FanloreProject:YouTube Fandom

Welcome to FanloreProject: YouTube Fandom! This project was created to expand entries (and create stubs) on Fanlore for YouTube RPF fandom, vloggers, web series, and other fanworks and fandoms found on YouTube. If you have ideas, missing fandoms or ships, want to add your own knowledge, or you're just really excited about YouTube fandoms, please join us!

What is YouTube Fandom?

YouTube Fandom covers a very broad category of subjects, from vloggers like Dan Howell and Phil Lester, to topic-based channels like Markiplier (gaming), Sorted (cooking), and Buzzfeed Unsolved (paranormal investigation). YouTube Fandom isn't really a fandom in and of itself; while a person might identify as part of 'youtube fandom', what that actually means is in constant flux as popular youtubers (and popular fandoms) change.

Because it's such a broad category, we're defining YouTube Fandom as: fandoms of people/channels that are primarily or currently on YouTube, fandoms of people who consider themselves or have considered themselves YouTubers, or fans who consider themselves to be part of the YouTube Community. If you're wondering if something 'counts', feel free to add it and make your case in this page's talk page.

Scope

Do you know of something YouTube Fandom and fannish that you think needs a page? Do you think a topic or site or a glossary term should be a page or a section on Fanlore but isn't? Add links below to these subjects as a road map for you, or for others. When/if an editor makes a page for it, the link can be removed from here.

Some Pages That Need Work

There's a few pages here that are almost entirely complete and only need minor edits, but most need to be created or heavily expanded. Tumblr Fandometrics Year in Review(s) have categories for Web Series and Web Celebrities which can be a good starting point if looking for popular youtube people and shows.

YouTubers or Channels

Youtuber Groups

This category is for groups that produce or produced multiple shows, over several different youtube channels, because they need multiple related pages.

  • Paul Sykes (Sjin) and Chris Lovasz (Sips) need pages the most, since they split off from the main group, but Lewis Brindley (Xephos) and Simon Lane (Honeydew) also definitely do.
  • Also mentioned below: The Yogventures Kickstarter Controversy. It caused, uh. Some major waves in that fandom.
  • AKA: "MatPat's Company that runs Game Theorists, Film Theorists, and MatPat's Game Lab."
  • MatPat also needs a page.
  • Could use some pairing pages, but particularly one for Mavin.
  • "Fake AH Crew" probably needs a page, since it's both a term used by Roosterteeth and a popular AU.
  • Camp Camp and gen:LOCK need pages!

Youtube Web Series

Fans and Fandoms

  • nerdfighteria (add to Vlogbrothers?)
  • SevenAwesomeSlashers
  • YouTube RPF (has some good red links that need pages!)
  • Phandom
  • Cherimon
  • Troyler
  • Tronnor (needs expansion)
  • Lemma
  • YouTube_Slash LJ
  • kisforkurama
  • lnr (maybe add separate pages for both?)

Events

  • Vidcon (disambig from Southern Media Con)
  • YouTube Abuse Scandal(s)
  • tanacon
  • yogventures kickstarter
  • Project For Awesome (P4A)

Fanworks and Fan Content

Categories

Possible Media Topics

Some Guidelines

Create stubs with reckless abandon. You may create new categories when you have or expect to have at least ten pages that fit within it (and the category fits within the existing site structure). Category titles should be plural, even if the word/phrase used to add it is singular. (See Help:Categories.)

If you create a stub, please put it above in Scope so others can add to it. Also add "{{stub}}" (minus the quotations) to the top of your article, to add it to stubs in need of content on the wiki!

If you can, please check the Fandoms by Canon Type before creating new categories. The Fan Activities category may also contain pages.

If you are able, make redirects as needed so that people looking for familiar terms can find them. Our guide on redirects is here: Help:Redirects.

If you need formatting help, you can check out our helpful cheatsheet!

Some Things to Keep in Mind

  • Information for new editors can be found in our New Visitor Portal. Among other things, it explains how to make an account, how to start a new page, and includes a lot of other helpful information.
  • Discussion on this page's talk page is encouraged, as is discussion on individual topic talk pages.
  • All edits, whether big tiny, or in-between, are welcome.
  • You don't have to be an "expert" on a subject. Adding what you know and feel passionate about are pieces of the puzzle, and ones that hopefully inspire others to expand on the topic.
  • All typos, mistakes, and errors are easily corrected. Don't let perfection hobble you.
  • Remember that Fanlore, like all wikis, is a collaborative effort, and may be edited by anyone.
  • Pages are not "owned" or controlled by any single person or group of people.
  • Pages and the information on them are only as robust, encompassing, and accurate as the information added by interested and enthusiastic fans like you.
  • Fanlore practices and encourages a Fanlore:Plural Point of View.
  • Please practice self-care and do not force yourself to write about upsetting or triggering content. If there's something that you believe needs editing or adding, feel free to contact Punkpixieprince.

Participants

Active Members

Project Badges

If you have added your name to the project participant list and contributed several edits, a badge may be awarded to you by Fanlore staff which will be displayed on your user page, similar to Fanlore Challenges like April Showers or June Bloom.

History of the Project

Created November 30th, 2018

Requests for Links or Pages

  • Check out the wishlist for ideas on what's popular and needs editing!
  • Fill in some gaps on early Phandom
  • add stubs for all the red-linked pages on YouTube RPF
  • add a separate page for the history of YouTube Abuse
  • add red-links from pages in the pages that need work
  • add a page for the YouTube_Slash livejournal community
  • add various pages for YouTube BNFs including
    • kisforkurama
    • lnr
    • SevenAwesomeSlashers