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Sometimes Fandom makes me pleased
This post, from beginning to end, makes me grateful and proud to be part of this community.

500+ comments on a Journalfen post, but it's not in Fandom Wank, and the only wank I've seen in that post is one comment, quickly shut down by the moderator, that implied a desire to take online issues offline.

The rest of it is people reporting, doing detective work, expressing sadness and sympathy at the death of a good writer and fellow fan, and disgust for the actions of one person who took advantage of that loss to plagiarize her fic and nonfiction LJ entries. (Whether it was plagiarism to get fannish love for work not his own, or a elaborate trolling to get attention - I suspect the latter - the despicable nature of it remains.)

And at the end of three days and a lot of complaints to LJ Abuse? That person's (almost completely plagiarized) journal is suspended.

You done good, fandom. (You done good too, LJ Abuse, which I suspect is something they don't hear a lot these days.)

gairid

2008-01-07 08:05 pm (UTC) (Link)

I'm really glad to hear that and I hope it sticks. I found what that person did to be excrable in the extreme.

mpoetess

2008-01-08 12:13 am (UTC) (Link)

Seriously - it was (if the whole thing was deliberate) a textbook case in "How can I do something that will offend the biggest number of people I possibly can?"