Friday, 1 October 2010

Erased Accounts

We're not idle here, don't worry. Since FanFiction.Net has been glitchy as of late, it was next to impossible to publish a list of purged user accounts. Likewise, it was difficult to create a list of good stories with the most objective criteria available.

As of today, the pending analysis of good fan fictions has a 90% confidence level, which is insufficient for further group analysis. No conclusions are presented from this research to prevent erroneous assumptions.

However, we have a static list of accounts deleted in the years 1998 (since October), 1999, 2000 and the first half of the year 2001. Here is the list. 4700 user accounts were purged in this term. It is an accurate list derived from observation for those dates with 98.7% of all accounts from ID 1 to ID 80,000 checked. It is not suggested that you make site-wide conclusions for the current situation, as the domain's growth and guideline changes ensued in 2002 and 2004, which created conditions that would render the numbers attained for the first 80k inapplicable for later years.

The 0.85%, as attained via our earlier sample remains as the accurate number for deleted accounts. Yes, approximately 1 out of 100 accounts is deleted on FFN. If you have 1000 favourite authors, 85 of them will cease to exist due to infringement. Should you contest this number, the accounts in our random sample are provided in a separate file (like in the previous post).