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  1. vanbleautenbil
    Member

    Is there something wrong with the support mail tool? A couple of weeks ago I've recommended my blog for Mature Contents, but I don't see it appointed. Now if I log out and revisit my own blog, I should be asked if I want to continue, wouldn't I?

    I also want to extend my upload capacity, I have no PayPal fascilities so I asked for WP's address or bank account. I'm in no real hurry, but...

  2. You don't really see if a blog's been assigned a mature flag or not. Only thing different is that it doesn't show up in the tag system really. Feel free to resubmit. You did use the drop down "Mark as Mature" from the blue bar, right? They may have also determined that it didn't clasify as one. (Do note that I'm not asking for a url here. going home anyway in about 5 minutes)

    Now if I log out and revisit my own blog

    Who should be doing teh asking? the browser or wordpress? Not sure what you're asking here.

    and it's paypla only for the most part unless you can send the money to someone in a country that paypla can use and then they send you back the credits as a gift.

  3. vanbleautenbil
    Member

    =They may have also determined that it didn't clasify as one=
    I'm still warming up...

    =Now if I log out and revisit my own blog=
    What I mean is, as long as I'm logged in, the bowser recognizes me for the administrator, I suppose, and keep the warning out of sight. If I log out, I'm just a little kid innocently visiting...and flash! the STAY AWAY button.

    =you can send the money to someone in a country that paypal can use and then they send you back the credits as a gift=
    If everyone and everything worked this complicated way, I would be out of water and electricity supply, home, car, insurance and medical aid in no time. In other words; I don't understand this credits mechanism at all.

  4. There is no warning. Being flagged as mature only takes you out of the running for hot blogs and the tag pages.

    Also, if you're just warming up, as you say, do you expect staff to make a judgement on your status based on what you might post? If you definitely want the mature flag, make it clear to staff that you aren't asking for an evaluation.

  5. just a little kid innocently visiting

    That's not how the mature function works here at wp.com. It just keeps you out of the sitewide linking systems so you won't be discovered that way.

    You can put a "front door" on your blog. It should be the same page as the privacy settings. Dashboard -> Options -> Privacy. That way only you allow those you want into your blog.

    The other solution would be to grab the software from http://wordpress.org find your self a host and put what protection you would need in place.

    Hope this helps,
    -drmike

  6. You have to remember that this place isnt a multi national multi billion dollar business. So have 60 different ways to pay isnt necessary.

    Paypal for the most part is the easiest way to pay for things, though personally i stoped using paypal a while back when i was ripped of for £400. You could send feed back suggesting other payment methods, for example Amazon Payments or NoChex.

    Personally, i trust Amazon Payments WAAAAAAAY more than i'll ever trust paypal.

  7. vanbleautenbil
    Member

    =If you definitely want the mature flag, make it clear to staff that you aren't asking for an evaluation=
    I didn't know that. I'm used to Photobucket and the likes who simply wipe out your net existence, and send you a mail with a terms of user's reminder. Afterwards.

    =It just keeps you out of the sitewide linking systems so you won't be discovered that way=
    I don't worry about that, 99% of my blog is in the Dutch language so the goggling is in a quite modest fashion. Except when outsiders start to google for images, of course. I wished there was a way to keep myself out of Google.

    =You can put a "front door" on your blog=
    Good, I'll keep that option open in case of any real complaints.

    =find your self a host=
    Rumors go that only East-European porno providers have an easygoing mind...I've tried to set up my own homepage but the webbuilding turned out chaos, it's way too complicated for me. I'm a writer, not a computer expert.

    =though personally i stopped using paypal a while back when i was ripped of for £400.=
    Right. Don't wanna be forced to go such ways.

    =Amazon Payments=
    Once in a while I order soundtrack records from England. After the international voucher pay system of my bank managed to make this near to impossible (!), I started sending the record dispatcher banknotes in an envelope. Risk factor: 1%. I just want to pay. In a simple and effective way. Let me be old fashioned, then. I give you money, you give me upload space.

  8. I take it that this thread is in part ie. "Mature" a continuation of a former thread http://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic.php?id=11180

  9. vanbleautenbil
    Member

    Yes, crossposting more or less, sorry

  10. Actually most of the *cough* professional adult content providers ususally have ready made webpages or content to get you started.

    At least the one I host does. You may want to check.

    Do note though that you can't use your wp.com blog for commerical purpuses here. That's against the ToS. Legal adult content should be fine.

    This really is getting into policy issues though. Best bet would be to contact staff via feedback. We try to stay away from the policies issues here in the forums because none of us here are employees so none of what we say is offical or relyable and sometimes you also get disagreement between the staff members when it comes to policy. ;)

  11. vanbleautenbil
    Member

    So an article on Stephen Gough, Female Circumsicion or Child Abuse falls under 'legal adult contents?' Funny.

    =have ready made webpages or content to get you started=
    Isn't the problem then that you get an webadress featuring your sitename coupled with, for instance, wwwhotgranniedotcom/?

  12. I can tell you that my blog is about child abuse and it is not listed as mature. In fact, I emailed staff about it because I went through an afternoon of paranoia that I was somehow marked mature. They assured me a) it wasn't something that would get the mature label and b) the disclaimer I had at the top of my sidebar was sufficient warning to people.

    But any questions should go to staff via feedback.

