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"
"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)