25 February 2015

No more porn on Blogger

Hey guys,

I'm quite busy so I'll be brief.

Recently, Google emailed me regarding an update to their content policy. You can read the full details of the content policy update if you want but it can be summarised in the following quote:

Starting March 23, 2015, you won't be able to publicly share images and video that are sexually explicit or show graphic nudity on Blogger.

Although I do host this blog on Blogger, the update should not affect me. This blog has never (and probably will never) feature sexually explicit content. Although a lot of my content is sexually suggestive, the update does not have anything to say about this.

In case Google considers my blog sexually explicit, you can keep up to date with my plans on other websites. Me and Google have had an unstable relationship, which is why I moved a lot of my videos from YouTube to Xtube a few years ago. In case Google decides that my blog violates their content policy without properly looking at my blog first, my blog will not longer be publicly visible. If this does happen, you should consider following me on other websites and social networks (links are at the top of the page).

I will post an announcement as restwalker on YouTube or restwalker on Xtube if necessary. I would recommend subscribing to me on those sites, just in case. If I decide to host my blog elsewhere, I will certainly try to make it known.

Personally, I am against this update. I don't understand why Google is doing this, I think the current system of warning users that a blog "may contain content only suitable for adults" is good enough. Maybe Google will change their mind, but I'm not getting my hopes up.

Take care guys,
Dylann W

EDIT: Google has changed their mind and won't be doing this. You can read more on the BBC News website.