lysapadin: pen & ink painting of bamboo against a full moon (Default)
Popping up to offer invite codes for anyone who wants a DW account for archival purposes or whatever. The word from DW's [staff profile] denise is that it'd be wise to hold off on trying to import your entries to DW until after the DDoS attacks ease off--importing entries is just one more hit to LJ's servers that they probably don't need right now!--but I can say for sure that when things are normal, the import option works like a charm.

So! If you want an invite code, I have several below. If you take one, let me know so I can mark it off as having been used.

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If you want a code and none of these are still available, hit up [site community profile] dw_codesharing. There are lots of people posting codes there, too!

In other news, the Subscription feature has gone live on Archive of Our Own! You can subscribe to a user and be notified by email whenever that individual posts a new work or chapter--nifty, eh? At AO3, I'm [archiveofourown.org profile] lysapadin, because I'm crafty about usernames like that. There'll even be new fic from me eventually! (Goodness know I have, like, a two-month backlog of fic that needs to be typed up and edited into presentability.)

If you want an invite code to AO3, for some reason I have two invite codes lying around over there and I'd be delighted to share them. Just leave me a comment and an email where I can direct those, and I'll get them posted ASAP. I no longer have invite codes, but as I understand it, [tumblr.com profile] fuckyeahfanficflamingo can hook you up.
lysapadin: pen & ink painting of bamboo against a full moon (Default)
Heads up, y'all.

According to this entry in [livejournal.com profile] news and this post in [livejournal.com profile] lj_maintenance, LJ is planning on purging inactive accounts:

# Purging suspended accounts: We expect to start purging suspended accounts by August. The hold-up is that we're still modifying and testing scripts to ensure that all posts--including comments and community entries--associated with suspended accounts are properly purged. For more technical details on how these purges will work, please see this post. We'll let you know when these purged usernames become available.

# EDIT: Purging inactive accounts: One of the benefits of the work we've done to purge suspended accounts is that we will now be able to purge inactive journals and communities too--something you've been requesting for years! A journal is defined as inactive if it has not been logged into for 24 consecutive months and has only one post (i.e., the welcome post). A community is defined as inactive if has not been updated for 24 consecutive months and has only one entry and no comments. Once an account is eligible to be purged for inactivity, the owner will be sent an email to alert them of the inactive status. The owner will then have two weeks to log into the journal or post to their community to prevent it from being deleted. If the owner does not log in or post, the account will be deleted and treated like any other deleted account (the owner will have 30 days to log in and undelete the account to prevent it from being purged). Purging inactive accounts will take place sometime after we've begun purging suspended accounts, probably in late August.


At first glance, this will seem innocuous. Gosh, you know, there are all those abandoned accounts with really sweet usernames lying around; wouldn't it be great to snatch those up and actually use them?

Except think about how many RPs are out there that were fun while they lasted, and that you might go back and revisit once in a while, because they were that much fun.

Think about all those fic exchange comms that had one good round and then went dormant. The fic is still there; it still gets recced and read, but the comm itself is dormant.

Think about people who've left fandom, but let their works stand.

You still okay with a script that will automatically purge all these journals?

If you ever participated in a roleplay, now might be a good time to go log into that account. You don't even have to post! You just need to log in; you could make a private-locked post if you're feeling really paranoid.

You could do the same by posting into one of those dormant comms, too; theoretically that'll be enough.

And spread the word.

[If you're reading this at LJ and would like to import and backup journals and RPs to Dreamwidth, please see Item #2 on today's DW [site community profile] dw_news weekly news post for details on how to arrange that with DW.]
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The stories hosted on this journal are derivative works of fiction. They, and I, are in no way affiliated with any of the creators of the source texts, nor their distributing companies, or anyone else who may hold rights to the source material; these stories are not authorized by the creators or the producers. This journal is a purely non-profit fan site and will not infringe on the source texts in any commercial fashion.

Some stories may contain violence, obscene language, sexual scenes, or other content considered strong or offensive. These stories will be labeled accordingly. It is the reader's responsibility to avoid material that they may find offensive, or may be illegal in their locale.

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Podfic, remixes, translations, and other extensions of my fic: You don't need to ask for my permission if you'd like to record a podfic of my stuff, do a remix, translate something, do fanart, write prequels/sequels, or otherwise play in my creative sandbox. I'd love to know about it, though, if you do, and I'd really appreciate it if you linked back to the original and/or my journal archive.
lysapadin: pen & ink painting of bamboo against a full moon (Default)
*surfaces* Many of you have probably seen this, but in case you haven't:

LJ's proposing new policies procedures. The draft of them is here. This is a draft that they hope to finalize by May.

If you would like to leave feedback for LJ, go here.

[livejournal.com profile] ljspeaks has post that details some of the pertinent fandom points here. Like the fact that artwork depicting underage folks engaging in explicitly sexual activities is now officially prohibited. (According to staff clarification in the debate/feedback post, this does not extend to written depictions, barring a few exceptions.)

If you're sticking around LJ, I'd heartily suggest that you go review these documents and leave feedback where you think it's appropriate. Me, I'm just hanging out here to post fic, but should I get TOS'd, you can also find me on InsaneJournal at lysapadin. I heartily endorse IJ, by the way -- the site admin is awesome and extremely responsive, and he and his handful of dedicated volunteers are working very hard to make the site a success (while holding down their day jobs, at that).
lysapadin: pen & ink painting of bamboo against a full moon (Default)
Hello, all.

