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theljstaff wrote in lj_policy
Welcome to lj_policy!

We're glad you're here. This community will be used to gather your opinions about social and community policy.

We understand that there is a lot to absorb and process right now with the creation of LiveJournal, Inc. Since this is a transition for all of us, we want to initiate a dialogue with you, the users. We feel it is very important to hear your concerns before we release any changes to current policies, and we want to start this process right away.

As a starting point, we don't want to just guess what's important to you; we want to hear about it directly from you. Please take a moment to answer the questions below:


1) What is your greatest concern about LiveJournal's current policies?

2) Regarding your primary concern, are you aware of a site that handles that issue in a way that you like?

This is just a starting point to get your initial ideas. We know you have a lot more where these come from, and in the coming days and weeks we will make sure you have a chance to voice your opinions. We look forward to your comments.


THe rules look fair enough to me, I'll comply.

it should be like YouTube's TOS... non-existent until you violate it and then not tell you how or why you violated it. Oh wait, never mind, it is...

livejournal´s policies

My greates concern is about the adult content but I really think you are doing fine in that topic,off course kids always find away,that´s why whatever we can do to reinforce it is welcome

1.-Good truth am new in this livejournal, I enrolled ase time, but I have not had time to review and see many things that can make or attempt to enter but have livejournal more often and find out more, and so far I have had no complaints so far.

2.-However no need to make arrangements and improvements since agradesco interest by users of livejurnal because we always benefit improvements, and did not know that there was this site that takes care of us, but it's nice to know that they are aware of ourselves as best and any settlement under close

This all seems very fair, and my concerns as an adult on some of the communities, which are open to all ages, seems to have been addressed. While I value my freedom of speech and expression, I would hate to make age inappropriate comments to the wrong person regarding minors. I enjoy the range of participants I have been able to interact with, and look forward to making more "friends" and enjoying more conversations. Having said that, the last thing I would want to do is alienate anyone because of adult content. I would hope anyone who has a problem with anything I comment upon, is adult enough to express that directly to me. However, there needs to be a vehicle in place to address concerns and report abuse. If it is governed with the moderation with which LJ seems to have implemented, I'm sure we can all enjoy the same open forum we have come to enjoy.

Adult information for adults

I strongly support self-identification of content when it is adult-oriented. I also support allowing a user to set restrictions on what they receive. However, I do not support any attempts at labeling others' material as adult or objectionable.

1) My greatest current concern are the pro-ana communities. There is growing anecdotal evidence from sufferers, former sufferers and health care professionals which clearly suggest that such online communities have a pernicious and pervasive effect upon the young people who get involved with them, endangering their psychical and mental health. Indeed, it is the deadliest mental health condition going.

2) I understand some social networking sites monitor and ban pro-ana activity.

I have emailed queries to LJ before about this matter and always received a very dismissive reply about freedom of expression. This has never been satisfactory. I would like LJ to at least monitor these communities, and produce a specific policy for how they are to be handled.

Почему всё на английском языке?Все так хорошо знают его? КОЕ-что понимаю, но коментировать....

search functions have baffled me so far

I am very new here, so I hope my comment does not come across as dense, but I do not know what has gone on before now or why. Therefore:

(a) When I hear that the staff cannot comment on why certain search functions are being blocked, I do not immediately assume a Fascist plot. The staff's comments suggest some sort of legal snafu wherein LJ is still trying to determine if users can search by specific parameters without getting sued and/or disclosure of said information could cause legal problems. One is wise to avoid lawsuits until one is sure of procedure.

(b) Nevertheless, when I try to find people with like-minded interests--say, for example, Egypt, by which I mean the country in the northeast corner of Africa--I have to type in Egypt and find that the communities have attracted almost 400 people, then I must either sift through communities or sift through the 400 people, only to find, oh, look, here's a girl 1/3 my age who likes some heavy metal group or some other association with the name Egypt and a dozen other interests that do not apply to me and furthermore kind of scare me.

Also, I am not interested in group forum commentary on a like-minded subject. I am interested in talking about, say, Egypt with one person without 14 people joining in with one-liners. I see LJ as a way to vent my feelings at length and I want someone to respond to me, not a roomful of people.

Wait, I'm not done.

When I search for people in my state, I wonder, are these people even located in my state? How do I know? When I click on a post for someone in Chicago, and it is written in Russian, what am I seeing, exactly? Is this someone overseas who wants more hits or is that a Chicagoan whose native language is not English?

When I search for people in my age bracket, how do I know they are in my age bracket? What if someone made up their date of birth? How do I know who I'm dealing with? On the other hand, why should I expect safety and protection on this site when the entire internet is suspect? And if the situation were reverse, would I want to HAVE to verify my identity such that some jerk I went to high school with could find me more easily? Would I want to have to prove my OWN age bracket or would I want the freedom to state that I am 99 or 18 or anything in-between just because I want anonymity and do not care how many people I mislead? Or will doing so get me suspended for fraudulent identity?

Again, I'm new here and I'm still trying to figure things out. What I really want is to be able to search for people using a smattering of terms and I doubt if sensitive, honest, touchy-feely and thoughtful are useful terms.

Put a stop to spam-friending

My biggest concern is anyone being able to add you to their friend list. I've had issues with this problem a lot recently. The people who were doing it obviously were trolling through communities to get usernames to add to their list. I would love the option to be able to allow/deny someone from friending me.
Places like FaceBook and MySpace come to mind as places that handle this issue quite well.

Dear to whom it may concern:

Where (address) should I send payment with a personal check (and how much)for 1-year subscription for LiveJournal?

Sincerely yours,
Vilen Levyatov (vlevyatov@yahoo.com)

What is LJ's policy on posts of someone saying they are going to commit suicide? Ive looked through some of the TOS but couldnt find what I was looking for.

Eu acho normal, e tinha demorado até para ocorrer isso.

Não que eu saiba, fora o google não me lembro de lugares que não tenham tal política.