Discussion: Misinformation In the Community

Me neither but just to say the ink stans have been more toxic I agree some LL stans have been mean but the ink fans literally took everything they could to turn it into a complaint

3 Likes

Maybe there’s Limelight fans spreading rumors, but Ink fans are definitely the loudest. My explore page is cluttered with Ink fans saying “STOP FORCING LIMELIGHT ON US NOBODY LIKES LIMELIGHT.”

Buuuuut I think any complaints we have about Ink/Ink fans should probably go in this thread, moving forward.
:arrow_down: :eyes:

9 Likes

I just read it omg yessssss iconic we love some tea . Instead of getting mad about fake infos let’s talk more about those hidden beautiful clothes that exist and never see the path to our portal

Summary

5 Likes

:pray::pray::pray:

4 Likes

Ahh that dress is so cute.

1 Like

Notice

Name-dropping specific members of the community is not allowed, per the Forum General Rules:

It’s fine to discuss current issues that are affecting the community, but please refrain from naming specific members, as this could lead to them being harassed or bullied. Thanks :slight_smile:

6 Likes

People do this a lot. Even in real life.

What did Bukii do?

Saw it coming that’s why I didn’t name her directly :zipper_mouth_face:

4 Likes

It is against the rules after all. :sweat_smile:

Nothing wrong with talking about it but we shouldn’t outright name the people that are doing what they’re doing. They know who they are.

5 Likes

Misinformation comes through miscommunication. :zipper_mouth_face:

Obviously no one would take another author’s word for something like crossovers, if it was explained better in the first place. Although the whole thing with “you can with permission” in guidelines and “you can’t, even with permission” in replies is a little bit weird, most of these can be easily fixed through communication, which now would be explaining the guidelines better rather than waiting for another outrage.

The only reason INK stans thought INK was being targeted was because someone’s INK cover got disapproved and Limelight cover was approved. Whom is allegedly looked the same (if I remember correctly, the covers were never even shared, so point that). Things like this happen, a while ago I had a little experiment, I uploaded an image that’s somewhat similar to a trending story’s exclipt cover. It was disapproved. While I have no idea how things work, I’m sure the reviewers are different each time, so I’m not surprised if things like this do happen. Making a huge deal out of this, is just crazy talk. But I’m glad it happened, at last, they put a disclaimer in the portal about ink.

But there are still some problems that’s on Episode’s end. For instance, saying this such as “names are not copyrighted” to an author, then asking to change the father’s name because of copyright issues is a bit strecth… I find this frustrating, so I kind of can see why emails are being shared. Although some people use it for ill purposes, most times, emails that’s been shared were to inform others and/or to says “oh, don’t be surprised if this changes in my story”. (Not in this case, but other cases such as contest stuff… I know I have shared emails to help others :woman_shrugging:t2:)

The only way to explain this is… no one is a saint. Yeah, that’s pretty much it. I think neither Episode or the community is at fault. Just a disconnected community. I hope it will change though.

3 Likes

Well she who shall not be named posted a screenshot about a comment made by a girl who called her out on her story without blurring or cutting out the girls name which resulted in people harrassing the girl which led to her deactivating her account

2 Likes

So… Like the female you-know-who?

Well if she who shall also never be named posts screeshots without blurring our cutting out names like she who shall never be named does, then yeah.
I didn’t know she who shall also never be named does that too

2 Likes

Let’s not name people and get Jo’s thread closed. We already got a warning from Sydney.

5 Likes

I hate it when influencer does that and act like they didn’t know it would happen. It’s crazy they get thousands of good comments but see one bad and loose their shit and send their fans

4 Likes

It’s extremely pathetic and childish

1 Like

I agree with everything you said.
I’m certainly against of spreading misinformation but Episode could have probably avoided this if their guidelines were clearly worded in the first place. Certain parts of the guidelines are very specific, why are all the other parts so vague?

Please don’t tell me that this crossover and punching rule is not that deep. I know that. The real problem is that Episode states those rules were always there while no one ever heard about them, and they started doing that by sending out private e-mails to authors instead of communicating it publicly. I’m not surprised this caused drama and I’m not surprised this made confusion. I’m just disappointed. But I really hope this will at least raise awareness on the communication issues, which I think exist on both sides.

5 Likes

YES. Thank you for this. Finally someone else is seeing the real problem. It’s miscommunication that matters. Not the punching rule or crossover rule.

6 Likes

I definitely think it should be outlined specifically in the guidelines. But, I don’t think that specific information would have lessened the risk of people spreading misinformation.

Episode gave us no indication they were favoring LL authors over Ink, and they explained to us the reason why they were no longer going to update it. It still didn’t stop people from lying about it. :woman_shrugging:t4:

Even if Episode made their guidelines more clear, I believe there will be authors who edit their emails to suit their narrative.

After all, there are people who (somehow) never saw the guidelines regarding sexual
content and violence, and somehow got the idea that they’re brand new.

I think this depends largely on context. It’s one thing to have a father named Peter. It’s another to have him named Peter Griffin in the story. Or naming him after an actual brand, like Shrek.

5 Likes