Objection: The wiki is not discussing "creepiness", it is discussing Lewdness and Prudery.
I second Willbyr
here. Everyone has a different standard on what they want to recommend, different tastes, and vastly different standards on what they consider lewd
. I can see this turning very easily into a moralising crusade on anything even slightly risqué with lots of attempts at shaming people who enjoy "darker" or more "alternative" types of story. The reason I can it, is because that is what happens when this type of policing is advocated (I can also see it being expanded to encompass anything that strays away from strictly gen fics, and the imposition of some sort of "basic quality scoring" which has been lobbied for for years by various tropers). Lots of bandwagon jumping, and of course vitriol, and it would probably end up creating so much heat we'd need to nuke Fan Fic Recommendations
entirely to draw a line under things. Which would be a truly sad loss to the wiki.
I think we have the right balance right now. If someone thinks a fic is worth reading, they put their name to it, write a summary, tag it, and maybe leave a review if they want. If some else agrees, they can add their name, and a review. If someone disagrees, they can leave a substantive review saying why they don't like it (adding on any tags that might have been left off). Everyone's opinion is equal, and no one's opinion (except Fast Eddie
of course) is more equal than anyone else's.
And the readers can judge for themselves.
For example the word "creepy" itself is a pejorative.
edited 27th Mar '12 10:05:42 AM by CrypticMirror