Prokofy Neva Posted September 27, 2019 Share Posted September 27, 2019 I'm going to stay far, far away from this myself, and I'd never be accepted anyway -- the "guidance" language is extremely overbroad and can basically be interpreted to be anything LL and its favourite avatars don't like. Policing will be WORSE than the forums because more people -- and possibly more influential people like RL journalists -- will look at the "network" whereas most wouldn't dredge down into the forums. I think even the worthies who have been selected don't realize how much they may have to start watching what they say. And there's the SL viewing public which is mainly censorious in mindset. Few people seem to realize that outside of SL's servers, their TOS does not apply, and that if people don't like what you have placed on your own blog owned by another corporation -- for example inworld chat that reflects something negative about griefers, scammers, annoyers etc. (which is not allowed inworld or on the forums), they can't abuse report you and LL cannot police you. It is outside their domain. But if you become a part of their official network, their domain in a sense expands. That is, they would only have the power to eject you from their network or not select you for publication, but it could have a chilling effect as the incited mob gathers against you. I was wondering who could possibly join this network and risk the problems involved -- not only LL's wrath but the wrath of the incited mob as the two have traditionally always go together and one serves the other. When LL gets a shower of ARs, it feels it "must" act because "the community" has spoken. And then I realized what this is about. It's not so much an open call for anyone to join the network and get more traffic. It's more about pre-selecting who already fits, and blessing it with the formality of "openness" in that "anyone can join". But...I don't think there will be a stampede. The blogs chosen are perfectly fine for what they are, and I particularly read Inara Pey's work to see where to travel and what to skim through from the Linden meetings which I mainly can't get to. I can already predict the latest FIC few that will be added to this roster. I wonder what's driving this, as it seems like a brand-new set of governance headaches for the Lab and mainly worry about copyright. Meanwhile, my chosen SL-related blogging platform -- Twitter -- has been "down" since an "unscheduled" maintenance back in...July. Flickr didn't work for months on end although now it does, so I've been forced to put my posts on Flickr, which really isn't a medium for people like me who don't take arty pictures. Downloading the photos and uploading them to a blog is an extra chore I seldom take on these days. LL may not be able to fix Twitter as it may depend on Twitter which is constantly disrupting its apps. 2 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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