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Question [Dec. 2nd, 2015|11:15 am]
FanFiction.Net Rants


Apologies if this is the wrong community to post this to! I haven't used LiveJournal in a long time, and it seemed as good a one as any. (If not, please let me know a better suited one.)

I've tried searching around, but couldn't find any answers to this, so.... Is it allowed to have multiple accounts on ff.net and post a single story to both of them?

I haven't been in the fanfic writing game for a while, and intend on making a new account, starting with uploading an older fic from back when I used to regularly write. However, I also wanted to post the story to my old account, which is dead, mostly for thoroughness' sake, considering it was technically written at that stage in my life/span of years when I used that account.
I'm not sure whether posting the same story to two separate accounts would be seen as breaking a rule and attempting to get more views, or mistaken as one author plagiarizing another, etc.

Does anyone have experience with this? Thanks for letting me know, if you do.

(Also, as an aside, I'm glad to see people still active on LJ. I know plenty migrated to other sites, including myself, and seeing the amount of dead comms and inactivity when I came back recently was a bit sad.)

[User Picture]From: dragonbat2006
2015-12-02 07:33 pm (UTC)
It's in the content guidelines:

Actions not allowed:

1. Multiple entries of the same material. There can only be one copy of any unique story on the entire site. No exceptions.

2. Rewriting names of characters/locations of one story in order to upload to multiple categories.

3. Copying from a previously published work (including musical lyrics) not in the public domain.

You need to go into your account (i.e. click your username at the top), expand the Publishing link and click on Rules and Guidelines to see it.

Maybe just put something in your profile on the old account to let readers know that they can see more of your stuff at the new one.
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[User Picture]From: iamshunpike
2015-12-03 06:55 am (UTC)
Thanks. I read the guidelines, but I wasn't sure if it applied only to plagiarism/blatant copy-pasting of one person's story by a separate user to their own account, or if it was just all across the board, even if both accounts were run by the same person. I've known of people using multiple accounts of their own, but didn't know whether they cross-posted fic, or how that first rule applied in single-person situations, so that's why I asked.
Weird that it's not allowed even when they are the same person, IMO.
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From: (Anonymous)
2016-01-16 01:22 pm (UTC)
How do they know you're the actual owner? Just because you say you are doesn't make it true.
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