Did you know that if you make a yahoo group in the BDSM category, yahoo forbids the use of the word “BDSM” in the group name, description, or email subject tag? When I tried to use it, I got this error message:
- “… description/name/tag contains a word ‘bdsm’ which is not permitted.”
So although they have a “BDSM” category, they forbid using the name of that category to describe groups in that category.
Anyhow, the point of all this is that I’ve started up a yahoo group.
I welcome all of the BDSM community in Ireland to this group without exception.
So far I have two rules:
- All rules apply equally to members and moderators alike
- All members must express themselves respectfully
In future I will make a specific list of what “express respectfully” includes and excludes. Until then, I will be using Rules I Live By as a guide.
If you want a viable alternative to the existing BDSM groups, then please do jump in to help this one get off the ground. Your first few posts will be moderated to prevent the spread of vitriol such as I have been receiving on this blog lately. After that you will be able to post freely whenever you feel like it.
However, I make absolutely no promises about the amount of time and effort I’m going to invest in this new group. It’s there if you want it.
So let’s see what happens now. :)