Fanlore talk:Wish List
Pages for Pairings + Naming Conventions
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- This is a great page to have! Thank you for creating it :D It's one of those huge, over-arching topics which can be difficult to figure out how to structure (but that doesn't mean we can't try ^^). Some thoughts I have:
- - This would be a great place to incorporate discussions about the need for fans to "own the servers" - AO3's creation was an extension of this mindset, and there have been discussions of this nature around fan social spaces (for example, this post by Aja talks about the need for fans to "own what we build" in the wake of Yahoo's devaluation of Tumblr).
- - It would also be interesting to compare and contrast fan-run fansites with officially authorised fansites - for example, Pottermore, where a lot of fan discontent stemmed from the fact that the space was subject to the whims of The Powers That Be, leading to them creating their own spin-off social spaces. (I have a lot of thoughts about Pottermore)
- - It's interesting that you draw a distinction between fan-run wikis and Wikia wikis - I see the logic, because Wikia is one instance where fans definitely don't own the servers, but fans are also the ones making the edits to Wikia wikis, no? So it strikes me as something of a grey area. --enchantedsleeper (talk) 22:42, 3 December 2017 (UTC)