This journal's content is officially filtered automatically to the "Contains Adult Concepts" level, which means that anyone whose profile information says they are under the age of fourteen will now be unable to see most of my entries. Grant you, this journal has always contained adult concepts. This just makes it all official for LJ.

Any entry that contained smut is now filtered to "Explicit Adult Content" which means your journal must state that your age is at least eighteen. I am using the subtextual definition for "explicit adult content"--that is, I've marked everything that contains smut, because in the classic USonian mode, we are afraid of smut while we embrace violence and gore. But that, my goslings, is a soapbox for another day.

Please note that your journal age is the original age that you plugged in when you created your account, so editing your profile now may be useless to you (unless you didn't plug in a date, in which case, may I suggest using 1900? It's such a nice round number...).

And, in honor of LJ/6A's decision to implement content flagging, I have created a new tag.

*reminiscent* I remember a time when I insisted, vehemently, that I simply couldn't write smut and never would be able to do it well. Ah, how things change, eh?

On a final note, I would mention that all of my fanworks, including the one or two that are simply too hot for LJ to handle, are hosted on my website. But shhhhh, you didn't hear that from me, since linking to offensive offsite material is a banning offense around here.
lysapadin: pen & ink painting of bamboo against a full moon (Default)
Go here if you haven't already.

Short version: LJ's instituted a system for marking content and journals as explicit or adult. It's also instituted a method for flagging "inappropriate" content for the Abuse Team to look at--stuff that should be marked adult-only but isn't.

This includes entire journals, y'all.

I'm going to set this journal to Adult in 24 hours, which means that anyone with a journal that was created with a birthdate indicated underaged status won't be able to view my entries. But hey, if I get a whole buncha new people with brand-new of-age journals friending me all of a sudden, I won't say a word about it.
lysapadin: pen & ink painting of bamboo against a full moon (Default)
Hello, all. I just wanted to follow up on yesterday's post about allowable content on LJ.

They posted clarification on the journal suspensions of [livejournal.com profile] ponderosa121 and [livejournal.com profile] elaboration. Note that it was posted on the [livejournal.com profile] lj_biz comm, not one of the main news comms, and that LJ has created an staff journal (presumably because Abe made himself pretty fucking unpopular by trying to be ironic).

Here are some of the most pertinent quotes from their post. The emphasis is mine.

* How do these policies apply to images of minors who are not real?

To ensure that we are compliant with child pornography laws, we have decided to treat any content which contains a graphic visual depiction of a minor (anyone under the age of 18, as defined by Federal and California state law) engaged in sexually explicit conduct as a violation of our policy regarding illegal content (see this link for definitions of graphic, visual depiction, and sexually explicit conduct). We feel this approach creates the clearest guidelines possible for users to follow and for the Abuse Prevention Team to enforce, and minimizes the risk of an incorrect evaluation of material. In short, we want to eliminate child porn from being hosted on LiveJournal.


* How do these policies apply to text?

Written material -- fictional or not –- is also subject to Federal laws. But as we stated in a previous post, over the years we've looked at thousands of reported journals and communities and we rarely have come across a case of creative fiction or fanfic text that warrants review.

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* Does content that is posted behind a friends lock, as private or under a custom friends filter have to conform to the same standards of acceptability as content that is available publicly? Does content posted on a journal that contains advertising have to conform to the same standard?

Yes, these are held to the same standards. Content must first be reported to the Abuse Prevention Team. If the report contains information which gives the team a reasonable expectation to find a serious violation of our policies present, they will investigate. If there is no strong evidence provided to give the Abuse Prevention Team reasonable expectation of finding a major violation of our policies, the content will not be reviewed.

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* If a paid or permanent account holder is suspended is there any avenue available for them to request a refund from LiveJournal and/or Six Apart for their unused paid time? If not, can you give a reason for this?

As stated in our Terms of Service, "Paid accounts are nontransferable and non-refundable." While a limited number of exceptions to this rule are made under some circumstances, accounts suspended for violations of the Terms of Service will not be refunded.


The short version is this: If you're drawing fanart for characters who are underage and like to get it on with each other, LJ doesn't want you here. If you write for characters who are underage, you aren't in trouble--yet.

And LJ/6A will be relying on reports from users about other users regarding unacceptable material. I've got two words for that--witch hunt.

What it means for me is that I will never give LJ/6A another penny of my money, and encourage everyone else to do the same (assuming they're sticking around LJ, and haven't sailed off to greener pastures).

It also means that I won't be hosting fic on LJ anymore. I'm going to be putting up an alternate site for my fics, and will update this journal like a feed whenever I post fic there. I've already taken down the handful of smutfics featuring assorted tennis boys that this journal did have on it (at least, the ones that might be considered "childporn" and just thank the fishes and frogs that I have a penchant for AUs and futurefics), and once I get my alterna-archive posted, I'll be replacing the old entries with links to the offsite versions.

Sorry for the tl;dr post, but this is something I feel pretty strongly about, and I'm trying to get the word out as much as I can.
lysapadin: pen & ink painting of bamboo against a full moon (Default)
Given the latest wave of journal bannings here at LJ, I thought it wise to go ahead and do a backup of this journal on other sites. I'll still be on LJ, and will still be updating this journal with new fiction (provided that I, uh, finish writing anything!). I'll just also be posting everything on my backup journals as well. You can find me as lysapadin at greatestjournal and as lysapadin at insanejournal.com and as at Dreamwidth. Feel free to add those accounts if you happen to be joining the back-up and exodus frenzy. (Currently all the links point to LJ and there are no tags, but I'll be going through and editing posts as time permits.)

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