Sunday, February 24, 2013

Why is it...

It has always been a great shame that when women athletes need funding they invariably have to play their sport in skimpy clothing or be oiled up and photographed in ways that best show their assets... er... muscles... for some calendar. Historically it has always been claimed that women's sport just doesn't rate very well and subsequently advertising isn't attracted as easily as it is for men's. It is a sad fact that sex sells... almost anything

So armed with that bit of knowledge some women on Fet have taken a rather tongue in cheek approach to draw attention to Fets rather woeful application of their own TOU. We are of course talking about all those breasts with the messages to the illustrious leader of Fet... the one who has plenty of time to go round loving people's pics, while others ran around outing peoples private details. See it is a sad fact that to get attention on Fet you need to be naked... or at least promising a taste of it. Oh hell who are we kidding, to get noticed on Fet you need to be buck naked and look hot, but one digresses... as always.

For those of you who do not haunt Fet the TOU is quite simple on certain points...
You agree that, while using their Products and Services, you will not:
 Post, directly or indirectly, any personally identifying information about another member without their consent. Personally identifying information can include, but is not limited to, a person's full name, first name, last name, email address, profession, phone number, address and place of work.

Now of course someone has... a couple of times this week... to a roar of dissent from the users who were under the misapprehension that the site would actually uphold its own TOU. To be specific the bit that threatens termination at their discretion should you fail to uphold your part of the bargain. Of course those disgruntled users found out that is not the case...

Oh there are a myriad of reasons...
Well if we kick them they will just come back
We took it down... it was only up about 24 hours
People deserve a second chance
We are run by volunteers
The dog ate my homework
All charming and reasonable excuses...
Except to the people who had their private details outed 'cos let's be honest, the net is forever and it was up a lifetime or close enough to it.

It does however raise an interesting point...
If you want to out someone you will probably have 24 hours to do it in and you will be forgiven... quietly hums Kumbaya
Why is it that your privacy is not being upheld you may be wondering? Well at the risk of sounding somewhat cynical the TOU was written to protect Fet's arse... not yours... and it is discretionary in nature. They might have the power to correct wrongs, but they don't have to use it.

But rejoice... if you have naked tits your pleas for help might be heard... or at least get to K&P while you wait J

3 comments:

Dina said...

Yeah, be really careful of whom you associate with. Extra careful, in this fast age of technology and free Internet access.

trazuredpet said...

Fet sounds as bad as facebook

Master's piece said...

@Dina and facial recognition technology is getting better and cheaper. There is already an available form :(

@trazuredpet Fet is exactly like facebook and just like it there is no real expectation of privacy. The difference is when people get outed as kinky in the vanilla world the potential repercussions are huge. Of course in these cases it was the persons real name, address, work place etc getting linked with a screen persona and it was up for hours... five days in one case :(