Jazz Girl wrote:Wow, judgement much. I bear equal cost and responsibility in all activities in which I engage. I never said there should not be boundaries. In fact, I'm a big believer in boundaries and rules. However, my inclination is to say that providing alternatives is preferable to forcing your beliefs on others before summarily removing their freedom of experience. [/color]
Wow. Sense of entitlement much?
You bear absolutely no cost nor responsibility should FF.net undergo legal action or be completely shut down because of content.
And you have no right (I'm using that in the correct sense) to demand that anyone be allowed "freedom of experience" (what IS that, anyway, I can't seem to find it in the US Constitution). You have no "right" either to demand alternatives to something that is essentially a courtesy service.
Don't let it stop you from demanding the same, however. It's so very American, the sense that once something is given to you, it's a "right."
I place complete and total blame on the person or persons now playing FanFiction Morality Police. That is who I am angry with. That is who is infringing on my rights to read and enjoy that which I deem appropriate for me. If I have to go to a different site or do whatever, that makes no never mind for me. But, it is not at all the right or responsibility for anyone other than me to decide what is right for me or any other individual to read.
This just makes me LOL. Seriously. It's like a kid getting caught for breaking a rule, yelling "HE TOLD, HE'S A FINK!" If people followed the rules of the site--however laxly they may have been enforced--there'd be nothing to police. If people want to play cyber cop, that's no more immature nor morally repugnant than those who flout the rules and then whine when they're caught.
The top 20 fandoms alone on ff.net have over 1,451,524 stories. How the heck are they supposed to "fairly" monitor a site that size? They're dependent upon people obeying the rules, and when they don't, on others reporting objectionable content.