Monday, February 23, 2015

The Beginning of the End

I received a notice from Google today. It read:


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
Therefore, I will be shutting this blog down sometime in the next two weeks. Most of the stories that are here are also on FetLife, but I will endeavor to find a more welcoming place for my work for those of you who are not on FL. I will let you know where it winds up before then and I will let that notice stay for as long as Google allows it.

It's funny, though, that Google announces this policy change shortly after the record-setting premier of Fifty Shades of Grey. Don't they know that kink is going mainstream?

See you later,
Kinbaku

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