Subject: Precedent doesn't mean it was a good idea.
Posted on: 2021-04-17 17:45:32 UTC

Yes, missions to some band fics were done in the past. However, since then, we decided as a community that if it's creepy for fanfic writers to presume to know the inner character and private lives of real people, it's creepy for us to do it, too—especially since we'd be presuming to know better than others about people we don't actually know. Hence, no more RPF missions.

That doesn't mean we can't touch any fic that so much as mentions a real person, and it's different when the person in question is a historical figure rather than a living person, but the point is always to exercise discretion and good taste. This sets our works apart from those we criticize.


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