Weekend of Action
Guys, I have a way busy weekend coming up so I am adding Christine (realcdaae) as a poster here to add updates, as she set up the petition and is willing to talk to Six Apart people or the press if it comes to that.
The boob_nazis community was locked down because they were getting comment harassment. It's a natural one to attract the trolls I guess. Please don't think they're not appreciative of our support.
CALL TO ACTION
Please also sign the Six Apart and LiveJournal Abuse Petition, and get your friends to sign it too.
Confirmed addresses for Six Apart and LiveJournal are:
Barakb@SixApart.Com (CEO of Six Apart)
firstname.lastname@example.org (VP of Six Apart)
email@example.com (Head of LiveJournal)
firstname.lastname@example.org (listed contact for questions about 6A)
email@example.com (Kevin's out of office reply refers to him)
If you want to see wider changes being made to LJ Abuse, please write to them. Tell them that this cannot be brushed off as an issue about default icons and breastfeeding. It is a problem with LiveJournal's culture.
I don't know if firstname.lastname@example.org reaches Doug Bryan but you could try it.
When they bought LiveJournal, the head honchos at Six Apart said in an interview:
Barak Berkowitz: "I think the core thing to say here is we're buying LiveJournal for LiveJournal. We're not buying it to turn it into something else. We know what LiveJournal is. The fact that we come from the community should make people convinced that we're not so naive that we don't know exactly what the community is... The net is, users will question us, and users will be suspicious until they see what we do in real life in real action over a series of months, and we'll have to prove ourselves to them."
Mena Trott: "We believe in communication. We're doing this because we think LiveJournal has something that's really strong with the community. We feel that that's one of things we are lacking."
Remind them of that. We are that community, yet they're telling us that they don't want to listen to us, and that our concerns are not important. Tell them how LJ abuse's actions affect the LiveJournal community, not just people who get suspended.
Put it in your own words, or copy and paste lines from here. Tell them how long you've been an LJ user, how many communities you're involved in. Tell them that you don't intent to keep up a paid account if they aren't going to listen to their customers.
Post this in your LiveJournal, in your blog.
Let's see how many voices it takes for Six Apart to really listen.
Tags: livejournal, six apart, blogging, customer service, lj abuse, protest, petition