4532slightly OTish Help Stop Fanficton.net from censoring nc-17 stories
- Sep 13, 2002I apologize if this was double posted. But I had a very hard time
getting it out to everyone.
Did you hear about the new rule fanfiction.net has posted? All nc-17
stories are being taken down. No stories above an R rating are allowed
any more . How long do you think it will be before they don't allow R
rated stories or perhaps slash. This is not right. We give good money to
this site, so that it will stay up and running. We do this because this
is the best site on the web for ALL types of fanfiction. From little
kiddie scribbles to nc-17 stories. Fanfiction.net changed the rules to
block nc-17 fics because they received a lot of complaints from parents.
The parents say their kids are reading stuff they shouldn't. But whose
fault is that. Because it certainly isn't fanfiction.net's fault or the
poor authors who very clearly label their stories. No it's the parents
fault. It's not like fanfiction.net is listed as a safe site for kids.
The parents of these children need to download netnanny or something.
Not censor everybody on the net. Do we allow these people to censor our
public libraries. No we don't because we have the right to read anything
we want, even trash. Which most of these stories are not. I am asking
everyone that enjoys nc-17 fics and those who just wish for the web to
remain free of censorship. To join me in a campaign to restore our right
to read any story we wish. If fanfiction.net won't restore the stories
to their former place Then perhaps they will compromise with us and set
up a mirror site for all R and nc-17 fics. I do agree somewhat with
these parents. These stories can be bad for children. But it is the
parents job to make sure their kids aren't reading things they
shouldn't. Please help me start a petition and a letter writing campaign
to restore these stories. Pass this letter on to lists, clubs, web
sites, message boards, and anywhere else you can think of. I know there
is enough of us out there that we can bury them in emails. Please help
by writing letters to the heads of fanfiction.net at
services@... Also I have started a yahoo group so that we may
gather copies of all the letters sent. So please send two copies of the
letter you write to fanfiction.net, one to them and one to us on the
list. This way we have a record of how many letters were sent. Also join
and share your ideas for getting the stories back up. Every little bit
will help. Group homepage is
groups.yahoo.com/group/stopffnetfrombanningnc17stories Group email is
firstname.lastname@example.org You may contact me
through the list. I will try to reply as quickly as possible. Or you may
email me at catchfire@... . But it would be better to use the list
so everyone can share your ideas.
ps I found this petition. So please go and sign it.