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Apr 14th 2012 at 8:07:09 AM

So but I do not know where to post this. Why were ALL the Fanfiction recommendations removed from the site?

TwoGunAngel The Demon Slayer Relationship Status: Singularity
The Demon Slayer
Apr 14th 2012 at 8:20:28 AM

The council that's recently been formed to deal with porn wants to go over the recs with a fine tooth comb and weed out the most explicit stuff before bringing back the page. See the New Content Policy thread on Wiki Talk.

edited 14th Apr '12 8:21:14 AM by TwoGunAngel

Keolah Relationship Status: Mu
Apr 14th 2012 at 8:32:08 AM

So it _is_ coming back? It just seems odd that it's quite sudden there's absolutely no previous discussion on this that I can see anywhere... Did I just miss something somewhere?

Apr 14th 2012 at 8:46:48 AM

I see, Ok if was just the fact that it seemed like 1 min they were all there , then BAM No Fics

SilentReverence adopting kitteh from 3 tiles right 1 tile up
adopting kitteh
Apr 14th 2012 at 8:53:11 AM

But there is no reason to remove everything if they just want to check the content. When it is "kill it off, no notification", it comes off as a wanking by Fast Eddie, honestly, and I'm pretty sure it was a large factor of it. Add to that that according to the threads on the subject, there is not a formed committee yet, so I guess FE can be putting the blame on ghosts.

@Keola: it is Fast Eddie's modus operandi. Kill things off unilaterally and then make people beg.

edited 14th Apr '12 8:55:21 AM by SilentReverence

Fanfic Recs orwellianretcon'd: cutlocked for committee or for Google?
Apr 14th 2012 at 10:11:44 AM

Remember, everyone's guilty until proved otherwise.

MrMallard yaaaaaaay from Australia, mate
yaaaaaaay
Apr 14th 2012 at 10:46:10 AM

...Fuck.

I'm just wondering, why has TV Tropes gone all iffy about porn all of a sudden?

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gwonbush Lurking Puma Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
MrMallard yaaaaaaay from Australia, mate
yaaaaaaay
Apr 14th 2012 at 10:55:51 AM

Aww shit.

AWW SHIT.

SHIT FUCK CUMBUBBLE SIN OF A CU--

Well, hopefully this mess will be cleared up soon. I'm a bit worried though: why did they take ALL the fanfic recs off? I'm sure there would have been people willing to volunteer their services to clean up the pages.

And I can't think of one thing in this whole wide blessed world That's more dangerous and frightening than you when you get bored
Night The future of warfare in UC. from Jaburo Relationship Status: Drift compatible
The future of warfare in UC.
Apr 14th 2012 at 11:23:40 AM

I was cleaning up pages as I found them already, but apparently Eddie is unwilling to allow nature to take its course.

(No really, he pretty much said exactly that over in wiki talk.)

Nous restons ici.
MrMallard yaaaaaaay from Australia, mate
yaaaaaaay
Apr 14th 2012 at 11:27:30 AM

...I really hate that dude sometimes. I admit, he busts his balls for this wiki, but really? Taking down full wikipages, closing Fan Recs (for the time being)... wow.

And I can't think of one thing in this whole wide blessed world That's more dangerous and frightening than you when you get bored
Apr 14th 2012 at 1:04:48 PM

At this point I have to ask: How do other less SFW websites stay afloat?

Apocalypse: Dirge Of Swans.
gwonbush Lurking Puma Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
Lurking Puma
Apr 14th 2012 at 1:16:30 PM

Probably part of it is that most less SFW sites just don't have the load that TV Tropes has. This is a highly popular site, after all.

Bookyangel2438 from New York City
Apr 14th 2012 at 1:19:57 PM

Why don't we put this in a Headline??? sadsadsadsadsad

I sometimes wish this place was a bit more democratic... sad

Alt account of Angeldog 2437.
Apr 14th 2012 at 1:26:28 PM

[up] Why do you think? If they make the announcement, cries of They Changed It, Now It Sucks! will come flowing through out the forum.

Bookyangel2438 from New York City
Apr 14th 2012 at 1:29:20 PM

[up]True, but then people won't be confused and panic. smile

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Surfing the forums
Apr 14th 2012 at 1:45:02 PM

It was mentioned in another thread, but I'm sure this fanfic rec removal is only temporary. It's just until the moderation cleans up a bit.

Ooorrrr it might be gone forever. Unnecessary I'd say, but cutting Fanfic Recs isn't a big loss.

gwonbush Lurking Puma Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
Lurking Puma
Apr 14th 2012 at 1:56:08 PM

[up] Then again, if they want some recommendations, they can just look for the thread here.

MarqFJA Fiat justitia, et pereat mundus from Saudi Arabia Relationship Status: Shipping fictional characters
Fiat justitia, et pereat mundus
Apr 14th 2012 at 2:25:19 PM

Wait, did Eddie's attempt to have direct communication with a Google official after the first appeal was rejected go through? What did they say?

When we are crushing the black hearts of our oppressors, we will find our hands blackened.
SilentReverence adopting kitteh from 3 tiles right 1 tile up
adopting kitteh
Apr 14th 2012 at 2:29:11 PM

@14 & @15: Thanks for reminding me. Since the wiki headlines are staff only, we should be using Sandbox.Wiki Changes or something similar to announce this.

Fanfic Recs orwellianretcon'd: cutlocked for committee or for Google?
Night The future of warfare in UC. from Jaburo Relationship Status: Drift compatible
The future of warfare in UC.
Apr 14th 2012 at 3:44:09 PM

Why do you think? If they make the announcement, cries of They Changed It, Now It Sucks will come flowing through out the forum.

If you are required to hide a change from your userbase, it's usually because you're doing something wrong.

Nous restons ici.
Bookyangel2438 from New York City
Apr 14th 2012 at 3:46:18 PM

[up]surprised

I guess that makes sense. smile

Honestly, people will probably still get pretty mad about the changes not being announced. sad

Alt account of Angeldog 2437.
BearyScary Relationship Status: Anime is my true love
Apr 14th 2012 at 5:07:44 PM

I just hope that the good fanfics that we found don't get Lost Forever. I had no idea that Fan Fic Recs were such a huge problem!

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Spirit Pretty flower from America Relationship Status: Hooked on a feeling
Pretty flower
Apr 14th 2012 at 5:10:48 PM

If I read right it's not that the Fan Fics themselves were problems, but that they could have questionable content TV Tropes does not wish to associate itself with.

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