Seriously, spread the word about the outrageous shenanigans by the admins.
To my followers on CreepyPasta-related content
Merry Christmas (and a minor rant)
I'm Not Dead Yet plus a note on an Upcoming Story
I think it's dumb that they are deleting these pastas. My question is "What is the big deal?" So what if a pasta is based off another or it sounds like a different genre of pasta? A creepypasta is a creepypasta, plain and simple.
You won't see me removing pasta's at my group. I welcome all pasta's.
I didn’t assert that they did, merely said they probably were terrible enough to get deleted. Can't you read? It's right there. Having experience in the deletion process, I also have good reason to believe the deletions were totally justified anyhow.
>attempting to force people to be original with their CreepyPastas by having rules that are overly broad only stifles the creativity that this community thrives on and keeps it from going stale/dying off.
Problem is, that’s not at all what’s happening, or at least in a not-insignificant number of cases. There’s no creativity whatsoever for so many of the stories being uploaded- literally you got loads of “xyz the Killer” or yet another Slenderman/BEN story/sequel, which is why it was created in the first place. Also, considering the vast number of horrible stories remaining on the site, it's not like they're very good at being "perfectionists".
>The biggest offender I've seen so far is their "spinoff/Jeff-inspired stories" rule, which can, in theory, cover most of the original characters in the Pasta genre who have a human background.
It only works in theory if they're obviously part of either and the majority are of those. But more importantly: If you're inspired by a story as awful as Jeff the Killer or aim to write a spinoff (important: of a popular story that presumably has been done to death), what does that say? What can be predicted about its quality?
As mentioned, these stories were almost invariably trash and the psyop number was too limited to handle the weekly influx on a site that from what I understand has had MILLIONS of viewers and god knows how many posters.
>Case in point, Clockwork’s pasta was deleted because an admin decided that it was a “Jeff-inspired” story, when it had been up there for a long time with no complaints whatsoever.
Of course it had been, because there’s too many pastas for such a small psyop base to check (assistance from the userbase isn't as common as one would hope) and because Jeff-inspired stories weren’t in the crosshairs as much as now, if ever. Skelly's initiative doesn't seem to be particularly new by itself; I recall various other deletion waves going on before this. The only difference is that lots of loud and stupid people have gotten their feefees hurt.
Not sure about the explanation part (though I imagine it's because it sucked an awful lot). As for the inconsistency- because they're idiots. Doesn't prevent the deletion of shitty stories from being quality control. I can't believe I have to explain this.
>As for being 'enraged about a bunch of internet nonsense" over 'actual injustice', that's a red herring and irrelevant to the discussion at hand.
Hardly. Your blogpost was not only largely wrong, it was about a matter that's not even worthy of getting so furious about. Like I said, there's actual injustice out there that needs to be brought to attention (you should know about at least SOME). Even if it actually did distract from the topic, ask yourself this: given how things have turned out, is keeping yourself on this dumb focus post's message really so vital? Is the 'distraction' really such a bad idea?
>Guess what: if I were going to write about ‘actual injustices’, I’d write about them in another journal. However, those ‘injustices’ are not important to the general Creepypasta community.
So you're continuing to stick to defending a mostly-wrong topic for community that is incredibly self-centered and heartless enough to not care about injustice, and is supposed to be comprised of people who are solely unjustifiably upset about Skeleton's baleetion (aka, the Sonic.EXE fandom), according to you. Try rephrasing or see if you can impress me more. THE POWER IS YOURS~
>An admin that, in the eyes of a large portion of the community[or as you refer to them in an ad hominem-style fashion, “loud and stupid people”],
It's actually not ad hominem style at all. To be ad hominem, it would have to be an attack on their character or traits to undermine an argument and completely irrelevant. Since my argument involves you and others acting like idiots (the whole point is your almost impossibly horrific misinterpretation of the events)it isn't off topic to declare all of you idiots. It is however an insult, but see below.
>is on a power trip, deleting pastas on a whim for no apparent reason other than “because I said so”, is important. So yeah, my journal entry’s completely valid, thank you very much.
It was already explained why those pastas were deleted. If you really have that much of an issue with them you should... oh, I don't know, stop posting here for a moment and actually ask them as to why and use your debating skills and intelligence (You do have some, right?) to get that to change. If you don't succeed, at least you tried, I suppose. You clearly cared enough to post some comment on ImGonnaBeThatGuy's thread, so you don't have much of an excuse. Do you have a hateboner for me or something?
>Although now that I think about it, trying to explain myself to you is like trying to explain things to a brick wall,
That applies more to you. Sorry.
>because apparently you believe your interpretation of what makes a good Creepypasta is the one true viewpoint on the whole matter, and anyone who thinks differently is, to quote you from Requiem-of-Ice’s journal entry when Sonic.exe got booted overto that repugnant excuse for a wiki, Trollpasta, “completely fucking stupid.”
Hahaha what?? It was invective and obviously only directed to the people flipping out over a story being transferred (OH THE HUMANITY) to see if they'd make further asses out of themselves, but since you and quite literally every single defender of Sonic.EXE that I've seen are apparently idiots who could not make a convincing argument for preserving it for your lives, there seems to be truth to that after all! Keep it up.
>Here’s a friendly reminder: people will have different views than you on what ‘quality control’ is. To act like they’re butthurt idiots is, to be frank, arrogant, and insulting them makes you look like a self-important jackass.
Orrrr maybe you have yet to prove it isn't quality control. Do you have different views on where the Amazon Rainforest is located? and the people who were whining over it and, surprise surprise, were the only ones I'm really against on this matter, ARE butthurt idiots. Can you honestly even for a moment pretend that someone crying bloody murder and talking about retribution over A STORY BEING DELETED AND TRANSFERRED is not seriously hurt and an idiot? I even have a collection of their greatest shits in case you somehow missed out on their asshattery and seriously want evidence that they're bad... which I SOMEHOW doubt. Please keep associating yourself with cretins!
Have you even seen the creator’s reaction: www.furaffinity.net/journal/54…
He is the epitome of rational discussion and reactions. His fans are the same way. I, for one, am not surprised at all that they have behaved in this manner, considering the personalities seem pretty similar. Like attract like, especially when the quality is so absurdly low and limited to a few audiences (if even that)? Who could have imagined?! oooooo
But I'm really upset over this too! I knew some people were having trouble with LOLSKELETONS, but deleting things like Happy Appy? Sonic.exe?
Dude, please tell me this is all just a nightmare...