YMMV / Archive of Our Own

  • Fandom Rivalry: The site has this with Fanfiction Dot Net because of their policies in regards to certain fics.
  • Jumping the Shark: Once upon a time, the fanfiction on AO3 were regarded as far superior to that on Fan Fiction.Net, because of accurate characterization, correct grammar, and proper use of warning tags. Now, with the influx of new writers on AO3, a good number of the fics there are just as lacking in character plausibility, comprehensibility, and trigger warnings as those on Fan Fiction.Net.
  • Misaimed Fandom: The tags on AO3 were initially intended for readers to filter works, characters, pairings, and triggers, but writers have developed an irritating habit of inventing irrelevant "fun" and "cute" tags and including them on the tags list for who knows why, much to the consternation of readers.
  • There Are No Rules: Well, not really, but the content policy is extremely lenient; there are no limits to how extreme the content within works can be, and works are always tagged and rated according to the whims of the author.