IJ and Google Ads -- still sounds like IJ is the best currently existing alternative. Squeaky has upped the number of friends people can have, and will side with IJ users/members over Google if Google comes complaining about content. This kind of thing makes me so happy it's ridiculous. An actual clear and concise answer from someone in charge of a journaling site! LJ, are you watching? You might want to buy a clue!
violet_quill has asked LJ Support whether posting a link -- i.e. not an img src, but an actual text URL -- to 'prohibited' material hosted offsite is also a bannable offense. Apparently, it is. (Although they do at least allow the exception of a site that did not have 'prohibited' material and was hacked to add it...)
This actually directly contradicts things that are stated in the abuse policy, where they state "...we can't address any content which resides off of LiveJournal as, quite frankly, it's none of our business what occurs off our servers." *sigh* There we go with the contradictory information again.
(Dare I hope this might actually lead to more people using places like MU, RS & YSI again?)
And, I have to wonder about this. I don't write underage slash. BUT, I was contemplating a follow-on fic to the Heroes episode "Five Years Gone" where the survivors go after [spoiler, highlight to read] Sylar. Who is, you know, [spoiler, highlight to read] the President of the US. So. If I write a fictional account of fictional characters plotting his fictional demise, am I setting myself up for bannination?