Okay, this thread is honestly starting to frighten me. No, seriously. To everyone who was worried that diaper stories were taking over the ARchive I'll admit now you may have a point.
One more time; Yes, AR stories and ABDL stories can have many things in common, and they can come from similar themes. They can be dark or light, deep or simply for wanking off. In that manner of thinking AR stories have much in common with, well, EVERY other genre. So let's just open the gate, make this the 'slightly higher quality fictional story Archive' and screw the whole Age Regression theme. Yes, that's sarcasm, as well as a scary thought.
The Age Regression Story Archive should only include Age Regression stories. Why is this a difficult concept? I began reading this thread not understanding why the idea was so hard to grasp. And now I can't understand what's going on in the heads of some of the posters.
As to the question 'Who here became an ABDL before they got into AR'? That's very nice and completely irrelevant to this point. Wait, it does have some relevance. Of course you and many others did. As I stated before there are a great many ABDL sites, there is only one ARchive devoted to Age Regression. No bleeping surprise you started out there and not here. More people do as evidenced by the disproportionate number of ABDL sites to AR sites. I however grew up with an Age Regression fantasy, dreamed about it when I was a little kid. Then once I began to notice the opposite gender in a sexual way, diapers and Adult Baby concepts became involved in my fantasies. So, for me my AB interest is founded firmly in AR. I literally searched for this ARchive for almost a year and while I did find it through the _link_s from an ABDL website I cannot for the life of me recall what that website was. It was 'just another adult baby website'.
To extend the point, 'Majoritarianism' is not always right anyway. The Majority can be a tyrant just as easily as a king or dictator can. That's why we have a Bill of Rights in this country to protect the rights of the minorities. So, whether ABDL people are in a majority on this site is again, repeat after me, irrelevant. But then all the current and former high school seniors here should already know that from U.S. Government.
For those who know the history of this site the ARchive actually branched off from the 'Transformation Stories Archive', NOT an ABDL website. Again, I understand completely why many ABDL's love Age Regression, but please get it through your heads that you are not the genre's exclusive clients. The AR world does not revolve around the ABDL sun; it is a universe in its own right! Allow us our homeland!
Alright, that was a bit over the top, but hopefully you get the point. I'd like to keep this unique little patch of Age Regression paradise pure for, well, Age Regression. Is this some kind of invasion or takeover? Not to be dramatic it feels like one. I'm not telling you to keep your ABDL out of my Age Regression. I'm simply saying your ABDL needs to have some physical or mental regression to be welcome here.