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

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Date:April 9th, 2009 06:36 am (UTC)

Forgotten and buried topic, but

Quick update: she hasn't lost anything... she just posted 3 days ago on an anime LJ comm I was watching asking for volunteers to edit that specific fandom's article(s) on fanhistory.

Since that fandom, like a lot of anime fandoms, is remarkable young and naive, it night yet work. And if not on that comm where I posted a warning, then somewhere else. Remember, she's been at this for years.

In the spirit of full disclosure, I do not hate her, but then again I was not burned personally by her. When I dealt with her directly nearly 10 years ago, I quickly dismissed her when she started discussing making money out of running a fanfiction archive (she was behind fandomination.net which at the time she presented as halfway between her thesis subject and her future meal ticket).

So I do not think she has lost anything nor learned anything from this latest fracas. And fandoms are full or newcomers who can be taken in quite easily, so I would not write her off as a failure yet. She may turn out to be the next Bill Gates...

Still, your scrupules honor you and I actually agree with your point in general. In fact, I think it probably should apply to all fandom wanks which feed on themselves and demonize the latest 'bad' guys.
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