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This happened a while ago, but it's been on my mind, and I'm still pissed off enough that I figured I needed to post about it and get it off my chest.

You know what's a real assholish thing to do? Write a bunch of (20+) Harry Potter drabbles, about half of which are crossovers with various other fandoms, post the lot as one big mulitchapter WIP on AO3, tag them with every single fandom you used, and spam those fandoms every time you update. Seriously. Not cool. I would be totally okay with just having the one (not even all that short) crossover posted by itself in the fandom I am most active in.

While I'm at it, let me mention that out of morbid curiosity I actually read most of those drabbles, even though my interest in Harry Potter is nonexistant, and holy goddamn motherfucking shit. Trigger warnings. Use them. I read fics with rape, child abuse/child prostitution, and father/son incest, just to name the more common triggers, and not a single one got a warning. The deathfic, however, that got a warning.

Thankfully a...tactful note got the author to remove all the other fandoms from the tags list, but the very fact that it happened still pisses me off. Not everybody likes or gives a shit about Harry Potter, and especially in a small fandom that doesn't get updates very frequently, no one wants to get their OMG new fic! hopes up only to have them immediately dashed on the rocks of WTF, this shit again?

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Date: 2013-01-31 02:46 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] rocquellan
I agree with your peeve. I scroll past the wall tags of doom whenever I see them on ao3. And it's getting so damn common :/

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Date: 2013-01-31 07:36 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] rocquellan
seriously not cool!

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