Thursday, May 17, 2007

Too Taboo for Yahoo?

Posted by Teresa at 6:40 PM
This weekend I applied to participate in
the Yahoo! Publisher Network beta program.
Today they sent me an email confirming
my application and tips on how to better
my chances to be accepted into the program.
The email had a link to this web page.
The page includes guidelines for content on
pages that their ads can be shown.
This part got my attention:
We will not show results on pages that contain
problematic content or on pages with URLs that
refer to problematic content, including but not limited to:
  • Political, religious or charitable organizations, issues or causes
It immediately got my attention because
if you haven't noticed yet my blog mainly
deals with politics and religion. I thought to
myself, "Oops." I've been hearing from different
places that you shouldn't discuss politics and religion.
I can understand where there are certain instances that
this type of conversation is uncalled for because it is
impolite. But I just keep having this thought:
Why is it such a taboo to talk about religion and
politics?

I know when people discuss these topics they can
get heated real fast. Perhaps, the reason why these topic
lead to red faces is because we don't talk about them.
We avoid the topic like a plague (did I just say
plague... that can be taken as a reference to the plagues
in the Bible... and that might offend someone ... oh no!).
So when we are confronted about issues concerning
political or religious beliefs we don't know how
to properly address it.

I would like to let my readers know that I am not always
going to be discussing politics and religion in my blog.
Although, this is a personal blog and those issues
are dear and near to my heart and soul.
I also want to state that I try to write my opinions in
a tactful manner as to not purposely offend. Feel free
to challenge me on any of my stances and opposing views
are certainly accepted here.

Terry Ann

18 comments:

MirCat said...

(did I just say
plague... that can be taken as a reference to the plagues
in the Bible... and that might offend someone ... oh no!)

I actually LOL'd on that.

So I guess they are saying that you can neither have an opinion on anything nor be productive.

- The Cat

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