Talk:Fan Survey

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Is this the best name for this page? Fannish Survey? Surveys by Fans? Surveys of Fans? --Mrs. Potato Head 00:09, 24 October 2011 (UTC)

Vachon's Library survey

I came across a Fan Fiction Survey on Vachon's Library (Wayback Machine link). It covers 714 readers/writers. I don't know who did the survey or when, but the numbers are impressive! --Greer Watson 01:44, 7 October 2012 (UTC)

The Wayback link is unclear. I can get around it, sort of, to a list of coded sites but don't know which one is the survey one. --Mrs. Potato Head 12:41, 7 October 2012 (UTC)
I think I cut'n'pasted wrong. Missed the "l" at the end of "html": Wayback Machine link --Greer Watson 13:37, 7 October 2012 (UTC)
What should the page be called? Vachon's Library 2000 Fan Fiction Survey? --Mrs. Potato Head 14:05, 7 October 2012 (UTC)
Hah! I just checked. On 6 March 2000, this Wayback Machine page has a copy of the survey form! The next "snap", on April 9th of the same year, has the results. So: that would seem to be the best name for it: it was indeed run in 2000. And both links need to be included somewhere, I think: form and results. --Greer Watson 19:58, 7 October 2012 (UTC)

Torlan's Survey of Pern

I came across The Survey of Pern when I was saving GeoCities sites. As far as I can tell, it's no longer on line anywhere, not having been linked into "Torlan"'s website. (I found it by following a link from the journeymen's project page on the website for Harper's Hall MOO's Harper Hall.)

The point is that I saved a copy of the survey. If it really isn't on line, should I copy it or screencap it full-size (or something like that), and post it to Fanlore somewhere? It strikes me that it is actually an Important Historical Document of sorts. (Well, that's why I saved it, after all.) No RL names are mentioned. --Greer Watson 13:51, 7 October 2012 (UTC)

I would like to see it on Fanlore. I don't know how to advise with format, though; my experience is mainly with print/in-hand items. I think we need some others' input as to best document it. --Mrs. Potato Head 14:02, 7 October 2012 (UTC)

new category?

Are there enough fan surveys on Fanlore for a Category:Fan Surveys? It could be a subcategory of Non-fiction Writing, Perspectives on Fans, and Fanworks.--æþel (talk) 18:04, 7 July 2013 (UTC)

Looks like a good idea to me. Or possibly simply "Surveys" or "Surveys of Fans" to lump together internal and external perspectives using a similar methodology? Otherwise it will be unclear where to put things like SurveyFail, which some will expect to find in under Fan Surveys and others will not. Espresso Addict (talk) 00:45, 8 July 2013 (UTC)
I wanted the category just for surveys by fans, as a fan activity/fanwork. External surveys are usually conducted as part of a larger project, whether academic or journalistic; SurveyFail is unusual for attracting so much attention just at the survey stage.--æþel (talk) 23:09, 8 July 2013 (UTC)
How about calling it "Surveys by Fans", then, so that the scope is unambiguous? --Greer Watson (talk) 08:06, 9 July 2013 (UTC)
OK. How about this for the template: Template:Survey?--æþel (talk) 21:49, 9 July 2013 (UTC)
The template looks good to me, so I went ahead and created Category:Surveys by Fans. Most surveys still need to be added. --Tiyire (talk) 13:24, 29 July 2013 (UTC)