Stop Censorship of FanFiction & FictionPress Authors

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Dear Possible FanFiction.net and FictionPress.Com Members,

To put it well enough, there is a fatal flaw in the basic policy of FFN & FPC that apparently was in effect since its creation in 2002. Despite this, its archaic existence was never enforced. As a result we users naively trusted that the admins had deemed it obsolete. Until certain groups took it upon themselves to police all fictional content found on these websites. They do so to this very day as self proclaimed 'fiction moderators' for the sites. According to them, the reason for doing so is to help the administrators crack down on 'rule breakers', and maintain a 'higher image' of one of the world's largest fictional archives.

In my own opinion, they do this to regulate what they deem to be worthy of fictional writing from what they see as written manure. Just picture grammar nazis on laced steroids to get a basic outline. Their constant whining has caused the administrators to work far more than they should have to. Especially over something like this. If that's not bad enough, authors have the pleasure of seeing their written efforts destroyed like burnt cash, and the readers are likely never to find either ever again. Our frustrations will only rise unless something is done to buffer them.

You see, these poor individuals do this by spamming out mass false reports of abuse until the administrators eventually delete the source of 'abuse'. The first way to curb stomp these tantrum fits would be to block the user ids of the childish groups that do so. To put it simply, they believe themselves justified to commit the pettiest form of cyber bulling I have ever seen. Through them, you learn that some people are thick skinned while others are thin skinned. I count these folks among the latter. Regardless of anyone's point of view on this situation, the fact remains that due to their self-righteous efforts as "fiction moderators" they gained "success". The reality of this fatal flaw was unleashed upon everyone when a clarification was made as an update notice:

"Please note we would like to clarify the content policy we have in place since 2002. FFN & FPC follows the Fiction Rating system ranging from Fiction K to Fiction M. Although Fiction Ratings goes up to Fiction MA, FFN & FPC since 2002 has not allowed Fiction MA rated content which can contain adult/explicit content on the site. FFN & FPC only accepts content in the Fiction K through Fiction M range. Fiction M can contain adult language, themes and suggestions. Detailed descriptions of physical interaction of sexual or violent nature is considered Fiction MA and has not been allowed on the site since 2002." -FFN & FPC, on June 4th, 2012.

I presume that you've witnessed some of these stories and user accounts get mass deleted in recent years as a result, especially the ever increasing numbers added to the total each day. While sometimes this act simply must be done, a lot of these occur through the blind use of human stupidity. It alone has caused what most users have dubbed 'The Purge", an on going event that continues to this day. Those at fault are humans beings with the drive to accomplish petty tasks. Thanks to their insanity, our communities, our forums, our stories, and our fellow members all take a suffering loss.

In this day and age there will be people hell-bent on viewing graphic content of sexual and violent natures, solely, for mindless and lustful satisfactions. Anyone with common sense can see there are more visually appealing means than reading a book or hearing a story. Really, it is safe enough to assume that, people filled with jollies, will most likely look to visual stimuli, and not bother to read about it when they can view it instead. Honestly, there is so much more to the depths of creativity found in writing than this, especially fictional writings.

Now I sincerely believe the maintainers and users of FFN & FPC make up a wonderful community. Hopefully one with enough respect not to place each other under any form of degrading assumption. The existence of FFN & FPC is all thanks to its administration, yet their merit is solely thanks to its members. So with that I beg you, help prevent this madness from ever happening again in such a manner! Please help stop the censorship of FFN & FPC Authors!

THE END GOAL:

The following could be added all across the board into the framework of FFN & FPC:
1.) Allowance for the Fiction MA Rating to be featured on FFN & FPC.
2.) The addition of a more efficient filtering scheme for the websites to safely split age groups apart.
3.) An all encompassing fail-safe. A simple pop-up to prompt all users to supply a date of birth to confirm whether or not they are the appropriate age (13-18+) to view their selected reading material (Fiction Ratings K-MA). Basically each age group gets its own notification for permission to determine if they deserve to read a certain rating.

Please spread the word in regards to this petition's existence to help us obtain victory for the sake of all FFN & FPC members! Please sign this petition!

Sincerely,
Certain End
A Fellow FFN & FPC Member!

This petition will be delivered to:
  • Xing Li
  • Xing-Li
  • Fanfiction.net
  • FictionPress.Com


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