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SpongeRob~ (bertho) wrote in news,
@ 2003-11-05 02:47:00
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    Current music:Machine Gun Fellatio - Unsent Letter (live Panel)

    Notice of New Policy
    Recently, it's become necessary to cover ourselves legally in a few ways.
    One of those ways applies to role play journals. After much discussion and
    tossing around of ideas, we decided that, instead of going on a mass
    suspension spree and getting rid of all the role play journals, we would
    require all role play accounts to have a disclaimer instead.

    The rules for the disclaimer are simple.

    -You MUST use the disclaimer found here:
    http://www.blurty.com/talkread.bml?journal=abuse&itemid=198819. No other
    disclaimer will be acceptable. IT MUST BE OUR DISCLAIMER.

    -The disclaimer must appear on BOTH the userinfo page of your
    journal/community AND the main journal page. The easiest way to do this is
    by posting it in an entry and dating it several years in the future, however
    it doesn't matter how you post it, as long as it always appears somewhere on
    the main journal page in an easy to read font and font size.

    -You have until November 18th to ensure that you have the disclaimers posted
    in the proper places on your journal/community. After that date,
    non-compliant journals are subject to suspension, until the owner of the
    journal/community contacts the ABuse Team and agrees to post the disclaimer.


    -You must understand that if we are contacted by the management of the
    celebrity/owner of the copyrighted material/etc of whomever you are
    roleplaying, we have no choice but to suspend your journal. It doesn't
    happen very often, but it has happened before.

    That's it! We know it's a bit of a drag, but this is what we have to do to
    be legally compliant as far as roleplay journals go.

    We also want to remind you that Blurty is a site for users who are over the
    age of 18 ONLY. It's stated plainly on the account creation page, and you
    must check a box verifying that you are 18 when you sign up for your
    account. Accounts that are found to be held by users under the age of 18
    will continue to be permanently suspended. . We understand that the age
    policy is something that a lot of you have a problem with, however, it is
    not going to change.

    Thank you all for supporting the site, and helping Blurty grow!



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rat
2003-11-05 03:12 (link)
as long as it always appears somewhere on
the mage journal page


.. appropriate given the post regards roleplay ;)

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(no subject) - bleedingsoul, 2003-11-05 03:17:07
(no subject) - rat, 2003-11-05 03:50:02
(no subject) - bertho, 2003-11-05 04:03:13
(no subject) - rat, 2003-11-05 05:14:40
(no subject) - bertho, 2003-11-05 16:59:01
(no subject) - bertho, 2003-11-05 03:18:16
(no subject) - xiaolinzi, 2009-11-25 10:58:31


saygoodbye
2003-11-05 03:27 (link)
I'll be the first to say amen! I'm going to post a link to this in community_ads.

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(no subject) - bertho, 2003-11-05 04:02:29


hazel_t
2003-11-05 03:51 (link)
Congrats! This is the first journalling community I know of, to address the issue of all the prolific role playing blogs. Thanks for doing something about it. I would rather read about REAL people than read about what Legolas' Third Dwarf Cousin Twice Removed decided to do at Pseudo Hogwartish University of the Sunnydale.

Kudos!!

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(no subject) - bleedingsoul, 2003-11-05 03:53:09
(no subject) - bertho, 2003-11-05 04:11:42
(no subject) - angel, 2003-11-05 14:20:20
(no subject) - bertho, 2003-11-05 17:03:47
(no subject) - angel, 2003-11-06 03:07:59
(no subject) - bertho, 2003-11-06 11:00:35
(no subject) - escapeintosleep, 2003-11-05 06:20:08
(no subject) - i_am_nobody, 2003-11-05 14:07:51
(no subject) - bertho, 2003-11-05 17:06:09
(no subject) - severity, 2003-11-07 17:39:36


cyanidespizzles
2003-11-05 08:41 (link)
The role playing community I own on Blurty (here) uses original characters created by the players.

Do I still need to use this disclaimer, since none of them are copyrighted?

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(no subject) - bleedingsoul, 2003-11-05 11:25:25
(no subject) - bertho, 2003-11-05 17:44:09


specialaupps
2003-11-05 12:33 (link)
Thank god! Way to go Blurty team! That's all I have to say now.

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goldchaosdragon
2003-11-05 22:48 (link)
Don't look at me.. I am one of "those" people who roleplays, and I think the idea is a lovely one. A responsible roleplayer will disclaimer the journal on principle anyway, just so they don't mislead people who might not have had their reality check cashed. And it's smart in this lawsuit-happy era of ours.

Besides that... anyone in my group caught sleeping on this policy change probably needed to be kicked off anyway. **whistles innocently**

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(no subject) - sathethert, 2003-12-13 17:15:00

i love the lil punk guy in your icon!!
wikidbytch36
2003-11-07 11:47 (link)
im not one of those really annoying people...or maybe i am but how will you know if someone is over 18 or what not? because people are always getting away with it and theres no real way of knowing...

