Grits laced with cheddar cheese is something most southerners are accustomed to.
I love cheese grits, and today they are fueling me with enough energy to make this post.
In recent news, UndamyUmbrellla was removed from Stardoll for a rather "graphic" design she created.
She then had her account reinstated somehow.
Let me just state that I do not give a shit about when, where or why someone is removed from Stardoll.
My issue lies with the fact that Stardoll has the authority to remove someone.
Okay, I know what you're thinking..."It's Stardoll's website, they can do what they want."
And that may very well be true, but that doesn't mean I don't think it's complete and utter shit.
Let's all take a moment to really break this situation down.
1. You create a Stardoll account under the assumption that it's "free".
(And it is free if you want to have a shitty experience on Stardoll)
2. You then use whatever resources you have to pull in some cash to purchase Superstar membership.
3. You're building momentum now. Gaining Starpoints and a nice wardrobe.
4. It's been a few years now and you're collecting rares, making designs, filling your suite.
All of this time you've spent on Stardoll is important. But it's not important because you love what the site has to offer, it's important because you come to said site and spend all your damn money!
This is where I get irked.
This is where I get irked.
You entrust your money with Stardoll. You buy their memberships, you buy their clothes, their various suite items; you spend money on broadcasts, designs and Starbazaar purchases.
But the moment you "fuck up" and abuse their site, you're out with a second glance.
I'm pretty sure if I invested oodles of cash into Stardoll I would not take having my account removed lightly. I would be pissed. In fact, I think everyone should be pissed at the thought of Stardoll having free reign to fuck you over at any moments notice.
As this rant turns to rambling you're all wondering "Well what do you propose we do, Aislin?"
I believe that when you've become well enough invested with Stardoll, meaning that you've spent a heavy dosage of cash that helps fuel their paychecks, you should be entitled to some sort of security.
Maybe a three strike program?
Maybe a little notification that Stardoll doesn't "appreciate" what you're doing with their site.
Something that guarantees they aren't going to shut you down because you went a step further and showed a measly nipple instead designing a t-shirt with way too much cleavage.
Stardoll should have a right to keep their site "safe". But not on their own terms.
They should have a right to terminate your account, but not without your knowing.
Stardoll needs to get their shit together and that's something we can all agree on.