|ext_1235 (thefourthvine.livejournal.com) wrote in thefourthvine,|
At this point, yeah, they do, and that worries me, both because it means artists are being driven out of fandom as a whole and because in some ways art is our canary in the coal mine.
I mean, I do get semi-frequent trolls because of some comic related posts, and some of these were dedicated enough to create LJs to rail at me in my comments (since I don't allow anonymous ones to prevent spam), and some where really enraged, so I can imagine some of the angrier ones going through my conveniently tagged back entries looking to report things to LJ Abuse with that handy new button, you know?
Uh, yeah. Comics discussion does seem to attract a certain element with issues, is about the kindest way I can think of to put it. (Lunatics with an axe to grind would be another way.)
And I am so not looking forward to that Report Abuse button going in, although I a) think I get why they're doing it (legal CYA, I would assume) and b) suspect it's going to be more of a problem for their volunteers than anything else. I mean, yes, it is going to get used in grudges and jokes and all kinds of stupid crap, and that will mean wasting a lot of time. That people are giving LJ for free.
But it will also mean the occasional spot of trouble, and I can easily see any of the comics fans as being targets for that trouble. Which is exactly the problem with the whole differential enforcement thing, but I think other people have covered that far more articulately than I can.