Talk:Fandom is a Way of Death

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I'm trying to think of from which places this could be linked so that people can find this (orphaned pages suck *g*). Does this qualify as self-insertion? as metafic? as something else?--Ratcreature 18:00, 27 September 2009 (UTC)

is multimedia in any way appropriate? I'd say metafic is. Mrs. Potato Head 18:04, 27 September 2009 (UTC)
It certainly is meta about fandom, and I'd think it would fit there (better than multifandom anyway), though that doesn't quite match the current definition there which is that characters are aware of being fictional. I was unsure whether I'm maybe alone with thinking that "metafic" can also mean fanfic about fandom.--Ratcreature 18:23, 27 September 2009 (UTC)
How about Fandom RPF? AO3 has a tag for it.--æthel 20:44, 12 June 2010 (UTC)
I'm with ratcreature on this one. If I had to tag it on my delicious, I would tag it metafic because it's fanfic about fandom. The title already shows that it's a comment on Fandom Is A Way Of Life and the cover features a backstabbing rat, which seems to indicate a reference to flamewars. Taking into account that it features notable L.A. area fans, it seems pretty obvious that this is not about being fannish about these people or shipping them or wanting to see them have adventures or learning more about them through fiction or whatever but about commenting on some of the fannish issues of the day. --Doro 08:57, 13 June 2010 (UTC)

Infobox confusion question

So this is weird -- I wanted to add "metafic" in the "Genre:" field in the infobox, but when I went to the Edit/source version of the page, that line (as well as "Size:" and maybe a few others) didn't exist in the editable text -- though they show on the actual page. Help? --Sk 00:24, 27 April 2011 (UTC)

Sigh. This is result of the template revision project of a while back. It's a quirky problem. Aethel can perhaps explain better than I. When I find these stinkers, I replace the old template with the current one and all is well. --Mrs. Potato Head 12:27, 27 April 2011 (UTC)
I updated the infobox per your and facetofcathy's advice and it worked, thanks! --Sk 18:36, 27 April 2011 (UTC)
This is how it works: On the edit page you see the template as exactly what was pasted into that edit page when the editor put it there. Templates on the actual web page itself show the text and formatting that is stored in the template file that the web page accesses to create the page + any text added in by various users over time. Many of the templates have been altered to include new lines or to have new headings. The web page creates from the current version showing those changes, but until an editor manually pastes in the newest version of the template on the page (and re-fills all the fields with the user-generated text), those new lines won't be available to editors. --facetofcathy 12:53, 27 April 2011 (UTC)
I updated the infobox per your and Mrs. Potato Head's advice and it worked, thanks! --Sk 18:36, 27 April 2011 (UTC)