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My first anon hate!

It doesn't really count, but someone over a AO3 just got mad at me for posting meta there.

Ah well.

The Internet: I will use it as I see fit.

EDIT: Now there are 2 people! This is actually a fun game. How many people can I offend by using a site for a purpose that it was not explicitly created for?

EDIT 2: I wonder if THIS is what it takes to actually get comments on AO3? :P ...also, I now have 2 Kudos and more hits than on some of my stories...so, it really is just a very small minority that I've pissed off. It's not like hid the fact that it was a meta rewatch, so people clicking on it are interested in meta.

EDIT 3: We are up to 3 people now! I've been "reported to AO3" and apparently I am "clogging up the site" with my "~thoughts on Sherlock~" that nobody cares about. This really is an interesting thing... Anyway, I've adjusted my summary to ask people NOT to leave me angry comments, and I've written directly to AO3 to find out if I actually AM in the wrong or not. I guess, if you wanted to use the handy download feature to get a copy of my Rewatch for your eReader, you should do it now! This will either get better, or it'll get worse. :P (In other news: I now have 4 Kudos and over 150 people have clicked on it.)

Comments

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mekina
Jun. 22nd, 2012 10:41 pm (UTC)
Oh dear. XD I've never gotten any anon hate...or hate of any kind. Yet. XD
hells_half_acre
Jun. 22nd, 2012 10:43 pm (UTC)
It's funny, because I've also gotten 1 Kudos and 53 hits from people who DIDN'T feel the need to tell me to take my meta elsewhere...so, I'm not sure there are hard and fast rules about what you can and can't use AO3 for.
la_mariane
Jun. 22nd, 2012 10:42 pm (UTC)
People get worked up about weird things... Besides, I've seen meta at AO3 before and I'm pretty sure it's allowed by the TOS.
hells_half_acre
Jun. 22nd, 2012 10:46 pm (UTC)
They have a tag for it! And I read their FAQ page and it didn't say anything about disallowing certain kinds of content...so, yeah, people are strange. I just commented back and said "Sorry...feel free not to read it." :P
sgmajorshipper
Jun. 22nd, 2012 11:21 pm (UTC)
No. Way. Seriously? That's...really silly, actually. I've read some amazing meta on AO3, actually. Someone wrote out a really cool guide to Dark Angel that I enjoyed(and I noticed a lot of things I missed while I was watching it), so I never imagined meta-y things were disliked.

But why the hell are they getting offended? AO3 IS the place for it. It's an archive. Not just of fic. Of ALL things created by fandom. That includes art, fic, AND meta.
hells_half_acre
Jun. 22nd, 2012 11:24 pm (UTC)
I know! I don't understand. You can head over there and read the comments if you want...one person is insistent that it's just not "appropriate."

I was thinking of posting my SPN timeline over there too...but yeah, am I going to get hate about that too? I'm thinking the hater is in the Sherlock fandom, so maybe the Supernatural fandom is nicer?
sgmajorshipper
Jun. 22nd, 2012 11:29 pm (UTC)
I saw the person...I wonder why she's getting so worked up? I mean, seriously, if she doesn't want to read your personal thoughts on it, she never had to click on it.

No, you totally should to it! Fuck the haters, I would bookmark the shit out of it; AO3 is an excellent host and they actually care about fandom and aren't gonna willy-nilly delete things.
(Did you ever do an import to DW? I forgot if you mentioned it before)
hells_half_acre
Jun. 22nd, 2012 11:36 pm (UTC)
I DID important to DW. I do a refresh import every month or so too. So the timeline is also over there. The problem is that the since I update the timeline by EDITING entries...they then don't import again! So the timeline there might be out-of-date.

So, yeah...that's an issue.

And yes, I really have no idea why that user was getting so worked up...or why she felt the need while schooling through the Sherlock tag to be like "WHAT?! META!! I'm going to go out of my way to tell this person that this is UNACCEPTABLE!!"

Anyway, now I'm thinking that I should post more meta over there just to spite 'em :P
sgmajorshipper
Jun. 22nd, 2012 11:40 pm (UTC)
Aw, that sucks. I have noticed it, though, myself; I edited my friends-only post and it still showed the old one, which was a pain. But at least if (god forbid) something happened to LJ you'd have something left.

Yes. Do it. I'm such a bad person.
hells_half_acre
Jun. 22nd, 2012 11:45 pm (UTC)
Indeed. I figured it something happened to LJ, it's better to have SOME version on DW and my own files, rather than having absolutely nothing. :)
khek
Jun. 23rd, 2012 01:20 am (UTC)
It's like signs...people don't read them. They look at them, see what they want to see, and do what they want to do. (In your case, click on the meta.) Then they get mad because it's not what they wanted it to be, even though if they'd read what it was about in the first place, and get mad at you for not giving they what they expected, even if they would have known it wasn't what they were looking for if they'd paid any attention whatsoever.

People are strange.
hells_half_acre
Jun. 23rd, 2012 01:24 am (UTC)
Indeed. This must be what happened. They are blaming me for their false expectations. :P
khek
Jun. 23rd, 2012 02:43 am (UTC)
Nah. More for their own stupidity. But you can't actually explain that to them, because they won't get it.
hells_half_acre
Jun. 23rd, 2012 02:47 am (UTC)
Yeah, and it'll just make them angrier.

I have emailed AO3 to see if they'll give me an official answer as to the posting of meta - just so that if/when this happens again, I can be prepared.
fourtenpm
Jun. 23rd, 2012 02:17 am (UTC)
drama! don't you just love them drama!
hells_half_acre
Jun. 23rd, 2012 02:19 am (UTC)
At the end of a stressful week at work, no less! Thankfully, I already had an anxiety attack this morning over something else, so I'm frankly too worn out to care. :P
phamalama
Jun. 23rd, 2012 04:21 am (UTC)
Sorry for suggesting it! I wasn't sure about posting meta there (are there certain guidelines to put it under?) And perhaps they were looking for a different kind of meta and was severely disappointed? I thought it was an interesting read?
hells_half_acre
Jun. 23rd, 2012 04:53 pm (UTC)
Don't apologize! I'm actually interested in seeing what the official rule on meta at AO3 is.
kuhekabir
Jun. 23rd, 2012 12:45 pm (UTC)
Since you are allowed to post pod fic, images etc...why not this? As far as I can tell, they only draw the line at really nasty stuff like glorifying child abuse etc...which is totally correct to do.

So I don't see why you shouldn't post that! Either way, let us know the outcome?
hells_half_acre
Jun. 23rd, 2012 04:45 pm (UTC)
Will do!

And yeah, it's bizarre...I just had one person tell me I should add the "meta" tag - but, I DID! People really just aren't reading.

It's interesting anyway. I'll leave it up until I hear back from AO3 officially.
fannishliss
Jun. 23rd, 2012 08:32 pm (UTC)
wow, I could actually get really irate about this. There's a rule against meta????? that seems willfully stupid.

eta: even if there's not a rule against posting meta, I can't believe people would be so obnoxious as to log in just so they can comment stupidly. wrath.

your meta is awesome btw

Edited at 2012-06-23 08:36 pm (UTC)
hells_half_acre
Jun. 24th, 2012 05:58 am (UTC)
Thanks!

Yeah, I don't really understand people either. I try not to get to angry about things though, so I'm just shrugging my shoulders on this one. I'm interested to see if AO3 ever gets back to me about the issue though.
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