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OTW: More fannish disruptions and closures

Posted by Holdt on July 20, 2010 at 5:15 PM

(Mirrored from a post at Dreamwidth.org OTW News)


More fannish disruptions and closures


The OTW has been told that fanfiction.net is removing fanfic written for the HBO show Tru Blood; we have given Archive of Our Own codes to the writers who contacted us and want to remind fandom at large that right now, most people who sign up for an account get one within 48 hours. Please spread the word if you have connections in Tru Blood fandom - and of course all fandoms are welcome! (We currently have 5,352!)


We also are sorry for those fans who lost their accounts when Blogetery.com, a Wordpress hosting site with over 70,000 blogs, shut down. BurstNet, the web hosting company who own the Blogetery.com servers, say that they shut down the site after receiving 'a notice of a critical nature from law enforcement officials'. The BBC and C-Net report that the shutdown was due to terrorist-related activity on Blogetry involving possible links to al-Qaeda.


While the nature of the material posted on Blogetry makes it understandable that BurstNet shold take immediate action, this has left the great bulk of users not knowing when or if they'll regain access to their accounts.


If you or someone you know hosted fanfic on Blogetry, please consider hosting or backing up your work at the Archive of Our Own; again, most people who join the queue get accounts within 48 hours.


Mirrored from an original post on the OTW Blog.

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Reply Manic Mea
8:31 AM on July 21, 2010 
Oh this sucks big time for all the fans.. Why does real life have to ruin sites?

Just heard on the radio this morning that the same terrorist threats mentioned here are using both Facebook and Twitter.

Lets hope they don't shut more sites down like they did with chatrooms a few years ago. Thanks to peodophiles and others abusing the sites!


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