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Having been the target of wank on JF, I certainly wouldn't go there.
JournalFen is not Fandom Wank. Most people reading my journal probably know this, but I feel like repeating it until it’s absolutely clear. I hate to see JournalFen’s reputation suffer just because they have strong opinions on free speech.

Administrators like that are ones we want, right?

The administrators of JournalFen stand up for Fandom Wank’s right to exist despite the trouble it causes them: server outages, outraged abuse reports, and of course the mistaken idea that they must em support Fandom Wank simply because they haven’t given it the boot. Even if I hated Fandom Wank, I would respect them for that.

The person I quoted went on to say that when Fandom Wank made “posts and defamatory comments over something deliberately taken out of context from my LJ,” she reported them to Abuse and JournalFen refused to do anything about it. That, in her mind, makes JournalFen a bad place. A place of wank.

I don’t remember her. Maybe Fandom Wank really was unfair, because that happens--has even happened to me. But being unfair, quoting someone out of context and mocking them, isn’t illegal*, although it may be distasteful. It’s still a matter of free speech, and JournalFen has taken the stance that free speech is important to them. That means continuing to host stuff that many people don’t like.

Guess what else a lot of people don’t like? Underaged Harry Potter porn.

* Except in specific circumstances which I don’t believe Fandom Wank often meets. I highly doubt this person was “defamed” in any legal sense.

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