I sincerely apologize for this 'not an update' update. I wouldn't do something like this unless I thought it was really important - which it is!
Apparently, FFn is actually going to start enforcing the "no sex or violence" policy and are going to start deleting violators. So - what is that - half the site?
Here is the warning, which was spotted on the Homepage a few days ago: "June 4th 2012 - Notices: ◦Please note we would like to clarify the content policy we have in place since 2002. follows the Fiction Rating system ranging from Fiction K to Fiction M. Although Fiction Ratings goes up to Fiction MA, since 2002 has not allowed Fiction MA rated content which can contain adult/explicit content on the site. only accepts content in the Fiction K through Fiction M range. Fiction M can contain adult language, themes and suggestions. Detailed descriptions of physical interaction of sexual or violent nature is considered Fiction MA and has not been allowed on the site since 2002."
I have all of my fics saved to my computer, so if any of it gets deleted, I'll post somewhere else and provide links - or just tell you where they are since FFn hates links. It really sucks because, so far as I've seen, FFn has the most convenient format and the widest range of fandoms of any one site. A lot of these really great stories (especially those in the more obscure fandoms and/or whose authors have abandoned them) are going to just disappear…forever.
So, please, if you think your stories might be deleted, save them to your computer and provide a way for readers to reach them. I've been going through my list of Favorites and Alerts (taking a long time) and saving them as well.
The best solution would, of course, be if we stop this from happening in the first place - so sign the petition and save FFn!
www . change petitions / fan fiction - net - stop - the - destruction - of - fan fiction - net