I have a question about whether a review left on my fiction violates the rules or not. The review in question is over two weeks old, and titled "Promotions of pedophilia. Reported." Not what anyone wants to see attached to their work, I'm sure you'd agree. Having received nothing but silence on the topic despite my support ticket or reporting of the review, I'd thought I'd ask here instead.
My work does not contain paedophilia; However, what my work does contain (something also mentioned in the review) is off-screen/fade-to-black intimacy between the 16-year old main character (female), and an older individual (male) who is at least 10 years older. I know that's not something everyone is happy with, and I've received a reasonable amount of feedback in that regard from some readers, but as far as I can tell it does not break any of the rules of the site.
To me, it seems like such a serious claim, that is obviously false, should be against the reviewing rules. But, perhaps I am mistaken? I would appreciate some feedback on this.
Unless the moderators have just put me on their s*#£ list, of course. Doesn't seem justified to me, but it's not like I can do anything about it.
Kurast Wrote: Unless the moderators have just put me on their s*#£ list, of course. Doesn't seem justified to me, but it's not like I can do anything about it.
I think being ignored is the ideal situation for you, because according to the admin himself (refer to this thread), any stories involving sex with characters under 18 will be deleted, or asked to make changes. I doubt not depicting the act itself will help you much. It's simply against the rules.
Edit: Looking closer, it appears it actually is safe, so long as nothing explicit is shown. My bad if I caused any increased blood pressure.