I do not consent to this presidency


So....wow. My post (below) was removed from Instagram for "hate speech." This has happened before (I've been posting this sentence every day since December 1, 2016), so I appealed. But their decision stood. What the actual f*ck, @instagram? [...]

Now I'm being told by @Instagram that my account is in danger of deletion because of my daily post saying, simply, "I do not consent to this presidency." Care to explain, @mosseri? [...]

I did appeal, and it was denied. That's the second photo in the tweet. Since then, a bunch of the same posts have been taken down with no option to appeal, and I got this warning.

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A deep dive into Ken's Crotch

Ken was not merely dickless by default; the bulge was the result of careful strategizing to which his inventors, businessmen, a psychologist, and Japanese manufacturers all contributed.

Despite all this planning, Ken still came to represent things his parent company never intended, as icons tend to do. The story of Ken's crotch is not merely one of PR, manufacturing, and/or branding -- it's about which realities our culture deems acceptable, and which that it seeks to keep hidden. This goes not just for the doll, but for the man he was named after, Ken Handler, who died in 1994 with major parts of his life airbrushed out of public view. [...]

"He pointed out the primary play mode for the Barbie and Ken dolls was dressing and undressing them," wrote Schneider. "He questioned whether children would understand that Ken was a boyfriend or comprehend what a boyfriend really was. Would they see Ken as their fathers, brothers, or the boy next door? And if so, was it healthy to see him undressed? And when he was naked, why did he or didn't he look like Daddy or a brother?"

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Youtube channel URLs

Dear Lazyweb, particularly those who work at Youtube: how do I make my channel use the URL that I already have?

I have had this URL for over 12 years: youtube.com/dnalounge

At some point, that URL began redirecting to this URL, which is worse but adequate: youtube.com/user/DNALounge

Recently, in order to allow employees to administer without sharing passwords, I converted it to a "Brand Account", and now it keeps referring people to this horror-show of a URL: youtube.com/channel/UCBKC3Bi_ckdOm3HxPRB98LQ

Advanced settings says I am "eligible for a custom URL" but if I try to "claim" it, it says "Many people have the same name" and wants me to select "youtube.com/c/DNALounge0001" or some shit, which is not ok.

I'm afraid to touch anything on that page because I'm not confident that it won't end up deleting the youtube.com/dnalounge URL somehow. What do I do?

Remember when multi-billion dollar corporations actually employed tech support? Yeah, those were the days.

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