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Lots of fans teach each other things. The term fannish mentoring is usually used for a more intensive type of training typical of older fandoms, particularly those not regarded as feral fandoms and particularly prior to widespread fandom activity on the internet.
Fannish mentoring is often cited as one of the big differences between print fandom and net fandom. It has been especially important for VCR vidding and other fannish practices that require a lot of knowledge or equipment to get started.