Some may find this redundant, but please allow me to make my (personally embarrassing) case: after running headfirst into the "We do not want a page on this topic. It does not meet our content policy." wall, I spent the next 3+ hours reading thread after thread, trying to piece together what had happened and what was going on. I first started this post here with the intention of formulating a full summation of the present state of things, and an hour in to writing said summary, I stumbled across the actual
synopsis that had already been made and posted. Now, I'll acknowledge that I only very rarely go onto the forums; I've been a member on this site for a year or two now and have stuck primarily to editing articles. However, I think that the amount of time and confusion involved in finding the information I was searching for is indicative of a problem, though presumably not necessarily for veteran forum-goers; but I do think that as there is now a significant number of blacked-out tropes and missing pages that a number of other inexperienced members will also be searching for this information, so I'd like to propose a directory of sorts, a list of links to all relevant material that could offer some illumination on the subject. I would appreciate help with regards to any sources or material that I miss in this endeavor. Thank you.
A full review of the present goings-on and the reasons for them written by moderator Bobby G can be found here
. This is recommended reading material for anyone with nonspecific confusion or questions.
An Administrivia page providing a much more concise summary of the above explanation can be found in this article: The Second Google Incident
If you wish to learn about the 5P (or P5) panel that has been formed to deal with these issues, they have an Administrivia page: 5P
Previously, this issue had been raised after criticism of suspicious-sounding content of a certain article was made by the "This Troper" video series on Youtube, which deeply bothered forum administrator Fast Eddie; this resulted in a prior campaign to purge the Wiki of perversity, which was deemed insufficient after Google voiced its complaints. The original thread by Fast Eddie can be found here
, and the original effort that it provoked can be found here
. After Google voiced its complaints, Fast Eddie made a full policy change with the intention of removing pornography as a subject material, announced here
As part of the new effort, Arha made a thread for the renaming of the Rape Tropes
, on which Fast Eddie made another announcement, seeming to declare that rape as a subject is no longer considered acceptable, later giving the reasoning that this was a practical measure to address to the issues that it causes. The thread can be found here
, Fast Eddie's announcement here
, and the later explanation is here
A user by the handle name "Fringe Benefits" made a thread early-on regarding the events, which ended up becoming one of the more significant discussions and sources for clarification, and can be found here
: The newly-made Content Violation Discussions subforum for the discussion of all content now called into question by the new policy is here
; the main area for discussion within that forum is the Content Policy Discussion thread, which is here
. Work pages which have been flagged for possibly violating the content policy are discussed in the "The Place for Purging Porn and Pedo-Pandering (AKA P5 flag evaluations)" thread, which is here
A general summation of the policy regarding perversion versus prudishness on the Wiki can be read over at No Lewdness, No Prudishness
For the discussion of specific works:
There is a thread for the suggestion of works to be examined by the above-mentioned P5. If you would like to contribute to it, see here
The status of undecided works can be found here
, decided works here
If one is searching for the thread of specific work (if one exists), the forum search
is a good place to look. If there is no such thread, you may look here
for post-links or use the Google Search (type the URL of the threads you want to search - the pinned ones in the Content Violations Discussions forum - the names of the work - preferably in ""s - into the search bar).
Other Relevant Pages:
Page Restoration Petitions
, Pages Cut Under The Policy Change
, What Is Porn
, The Content Policy and the 5P Circuit
This is as much as I could find/thought to put here/was suggested by others. If anyone else has anything to add, please suggest so.
that this thread is not meant to be for discussion/criticism of, nor commentary on, the material listed; questions are fine, but this thread exists for the purposes of helping people find information in these eventful times. Also, I apologize in advance if I'm unknowingly creating any trouble or conflicting any policy.
edited 15th Sep '12 7:04:45 PM by Willbyr