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July 25th, 2008
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Some Thoughts on Fandom, Privacy, Money, and Other Stuff

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From:hitchhiker
Date:July 26th, 2008 08:05 am (UTC)

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And this is my underlying problem with people who try to make money off fandom - not the monetisation per se (a friend back in Houston is a dealer at cons, and he does a great job of it), but the way in which it often encourages people to behave in ways that they themselves have to realise are unwanted and unappreciated. The other problem, of people looking at fandom mostly as a market while not actually participating in that fandom, is annoying but ultimately self-limiting, but when an actual fan takes advantage of their accepted position within the community to run a business, and then chooses to indulge in the same kinds of antagonistic behaviour that one expects from external marketers, that's pretty much peeing in the communal trust pool.
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