Dear Possible FanFiction.Net Member,
I am sure your aware that there is a decent amount of deletions of entire stories and even accounts each day. I am also aware that sometimes this simply must be done, but a lot of these occur unreasonably so. This is occurring in the communities, forums, stories, and even member profiles. True this policy has been in effect since 2002, but never truly enforced until now. It was never fully unleashed until after clarification was made as an update notice on June 4th, 2012.
""Please note we would like to clarify the content policy we have in place since 2002. FanFiction.Net follows the Fiction Rating system ranging from Fiction K to Fiction M. Although Fiction Ratings goes up to Fiction MA, FanFiction.Net since 2002 has not allowed Fiction MA rated content which can contain adult/explicit content on the site. FanFiction.Net 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." ~FanFictionNet on 06/04/12
The main reason why this is occurring is due to website content being too "literately graphic". What if being too "literately graphic" is in the context as some would have it in terms of it being 'illicit actions'? Of coarse then, FanFiction.Net 's reasons are understandable. However, if not allowing FICTION MA rated content on FanFiction.Net is merely for being "literately graphic" in the context as the term would suggest: "people reading on FanFiction.Net seek this rating merely to fuel a form of mindless lust'. Then the reasons are rather asinine.
In this day's age if people are so hellbent on viewing the graphic content of sexual and violent natures solely for lustful satisfaction, then there are more visually appealing means than reading a book or hearing a story. If this is all there is to FanFiction.Net, then it is safe to assume people will look to visual stimuli (i.e. video games or pornography) instead of words to accomplish such, and not bother to read about it when they can view it instead.
The maintainers and users of this site make up this community. This is a community of a proud and virtual family at that. I would think maintainers and users alike would hold enough respect for both side to know that we are better than to think of others under such a degrading assumption. Let alone do so to enforce a pointless regulation to avoid free falls that just aren't there. Mr. Bogyman isn't going to jump out of some closet of politically legalistic doom. I understand the admins and mods have their reasons, but members and users have reasonable intentions too.
The existence of FanFiction.Net is thanks to the administrators, but its merit is thanks to the members. I beg you, do what is honorable to correct this madness before FanFiction.Net is lost and our beloved website becomes as wanted as an empty gas tank. Please help stop the censorship of FanFiction.net Authors, and help make Fictional MA rated content allowed to be featured on the website. Please sign this petition, amd thank you very much!
A Fellow FF.Net Member
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