So today in fandom drama, someone's finally weaponized malicious tagging
This article underemphasizes exactly how bad stww was — people were reporting it was *crashing their browser* when it came up in search
But they’re 100% right about the hypocrisy of all this stuff marginalized fans have been fighting for for years suddenly being popular bc its affecting white fans now too
@Satsuma ok, this is obvious and I feel stupid, but I didn't realize that it was a site infrastructure problem and not a policy/content problem. It just never occurred to me that AO3 might NOT have a block button
Since I'm on tumblr all the time I'm used to seeing criticism of AO3 framed as "they're gross pedos who shouldn't host content I don't like," and I'm like "learn to block people? Idk"
But when the question is "why isn't there a block function" the answer is important
@Satsuma "It would cost thirty million dollars and #### worker-hours of labor, which is impossible for our organization's stated purpose, and since we own the servers and aren't doing anything illegal, we don't have to change our policy"
But one way or another, otherwise-legal usage of the service causes problems for other people who want the service but don't want to see whatever person/topic is bothering them
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