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WILL THE 'SHRUNKEN BOY' CREATIVE WRITING JOB EVER DIE?

judsontrevor
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Trevor J Member Since: Sep 16, 2015
21 of 29

It went Private, and I see he's posted another already: **Edited for Community Guidelines**

 

Oh, I'll BET it's interactive. Smiley Embarassed

 

I wrote a lengthy snarky letter to him last night that begins, "Hi, I don’t want to spoil your fun or anything, but you’ve been posting these jobs for ages and I have to say, they’re making my morning coffee taste wrong."

 

I haven't had the nerve to send it yet in case he decides to ruin my life.

 

Maybe the best thing to do would be to have every freelancer who's annoyed by him agree to apply to his jobs with a word document, where the word "Stop" is repeated 50,000 times. 

jmlaidlaw
Community Guru
Janean L Member Since: Apr 6, 2016
22 of 29

While we're on the subject of erotica... (a subject also mentioned recently in a thread in which someone asks for help from "veterans," but the freelancer asking for the help is a writer who specializes in "erotica," as even her Profile explicitly indicates):

 

I just a few seconds ago flagged a job post in which the word "erotica" appears in the job title. Freelancer Kat pointed out, in a separate Forum thread, that UpWork ToS clearly prohibit requesting or offering services related to "erotica" or "pornography." (Kat quoted the ToS itself.)  

 

But, as there is no flagging option for "violates ToS" generally, and no flagging option for "erotica/pornography" more specifically, I had to settle for "phishing/fraud," which is not accurate at all.

hernandez-luz
Community Leader
Luz H Member Since: Mar 20, 2017
23 of 29

I don't know, Janean. Erotica is a genre as any other. There are readers for all of them, and there are writers for all of them. Why should we ask for banning a job post only because we don't like the subject? It's not child pornografy it's just porn and porn it's not a crime. 

jmlaidlaw
Community Guru
Janean L Member Since: Apr 6, 2016
24 of 29

@ Luz --

 

Upwork TOS:

 

Examples of prohibited uses of the Site or Site Services include:

  • Seeking, offering, or endorsing illegal, obscene, or pornographic services or activities, including services (i) that would violate the intellectual property rights, including copyrights, of another person, entity, service, product, or website or (ii) that would involve the creation, review, or editing of pornographic, erotic, obscene, or sexually explicit material;
  • Posting content that is offensive, defamatory, profane, vulgar, obscene, threatening, discriminatory, illegal, pornographic, obscene or sexually explicit in nature.
hernandez-luz
Community Leader
Luz H Member Since: Mar 20, 2017
25 of 29

I understand but I still disagree. 

 

Like I said, is a genre like any other. Freelancers should be able to choose if participate in such projects or not.

 

I just know that I'm not flagging a post like that because I don't like it. But that's me.

jmlaidlaw
Community Guru
Janean L Member Since: Apr 6, 2016
26 of 29

@Luz --

 

Your premise is inaccurate:

 

Quote:  "Why should we ask for banning a job post only because we don't like the subject?"

 

I flagged the post because it violates ToS.

judsontrevor
Ace Contributor
Trevor J Member Since: Sep 16, 2015
27 of 29

Thanks Janean, I didn't realise that stuff wasn't allowed. 

 

 

 

 

colettelewis
Community Guru
Nichola L Member Since: Mar 13, 2015
28 of 29

@Trevor J wrote:

Thanks Janean, I didn't realise that stuff wasn't allowed. 

 

 

 

 


Upwork only pays lip service to some of its own rules and regs. However, there is a difference between erotica and pornography.

 

In my view - erotica does not include sadistic "shrinking" (and therefore, domination), and any of the other fetishes that are simply resolved in violent sexual acts. 

 

Read Anais Nin, Henry Miller, or J.P. Donleavy for erotic literature. The sort of dross that hits Amazon, is either embarrassingly bad or pornographic.

vladag
Community Manager
Vladimir G Community Manager Member Since: Oct 31, 2014
29 of 29

Hi all,

 

I'm closing this thread for further comments and have removed a few recent posts in line with our Community Guidelines. Thank you.

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