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So I finally made Rosa's Wiki entry. I kept it as "adminly" as possible.

I hated writing this. I tried so hard to keep things neutral that I think I intentionally watered it down too much. On the other hand, if I start writing virtol, I have a habit of not STOPPING. I'll let you guys determine weather or not this was written well enough.

I'm leaving this public because when I write about someone in a sense like this, I figure they at least have a right to know something's being written about them, and they have a right to know it first hand. At least, they have a right to have the option to find out about it first hand, instead of "oh, did you hear".


Jul. 25th, 2006 10:35 pm (UTC)
'Fic was not involved, but 'ficcers were. No matter what the actual trouble is, it behooves a 'ficcer to act according to their station. The personal becomes public. This is particularly true for 'ficcers of relatively high standing ... like those in question. Bring shame on yourself, and you bring shame on all those who stand with you.

Anyway, I hope that I have explained my stance satisfactorily. There is no need to further clutter the House of 'Bus, so ... if you wish to discuss this further, I invite you to do so in the venue of your choice. :-) Thank you for bringing it up. 'Tis always good to have dialogue on sensitive issues.
Jul. 25th, 2006 10:57 pm (UTC)
Frankly, no, I don't think that popping open a Word document and pouring forth some pages every now and then somehow obligates one to hold themselves to a different code of conduct than anyone else in fandom. We're not talking about a mystical other species here; we're discussing people who are much like anyone else, they just happen to also write.

And if we're simply talking about not being an asshat, well, that's behavior I would hold everyone to the same standard on.

Ficcers are not special. I say this as one myself. We don't have extra rights as people in fandom, nor do we have extra responsibilities. We just happen to like writing, and that doesn't really make us so different than anyone else.

Aaaaaand I'm done.
Jul. 26th, 2006 06:19 pm (UTC)
;-) I understand your point of view, though I respectfully disagree. I feel that good 'ficcers are so damned hard to find that those who exist have a duty to set a good example. Then again, as I have said, that is a point of view that belongs (like me) back in '97.