Alma, you were so sure the blogs would be taken away because of the repeated 'rule breaking', were you?
I see you have only been a member here since August 2012. As I have been an active blogger for more than 3 1/2 years, I can fill you in on some of what you missed.
Bloggers have been swearing and posting vulgar pics and lovingly calling each other horrible names (which to newbies probably looks like we hate each other) for as long as I have been here. For example...
One of my best blogging mates has been pushing the issue of my gender identity for as long as he has known me. He can't help it; he lost his personal relationship with Jesus...pray for him. That, and he thinks he can harass me cos I'm a blow in and he claims he is not.
Zhiv, I mean another mate most often arrives drunker than a blue nosed Scot (any blue nosed Scot, mind you, I'm not pointing fingers). She also has a pathological fondness for leather, and lures others to depravity with wild parties, then posts pics of her evil ways (and her unmentionables tag ).
Our youngest regular (is the Spanish prince still a teen?) boasts of his repeated conquests. I'm quite certain he knew how to swear in several languages before he met any of us.
One mate shares stories of her close relationships with wild animals, while another dreams of being held as a sslave in a shed.
And one unnamed mate knows just what to do to send me running for a cold shower, but that's our little secret.
Then there is the lab coat cover up. We all know there must be some thing more to that project than meets the eye! They can't possibly just be doing it for love and peace, can they?
I, of course, have been angelic at all times.
My big question (not for you Alma, but a question for the starry sky) is what happened? You see for all those years bloggers ignored rules left and right, and there was no big problem of which we were aware... no indication that we were digging our own blogging grave. A few loons in and out over the years had us a bit nervous, but other than that we were grand. The blogs merrily existed for years in spite of the 'rule breaking'. IMO they thrived because of the rule breaking. So what happened in the last few months that the very same blogs that used to exist so merrily, now are off limits? If the blogs didn't change, and the rules didn't change, what did?
Oi! I know you!! how are you lovely??!?!
And I agree with you whole - heartedly.
Unfortunately we have had this bizarre Live Nation PC morailty forced upon us, which over the years has resulted in about 300 regulars, adults who were happy to socialize in a very relaxed fashion with other adults, all with the common bond of U2 fandom, packing up and heading for Facebook - and the vast majority of Zootops are there - swearing like pirates and having "Let's Look At Adam's Awesome Wang" parties.
And surprisingly there's never any fights or offence caused.
To make the T&Cs of this site so restrictive to cater for the 3 U2 fans in the world offended by blurred art shot of a naked human at the exspense of the.... immoral-sun-worshipping-baby-eating-goat-sacraficing-animals who numbered in the 100s seems totally redundant.
It's like owning a huge nightclub and not letting all the uggers in.
All you end up with is the DJ, and empty dancefloor and three wankers in the corner congratulating each other on how awesome the are.
All the uggers nick off down the pub and have a wicked night out.
The party is always better when you let in the uggers.