I’m posting this as an entry because Matt asked for it, and he’s less of a fiery temper driven twit than I am, so perhaps this helps the politically sensitive who will no doubt have objected to my last entry 🙂
Many questions! I’ll try and answer them all as best as I can!
Danielle> Can one get a subscription JUST to the pic upload part?
The subscriptions are for ‘Atomic Systems’, not for any one site in
particular – so if you subscribe then you have access to all of our
sites for the one price, including any future sites we bring on.
There is no discounted rate for those only wishing to sign up for a
single site, we’ve tried to get the subscription costs as low as
Danielle> What is the owners offical stance on these parody diaries? Some
Danielle> of the language is very offensive, even allowing comments about
Danielle> killing minorities and such. And is it only okay because those
Danielle> being attacked are gay and a man who wears makeup and dresses
Danielle> in drag?
We have no opinion on Parody diaries – people can write diaries on
whatever they like. If the person or persons being parodied complains
to us then we will investigate and to date we have received no
complaints from people being parodied. I have received one complaint
from someone regarding the comments on probably the same diary that you
are referring to and I have emailed the person involved and requested
they either remove the comments or hide the entry they are on.
The comments that are written are not the problem of the diarist
(whether they are parodying or not), however it is the responsibility of
the diarist to remove any comments that are against our Terms and
Conditions. My suggestion to you is that you politely email the diarist
in question (provided they show their email address ofcourse!) and let
them know that somebody has posted an inappropriate comment that you
feel goes against our Terms and Conditions. If you get an unsatisfactory
response from the diarist then contact us and we will take it up with
As to language being offensive – we don’t have any restrictions on that
(although in the next release we’ll be adding a ratings system so that
you are atleast aware of the kind of diary you are about to be presented
with). Again, anything going against our Terms and Conditions we would
recommend you talk to the diarist and if you do not feel your problem
has been dealt with satistactorily then please do contact us so that we
can take the matter up with them as well.
Our terms and conditions, for your reference, are here: http://www.deardiary.org/aup.html
We have no opinions on the people being parodied and for the most part I
take absolutely no interest what so ever. I have no idea who NastyNick
really is, and I’m only aware of his parodying ReallyRick – but that’s
just from once or twice I happened to see his diary on the Recent
Updates. and those entries were no problem to me. We have over 5100
diaries on the system now and as much as you might consider it a ‘cop
out’ I’m afraid we can’t monitor everything that goes on.
We prefer it if users can sort out their ‘differences’ between
themselves, we’re only a couple of people that do this site and we’d
much rather spend our limited time developing and improving the websites
than trying to resolve differences of opinions and the like.
Bottom line though, if it’s within our Terms and Conditions then it’s ok.
If you disagree with our Terms and Conditions then let us know what you
disagree with and why, or if you believe it is not encompassing enough
and we’ll investigate.
Danielle> I think that this diary should not be listed in the Top 10
Danielle> Diaries because it is bascially just a FAQ diary and stuff. My
The diary is our system diary, not really an ‘FAQ’ diary as such – it’s
here as an information resource so that people can be aware about all
additions, changes and so forth that are made to the system.
I removed my own diary from the Top Ten for various reasons (one of
which is that it’s being spammed by a Search Engine robot constantly and
i’m receiving about 10 times more hits than the current number 1 per
week) and I’ll discuss with Steve about removing the system diary from
the Top Ten and placing it elsewhere on the front page. I believe it’s
important that some link to the diary be on the front page but it’s
certainly not necessary for it to be in the Top Ten.
Thank you for your questions and comments,
On the subject of DearDiary1 diary in the Top 10 I am quite happy for it to be removed. The ‘News’ button is the link to it anyway.