaps an icon if you have a Plus account, and a little downward facing arrow. Click on the arrow and a menu will pop up.
3. Click to 'Account Settings'. This will take you to a page called 'Accounts'. (If you have a Plus account, you might go via a Plus sign-in page.)
4. Scroll down to a section called 'Services'. Here you'll find an option called 'View, enable, or disable web history', which has a link next to it. Click on the link.
5. If you never turned web history on, you'll get a page asking if you want to turn this service on. Just click 'No Thanks' and all is good. If you did turn it on, you should have a list of your searches. At the top there is a button that says 'Remove All History'. Click this and follow the instructions which will remove all items from your Web History and pause the feature so nothing else will be added in future.


Also, you can completely remove Web History as a service from your account by clicking THIS LINK, checking the tick-box and confirming you want to remove Web History. To be safe, it is probably best to do the steps above first to remove any history that might have already been collected.



Hugs - Love Bears

Happy Valentines' day!!

Posted on 2012.02.14 at 00:25
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Hi :D, I just wanted to wish you all a lovely Valentine's day!!!!

I wish you all the best everyday, tons of hugs!!! :)



     

Life_Silence

Whitney Houston gone :(

Posted on 2012.02.11 at 20:26
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Is sad that people that has so much talent leaves this world with so much pain. I loved her music, specially the Bodyguard soundtrack, during a long time those where my favorite songs of the world.

May she rest in peace.


Fall and Books

The fiasco continues

Posted on 2012.01.24 at 13:42
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Originally posted by electricdruid at The fiasco continues

ACTA in a Nutshell –

What is ACTA?  ACTA is the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement. A new intellectual property enforcement treaty being negotiated by the United States, the European Community, Switzerland, and Japan, with Australia, the Republic of Korea, New Zealand, Mexico, Jordan, Morocco, Singapore, the United Arab Emirates, and Canada recently announcing that they will join in as well.

Why should you care about ACTA? Initial reports indicate that the treaty will have a very broad scope and will involve new tools targeting “Internet distribution and information technology.”

What is the goal of ACTA? Reportedly the goal is to create new legal standards of intellectual property enforcement, as well as increased international cooperation, an example of which would be an increase in information sharing between signatory countries’ law enforcement agencies.

Essential ACTA Resources

  • Read more about ACTA here: ACTA Fact Sheet
  • Read the authentic version of the ACTA text as of 15 April 2011, as finalized by participating countries here: ACTA Finalized Text
  • Follow the history of the treaty’s formation here: ACTA history
  • Read letters from U.S. Senator Ron Wyden wherein he challenges the constitutionality of ACTA: Letter 1 | Letter 2 | Read the Administration’s Response to Wyden’s First Letter here: Response
  • Watch a short informative video on ACTA: ACTA Video
  • Watch a lulzy video on ACTA: Lulzy Video

Say NO to ACTA. It is essential to spread awareness and get the word out on ACTA.

Via Tumblr


Fall and Books

Why SOPA is dangerous, an explanation of the bill

Posted on 2012.01.21 at 11:48
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My...state of mind...: angryangry
Originally posted by nyxmidnight at Why SOPA is dangerous, an explanation of the bill
Why SOPA is dangerous
To Sum Up
SOPA:
  • Gives the government the right to unilaterally censor foreign websites.
  • Gives copyright holders the right to issue economic takedowns and bring lawsuits against website owners and operators, if those websites have features that make it possible to post infringing content. [A comment feature is enough.]
  • Makes it a felony offense to post a copyrighted song or video.

This bill turns us all into criminals. If it passes, then you either stop using the Internet, or you simply hope that you never end up in the crosshairs, because if you’re targeted, you will be destroyed by this bill. You don’t have to be a big, mean, nasty criminal — common Internet usage is effectively criminalized under this law. This bill will kill American innovation and development of the Internet, as it will become too risky to do anything of value. It is toxic and dangerous, and should not, under any circumstances, be supported.




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Alert!!!!!!!!!!!! Read now if you want the continued survival of our memes!!!

Posted on 2011.12.18 at 12:33
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Copied from fire_rose17 in clamp2share

Text copied from minamoto, who copied it from capkink.

In the recent LJ news post LJ-staff sneakily mentions that "Comment pages have been redesigned!" with no further information and that these changes will go live on Tuesday, 20th Dec 2011. These changes had been communicated to Russian language user-base for some time in their Russian beta-site, but this post was the first indication of the change for English-language users.

These changes means NO MORE VISIBLE SUBJECT LINES TO COMMENTS starting Tuesday, which means most meme activity will become difficult if not impossible. After pages of comments there has been only one message from the LJ-staff which tells users to switch to S2 style if they want to see comment headings. The S2 styles, which are not only unable to handle large numbers of comments but are also not very accessible to everyone. The only reason given for this change, is that (no subject) on collapsed comments entries with no heading looks ugly, and that "less than 1% user base uses headings".

So, if you don't like this change and specially if you have paid journals, please go and make your voice heard, please please try to remain calm and polite and rational, and remember that ficcing and RPing and Memeing is not the only thing that goes on, on LJ and that LJ provides a very important platform for the Russian political blogosphere, (which is not very happy with this change either). But please make you voice heard (and spread the word if possible).

Seriously, people. Spread the word!

LXG - Sawyer_ WTF

CSRF/Phishing attack

Posted on 2011.11.30 at 18:44
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http://lj-support.livejournal.com/840844.html

There is currently an attack here on LJ which will try to trick you into giving your user name and password to a third party.

If you have already encountered that window and entered your information, change your password IMMEDIATELY!

Thanks to marguerite_26 and to  velvetwhip for posting about it!!!

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