May. 4th, 2009

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Woke up this morning to the sound of rain drops falling on leaves outside the window. A light summery rain, it's the best kind. ♥ I don't care much for actually being in it, but the sound of rain always makes my heart soar.

I was surprised to read about the people who thought it was a good idea to create popular user names in bulk and then try to sell them to people who might want them. I mean, really? There's a new website dedicated to open expression and creativity, and that's what you come up with? I probably shouldn't be so naive, this is the way of the Internets after all, but still. Boggles my mind, just a little bit.
I do think the whole thing was nicely handled though. A temporary cap on how many comms you can create per week and a renaming of the communities in question. Swift and easy. Above all it's an important gesture. It's one thing to say that you want to do things right, but to actually find a good and reasonable solution to a potentional problem is quite another.

And then, [staff profile] denise's answer to the first complaint over content in somebody else's account. The answer was "so don't look at it, then!"
I LOLed. I must confess, I have little patience with the Easily Offended, and I love that this can be the way to deal with those who'd prefer it if the world could be remade in their image. Not everybody like or approve of the same things. It's impossible even in culturally uniform places, and this sure ain't one of those... If you don't approve, just don't look. It will make everybodys lives better.

Monday, and it would seem that I'm slowly returning to that feeling of fangirly happiness. That and the rain will make this week... good. I think.


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