  13. So an article on Stephen Gough, Female Circumsicion or Child Abuse falls under 'legal adult contents?' Funny.

    Never said it was.

  14. vanbleautenbil
    Member

    =Never said it was=
    You didn't. But the dividing line between decent and provocative material can become hazy. It depends on your own sense of morality. I think that this mister Gough is an interesting social phenomenon, others see him as a moral corrupter, a menace to society. Pressphotographs of his nude backtrackings have been made and published, so I find it quite normal to use them to illustrate an article about him. Most of us recognize this as just a means to be informative, after all, I'm not flagging my own privvies and certainly not for commercial profits, but others condemn this kind of journalism because they do not want their children or themselves to be confronted by explicit physical details. Bullshit, but that's how it is. There is a refreshed morality war going on and don't we forget it.
    Anyway, I think I now know in general what's acceptable on a public blog and what is not. I hope.

  15. I still don't understand why you don't just publish normally and wait to be reported. If the powers that be decide your stuff is definitely not for any but mature audiences, they'll categorize it so. The huge naked mob pictures were on the front page of major papers in Europe, Asia and North America. It's unlikely that WordPress would adopt a narrower definition of journalism just because, for instance, those images are illegal in Saudi Arabia. And I would hate to see someone censor himself as you appear to be doing by categorizing himself that way, just on the off-chance someone will be offended.

    Someone WILL be offended, no matter what you do or do not put in your blog. That's just human nature. Why capitulate to the censors before they even ask?

  16. vanbleautenbil
    Member

    =Why capitulate to the censors before they even ask=
    I want to avoid intervenance and even meddling in my blogmaterial. As has happened before. Ok, I'll let my human nature have its way and see what comes to it.

  17. People have been reported as Mature or Spam simply because they hold political opinions that differ from the person doing the finger-pointing. I'm sure your honest intentions will go a long way, particularly with the staff should there ever be an issue with your blog. You've done your best to accommodate, that's clear.

  18. Is there something wrong with the mail support tool? I also want to extend my upload capacity, I have no PayPal fascilities so I asked for WP's address or bank account.

    Unless I'm missing something here your questions above were answered by drmike in the first post made to this thread.

    And your questions with regard to mature blogs were answered in this thread http://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic.php?id=11180

  19. This thread is dabbling into policy issues and beginning to sound a little like blog promotion.
    (1) Legal adult content should be fine.
    (2) And your best bet would be to contact staff via feedback.

  20. vanbleautenbil
    Member

    =Unless I'm missing something here your questions above were answered by drmike in the first post made to this thread.=
    Yes, it's about that credit system. It's not clear to me. I buy more upload space by giving some other blogger credits? And then THEY benefit from my goodies? What about ME?

    =and beginning to sound a little like blog promotion=
    That's not fair, timethief. In a reaction elsewhere drmike set his/her own blog as an example. Blog promotion, right? Enjoyed the Charles Nelson Reilly video, while I was there.

    =And your best bet would be to contact staff via feedback.=
    I did. Nobody home.

  21. Yes, it's about that credit system. It's not clear to me. I buy more upload space by giving some other blogger credits? And then THEY benefit from my goodies? What about ME?

    Credits can be acquired in two ways.
    (1) You use paypal to buy wp.com credits and then you use them on your own blog.
    (2) If there is no paypal in your country, and you have a friend in a paypal country they can buy wp.com credits and donate them to you for use on your blog.

    Mark has a huge workload and customarily works 15 hours daily at least 5 days weekly, as well as, dealing with urgent support matters on weekends. Yours is not an urgent matter and he will get to you as soon as he can. He responded to you in the other thread saying:

    Mark KeyMaster
    @vanbleautenbil - make your blog. When you feel is does represent what you want to build, send a support ticket (not a spam report, it goes to a different queue) and we'll discuss it then.

  22. vanbleautenbil
    Member

    @timethief
    =and then you use them on your own blog=
    How? By giving them away to other bloggers?
    Am I the only sane one in this Arkham Asylum? What happened to good old monetaries and paychecks?

    About Mark KeyMaster,
    I see what you mean, sorry, I was expecting a return email.

    But let's close this down. The credits mystery I'll never resolve I'm afraid.

  23. There is no mystery. Purchasing wordpress credits is done online. You push the buttons on your "Upgrades" page and you pay for what you are purchasing from wordpress with your credit card. It couldn't be more simple. http://faq.wordpress.com/2006/11/11/upload-space/

  24. Last time I did this it took about 2 minutes. It works well.

  25. vanbleautenbil
    Member

    =It works well=
    Maybe. I simply do not want to use a creditcard online. Just as I do not want to get ripped off by PayPal or any other internet Beagle Boys. The online creditcard system does as yet not guarantee failsafety.
    But I just learned that a relative of mine has PayPal facilities, I'll try to get him involved.

  26. People keep telling me that you don't need a credit card for Paypal; they say all you need is a proper bank account. You could set one up for the purpose of this exchange if you want, with no overdraft or line of credit.

  27. where to pay.. I have no credit card.. contact number..please.

  28. There is no contact number. As I understand it, all payments are processed via Paypal. People tell me you don't need a credit card to get a paypal account, so if you want an upgrade and manage to register with Paypal, please start a new thread and explain how one does that. Im sure a lot of people would be interested.

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