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You're all gangsters? No, we're Russians.

No reviews today; I'm actually not going to read anything until I finish my holiday exchange fics. Once that's done, I'll catch up with the Prophet and also post the two reviews from last week and the one from this week.

Instead, I have a poll. I've heard people say that the whole idea of "what's locked stays locked" is reliant on the honour system. But is it really? If user A makes a locked post and user B reposts it anywhere, user A can get user B (or any journal where the repost is made) ToSed. From what I understand, this is done under the aegis of copyright infringement. But what if the repost is done to a place other than LJ (that doesn't necessarily have a copyright policy)? What if user B doesn't repost the thing verbatim but rephrases it? What if user B merely mentions something said behind flock in a place other than the originator's journal?

Let's imagine a pair of LJ users, Mary Sue and Sue Ellen. They are on each other's friends lists but their friends lists do not overlap significantly (i.e. there are people reading Sue Ellen's journal who have access to Mary Sue's locked posts, but there are not many such people). Let's say there is also Lee-Ann, a friend of Sue Ellen's who is not on Mary Sue's flist.


Poll #850886 Breaching of friends-lock

Mary Sue posts a flocked quiz or meme. Sue Ellen takes the quiz as well and posts it in her journal, flocked or publicly, and says that she got it from Mary Sue. Is this a breach of flock?

Yes
18(6.7%)
No
245(90.7%)
I'll comment
7(2.6%)

Mary Sue makes a flocked post informing her LJ friends that she ate a bagel for breakfast. Later in the day, Sue Ellen is commenting in Lee-Ann's journal and mentions (in context) that Mary Sue had eaten a bagel that morning (remember that Lee-Ann does not have access to Mary Sue's locked posts). Is this a breach of flock?

Yes
101(37.5%)
No
155(57.6%)
I'll comment
13(4.8%)

Mary Sue makes a flocked post informing her LJ friends that she has a new boyfriend. Later in the day, Sue Ellen is commenting in Lee-Ann's journal and mentions (in context) that Mary Sue has a new boyfriend. Is this a breach of flock?

Yes
235(87.4%)
No
24(8.9%)
I'll comment
10(3.7%)

Mary Sue makes a flocked post informing her LJ friends that her mother had died. Later in the day, Sue Ellen is commenting in Lee-Ann's journal and mentions (in context) that Mary Sue's mother had died. Is this a breach of flock?

Yes
237(89.4%)
No
19(7.2%)
I'll comment
9(3.4%)

Mary Sue makes a flocked post informing her LJ friends that her mother had died. Moved and shaken, Sue Ellen makes a post (flocked or public) expressing her heartfelt sympathy for Mary Sue's loss. Aside from Sue Ellen's intentions, is this a breach of flock?

Yes
214(81.7%)
No
32(12.2%)
I'll comment
16(6.1%)

Mary Sue makes a flocked post informing her LJ friends that her mother had died. Moved and shaken, Sue Ellen makes a post (flocked or public) sending hugs and snuggles to Mary Sue but does not actually mention the death of Mary Sue's mother anywhere in the post, any subsequent comments, instant messages, or anywhere else. Is this a breach of flock?

Yes
26(9.7%)
No
235(87.4%)
I'll comment
8(3.0%)

Mary Sue makes a flocked post where she details her morning trip to the grocer's. It's a very entertaining tale and Sue Ellen wants to share it with her friends. Since Mary Sue's post is locked, Sue Ellen copies Mary Sue's text and posts it in her own journal (flocked or public). She attributes the text to Mary Sue, but does not ask Mary Sue's permission to repost it. Ignoring copyright issues for a moment, is this a breach of flock?

Yes
262(98.1%)
No
5(1.9%)
I'll comment
0(0.0%)

Mary Sue posts naughty fan fiction about gay wizards in her flocked journal. Sue Ellen thinks that everyone in the world should partake of Mary Sue's literary genius, so she reposts the fanfic to a gay wizard fic community. She attributes the text to Mary Sue, but does not ask Mary Sue's permission to repost the fic. Aside from copyright issues, is this a breach of flock?

Yes
269(99.6%)
No
0(0.0%)
I'll comment
1(0.4%)

Mary Sue makes a flocked post bitching about another gay wizard fanfic writer. She mocks the writer's characterisation choices and her style and belittles her pairing. This writer happens to be Lee-Ann, Sue Ellen's other friend. Sue Ellen shares the contents of Mary Sue's bitchery privately with Lee-Ann. Is this a breach of flock?

Yes
239(88.8%)
No
20(7.4%)
I'll comment
10(3.7%)

Let's say that in the above situation, Sue Ellen wants Lee-Ann to know what Mary Sue said, but doesn't want to be suspected of being the snitch. So Sue Ellen shares the contents of Mary Sue's bitchery by reposting it anonymously in a fandom community devoted to fic hate and drama. Is this a breach of flock?

Yes
259(96.3%)
No
8(3.0%)
I'll comment
2(0.7%)

Let's say that in the above situation, Sue Ellen gets so pissed off at Mary Sue for being a judgemental twat that she reposts Mary Sue's bitchery in her own journal and mocks it in turn, taking Lee-Ann's side. Is this a breach of flock?

Yes
254(96.2%)
No
6(2.3%)
I'll comment
4(1.5%)

Of the above three situations, which is more severe, in your opinion?

The one where Sue Ellen shares the post's contents privately.
0(0.0%)
The one where Sue Ellen shares the post's contents publicly under her own name.
31(11.5%)
The one where Sue Ellen shares the post's contents anonymously and publicly.
137(50.9%)
All of them are equally severe in terms of breaching flock.
93(34.6%)
I'll comment
8(3.0%)

In your opinion, when flock has been breached, how important are the intentions of the person who breached it?

Intentions are important. If the person didn't mean any harm, the breach is less severe. If they meant any harm, the breach is more severe.
197(73.8%)
Intentions are immaterial. Flock should not be breached under any circumstances.
49(18.4%)
I'll comment
21(7.9%)

Whatever your definition of flock breach, how would you rate the experience of seeing someone breach your friendslock, in terms of unpleasantness? (1 = extremely pleasant; 5 - neither pleasant nor unpleasant; 10 - extremely unpleasant)

Mean: 7.52 Median: 8 Std. Dev 1.73
1
1(0.4%)
2
0(0.0%)
3
4(1.5%)
4
6(2.3%)
5
31(11.9%)
6
15(5.7%)
7
64(24.5%)
8
64(24.5%)
9
38(14.6%)
10
38(14.6%)

Ticky box?

TICKY BOX! :D
19(7.8%)
TICKY BOX! >:0!1
2(0.8%)
LLAMA!1
21(8.6%)
IM IN UR LIVEJOURNAL TAKIN UR POLLZ
58(23.9%)
IM IN UR FRIDGE EATIN UR FOODZ
21(8.6%)

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