A Growing Trend of Trolls on FanFiction

If you’ve been the victim of the internet bullies known as “Critics United” on FanFiction – you’ve come to the right place.

Here is a chance to expose them for what they are – They’re glorified tattle tales.  They’re immature.  They must be stopped.

One of the things they complain about is badly spelled and punctuated stories – alright, I can get behind that.  There are thousands of badly spelled stories on FanFiction but the one question I keep asking myself is who do they hurt?

The answer:  No one.

People on FanFiction come from all walks of life.  There are young children on the site as well as older, more established authors.  Each one of them have the right on that site to post what they want without fear of repercussions from a group of drama queens who apparently have no life.

Honestly I think Critics United care about FanFiction and are deleting the stories they deem “unworthy” of being on FanFiction. But when they’re reporting us, they never stop to think how many people love this story and how much time and effort the author put into the story.

Yes, I am a victim of their cyber bullying myself.  I have several stories on my FanFiction account but two are the subject of their unmerciful attacks.  I have over 800 reviews on one story with close to 300 followers.  The reason they attacked my story was because they deemed it against the rules for being in “chat” format when it’s clearly not.

What they call constructive criticism I call being a bully.  They see it as upholding the laws of the land.

First and foremost, they are not moderators.  They are a group of toolboxes who think that the site would collapse without their strict guideline enforcement.

They’re a bunch of pathetic self-righteous bastards who go around bullying people online.

Maybe they got bullied in real life and they’re just trying to act though by scolding those they consider weaker than them online.

Secondly and I’m repeating myself here is the fact that NO ONE is harmed by any of the stories on FanFiction.  No one dies because of a misspelled word.  No one gets cancer because of a story in chat format.  No one loses an earring in a sink because some kid posted a train wreck of a story on the site.

I hope one day we all can once again enjoy the stories that were once on this site.

To do that we must fight back. Being rude and venting about it isn’t going to help our problem. We must have dignity and be calm and collected.  We must mass email FanFiction’s administrators like they do.

We must unite other authors who fill this way and explain to the FanFiction Admins that we are not violating the rules but we are doing what we do best! Writing. Pass this message on to other writers who feel the way we do. Post it on your profile and add your name. Tell your friends or family on FanFiction. If you are against Critics United we need to work together to fight back!

The members (as of the date of this blog) are as follows:

A Big Fan of Most Things 2425083
Aeyra 2613432
AliceTheBloodyRabbit 4149733
Annabelle01 3184725
ArcticPuppet 211015
Atraxeus 1275756
AvrilSays 1763844
BBBKA 291381
Brad Hawk 4095355
CaDeYbOi 3290582
catspats31 2266852
Cecil Kain Cerberus 3643402
celestialgrey 2377987
Cerulean City 1433025
Cha’s Aegis 252436
Chocolate Pencil 2901058
Coqui’s Song 2555018
Corner Of A Paradise 4100469
Creatively Commonplace 4245033
CU Administration 2098970
Discordant feelings 3482317
Doctorre 1544230
Don Saurus 1600268
Dr Facer 79668
Elodie the Scribe 1621224
Ever Heard of a Dictionary 1935085
From Out of the Blue 3140628
Gaaras1Girl 1821929
Greyshade 4076901
Hacek 3340374
Hennigan 2288834
Hime-koi 962882
Indigo Halfmoon Dauntless 4211358
IronLad 2839102
Jimmy Attackles Veni’s Leg 2182524
Karma’s Destiny 2758750
Kiko’sTOY 2813270
Ky-lassassin 1109637
lantern of hope 2139401
LBric 3763544
LeftHRyder 2828995
Lifequasher 3726052
Marie Nomad 3304
MewJounouchi 1414300
Mr Hanzo hattori 3744537
Mr Who-Cares 4151124
Mr. Perfectionist 4172971
Mrs. Flamer 3074931
ms.illegality 1480899
PercyandKatnisFan 4241127
Pink Fantasies 2500808
Princess of Prussia 3598392
Question42 2628780
Ramenluver 1250252
RarityRoyale 3286464
Red Soul Eater 4123118
Rome Beauty 1495065
Ruining Hopes and Dreams 2955884
Runic Healer 1501327
Sarifs servant 4058598
Sideshow27 3241670
Son of Palpatine 1977471
StoryWeaver854 2583739
TaiyouChan 2110775
Tallz Is De Langste Ster 1768878
Ten ways to spoil dinner 1503167
The Critic Of Doom 4232047
The knockerman 4254900
The Legend of Derpy 3934752
The Sage of Toads 1854667
The Sky Above 3496084
The Soup Man 3139989
the universe is ours 3024247
The-Doll-on-the-Shelf 4117359
Thranduil Oropherion Redux 1225130
Total Justice 733684
Tyger Hyuga 2691497
Veni0Vidi0Vici 2987978
Whambulance 4289199
Whimsical Symphony 3583375
WishingDreamer5 1726816
Writeofway 3913599
xXKiraUzumakiXx 1517754
Yuna Honey 1264484

