like a psychotic rainbow (raindroproses) wrote,
like a psychotic rainbow

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What. The. Fuck. Someone apparently reported me on, getting one of my stories tossed. I don't understand why, but I can only suppose that it was because I uploaded all of my ficlets for 15minuteficlets into one story. I did this so that I wouldn't spam the index page with six stories, each under 500 words. I was trying to be considerate, and the person who reported me couldn't even be considerate enough to tell me what I did wrong.

I sent an e-mail to's support staff. I stayed civil--I know it's not their fault that people are stupid. Here's the e-mail I sent:

I'm sorry to bother you, but apparently one of my stories was reported for abuse. My penname is Raindrops on Roses, and the story was entitled "Assorted Ficlets". It was in the JAG section. It was a group of unrelated ficlets, each approximately 500 words long. I had no desire to spam the index page with six short ficlets, so I combined them into one story. I do not understand what I did to warrant this. I have checked the guidelines, and nowhere does it specify that I violated them.

"Entries not allowed:"
"1. Lists." This was not a list.
"2. Announcements." This was not an announcement.
"3. One or two liners." This certainly was not a one- or two-liner.
"4. MSTs." Not an MST.
"5. Stories focused on non-fictional characters that are non-historical." The characters in my stories were all fictional.
"6. Any form of entry that would use the review system as a message board." I didn't even ask for reviews.
"7. Chat room, keyboard based dialogue entries." They were not neither.

"Actions not allowed:"
"1. Multiple entries of the same material." Each was uploaded once and only once.
"2. Rewriting name of characters/locations of one story in order to upload to multiple categories." Each was only uploaded to the JAG category.
"3. Copying from a previously published work without prior approval, aka plagarism." These were my own work.

"General Rules:"
"1. Entry title and summary must be rated G for all audiences. No exceptions." There were no objectionable words in my summary or title.
"2. Entry must be given the proper rating. No exceptions." Since the highest-rated part was PG-13, I rated the story PG-13.
"3. Entry must be placed in the proper category. No exceptions." The ficlets were about JAG characters, and were placed in the JAG category.
"4. Chapters of the same story are not allowed to be submitted as separate entries." It does not say unrelated ficlets are not allowed to be grouped together. As I said before, I did this in order to avoid spamming the index page with short ficlets.

If I have misread something, I apologize. I cannot currently check the Upload page to see what I did wrong, for I am barred from uploading for a week.

Thank you for your time.

I really, really hate people sometimes.

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