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Friday, November 02, 2012

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Ciaran Laval

I think it would be better if people just submitted 100% PG blogs to the feed, the suggested workarounds are treading right on the line of Google's policies and arguably come down the wrong side of them.
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Anonymous

Thank you guys for being the first, that I've read, to clarify exactly why (advertising) this decision was made.

Pussycat Catnap

Frustrating as it is, if you don't PG up some stuff, you can find yourself blocked, suspended, and so on.

This all is an opportunity for a competing blog feed - one in the middle ground between Disney and Hefner.

I can see plenty of room for a fashion blog that goes M, but no A: tasteful nudes but not XXX and no "shemale" or "beastial" or "slave" stuff...

But even such a blog would have to deal with it being "behind the filter" on search and ad-space.

- Once you get behind that filter, visitors will have to be logged into some service to view it, and have content filters off, and so on. And advertisers pretty much see the world as either Disney or Hefner... so you'd have no luck getting ads...

Gogo

iheartSL has always been a free service to the SL community. I have always sold ad space to cover the yearly hosting cost + extra bandwidth costs and domain registration. I don't think the new guidelines to keep prohibited content off the site is unreasonable, especially since a lot of SL bloggers are more than happy to comply.

If people do not like the new guidelines, they're free to submit their blog to any of the other 20+ feeds in SL.

http://bloggingsecondlife.wordpress.com/%E2%99%A5-blogs/feeds/

Softpaw Sommer

iheartSL has always SUPPOSED to have been a PG feed. It said so when you sighed up to have your feed added. It was just not enforced. It is being so now. Which honestly I am glad for, The NSFW stuff has been being posted on the feed a LOT more of late and it was getting frustrating.

JJ

I don't use the bloggingsecondlife site, but I just want to point out "bloggingsecondlife.wordpress.com" is not a domain name, it's a sub-domain on the free Wordpress.com site and the "Forever" theme is free and Wordpress.com has no bandwidth limits. Please don't treat people as if they're stupid. If you want to make money via ads just say so.

Iris Ophelia

@JJ "Please don't treat people as if they're stupid." Slow down. The link Gogo gave is to a list of other feeds, which is maintained by someone else entirely on a meta-blog for SL bloggers. Gogo has literally nothing to do with that site as far as I know, she was just offering it as a resource for people who want to find non-PG feeds for their blog.

Tea Spiller

@JJ, Work on your reading comprehension skills before you spew out stupidity.

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