We are asking ALL AUTHORS to make sure their fics are properly labeled and in the correct category with the proper warnings so those who wish to avoid certain types of stories can do so. We truly love this site and want it to be the best archive of LOTR fan fiction out there. But it's also about you, the author and reader. We must respect each other and accept that we all won't agree on story content. It is just as disrespectful to not label a fic properly as it is for someone to leave a inappropriate comment.
Slash authors: Please note that slash is not necessarily graphic sex between two male characters. Slash is a sexual attraction that need not be acted on or may be one-sided between two members of the same sex, male or female. If your story contains slash, even between minor characters, even if the majority of your story is het or nonslash, then your story requires a slash warning and should be placed in a slash sub-category (you may, however, use a nonslash category if slash is only incidental to the story).
*Rule of thumb: If your fic contains something that could make it fit - even only slightly - under a certain category, genre, or warning...make sure you use that category, genre, and/or warning. This does not only refer to slash, but bookverse vs movieverse and warnings such as: graphic sex, violence, character death, extreme fetish, AU, incest, mpreg, rape, torture, etc. The site permits the use of multiple categories, genres, and warnings on a story, so there's no excuse not to use this feature. If in doubt, use more labels and a higher rating and/or ask a mod.*
Readers: if you come across a story that you believe is improperly labeled or doesn't contain the correct warnings, please advise one of the mods or contact the webmaster so that it may be corrected.
We are a very diverse community here and a close-knit one as well. We are proud to be part of a site where so many different authors feel free to post. In no way do we wish to censor people from posting their stories regardless of their content. BUT we do ask you to show respect to those members who may not share your same tastes in literature by making sure ALL your fics (new or posted previously) are in the proper category and contain the proper warnings.
Thanks everyone! You guys make this site a great place to be!
Nieriel Raina on May 10 2007 12:52 pm