@Stormthorn (360) I suppose people want to put their stories in a place where it will be more likely to be seen than in an obscure place where it will be difficult to find them.
Anyways, here's what the SCP-F says about those who do exactly that:
"Named for the character from Futurama, a Bender is someone who, after failing repeatedly to successfully contribute to the SCP Wiki, decides to create their own offshoot site (with or without blackjack and hookers) and invites everyone else to join and contribute to it.
The SCP community is one with a long, storied history, built on the shoulders of administrators and staff who are not only great writers, but who are dedicated to keeping the site running smoothly. It takes a lot of effort to keep the system going, so it should go without saying that someone who is too impatient to meet said standards stands little chance of making an offshoot work. Most of these crash within weeks if not days, as the people involved decide it's not worth the effort."
That said, I do find the SCP-F staff too elitist. Here's an example:
One guy calmly explains with reasonable arguments how he thinks an article could be improved. One staff member dismisses his suggestions, and another one berates him in an extremely rude tone
that would had given him an instant ban if he wasn't a staff member
. The first guy replies him, telling him he knows quite a bit about the subject in discussion, then he
gets banned, while the second staff member, who had been the first one to use a rude tone, goes free
. The first staff member and a third one side with the second staff member, and tell the first guy he
should work on his attitude, calling him a noob, and reject any suggestion, saying: "I'd appreciate no further discussion (coming from an admin, consider this Word of God)".
If that isn't elitism, I don't know what it is. Sometimes you must open your mind for suggestions. One can't always be right.
edited 16th Sep '13 9:27:44 PM by morenohijazo