Tessisamess

Layouts, Codes, Tutorials, & Resources

Hey there, I'm Tess!

Welcome to my blog; I make lots of different layouts, codes, tutorials, and other resources for Insanejournal and Dreamwidth RPers! There's a lot to choose from and brand new content goes up every week!

Take a look around, and don't hesitate to ask for help if you need it!

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Please Note:

I do not offer assistance with any sites other than IJ and DW unless it is for general HTML and CSS (ie. custom hosted pages and similar.) I cannot convert a code to a new site's rules because there are a lot of niche RP sites, and I have no way of knowing each one's limitations and caveats. Sorry about that!

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Hey there, I'm Tess!

Welcome to my blog; I make lots of different layouts, codes, tutorials, and other resources for Insanejournal and Dreamwidth RPers! There's a lot to choose from and brand new content goes up every week!

Take a look around, and don't hesitate to ask for help if you need it!

Can't get enough resources? Why not subscribe to my Patreon for exclusive monthly content, or support the creation of more content by leaving a tip on Ko-Fi! ♡

Need an invite?

If you're unable to comment on my journal to ask for help now that anon has been turned off due to serious spam issues, don't worry! Just shoot me an email and I'll send you an invite code for Insanejournal. I've got plenty to spare!
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I do not offer assistance with any sites other than IJ and DW unless it is for general HTML and CSS (ie. custom hosted pages and similar.) I cannot convert a code to a new site's rules because there are a lot of niche RP sites, and I have no way of knowing each one's limitations and caveats. Sorry about that!

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TOS Update

Hey guys! There will be a small but very important update to my TOS, which is inclusive of all codes and layouts contained both here and on Patreon, effective immediately. This new term has always been a stipulation I stand by but, since the sitewide TOS holds the same policy, I've never specifically outlined it in my TOS previously.

By using my resources you are agreeing:
  • To credit appropriately, either via the built in credit link, or alternately as allowed in my FAQ.
  • Not to redistribute my codes in part or in whole; more information can be found in my FAQ.
  • That my work will not be used in conjunction with accounts (both user and asylum) wherein hate speech towards any group or minority is contained. Please note that this does not encompass fictional portrayals in writing, as this is a site predominantly used for fictional writing, and pertains specifically to hate speech when presented as the user's own point of view.
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Apr. 6th, 2019 12:11 am (UTC)
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Apr. 6th, 2019 08:04 pm (UTC)
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Apr. 6th, 2019 01:43 am (UTC)
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Apr. 6th, 2019 08:04 pm (UTC)
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Apr. 6th, 2019 02:27 am (UTC)
<3 <3
Apr. 6th, 2019 08:04 pm (UTC)
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Apr. 6th, 2019 03:47 am (UTC)
Yess love you for doing this!
Apr. 6th, 2019 08:03 pm (UTC)
😩 Not pleased that I had to, but it is what it is, and you do what you have to do.
Apr. 6th, 2019 04:46 am (UTC)
flawless.
Apr. 6th, 2019 08:04 pm (UTC)
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Apr. 6th, 2019 06:24 am (UTC)
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Apr. 6th, 2019 08:04 pm (UTC)
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Apr. 6th, 2019 07:29 pm (UTC)
it's sad you had to make that declaration but kudos on you for doing so.
Apr. 6th, 2019 08:03 pm (UTC)
Yeah man, my thoughts exactly. 😩 Of course, I don't expect any existing installations to adhere to my updated TOS by removing my work from their accounts, but going forward, when violations are not retroactive, I hope users will understand that it is in no way permissible and the site's lax rules don't apply to instances wherein a content owner wants their content removed from someone's account.

Which may sound extreme to some, and I'm sorry if it does, but I am not sorry for the fact that I don't need or want my name attached--even in a fringe way--to accounts that aim to marginalize a group based on race, sexuality, gender, etc. While I fully understand that no one will visit an account, see my free content installed, and assume I must share views with the user who's installed it, it's about the principle of the issue.
Apr. 6th, 2019 08:07 pm (UTC)
This actually reminded me too of the IJ TOS and am now reporting the account that sparked all this because that HAS GOT to be in some violation.

And no, you shouldn't have to have your name associated with that. At all. I even saw the layout and one of my first thoughts was being annoyed they used your layout in the first place, knowing all you've done for the server. Thankfully we're a pretty small group here and I don't think any of us would dare to dream you shared the same view.
Apr. 6th, 2019 08:31 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I emailed Squeaky yesterday afternoon with some information and let him know about the violation (and you're right, it is a violation of section XVI. MEMBER CONDUCT subsection #1, which states:
You agree NOT to use this Service to:
1. Upload, post or otherwise transmit any content that is in InsaneJournal.com's opinion to be unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortious, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, libelous, invasive to another's privacy (up to, but not excluding any address, email, phone number, or any other contact information with out the written consent of the owner of such information), hateful, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable;

Of which there are two violations, as there is homosexually-related hate speech, as well as racially-driven comments.

And while I understand that this is one account on one small site, the bigger picture is about moral and social responsibility towards each other as human beings. I am white, but my child and husband are not. I am with a man, but I am not heterosexual. These issues are important and relevant in my personal life, as well as in the lives of friends, but even if that weren't the case, when someone's aim is to make a group feel unsafe, even when it has no effect on you personally--especially when it has no effect on you--I do think there's still very much a responsibility to speak up. Not speak for, but with.

This account is a work account. I'm here to create and design, help with code, and pay my rent. It's not particularly an appropriate place for discourse, and I rarely post personally-related content aside from short notes in layout information, but when I do it's content I feel is important. The crux of this issue, the larger implication of it rather than one account responsible for furthering it, is important.

Additionally, I'd say that since this is such a small site, when instances like this occur it's even more important that it be handled appropriately by the admin; because the smaller the scope, the more impact an issue like this has on the userbase as a whole.
Apr. 6th, 2019 09:25 pm (UTC)
I'm so glad you did that, we should probably all do that. And I think I'm going to update the rules for ~capping and the other communities I run to reflect this as well.
Apr. 6th, 2019 09:31 pm (UTC)
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Apr. 7th, 2019 12:25 am (UTC)
You are a queen among us. Thank you.
Apr. 7th, 2019 12:37 am (UTC)
You're an absolute gem. <3
Apr. 7th, 2019 01:42 am (UTC)
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