Twitter Status

Twitter suspended my account a month ago because they do not understand the use of satire and said I was threatening violence.

I sent an appeal, which was ignored. Then consulted with an attorney at the ACLU, who said that I was clearly using satire and not threatening anyone, and sent another. They replied and continued to assert I threatened violence.

I think there’s some 20 year old kid reviewing these cases who doesn’t understand the purpose of satire is usually the opposite of what is written.

Or it someone who feels powerless in their life and this is how they feel powerful.

Whatever the reason it’s pretty upsetting. That was almost 8 years of work. 8 years, people. It was also my primary source of social and business networking. And, as reluctant as I am to say, my favorite social media platform. And someone who doesn’t understand how to read what I wrote, accused me of something I didn’t do, and took away my account because of it.

Twitter has been sued for this type of thing before. It is not beyond me to look into filing a lawsuit against them.

New Option and Rate For Select Activities

I rarely get anyone booking one-hour sessions anymore. My concern is that since the national rate for a pro Domme has risen to 350/hr that folx looking for shorter, “simpler” sessions have been priced out. This is probably especially true since the pandemic and how it’s effected people economically.

So, I’m going to try an experiment and offer the following activities in a one-hour session at a reduced rate of 250/hr:

  • Spanking (OTK or otherwise)
  • Foot Domination (this does not include food play)

Terms:

  • This only applies to sessions one-hour in length.
  • This only applies to the above listed activities.
  • Simple roleplays, verbal play, and light bondage can be included in the scene.
  • If you don’t need a full hour, you still have to pay for one; there is no half-hour rate. We can use the remainder of time to sit and talk, have a snack or cup of tea.
  • A consultation is still required (though will be shorter than other sessions)
  • All other protocol applies, including a deposit and screening requirements.

Can’t Figure Out Registration Problem

Link was fixed but I cannot figure out how to get the registration emails to go through. I’ve asked for help from my blog’s host and my email host. Both are saying the other is responsible for the fact that somewhere in the path there is a block that is not allowing the emails to go through.

I’m tech-savvy but this is beyond my ability to troubleshoot.

The work-around may be going to WordPress.com and creating a global account: https://wordpress.com/start/account/user

Please try this and come back and see if you’re able to comment. I would appreciate knowing if that works.

Twitter account suspended

I’m hoping this was just an issue of a Twitter bot flagging me and my being automatically suspended.

They said I threatened violence. In truth, I was using satire about an IRS job description that was taken from IRS’ own website.

In the job description, of which a screenshot was shared by multiple users, it said that the candidate would carry “firearms” and be willing to use “deadly force”. My reply to this requirement, that I think most people, like myself, would find alarming, was above. Twitter misinterpreted this as my making a violent threat, which as anyone can see, was not at all what I was doing.

I have appealed their decision.

If you would like to offer your support to get my account reinstated for what was not a violation of their terms, please tweet @TwitterSupport. Be sure to include my account, @MistressTissa.

Thank you!

Email issues – Updated

I seem to be having some issues receiving some of my email from my host. I had someone mention a message that I had not received. Then I noticed that suddenly a chunk of time was missing from my inbox. So, I checked on another device and see there are several messages that did not come through to my email client on my desktop.

If you sent me anything in the last week and I did NOT reply to you, please send it again. I will be double-checking for the time being until this problem is resolved.

UPDATE: The issue appears to be resolved. Still, if you sent me a message and don’t receive a reply within 48 hours, please send it again.

Clarification: Rescinding Consult Credits

I typically offer some amount of the scene consultation to be applied to a session. I have stated that I reserve the right to rescind this offer if I have to do some unusual amount of work prior to the scene, such as you providing inaccurate information for your references which I then may spend my time helping you sort out.

I want to explicitly include situations in which people are not prepared with their interests and limits. So now you’re aware if I tell you that the $X credit I offer is removed, you can’t tell me you did not understand this could cause that to happen. This is usually an issue with new people.

For suggestions about how to figure out your interests, go to the question “How do I explain what I like? What if I don’t know?” on my FAQ page.

For suggestions about how to figure out your limits, go to my BDSMlog entry Know Your Limits.

If you do not like the idea of your consult credit being taken away know that you have control over this by being prepared when you ask for a scene.

I’m happy to help you figure all of this out, but I will be tributed for offering my time to help you instead of you doing it by yourself.

A Sick Mistress

I’m recovering from some nasty gastroenteritis. I’m not positive what caused it but the last thing I ate before I got really sick was a veggie burger and fries from a fast food place Saturday evening. I started feeling really sick about 2 – 3 hours afterward. The following 24 hours were horrible, the next 48 still were awful but at least my high fever broke, and since then I’ve been getting better every day but because I’ve barely eaten anything since Saturday, I’m really weak and can’t do much without feeling like I’m going to pass out.

Obviously, this means no sessions.

I rescheduled those I was going to see this week and, because I really don’t know how long it will take to get back to the point where I can run a scene, I’m discouraging people from booking at least for the next 4 or 5 days, with warnings that I may need even longer, depending.

I’ve tried to reply to messages when I can. If you have sent one to me and have not yet received a reply — now you know why.