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littlebluedog
littlebluedog
Tim
Thursday, August 11th, 2011 11:31 am
misorganization

In damnportlanders, a com I co-mod, a user made a post a few days ago griping about the organizers of a local event.

We have a Twitter account set up that automatically tweets some intro text and a link whenever a new public DP post is made.

Yesterday, the publicity director of said event contacted the DP mods via email, asking for the tweet to be removed. Not the DP post, the email specifically explained, just the tweet. The offered rationale was a bit weird; the email conceded that the user had the right to say whatever she wants on DP, but that the "libelous comments [shouldn't be] re-posted by a non-discriminating third party."

I pointed out that the same rationale (about freedom of expression) would apply to Twitter as well, considering the DP users are advised how the Twitter account works. (You can opt-out by making a post members-only.) The organizer seemed mollified by that.

Meanwhile, I'm thinking, really? The publicity director of this event, rather than engage the disgruntled user in conversation, instead wanted to censor the negative feedback. Yeesh.

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sistermaryeris
sistermaryeris
Bake, Love, Kickbox.
Thursday, August 11th, 2011 09:39 pm (UTC)

All publicity is good publicity! :)


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glowing_fish
glowing_fish
Matthew Harris
Thursday, August 11th, 2011 10:22 pm (UTC)

As well as the fact that the content was probably not "libelous", it was probably just unfavorable. (I can't remember this particular post).


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kaleidoscopeeye
kaleidoscopeeye
Kaleidoscope Eyes
Thursday, August 11th, 2011 11:53 pm (UTC)

Yeesh indeed (the iPad wanted to autocorrect yeesh with "Teddy" oddly enough.)


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brucix
brucix
Non-Sequitur Man
Friday, August 12th, 2011 12:41 am (UTC)

I learned my lesson about arguing with people on the internet. Now I just frown and move stuff to /dev/null. Well, I try.


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fitfool
fitfool
fitfool
Friday, August 12th, 2011 11:17 pm (UTC)

Maybe the publicity director didn't want the tweet to be archived forever in the Library of Congress :-) Nice to see another post from you. Do you not LJ very often? Or are you usually posting f-locked?


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littlebluedog
littlebluedog
Tim
Saturday, August 13th, 2011 12:57 am (UTC)

A lot less than I used to or that I mean to.


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