Jeffrey Carl Faden (jeffreyatw) wrote,
Jeffrey Carl Faden

Entry barrage #3

I'm thinking of starting a new site:

Dumbjournal would be the place where people can post public entries from LiveJournal that they feel are especially stupid in one way or another. They'd be put into categories, things like: drunk, cheerleader, emo, punk, suicidal, inept, etc. People could rate them on how stupid they are.

I think this'd be totally okay because LiveJournal is supposed to be a place where people expose themselves and allow the public to look at them - if they don't want that, they can make their stuff locked. The one thing I'm uncertain about is whether these entries should link to the original author... I'm thinking yes, so as to stop claims of plagiarism or the like. Also, there'd be a method where the original author of the post could request that it be removed by authenticating themselves.

To submit entries, people would simply punch in the URL of the entry on LiveJournal, and Dumbjournal would do the rest by parsing the entry and putting it on the site. This'd be a way to make sure that locked entries don't get on the site - if Dumbjournal can't read it, it won't go on.

I think it'd be a source of endless laughs. Mean, yes, but a comeuppance to those who decide to make their lives public. Any thoughts?
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