Fanfiction.net orders writers to wash mouths out with soap
Originally posted by ladyhadhafang at Fanfiction.net orders writers to wash mouths out with soap Originally posted by scratchingpost1 at Fanfiction.net orders writers to wash mouths out with soap
This is for all the Buffy and Harry Potter authors on my friends list. The original post talks about Buffy and Doctor Who, but when I followed the link, I saw that Harry Potter fandom is affected as well. I don't personally use fanfiction.net, but I know that some of you do.
Originally posted by beer_good_foamy at Fanfiction.net orders writers to wash mouths out with soapJust a heads-up about fanfiction.net for those who might be interested.
If these numbers are correct, fanfiction.net just deleted roughly 12% of all Buffy and Doctor Who fic on there with no warning, no chance for writers to correct the perceived problems, and with temporary bans for those who get their stories deleted. Going by some comments I've seen, most have been removed either for using non-grade-school-friendly words in their summaries or for including "love scenes" that aren't considered "tasteful" (their words), but that's not the only thing they go by; one fic was apparently removed for including the word "killed" in its summary. One or two people have reported having their stories reinstated after mailing support, others have gotten rude replies that basically boil down to "RTFM, STFU." Personally I haven't gotten any reply at all after three days.
It might also be interesting to note that ff.net have blocked the possibility to export fics to AO3.
If you want to back up your ff.net stories and reviews, Storymaster seems to work pretty well.
ETA: This comment seems to have some information about some group that's going around reporting tons of stories. Haven't heard anything more about it to back that up though. But worth knowing about just in case, I guess.
ETA: In case you are looking for a safe archive that truly understands fandom, you might want to try Archive of Our Own.