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An Open Letter
Mar 8th, 2011 at 2:43am
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In the past we've had some issues with a few members being less than polite to one another. There's not much I can do about PMs except to remind everyone that they can ban PMs from people they don't want to hear from.

On the boards - everyone here is here because they are interesting in reading or writing UFO fanfiction. If you have not read Matt's excellent essay Canon Fodder please do so.

I have not asked for disclaimers to be placed on stories - the standard one: All publicly recognizable characters, settings, etc. are the property of their respective owners. The original characters and ideas are the property of the author. The author is in no way associated with the owners, creators, or producers of any media franchise. No copyright infringement is intended. is usually sufficient and is assumed to be the standard disclaimer on this board.

That said - please remember that original characters and concepts do belong to their authors - fan-fiction writer or not. If you're not sure a character or concept belongs to someone else - ask. Some of us don't mind being borrowed from. Some of us do.

Above all, politeness is essential. Do not assume a writer's personal opinions, sexual preferences, and/or ethnic biases are directly reflected in their writing. Most successful pornography is written by happily married middle-aged women and mystery/thriller writers are rarely murderers.

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