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Erin posting in Role Playing: Discussion
User: rp_discuss (posted by thevelvetsun)
Date: 2007-01-23 12:26
Subject: Livejournal TOS
Security: Public
Since many of the members here have been RPing for a long time, and probably know a lot more than me, I thought I'd post here with a question about Livejournal's Terms of Service.

A character in a game I'm in recently had his account deleted for violating the LJ TOS. There was no warning at all, and now all past posts and comments are completely gone. The reasons were "It has been brought to our attention that your LiveJournal account exists solely to impersonate and harass another user." The game is a celebrity RP game, but all the journals, as well as the community, have disclaimers in the userinfo stating that this is just a game and is completely fictional. We haven't been harassing anyone, ever, at all.

I was wondering if this has happened to anyone before, and if so, were you able to reverse the decision? We have a lot of active members in our game and I would hate for someone else to be deleted next.

Thank you for your help.
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User: thevelvetsun
Date: 2007-01-25 02:01 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
We didn't realize it was against the rules, because we figured having a disclaimer was enough. Apparently not though. And I didn't get deleted, one of my friends did.

We have our reasons for liking livejournal.
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User: clawfoot
Date: 2007-01-25 02:45 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
*shrug* Okay. Well, you know it's against the rules now, anyway. I guess you should either look for a new forum or make copies/backups of everything you write from now on in case you get deleted.

The only other recourse you have is to lobby LJ to change their rules regarding impersonation journals, but I really don't think you're going to get very far in that.
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