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Old Nov 24 2015, 11:23 PM   #1
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Rumor has it the entire management team of Archive of Our Own stepped down. Keep your ears out for more news, all my former fellow fanficcers.
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Old Nov 25 2015, 01:25 AM   #2
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News here http://archiveofourown.org/admin_posts/4178 Its still running via the volunteers Twitter feed: @AO3_status. for more information
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How has fanfiction.net managed to avoid both the drama and the public money pleas? (Not that there's NEVER been drama but...)
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Old Dec 1 2015, 05:14 PM   #4
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Well, they DID manage to drive a lot of Authors away at FF.Net when they went Anal Retentive over the types of stories they'd allow.
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Old Dec 1 2015, 10:06 PM   #5
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How has fanfiction.net managed to avoid both the drama and the public money pleas? (Not that there's NEVER been drama but...)
They have ads running, to cover some of their costs.
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That all depends on whether you're running Ad blocker
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Old Dec 2 2015, 06:10 PM   #7
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I hadn't heard until I read this about the management team of AO3 stepping down, I love reading and writing stories there. I'll tell you what drove me away from writing on ff.net the rating limits as well as only one section of Transformers fanfiction when there is more than just Transformers/Beast Wars in the cartoons; 2 if you count the movies area for transformers too in ff.net
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Honestly? FF.net did the smart thing overall, given any time you search ANYTHING on AO3 you have to wade through 90% porn (and bad porn at that.) Plus there's the ought-to-squick-any-decent-person permission to post RPF, which is just creepy no matter who you are. (And hooray for AdBlock.) You can still find fairly R-rated stuff on FF.net if you set the ratings view to 'all' and include the Ms, you just don't have to wade through genuine sleaze to get it. There's good stuff on AO3, it's just way harder to find (and their search system needs work.)
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