Thursday, 5 March 2015

Google Reverses Adult Content Policy on Blogger.

Eh, well, what the flying fuckwittery?!

I'm pissed. Seriously pissed. Was just surfing around and came across a post on Hermiones excellent blog about an official notice posted on a Google forum:

Hello everyone, 

This week, we announced a change to Blogger’s porn policy. We’ve had a ton of feedback, in particular about the introduction of a retroactive change (some people have had accounts for 10+ years), but also about the negative impact on individuals who post sexually explicit content to express their identities. So rather than implement this change, we’ve decided to step up enforcement around our existing policy prohibiting commercial porn.  

Blog owners should continue to mark any blogs containing sexually explicit content as “adult” so that they can be placed behind an “adult content” warning page.

Bloggers whose content is consistent with this and other policies do not need to make any changes to their blogs.

Thank you for your continued feedback.  

The Blogger Team
There you go. And numb nuts here just fucking deleted all the posts that Google originally said were not allowed in their new terms of contract which now, apparently, is worth jack shit.  AN EMAIL INFORMING BLOGGERS OF THIS CHANGE OF HEART WOULD HAVE BEEN NICE GUYS! What a right carry on. So now we're allowed to post adult content again, right? Not sure what the fuck is going on. I need a bowl of porridge to cool me down. Sheesh, nearly 10 years of posts gone....

Update: HAH, got this literally 5 minutes after I posted the above -

Dear Blogger User,

This week, you received an email telling you about some changes we were 
making to the Blogger Content Policy. In that email, we announced a change 
to Blogger's porn policy stating that blogs distributing sexually explicit 
images or graphic nudity would be made private.

We've received lots of feedback about making a policy change that affects 
longstanding blogs, and the negative impact on individuals who post 
sexually explicit content to express their identities.

We appreciate the feedback. Instead of making this change, we will be 
maintaining our existing policies (http://www.blogger.com/content.g).

What this means for your blog:
Commercial porn will continue to be prohibited.
If you have pornographic or sexually explicit content on your blog, you 
must turn on the adult content setting 
(https://support.google.com/blogger/answer/86944?hl=en) so that a warning 
will be shown.

If you don't have sexually explicit content on your blog and you're 
following the rest of the Blogger Content Policy 
(http://www.blogger.com/content.g), you don't need to make any changes to 
your blog.

Thank you for your continued feedback,

The Blogger Team
 You couldn't make it up. As Col. Taylor said some three thousand years in the future "Keep your damned dirty stinking hands off my spanking porn!!!"

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