Fanlore talk:Wish List

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Started Six of Crows Duology

I've put in some framework for SoC and the fandom, but it needs a lot more effort put into it. There's a massive tumblr and Ao3 fandom, but I don't know much about anything on LJ. If anyone has additional fan communities please help out! --Linfin (talk) 19:53, 22 February 2018 (UTC)

Linfin thanks for the edit, I'm not part of the fandom but I believe the Six of Crows page started by you is a great addition to Fanlore and with the renaissance of fandom after the Netflix series is notable that the page needs updates. I'm currently fixing the referring URLs that have been lost over time -- Ellakbhesse (talk) 12:44, 20 April 2022 (UTC)

Pages for Pairings + Naming Conventions

Note: This discussion was relocated to Help talk:Relationship pages

I created Fan run

I created a page for fan run, but I'm not sure if and how it can be improved/expanded? What do you think? WhatAreFrogs? (talk) 23:45, 1 December 2017 (UTC)

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)
Thank you for remarks and suggestions. I added some of your thoughts to the article, maybe you can contribute even more to expand/improve it? I'm not the well-versed with the Pottermore vs. Potter Lexicon occurrence. WhatAreFrogs? (talk) 10:26, 24 May 2018 (UTC)

Clean up

I did an over all clean up of the list, removed any requests that looked to be filled and organized the fandom requests. Many fandom requests were outdated, asking for pages to be created when they already had been, so I tried to split fandom requests into pages that need to be created and pages that need expansion, when possible. Kingstoken (talk) 15:54, 29 April 2018

The Arkh Project

Would the scope of Fanlore cover wanks like The Arkh Project going down in flames? I see it discussed in fandom often despite it not having a fandom of its own. I think it's because it's so tied to a specific fan and them possibly scamming people with the project.

Ambient Sounds

Would ambient sound mixes fall under fanworks? There are a bunch of fandom-inspired mixes on the site (HP, Supernatural, Narnia, etc) but I'm not sure how to go about documenting them.

Page split

I've brought this up and chatted this with Enchantedsleeper over some other Talk pages and Discord, but I figured I would bring it up here as well; I'd like to suggest splitting up this page until different subpages. Currently, the page is incredibly long and unwieldy to both edit and navigate. Pinky G Rocket (talk) 03:26, 20 April 2022 (UTC)

Fanart and Zine Categories

User:Kingstoken suggested a discussion on this (which I should have started before doing a bunch of these already!) about categories on image files for Zines. I had thought of decluttering the zine-by-year categories by having just the fanart-by-year category alone on zine pages with art. For what I mean, take a look at the difference between Category:1971 Zines which has multiple pages of image files, and Category:1968 Zines where the image files fit onto one page. Thoughts? Rossi (talk) 20:59, 16 September 2023 (UTC)