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.
If these numbers are correct, fanfiction.net just deleted roughly 12%
(This percentage is wrong
you have the correct number in the comments section or above all this text where you will find a link with the right info) 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.