It has come to my attention that Fanfiction.net is about to start deleting thousands of fanfic on their site that contain violence, sex, and song inspired. This will no doubt include our beloved HP fandom as well.
We cannot just sit by and allow some of the best stories on ffnet to be deleted.
I discovered fanfic on FFNET almost ten years ago; it's where I posted so many stories and found so many more.
Below is the petition letter and a link to change.org where you can join the 30,000+ who have all ready signed.
"STOP the destruction of Fanfiction.net!
100ust signed the following petition addressed to: Fanfiction.net.
STOP the destruction of Fanfiction.net!
Ever since it was opened, Fanfiction.NET had always been a place for avid fans-- of ANYTHING-- to feel at home. To express whatever is on our minds and truly let our love for characters, plotlines and scenarios shine through.
Now all of a sudden, FF.net has decided to go through a massive upheaval and remove thousands of stories from its library, some of the best fanfics ever written, gone, never to be read again. They are removing anything involving sexual situations, or violence, or inspired by a song, the list goes on. And we as readers see this as a gross waste of talent and incredible material.
Fanfiction.net has always been a place for us writers to 'Unleash our imagination' as the tagline states, and now we are having that right to freedom of speech and expression taken away from us. Since when are they allowed to dictate what goes into our stories? They are OUR pieces of work. What if the violence or sexual content is part of the plotline? This whole situation is absurd. There are better ways to deal with 'inappropriate' content than to remove it altogether. What about adult filters? Age restrictions? There are so many other options!!
So I'm asking please, for all us readers, writers, and fans alike... STOP THE DESTRUCTION OF FF.NET!!!!