Hi all. I’m coming in from r/megalinks...anyways I messaged a mod first about this so I’ll just let you guys see the messages first:
MalkyTop wrote to Tequila_Wolf about 2 hours ago
Hello. I don’t know if you know of r/megalinks, but with recent dcma takedowns we’ve been looking for another place to house ourselves. However, some users have concerns that moving here would just result in being kicked out again due to a perceived political disagreement in terms of materials we may share. Mostly megalinks shares movies and tv shows and such. So I would like to ask, what would fall under the “misogyny, homophobia, et al” umbrella? For example if that one google employees misogynist manifesto was posted I can understand that would be taken down, but if some one posted a download of all episodes of Sherlock, for instance? What about certain documentaries?
Thanks for your time.
Tequila_Wolf replied about 1 hour ago
I have a general sense of what's happened with r/megalinks.
I'll try to clarify, though I may not do it as well as I like since this is the first time I've had to. Things like episodes of everyday movies and TV series are totally fine in terms of content. So Sherlock would be totally fine, and I assume most documentaries would also be fine. Characters in Sherlock may actually be sexist assholes, but that's completely different from the show itself endorsing and promoting the sexism. Pretty much anything that plays on normal tv, netflix etc. or in cinemas is going to be fine. Things would go on a case-by-case basis, but for example, a documentary made by fascists, rape apologists, or homophobes in order to push their hateful agenda would be a problem. An example of a homophobic film might be a film that was church funded and basically just pedalled anti-gay ideas to ignorant audiences. The established userbase is probably more clear on what these problems are than the average problem, so there may be occasional disagreement, but I imagine that it won't happen much. We've been quite surprised that despite the huge influx of new users, there have been very few problem users.
Even links to that google employee manifesto could be made, as objects of interest, if it were framed by the poster as something they don't endorse. (Moderators and admins are quite practiced in noticing who is being disingenuous and who isn't). Examples of this may readily be found in f/Cringe, though I'm not interested in that forum myself.
You're welcome to engage me further on this, but ideally you should just do it publicly with a post in f/meta - I am not an overlord of Raddle and I abhor authority, it's a community space and we do what we can to make our decisions collectively. Also this way everything is transparent and I can refer people to the question if anyone else is interested. You would be welcome to repost what you and I have said here so far in one if you choose to do so.
Welcome to Raddle :)
tl;dr what material is definitely not allowed to be shared through downloads and how many of you care