Banned Stories Policy

As this has come up a few times of late I want to make a policy very clear regarding banned stories.

If a story is banned here there is a reason for it. Generally speaking if it’s not okay to post it publicly a staff member will post a reply stating this and invite others who may be able to help to send you the link via PM if they have one.

There are a few very special exceptions to this, and those exceptions are exceptions for a reason. In these cases your request will be removed and you’ll be sent a PM explaining what is going on. In the past we have allowed the requests to stay up temporarily, and people have abused this fact. This will no longer happen. Please understand that if it were not necessary, we wouldn’t have these exceptions in place.

The most common reason a story isn’t allowed to be posted is you’re asking for a story that violates the board’s rules. Those are the cases where we’re generally okay with you getting a link to it privately. Then there are those that are banned for much stricter administrative or legal reasons. Those stories are the exceptions where we cannot permit the sharing of them even privately.

It sucks for you, it sucks for us. Unfortunately it means we’re both the victims of assholes.

Normally I wouldn’t call out an exception but just this once I will: Potty Law. This story is forbidden primarily because of the behavior of its author prior to his banning when he was called out on the story’s content, his behavior in the face of criticism, and the fact he was caught using sock puppet accounts to increase his story’s views and keep it stuck on page 1 of Board Member Stories.

That story will NEVER be permitted on here again, and the server actively attempts to filter all currently known links to it. Seriously, don’t request it, and if you see a request for it that hasn’t been removed, don’t try to send a link to it.