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 I'm been in fandom related activities for more than a decade and lately fandom has really getting on my nerves. Maybe I am just getting older, maybe not.
One of the things that pains me is seeing that the sense of community is almost lost to me with tumblr. It is a good way for people who were afraid of posting in lj comms to show their love for a fandom, also for artists to show their work outside of the comms but it is such a bad place to discuss fandom aspects and meta about shows. There is no direct dialogue and at least in the communities you were able to see the all the responses when someone posted something, now you have to look between hundreds of notes most of them not saying anything. 

With LJ and dreamwidth you have the option of posting on comms while remaining a private blog which is important for many people. 

Finding content on the tags on tumblr is a nightmare, specially when there are people who post their fanfiction there. How am I supossed to find your dramione fiction in a see of graphics, opinions, fanart and even unrelated posts.

Other problem on tumblr fandom is the lack of moderation. The old problem of posting ship hate on the ship tag and reblogging to insult shippers. There is no moderation like many comms had. I'm not saying that this kind of stuff never happened on LJ cause everyone knows the stories about the HP ship wars. 

A problem unrelated to fandom that I have nowadays is: headcanons

Don't get me wrong I love headcanons and I have my fair share of them (one day I will make a post about them), my problem is people imposing their headcanons on other fans. And being hateful when someone has a different headcanon. 

Date: 2016-02-28 10:55 pm (UTC)
smalldeer: ([ghostfacers] a ghost-adjacent...)
From: [personal profile] smalldeer
i really feel this!! i basically missed out on the last dregs of the livejournal fandom boom and i really wish i hadn't because it really did sound like a great lot of fun and a good way to meet people.

on tumblr it's just... there's no privacy options, everyone's scared to actually openly talk about something because their comments will show up brazenly attached to the post that's being circulated among millions of users and the only other option is writing in the tags where almost no one will see it. basically you're shamed into keeping to yourself.

that and the algorithms of social media today mean nobody ever goes looking for anything any more because "relevant" stuff is always put right there in front of them on a silver platter. but that means that unless you're already popular it's extremely hard to get interaction from anybody for the reasons above

and...yeah. moderation is hard everywhere, but on tumblr it's pretty much nonexistent. and even with the strictest moderation ever, there's gonna be someone accusing you of Something because everyone has such an itchy trigger finger, definitely no pun intended.

tl;dr everyone's scared to say something because everyone is simultaneously mixed up between having no privacy options to fall back on and having no way of meeting others in a neutral environment. you gotta go on someone's blog and message them and it's so... forward. on a site like DW/LJ all you gotta do is post on a comm and it's like neutral territory

SORRY FOR THE ESSAY and also for my total lack of adherence to basic grammar rules. but yeah basically, i agree with everything.

i have a particular story about that last thing you mentioned but boy howdy i'm only gonna spill that tea in private because it's quite some shit

Date: 2016-02-29 01:22 am (UTC)
smalldeer: i thought this would be a good way to start off the rime series ([bug] its party time)
From: [personal profile] smalldeer
yeah jeez people get sooo angry and worked up over nothing these days i'm sort of wary of even seeking out fandom lmao. it's like. everybody just chill and have a good time

and hoh boy yes indeed. i'll maybe PM you tomorrow about it if i get time and you actually wanna hear. like, i at least don't wanna post about it in any semi public manner or w/e, but yeah. it was a trip.


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