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Jesus H. Christ, Here We Go... 
29th-Nov-2007 08:04 pm
New Settings & Flagging Tools
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LJ has added a new tool that allows users to flag inappropriate or offensive content. Trolls everywhere just got wood. This is going to be exploited by all the wrong people and used as a means of revenge on those that don't deserve the shitstorm they're about to see.

I see this as possibly being a good thing used in a bad, bad, baaaad way. I'm not even going into the censorship angle. Oh, my poor lj_abuse team friends...
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30th-Nov-2007 04:36 am (UTC)
agreed. totally.

it seems like an attack on free speech.
30th-Nov-2007 05:43 am (UTC)
Well, FWIW, I think they have good intentions; however, this is not the way to go about it. This would have been better if they didn't give just anyone the ability to flag posts as "inapproprite," as that is just far too subjective.

If LJ is really concerned about this, then they need to set and publish guidelines and/or rules about what makes a post "inappropriate." I'm not comfortable with all the wiggle room in a subjective evaluation.
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