So, can I ask why you don't post what fic the tags are from? Mostly asking because sometimes the tags make me want to read that fic, if only to satisfy my curiosity.
Here are some of the many reasons I don’t do it:
- I get most of my posts from submissions. Only about 1/3 of the submissions I get follow the submission guidelines, and if I asked people to include the link, a lot of people wouldn’t. Then I’d have to go looking for it, which would take a while.
- When the submission guidelines aren’t followed, it takes me about 2-3 minutes to format a post. With embedded links, it would take a good deal longer, not to mention the amount of time it would take to actually find the links, and that would make the process of dumping 50 things into the queue at once even more onerous than it already is.
- I don’t have time to investigate every fic I would end up linking to. That means I might link to a fic that I’m uncomfortable endorsing, or link to something that could be really triggering without being able to add the appropriate warnings. And that would be bad.
- It has happened a couple of times that authors have gotten harassed as a result of one of their tags getting posted here. I have no interest in making it easier for people to do that.