Talk:Mono-fan

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Fannish butterfly is, to me, a derogatory term for people who are multi-fannish (implying they can't "stick with it" and have limited attention spans, etc.). Do other people feel the same? --Kyuuketsukirui 01:30, 6 October 2008 (UTC)

I first encountered it on sherrold's site "Confessions of a Fannish Butterfly," where she uses it to self-describe herself, so I never thought of it as negative. I don't think I've ever seen anyone use it in a negative sense, either. -- Liviapenn 01:34, 6 October 2008 (UTC)
Hrm. It just inherently sounds negative in this article. I think I'm going to change it to the opposite of mono-fannish being multi-fannish, with a parenthetical comment about sometimes being called fannish butterflies, because it's really getting my back up here. --Kyuuketsukirui 01:37, 6 October 2008 (UTC)
I agree with Liviapenn that I've never seen Fannish Butterfly negatively, though I agree that multi-fannish is the more neutral opposite. The other is a bit more colorful. It's not bad though.--RatCreature 01:55, 6 October 2008 (UTC)
It doesn't bug me (har), but I've certainly heard it used negatively, usually by the type of extremely monofannish person that is somewhat rare in places like livejournal. Franzeska 20:46, 18 January 2011 (UTC)

Changing "multi-fannish" to "multifannish"

A recent edit changed the multi-fannish link to multifannish in this sentence:

Mono-fannishness is contrasted with the condition of being multi-fannish (having multiple fandoms at once).

"Multi-fannish" is a perfectly fine alternative spelling for "multifannish" and in this sentence is being directly compared to the word "mono-fanish" which has a hyphen. Generally I think that this kind of correction is nitpicky and could be upsetting in some cases (because Fanlore page titles are not the be-all end-all Only Correct Way of writing fannish terms as we shouldn't act like they are; links that lead to redirects are fine!) but specifically in this instance I think having the hyphen is important to contrasting the terms, so I've added it back in. - Hoopla (talk) 17:54, 25 January 2019 (UTC)