Monday, April 11, 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 Vintage Ads 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! :)


Kristina Rose said...

How Terrible! I'll follow you where ever you go, though. I love your blogs.

M said...

Thank you, Kristina, that's great! :) See you there.

Anonymous said...

- i would rather say it's a software that tagged your pictures as pornographic: the visual recognition system could have considered the naked bodies as pornographic elements
(let's wait & see what will happen when AI will have taken over…! Matrix?)
ps: i guess all catholics blogs with a nearly-naked jesus on the cross will soon be banned and accused of pornographic/SM incitation
but actually if your pictures are tagged with names of painters, a software should semantically classify them in the art field; so, strange…
- if it's really a human behind that stupid decision and not a computing program, than we'll definitely better have machines doing the job
nb: blogger or tumblr? i'm pretty sure one is better referenced when he as a google blog


M said...

Jesus nearly naked on the cross is OK because it's violence, and as we know violence is not pornographic. Thanks for the support!

Trulyfool said...

What shocks people is loss of 'readership', 'hits'. I guess they figured too much of the USA would rage from the pulpit?

About reaching them, it probably is easier to get a phone response from Yahweh than to get anything like real 'customer service' from those at an electronic distance.

Your postings have always been among the best things I've managed to find on 'the world wide web'.

Glad you're somewhere! Anywhere!