Hello! I'm not going to respond any further to comments on this post. The most relevant information -- which I think can't be found elsewhere -- is now collected in short form in this post here. Thanks to all who contributed information and links. This was extremely interesting, and I'm going to bed now.
[10 AM EST]
Good morning everyone! This post has evolved into a listing of journals affected by Strikeoutgate. Please comment if you know of any that are not on the lists here. I may add related information and commentary as time allows and the spirit moves me, or I may not. But all I really want to do here is come up with as complete and accurate a listing as I can. I am categorizing the journals by their intent (primarily intended to support child abuse and pedophiles, or not) so please advise me if I've gotten that wrong. Thanks for all your help so far, and thanks in advance for your further assistance!
Two consecutive posts on my f'list complain that Livejournal just purged the community pornish_pixies
and two journals which were part of an entirely unrelated role-playing game, lightning_war
, for Terms-of-Service reasons. (See ataniell93
's recent unlocked post for the Lightning War story and two recent unlocked posts by femmequixotic
for the Pornish Pixies mess and LJ's explanation to her of why they permanently suspended the community.)
This is worrying. Anyone else heard anything about these or related incidents? Who else out there has gone missing?
Two communities that requested not to be named here were deleted by mods, not suspended by lj. The same goes for sirry
(now moved to GreatestJournal), hp_incest
The same might be true for yaoi_drabbles
-- that is, they recently have been deleted by mods, for reasons that may possibly be related to this current mess, but they were not suspended by LJ and I don't know if the deletion had anything to do with Strikeoutgate or not.eta.1.a.i
Turns out SG1-RPS was deleted by its mod several months ago for unrelated reasons. Also dirtydrabble
's mod is about to delete the comm for reasons unrelated to Strikeoutgate, and the mod of ppettigrew
deleted the comm last month for reasons unrelated to Strikeoutgate..eta.2
Two people so far from a couple of my friends' flists also suspended: yaoi_slut
. Also suspended and apparently part of fannish circles: onewavebreaks
And here is a list of 22 other suspended individual journals, all belonging to members of ageplay communities
(some of whom may have been pedophiles, but some apparently harmless consenting-adult fetishists.) Scroll down; the list is the first comment you'll see.eta.2.c
Besides the two RPG character journals from lightning_war
which were suspended, and another journal from a different HP RPG which was deleted by the mod as a precaution, a charcter journal for a Hikaru no Go character, ogata
, was also suspended.eta.5
Hey, might this be related to the current fight over deletion between the US govt and MySpace? Probably not, at least not directly. It's much more likely to be LJ's response to the ... well, see ETA #6.eta.6
Liz Marcs has a fascinating post about her exchange with an entity which seems to be devoted to internet purification, and which is probably related to all this, over here
. The sequel to Liz Marcs' post is here
. The apparent miscreants disclaim responsibilty. Hmmm.eta.6.a
The organization (or person calling herself an organization?) with which Liz Marcs was communicating now says that LJ "has shut down hundreds of ... sites" at their behest (link redacted because their site has mucho malware, reportedly.) I'm not seeing anything like those numbers. What or who have I missed?eta.6.b
And see also this website
for another group pushing LJ to delete journals. This one seems better organized and more legit, but still confused about the difference between fannish/literary expressions and social, political or material support for child abuse.eta.7 these were fannish/literary comms
(a Spanish site for the discussion of the Nabokov novel!) suspended. lol_porn
suspended.these were, as far as I can tell, comms intended primarily to support and/or encourage pedophilia
suspended - this one was a genuine pedophile site, rather than literary or fannish. incestuouslove
What kind of comm was this?
A genuine pedophile comm.disgusting_lust
What kind of comm was this?
Another genuine pedophile site.little_children
suspended. Pedophiles. About a third of its 68 members either were suspended or deleted their journals.ljincest
And fifteen other comms supporting pedophilia, rape and/or bestiality, which are listed here
, in a comment from intrepid researcher iverin
whose stomach and google-fu are both very strong. and these comms were ... I can't tell. Anybody?____loli_lovinviolentboylovefetishconfessrape_pornageplaywithsexrazorblade_jinxeta.8 heidi8
helpfully dug up the DNS information of the group that's probably responsible for some or all of this; it's here.
(I very rudely linked to Heidi's post when it was locked, and she very graciously unlocked it. Thanks Heidi!)eta.9
Does this seem like something Mina de Malfois would make up, or is that just me?eta.10 jamoche
is keeping track of responses from LJ Abuse to owners of deleted comms/journals over here.
You can post anonymously there and responses are screened.eta.11 dorrie6
has started a comm on Greatestjournal (friendslocked) for discussion of all this: Fandomtossed is here.eta.13 bookshop
would like mods of suspended comms and individuals whose journals were suspended to get in touch with her or with femmequixotic
- they're organizing a collective response by the affected parties, I believe. See also this post
on fandom_lawyerseta.14 Many posters have been linking to this blog's list of suspended LJs.
It's not complete and not entirely accurate, but it's got a lot that aren't up here. Lots of names, too, at this post on innocence_jihad
, the point of which seems to be to demonstrate that support communities for survivors of incest and rape seem not
to have been suspended in the big purge.