Moviemakers of Secondlife joined eachother in a NING based group called the Second Life Machinima Artist Guild. But only after two weeks it’s already infiltrated by the censors among us. Was it the Pope who complained, George Bush or are we back in the days of Joseph McCarthy?
Lowe Runo: Hi SaveMe… I need to talk to you. Im having some issues with the NING platform TOS and some of your content. They can erase our whole website. Not cool.
SaveMe Oh: I didn’t add anything to the ning, its all through other sites. And as a free artist and fighter against censorship this is a hot issue for me.
Lowe Runo: I know but … I need to protect everyone else… They would probably be more lenient if it was a private site…that is people would have to join to see the pages…unfortunately we are not set up that way.
SaveMe Oh: Add a warning for the easy shocked.
Lowe Runo: Well I have been warned so I have to protect the site as it is. Any pussy or dick shots have to go for now.
SaveMe Oh: That’s ridiculous, as they are an artistic outing and never pornografic.
Lowe Runo: Maybe we can establish a co-platform (join only) later
SaveMe Oh: I can not accept a ban on the human, and in this case pixelate body.
Lowe Runo: And feature the hotter content there.
SaveMe Oh: I am not intersted in hot, i only show the reality of SL.
Lowe Runo: Well you are lucky to live in a more liberal country then mine too. We are more reserved here u..the culture is more repressed I admit it.
SaveMe Oh: I expect people in less priviliged countries also to fight for the freedom of artists. It’s a principe thing.
Lowe Runo: But none the less we will loose the Guild as a whole if the complaint goes uncorrected.
SaveMe Oh: Ask the one who dont want this to leave. They are not artists but moralists. Art has the function to trigger opinions of people.
Lowe Runo: I agree with you but unfortunately NING is the platform I choose and they have a TOS…I think we could get by with it if it was a private network but I am not set up that way
SaveMe Oh: I cannot understand you dont share that opinion
Lowe Runo: My opinion doesnt count, it is not my platform. I must abide by their TOS.
SaveMe Oh: You ask me to take consequences, but you can also do it yourself, when you agree with me
Lowe Runo: Ok why dont you simply do this… create another network within NING and make it JOIN ONLY to see the pages…I will provide links to your network and the problem is solved. People can still view your content.
SaveMe Oh: They can view my content everywhere, thats not the problem, its about a guild of moviemakers where one moviemakers ask the other to censor herself.
Lowe Runo: Sorry crashed
SaveMe Oh: Didn’t mean to do that, lol.
Lowe Runo: You didnt…btw I like a lot of your work. You and I actually share some viewpoints and humor.
SaveMe Oh: I make things on the edge, I know, but thats just the purpose.
Lowe Runo: Other stuff is not to my taste…but this is nothing personal…it is the fear of shit canning 200 other vids from other members.
SaveMe Oh: I also don’t see it as personal, but as a case of principes.
Lowe Runo: Yeah I know but the guy with the big switch has the control and in this case its NING
Lowe Runo: They have gay and very risque networks I checked but all are JOIN ONLY. That is the key to avoid censorship I believe.
SaveMe Oh: I can not see my works from moving pixels as disturbing, so I am afraid I can’t do anything about it, I am an artist and I stand for my work.
Lowe Runo: Well I will have to remove anything depicting the aforemetioned genitilia, sorry.
SaveMe Oh: Then I welcome you in the guild of censors.
Lowe Runo: I will support any effort you make to begin another network … even provide links and advertisement. I must protect the majority of individuals…if it were me I would take the hit and remove what was needed for the rest of the group.I am truly sorry
SaveMe Oh: I have this kind of thing all the time, I will also react on it on my own way
Lowe Runo: Well I like you Save Me Oh… I want you to continue sharing with us…I will not tolerate shenanigans or immaturity …. I think you are better then that!
SaveMe Oh: The shenanigans word I don’t understand and immature things I don’t make
Lowe Runo: Good, thank you for being understanding, I need to go.
SaveMe Oh: I dont understand it actually but thanks for letting me know.
Lowe Runo: Yw…I meant what I said about supporting a mature Join only network. Cooperation gets the most done and gets your work out there. Hasta luego.