When people delete their entire fanon presence - no notes left behind as explanation - with little or no warning. Not only does it mean most everyone looking for their fic later is left worrying they'd been hacked or something, but depending on the reasons, people might wind up accidentally continuing to break the deleted person's wants! And let me not vagueblog. This is specifically about tardisistheonlywaytotravel, who recently deleted all their fandom content on every site that I know of. I've already seen a couple of Tumblr posts and a Reddit post where people were startled and worried by the discovery, going "do you know what happened?" "no, I was hoping someone else knew," with a couple of internet sleuths trying to find any hint of what or why. Rumor has it this mass deletion was because tardis didn't want their fics mentioned on Goodreads and people kept putting listings up anyway. Rumor, because I can't fucking confirm this is the reason, as they seem to have deleted all the places they mentioned their unhappiness and intentions! So if they did delete everything in hopes that people would respect their wishes and forget their content, that's not gonna happen anytime soon. People are openly asking for saved copies of the deleted fics and sharing links to archives, because there's no way for us to confirm that tardis doesn't want anyone to. Like. Leave a blank profile that says "I deleted because X, do not distribute anything I created" would let people know. Leave some explanation for all the people who never broke that request. Something to indicate any of it ever mattered, instead of flipping the table and storming out. This mass deletion bullshit leaves mysteryand plausible deniability for people to keep on doing whatever.