I urge all FanFiction members to add these members to your block list immediately!  When they start to leave anonymous reviews, use your powers of review moderation to delete them!

So what else can we do?

FanFiction’s email is support@fanFICTION.net   Send an email with [abuse] in the subject line and report both the group and the Forum known as “Critics United.”

If you Google the group, you’ll find similar blogs as well as stories, petitions to stop them and sample form letters you can use.

This is the one I use:

Fanfiction.net has been a place in which authors could express themselves through their writing. Not only has it fostered imagination, but it has allowed individuals to practice their grammar and creative writing while also receiving feedback from readers. This feedback has been an important part of the website as it lets the authors know what they are doing right and what they are doing wrong and how they can potentially fix it.

CU has no right to police the site, no right to judge our stories and demand we change them, and no right to get their buddies to mass-spam-review and mass-report stories. Especially since most of their own stories actually break the rules they claim to want to uphold. And they also stalk, going off on author’s the minute they update any of their stories without heeding to CU’s demands first.

CU does nothing but bully. The leave those insulting reviews demanding author’s change their stories, threatening to report them if they don’t. They get their other members to leave reviews like this too. They stalk the author, and if the author does anything without having followed their orders, they mass-report them. I’ve spoken with them on the forum and in private. They are arrogant and take no responsibility for their actions, and over PM, they are even worse. They go out of their way to put on an act now, deleting all good arguments against them to make it seem like it’s all just trolling and rumors.

I have heard of a disturbing trend of bullying that is growing on the site. Some authors appear to be abusing their reviewing privileges. They have taken it upon themselves to verbally berate, abuse, and pressure other authors into removing their works. And this is sad as it can cause impressionable young authors to abandon their works.

Making an author aware of a perceived infringement is one thing… but the methods used by this group of self appointed vigilantes are harsh and cruel.

Unfortunately, a group of cyberbullies known as Critics United on fanfiction.net has taken it upon themselves to harass, verbally abuse, and bully authors. Critics United claims that they only exist because they believe in removing stories that are violating the rules of fanfiction,net, but their whole forum page is filled with abuse, insults, and snide remarks about how awful almost every writer on fanfiction.net is.

The writers who have been harassed by Critics United have, for the most part, stopped writing. Individuals who are no more than 14 or 15 are being bullied into leaving the website. Some members of Critics United have left feedback on stories in which they tell the author, “This is so terrible, you should just kill yourself.”

The writers on fanfiction.net want to stop Critics United from being able to deliver this verbal abuse. They also want to ensure that cyberbullying is banned. As of now (June 7th, 2012), fanfiction.net has a rule that says all users must be tolerant of each other. Critics United is anything but tolerant and yet there is nothing being done about them or their bullying.

Please sign this petition and help stop the bullying. Critics United mainly attacks young authors (children who are preteens/teens) and greatly discourages them from ever trying to write again. Please encourage fanfiction.net to take a stance against cyberbullying. Every year many kids fall victim to suicide after being relentlessly bullied. Please do not let Critics United bully anyone into that kind of despair.

