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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.)


2008-01-07 08:33 pm (UTC) (Link)

Thank goodness. I am so relieved to hear this.


2008-01-08 12:52 am (UTC) (Link)

It does make me wonder (as some folks have commented on the followup announcement over there) exactly what it was that got him suspended / let LJ staff do that when they thought their policy wouldn't allow it, etc. Both out of curiosity and so we know how to approach it if anything this obnoxious happens again.


2008-01-08 04:00 am (UTC) (Link)

That's very good point. Because lets face it, this isn't the only scum in the sea.