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  • Banned in China: A literal example in that, on February 29, 2020, Archive of Our Own was banned in China with no announcement whatsoever. While Chinese users initially thought it was a problem with the site, the archive staff said the matter had been investigated and the problem was not on their end. While there are no official reasons as to why this happened, it's rumored that this was due to complaints by one of the actors in the The Untamed over the portrayals of his character in the fandom's queer content. If the rumors are true, then this would be incredibly ironic, as The Untamed is adapted from Mo Dao Zu Shi... which is a Boys' Love web novel. It's also suspected to be for the very unsurprising reason of how Archive of Our Own hosts very explicit work, considering how China censors work like that heavily.
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  • Keep Circulating the Tapes: Since the website allows users to delete their works at will, this trope happens a lot. Fortunately, users are also allowed to download fics, so an already-downloaded fic won't be lost forever.


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