Continued in the following posts: A Swiftly Tilting LJ... and LJ User Action Centers
This is continued from the post About that LJ Rumor...
As I said, I did receive an answer to my email.
Needless to say, I did respond to it.
First, the Warriors for Innocence response, followed by mine.
Please excuse me if I don't respond. I'm...well...overwhelmed at the moment. Please know that there's a lot of information getting shared in comments to this post and I'm sure more will be shared in comments to this entry as well.
And remember...confirm, confirm, confirm wherever possible. There are a lot of rumors floating around right now, and it's hard to separate the truth from hysteria. Lord knows I ran into that earlier today, so take a lesson from me on this one.
I only ask that you please keep a cool head, and please keep it polite. Do not threaten violence or to do anything illegal. Any threats that involve the commission of crimes will be deleted. This is for your protection as well as mine. I've got a ton of people linking to me at the moment, so friendly banter or blowing off steam can be taken the wrong way.
Now what follows is my response in light of what's happened today.
Again, let me stress this: I have no problems, none with legitimate policing efforts that are conducted under clear guidelines from a legitimate law enforcement authority to catch online predators of any stripe.
What I find offensive is shutting down fictional stories or fictional scenarios simply because people made the mistake of warning for offensive content in their user information (i.e., rape, incest, pedophilia, etc.)
Hell, there are quite a few fictional stories I find offensive, both pro and fannish, and the only thing I'd do is warn people away from those stories/authors. I would not remove those stories if they didn't violate community guidelines or the ToS.