Do you keep any stories from authors even if they have been removed?
As a general rule, we only remove a story if the author asks us to.
If an authors deletes their blog, changes their username or disappears from tumblr entirely, two things can happen, depending on the way they have chosen to send us their stories:
- If they have submitted the full text of the story, it will be archived on THFrustration forever (or at least as long as THF exists), even if the author disappears.
- If they have sent us a link to reblog, unfortunately that means that the link will be void or broken when the author goes away. If the Admins detect a story in this situation, we’ll leave it for a while and try to contact the author (if they have a secondary blog) before deleting. However, we have a Directory with thousands of stories, and it’s practically impossible for us to know if a link has broken, so there are possibly a few fanfics in that situation.
I hope this has answered your question. If you’re looking for a story in particular and you can’t find it, send us a message and we’ll try to tell you what happened with it.
Thanks a lot!