I just found this article and I thought it was an interesting read, not very long if you are wondering. I thought it was interesting that Huffington Post wrote an article about the massive purge of stories from fanfiction.net, didn't know that it made news like that.
Really great points were made about how not many people, outside the fanfiction community, knew or cared about this but if it had been published works just disappearing everyone would be outraged.
Personally this whole issue still bothers me, even though its been quite awhile since it all happened. I know i'm not a writer so I didn't loose any stories but a lot of good authors lost a lot of their work and readers. I know I've definitely not re-found every stories I was reading that went missing. FFnet should have warned people that their story was being pulled in X amount of days, which would have given them time to save copies and post AN's about where the story would be moving and what was happening. AND ffnet should have better, "cant find story" pages, since they just say that story avncsx was moved, and yeah that helps me a lot because i memorize all the URLs of all the stories i read...
gah the whole thing just bothers me so much, sorry about the rant
Here's the article (and Kudos to the person who came up with the name, fits the situation perfectly):
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