Monday, February 23, 2015

Well Nuts!


Just got this cheery piece of news in my inbox today:

"Dear Blogger User,

We're writing to tell you about an upcoming change to the Blogger Content Policy that may affect your account.

In the coming weeks, we'll no longer allow blogs that contain sexually explicit or graphic nude images or video. We'll still allow nudity presented in artistic, educational, documentary, or scientific contexts, or where there are other substantial benefits to the public from not taking action on the content.

The new policy will go into effect on the 23rd of March 2015. After this policy goes into effect, Google will restrict access to any blog identified as being in violation of our revised policy. No content will be deleted, but only blog authors and those with whom they have expressly shared the blog will be able to see the content we've made private.

Our records indicate that your account may be affected by this policy change. Please refrain from creating new content that would violate this policy. Also, we ask that you make any necessary changes to your existing blog to comply as soon as possible, so that you won't experience any interruptions in service. You may also choose to create an archive of your content via Google Takeout (https://www.google.com/settings/takeout/custom/blogger).

For more information, please read here (https://support.google.com/blogger?p=policy_update).

Sincerely,
The Blogger Team"


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Well.....sheeeeeit!  Guess I might not hit 5,000,000 views - much less 5 years with this blog after all.

Anyone got any suggestions for hosting/posting alternatives that might not prove too time/work intensive - at least in the short run?  My next month at work will be my *very* busy cycle.

Thanks in advance.

9 comments:

  1. Darn, that really sucks! Well, I've found that tumblr works as an alright alternative.

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    1. Heck, I dunno - I always figured blogger was "anything goes" considering some of the sites I've seen. If they're changing this fast with less than a months notice...what are the chances something similar'd happen with tumblr? Besides, do they have all the tweaks and features that blogger has for multiple pages, links, etc?

      Might just try building something new from scratch (with assistance from a friend) - maybe some wordpress formatting...we'll see.

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    2. No chance anything similar would happen with tumblr. The most NSFW stuff has been posted on there.

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    3. And I've seen reams of NSFW material on blogger over the last few years....and yet, here we are. I wouldn't use that as a benchmark.

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  2. You could always try arguing that this site uses sexually explicit imagery in only an artistic context.

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    1. Probably not worth the trouble honestly.

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  3. http://stormfries.tumblr.com tumblr is a good place for this

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  4. They reverted the decision! You're good to stay!
    http://www.theverge.com/2015/2/27/8119553/blogger-adult-content-ban-reversed

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  5. Seems that they've backtracked! http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-31659669

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