Talk:Subtext and Slash: Having Your Cake and Eating it Too

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Should this be listed as meta rather than commentary? Julia Houston is definitely a Trek fan writer. Espresso Addict 06:15, 23 November 2012 (UTC)

I've started an article on Julia Houston. From Google, it looks like she's a journalist into reporting media fandom, as well as a Trek fan writer, so perhaps the work straddles the internal/external perspective? It's always a bit of an artificial divide, IMO. Espresso Addict 08:44, 23 November 2012 (UTC)
When I made a page for Fanfic and Other Obsessions (another article by Julia Houston), I went with commentary instead of meta, too, because it was published at a professional site instead of a fansite, the same way I wouldn't consider anything published by Aja at Daily Dot meta, even though she is a fan. It is a bit of an artificial divide, though, but that's about to be expected when fans talk more and more about fandom to an outside audience. --Doro 11:00, 23 November 2012 (UTC)
I'd probably leap the other way with both, but I agree they are borderline. Perhaps the template info needs changing to stress publication venue, rather than internal vs external view? Espresso Addict 11:51, 23 November 2012 (UTC)
It's probably because we have a Category:Press and a Category:Meta, so using publication venue as the distinguishing criterium makes sense in that context. However, the parent category Perspective on Fans might need some tweaking anyway. See Category talk:Perspectives on Fans. --Doro 12:09, 23 November 2012 (UTC)