Monday, 11 April 2011

We're moving

The Google AdSense Team has sent me an email warning me that one of my other blogs, Old Paint, has pornography and/or adult content. As an example, they referred me to the 1932 label, in which one may find these two paintings:

I was told that unless I remove those images they can not continue to allow me to display ads on that or indeed on any other of my blogs that also contain images of nudity - which is perfectly possible, seeing as I love art.

I would have liked to contact whoever is the decider in the AdSense team, to inform him/her that neither Tamara de Lempicka nor François-Emile Barrauda were pornographers, nor did they produce anything other than quality content (not to say there is no quality porn) - but the same mind that could not tolerate the sight of these works of art understandably will also not tolerate to be contacted. They appear to be spooked by many things with no rational motive.

In this the AdSense team is not alone. For example, the team in charge of supervising the content of blogs has become sadly known for its tendency to feel upset over gay sites (including those that, like mine, are not pornographic) deleting them without justifying so to their authors - which makes perfect sense for, in truth, how does one justify a morally indefensible aversion? How does one justify a prejudice?

Seeing as it's not possible to talk to these people, nor would they understand me if I did, and they'd just get emotionally stressed for nothing if I were to do so; and seeing as I would not wish to cause any more emotional distress to people who already worry themselves so much over things that don't matter, I thought it best to simply transfer all my blogs to Tumblr, something which was very easy to do and not a bother at all.

And it's done! The new address is The Flapper Girl and there I will continue to do much the same that I've been doing here. So if you've liked it so far, just follow the link.

I'd like to thank Blogger for having served me so well throughout these years and I hope those responsible for these reprehensible decisions keep taking the pills. See you soon! :)


dfordoom said...

This sort of silliness over art works has been happening on so many internet sites. I gave up using Photobucket as a photo hosting site because of their draconian censorship policies - they deleted images of paintings that were even more tame than the ones you posted.

Sorry to see you go from blogger though - yours was one of the best blogs there.

M said...

Oh yeah, I also stopped using photobucket years ago for the same reason. I had uploaded an "erotic" photo whose eroticism was all in suggestion, you couldn't see any primary or secondary sexual organs at all, but because it still had erotic power it was censored. I guess Jessica Rabbit would be too hot for them as well.

And thank you! :)

dfordoom said...

Photobucket deleted an image of a Mae West movie poster from my account. Mae was fully clothed but apparently a fully clothed Mae West is still porn!

M said...

Mae West would be terribly proud to know she still has the power to provoke that kind of reaction from the same kind of people in 2011! :D But one can't help to feel sad that such people still exist, though.

Remittance Girl said...

Yes, photobucket is notorious! I uploaded a Matisse, then another. When I photoshopped the two nudes together, I was told it was porn.

So... yes... this is what comes of the death of the humanities degree.

Back to the dark ages. If you need a place to host your marvelous site, I'm happy to give you some hosting.