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LJ Automatically Removes Videos Marked "Explicit Adult Content"

I am not sure if this issue was discussed here before, you are welcome to delete this post if it was.

I am on IJ now (going permanent soon)  but keep a basic LJ account to keep in touch with friends. Today I decided to post imbedded video in one of my entries. That video was a joke and had some naked Barbie Dolls having sex as explicit content *cough, cough*. OK, I know that I am immature! 

My journal is set to Adult Concepts because, frankly, I don't see why anyone under 14 would want to read my entries nor would I want them to. But I digress. I posted that "Barbie Porn" video in a f-locked post. And then I decided to use "Explicit Adult Content" setting for the first time. Just being a responsible adult and censoring my own entry.

LJ automatically removed a video in the entry marked "Explicit Adult Content"!!!
All I had left on my Recent Entries page was written staff.
So, I deleted the entry altogether.

Perhaps everybody already knows about this, but to me it was a total shock. My entry was never public, going from "private" to "friendslocked". But video content got removed as soon as marked "Explicit". And it's quite possible that the fact of auto-removal of "adult" video from my journal is tallied somewhere in my account stats. 

The very first use of Explicit self-censoring was a huge disappointment and I am not inclined to repeat this experience.
I used to think that it was a useful tool, a convenience, but the way it's implemented - no.

Comments

Before you left a comment saying that embedding the video the second time worked, I started wondering if LJ maybe kept track of posts that were marked explicit and "reviewed" them for violations. Not a pretty thought, but then reading the comments I saw that it had been automatically removed when you saved, but now was fine.

Mmmmm paranoia.

Still, interesting.
I didn't even think about that O_O. It's quite possible, depending on the number of self-censored video entries. I don't suppose that they have anough man power to rewiew 10000 entries a day, though.

And now they would have a record of my multiple attempts to save that video and to embed it again (because it was gone again after I added a few words to the entry and saved)
Maybe some tech-savvy person knows something about why embedded videos may disappear at saving. I'd prefer it to be a some sort of general problem, not censorship related.