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So, this is a thing that has been happening for years, but it's gotten a lot worse lately and it is just. SO fucking annoying. SO annoying.

Membership at [livejournal.com profile] theborogoves is NOT OPEN. That means CLOSED. All fic there is ALREADY PUBLIC. If you run into a link that says members only, that is NOT AN INVITATION FOR YOU TO JOIN THE COMMUNITY. That means that THAT FIC IS NOT PUBLIC ANYMORE.

Repeat: ALL FIC AT THEBOROGOVES THAT IS SUPPOSED TO BE PUBLIC ALREADY IS. IT'S ALL PUBLIC. WE ARE NOT HIDING FIC FROM YOU. THIS IS NOT A TRICK. SERIOUSLY.

So when you PM me at my journal asking me about this, please know that you're basically telling me that you didn't even bother to look at the profile for the community, which says all of this quite clearly. (I even changed it just now to extra extra big letters since it seems to be a problem for everyone! Does that help?) Also know that I cannot reply to you UNLESS YOU HAVE PRIVATE MESSAGING TURNED ON. (Seriously this has happened like 5 or 6 times by now, really??) So basically you're asking me an annoying question and then forcing me to ignore you. Awesome. Great work.

Also know that I am not going to fucking hunt anyone down anymore to answer your stupid question that you could answer yourself by taking two minutes and reading the rules to a community that you are asking to join. I am not your mother and I am beyond sick and tired of getting these messages all the time and having to repeat myself over and over and over. You guys. For real. This is not that complicated. It's in the rules. I've said it several times in mod posts. I don't know where else to put it.

FIC IS PUBLIC. FRIEND THE COMMUNITY TO READ. ONLY WRITERS ARE MEMBERS. WHICH IS WHY MEMBERSHIP IS CLOSED. THE END.

deep breath. okay, I'm sorry for the rant you guys, and please know this is not directed at any specific person that has sent me a message, but rather is built up bitchiness from like, 5 years of getting the same PM over and over again (5 years! I created this community in 2007! That's 5 years! Ridiculous!). I know that individually these are all probably very nice people and would feel bad for annoying someone and also most likely are young/not familiar with LJ etiquette, but seriously. Read the rules before you PM the maintainer of the community. This is basic common sense, am I wrong?

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