Fine, whatever; I took it down. Not the hill I want to die on. But I think it's hilarious that the FOOB staff cracks down on any images, even if they're not direct-linked, while my email to Lynn, expressing my opinion, was completely. ignored.
And meanwhile, my mom thinks Mike's actions are entirely justified. The Seaweeds "pushed his buttons", she says. By asking the Pattersons to keep their stuff in their own apartment? Well, you see, this is EXACTLY like the situation with my sister a few years ago, where HER neighbor threatened to poison her dogs if they didn't stop barking. Yeah right, mom. It's a perfect parallel.
Well, I'm off to make a tape line around this site! Carry on.
ETA: Hey, let's not push panic buttons!
I don't know what's up with Elly's Revenge. Now, the way it went down with the precursor to that site (FBOFW Strikes Back) was, they had been posting images right along, like Liz's three-faces-on-one-head shot when she was tripping out over Shiimsa. It was my understanding they only crossed the line when they made a direct link to Elly's signature at the end of a parody letter. They were told to remove the link, and they did, but they overlooked another sig link on the reply page, so the site became history.
Elly's Revenge has posted at least one image (John's butt poised over the deli chicken), but it wasn't a direct link. I don't know if the loophole has been closed, leading to the demise of ER, or if it's just a scary coincidence. However, ellcee's site is free of images of any kind, while the owner of "Our Life on the Funny Pages" is careful to use a sketch of Deanna, rather than an image. Meanwhile, I was only given a deadline of May 27th to remove the image; they said nothing about shutting down my site as long as I cooperated. Which I have.
I hope ER hasn't been permanently wiped, though. I was involved in a discussion over there. Someone was claiming that Lovey was originally portrayed as "money-grubbing and eavesdropping", and I replied that I'd checked the collections and there was absolutely no evidence of that. I was waiting for the person to come back so I could say, "You know what---I think you're confusing her with Mrs. Dingle!" The whole thing may be moot now. :(