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Derailing is a term used within fandoms as well as in general use to describe the act of re-directing or diverting the topic of a conversation.
When the discussion is about racism, homophobia, or other social justice topics, the act of derailing is seen as an attempt to divert the conversational path onto a tangential issue more palatable to the derailer. The issue of derailing took up a great deal of conversational space during Racefail '09. The community Fight Derailing was formed in response, and the website Derailing for Dummies was also created in response to those events.
Not all fans agree about what is or is not derailing and some people have more tolerance than others for broadly branching conversations.
- ^ A Note About Derailing for Dummies., accessed November 25, 2010