I actually went through a period of a few years, back when the whole creepypasta thing was just starting to emerge as a thing, where I was pretty big into reading through scary stories on the internet and even back then you saw a lot of the same problems with these stories cropping up again and again.
- The whole "Don't be a buzzkill" rule seems like it was specifically set up to stifle any sort of criticism or constructive discussion of the actual writing process.
- The fact that so many creepypastas are set up as some kind of Blair Witch "found footage" story really works against them as it puts this expectation into people's head that they have to be "realistic" or "plausible", which in practice leads to a glut of boring "I met a serial killer" stories.
- Probably the most common writing mistake I'd always see in bad creepypasta was 'useless tiny detail fetish'.
- The other big problem most bad creepypasta has is a weird need on the part of the writer to just explain fucking everything and leave absolutely no mystery or unsolved questions. Because, as we all know, mystery is completely antithetical to horror!
- I want to see a story where the main character is a hit-man, but it's entirely incidental to the story. Like, it's a story about a guy who's a contract killer who runs into a dracula in the basement of his apartment complex on his day off.
- Why is everyone so obsessed with the dark web?