The users are as follows:

A Big Fan of Most Things 2425083
Aeyra 2613432
AliceTheBloodyRabbit 4149733
Annabelle01 3184725
ArcticPuppet 211015
Atraxeus 1275756
AvrilSays 1763844
BBBKA 291381
Brad Hawk 4095355
CaDeYbOi 3290582
catspats31 2266852
Cecil Kain Cerberus 3643402
celestialgrey 2377987
Cerulean City 1433025
Cha’s Aegis 252436
Chocolate Pencil 2901058
Coqui’s Song 2555018
Corner Of A Paradise 4100469
Creatively Commonplace 4245033
CU Administration 2098970
Discordant feelings 3482317
Doctorre 1544230
Don Saurus 1600268
Dr Facer 79668
Elodie the Scribe 1621224
Ever Heard of a Dictionary 1935085
From Out of the Blue 3140628
Gaaras1Girl 1821929
Greyshade 4076901
Hacek 3340374
Hennigan 2288834
Hime-koi 962882
Indigo Halfmoon Dauntless 4211358
IronLad 2839102
Jimmy Attackles Veni’s Leg 2182524
Karma’s Destiny 2758750
Kiko’sTOY 2813270
Ky-lassassin 1109637
lantern of hope 2139401
LBric 3763544
LeftHRyder 2828995
Lifequasher 3726052
Marie Nomad 3304
MewJounouchi 1414300
Mr Hanzo hattori 3744537
Mr Who-Cares 4151124
Mr. Perfectionist 4172971
Mrs. Flamer 3074931
ms.illegality 1480899
PercyandKatnisFan 4241127
Pink Fantasies 2500808
Princess of Prussia 3598392
Question42 2628780
Ramenluver 1250252
RarityRoyale 3286464
Red Soul Eater 4123118
Rome Beauty 1495065
Ruining Hopes and Dreams 2955884
Runic Healer 1501327
Sarifs servant 4058598
Sideshow27 3241670
Son of Palpatine 1977471
StoryWeaver854 2583739
TaiyouChan 2110775
Tallz Is De Langste Ster 1768878
Ten ways to spoil dinner 1503167
The Critic Of Doom 4232047
The knockerman 4254900
The Legend of Derpy 3934752
The Sage of Toads 1854667
The Sky Above 3496084
The Soup Man 3139989
the universe is ours 3024247
The-Doll-on-the-Shelf 4117359
Thranduil Oropherion Redux 1225130
Total Justice 733684
Tyger Hyuga 2691497
Veni0Vidi0Vici 2987978
Whambulance 4289199
Whimsical Symphony 3583375
WishingDreamer5 1726816
Writeofway 3913599
xXKiraUzumakiXx 1517754
Yuna Honey 1264484

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Sincerely,

Your FanFiction name here

 

Until next time -Stay strong.  Keep Writing.

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9 responses to “A Growing Trend of Trolls on FanFiction”

  1. CMHC says :

    You should add The Fox Familiar to this list of users to block. He/she has a list of users they disapprove of and furthermore states in his/her profile their intent to flame everyone who doesn’t fit their criteria. Just an FYI. I’ll sign this petition!

    ChaosMadnessHavocCoffee

  2. Kiko'sTOY says :

    Why am I on there? I’m NOT a member of that group.

    I’ve never told anyone to die or stop writing or threatened to report anyone.

    I like to think I’m encouraging, but if that’s not what I’ve been doing?

    Then I’ll gladly learn not to be.

    • Kiko'sTOY says :

      …Where did you even find me? I’m mostly a keep-to-myself-type of person.

      Can we be on good terms? I would like to be.

      • Kiko'sTOY says :

        Did I do something wrong? Because I… I’m just not sure. Please don’t call me an idiot. Please.

        I’m not good at writing. I’m mostly just a reader.

        Who am I kidding? I can’t write, that’s why I have zero stories. I only read fanfic so I CAN have the confidence to write something (since everyone else can do it and post it with courage, I admire that), but when it comes down to actually doing it… I flounder, I–

        I stink. I’m sorry.

      • Kiko'sTOY says :

        I repeat, I am NOT a member of CU.

    • FU Critics United says :

      I get my names from a variety of sources. Most are reader submitted.

    • FU Critics United says :

      I don’t know anything about you other than I post names that people have given me. If you’ve posted in any of the groups (CU, LU or the like) then that might be where it has come from.

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