This is the second message I’ve gotten criticizing my decision to publish that confession, and the last one I responded to in private just in case the person who sent it to me would prefer that, but this is a good opportunity to make a publish post about it as well.
Believe me, I found it just as vile and infuriating as all of you did, and I was glad to see that people reacted so strongly against it, but I’ve always had the attitude that a moderator of a confession blog needs to remain neutral above all else. I don’t believe in quality control or censoring opinions just because they don’t reflect well on the fandom or are extremely disagreeable. They are still the word of the fandom, and I’ve always felt that one of the biggest reasons for having confession blogs is to allow people to publish their thoughts while remaining anonymous if they wish to, and not just positive ones, regardless of how that makes us look.
The confession did not break any of the rules I had listed, so I published it, with the appropriate trigger warnings. However, after discussing the matter with a dear friend of mine, I decided to make a new rule that forbids confessions with explicit, detailed description of violent and/or sexual content. That way that confession will be as far as I allow things to be pushed.
Do you guys think I should make that new rule even stricter though? Should I forbid all violent and/or sexual content from the blog, even if they aren’t descriptive as the current new rule covers? I’m never gonna censor confessions like the ones we had some time ago regarding Shiori, just because they might be annoying, but I do agree the Touga confession was a very extreme case, so I’d like to hear from you guys how you think I should handle these kind of matters, even if they might be rare.
Just a small announcement, I’ve decided to remove the submit function from the blog, so now confessions can only be sent in through the “Confess” titled ask button. My reason doing this is because it’s never been used other than by mistake, everyone seems to prefer that I put the text onto the images myself, and honestly, I prefer that too. Of course, you can still include a suggestion for what picture you’d like with your confession.
Thanks for over 130 confessions so far! ♡