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Re: I apriciate (sp?) that this is irrelavent but... - angel, 2003-11-07 15:30:47

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Re: I apriciate (sp?) that this is irrelavent but... - angel, 2003-11-08 02:25:39
Re: I apriciate (sp?) that this is irrelavent but... - bertho, 2003-11-07 22:41:32

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newbie
x_surferz_crush
2003-11-14 16:28 (link)
newbies need o know all this blurty talk idk what a playrole w.e. jurnal is and neither do my friends how can we find out all this knowledge we tried everything

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Re: newbie - angel, 2003-11-15 03:28:24
Re: newbie - bertho, 2003-11-15 07:22:33


sporkus
2003-11-14 22:10 (link)
Holy shiz! I just found this kid on here that is freakin'....in 6th grade!
That even violates COPPA!
Granted....I know I'm not 18 yet...but you guys said you wouldn't suspend the early adopters right...I think.
Either way..
This kid must be eleven or something. They haven't done anything wrong...but...gosh. Eleven!
Should I do something about it or just leave this kid alone. I mean...they haven't bothered anyone or anything...I think.
I dunno.

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(no subject) - bertho, 2003-11-15 07:21:28
Re: - sporkus, 2003-11-15 08:51:27
(no subject) - angel, 2003-11-15 14:13:49
... - toughtohandle69, 2003-11-25 12:00:21
Re: ... - bertho, 2003-11-25 12:10:45
Re: ... - angel, 2003-11-25 14:25:04


deadlirose
2003-11-17 17:03 (link)
what's a roleplay journal?

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I dont know why
toughtohandle69
2003-11-25 11:59 (link)
I think its very unfair that you have to be 18...18 to do everything. its ridiculous. i just turned 18 and i remember how much it sucked not being able to do anything. its insane.
xxx:(

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Re: I dont know why - bertho, 2003-11-25 12:15:21
WTF? - toughtohandle69, 2003-12-01 12:12:46
Re: WTF? - angel, 2003-12-01 14:52:40
Re: WTF? - toughtohandle69, 2003-12-06 15:04:48
Re: I dont know why - long2008y, 2009-09-04 08:49:06

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(no subject) - angel, 2003-12-03 14:46:47


silverraven
2003-12-08 09:05 (link)
So this means that now if I find a rpg journal and they don't have this disclaimer, they can be suspended? I found one a few days ago (wasn't aware that it was a rpg) and reported it. Was told that it was a rpg and could not be suspended. I never saw any kind of disclaimer.

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(no subject) - bertho, 2003-12-08 11:32:08
(no subject) - angel, 2003-12-10 13:45:53
(no subject) - bertho, 2003-12-10 14:52:59
(no subject) - angel, 2003-12-10 15:01:18
(no subject) - bertho, 2003-12-10 15:09:17

thank god!
lauriebell
2003-12-13 20:24 (link)
sheesh...role-playing is A COMPLETE WASTE OF TIME!!! go do something useful for society
"oh look at me, I'm gonna pretend to be anna paquin and write in my blurty how tight shawn and hugh and i are" dumbass

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the age thingy.. eh it sux
manfra083
2003-12-15 02:36 (link)
I give a thumbs down on the age policy, i am 19 my self but i know a 15 year old and a 12 year old who write on these, where else are they going to write? I don't no any other site they can.. but seriously it's a really stupid idea to limit this site to adults only considering it not a pornography oriented site. There's really nothing here that someone is going to be surprised of.. its not like people are writing santa clause isn't real.. no one is really talking about where babies come from.. so seriously lay off the underaged kids and let them do there thing. -MANFRA

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Re: the age thingy.. eh it sux - i_am_nobody, 2003-12-15 18:02:57
Re: the age thingy.. eh it sux - manfra083, 2003-12-16 23:50:55
Re: the age thingy.. eh it sux - bertho, 2003-12-17 08:09:49
Re: the age thingy.. eh it sux - manfra083, 2003-12-17 11:13:05
Re: the age thingy.. eh it sux - bertho, 2003-12-17 18:54:39
Re: the age thingy.. eh it sux - manfra083, 2003-12-17 23:02:10
Re: the age thingy.. eh it sux - johnbot, 2003-12-29 20:20:34


eatingthestars
2003-12-15 10:13 (link)
I have a question : If you are not a member of a blurty Role-Playing community, Role Playing on another medium entirely (say AOL) but you keep a journal for your character on here simply to aid in character development (all original characters mind you) then are you subject to needing this disclaimer or is this strictly for the RP communities on Blurty?

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(no subject) - miaow, 2003-12-15 20:06:46
(no subject) - eatingthestars, 2003-12-15 22:20:40
(no subject) - bertho, 2003-12-17 19:01:54

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(no subject) - bertho, 2003-12-24 13:37:49


_imperfection_
2004-12-25 17:24 (link)
What about rating communities? What is the deal with all of them being suspended?

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