• Google Docs Banning For Terms of Service Violations


    As some of you may have already noticed, certain fics hosted on Google Docs have been banned for violating Google's Terms of Service. Unfortunately, there doesn't seem to be any rhyme or reason to the bannings. Perfectly safe fics have been banned alongside some of the more cloppy ones.

    Case in point- In The Depths of Equestria, which from what I understood was completely safe for work, is gone, while Cupcakes is not.

    The only caveat I could find in the Terms of Service that could possibly apply to ponies was the section on sexual content:

    Writing about adult topics is permitted as long as they aren't accompanied by sexually explicit images or videos, or any material that promotes or depicts unlawful or inappropriate sexual acts with children or animals.

    Take that as you will, though.

    We're not entirely sure what to do about this issue right now. If it persists, and is not merely an error on Google's part, we'll update you all accordingly. In the meantime, though, I would recommend submitting your work to FF.net or DeviantART instead for the time being.

    Feel free to send me FF.net/DA versions of your stories, Alternatively I can just paste the entire story into the blogger window and add pages if you want -Sethisto@gmail.com

    If your google doc got banned, you can also appeal it here!