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Self-aggrandizing posturing. Fannish absurdities. Circular ego-stroking. Endless flamewars. Pseudointellectual definitions.
F_W is a community dedicated to mocking specifically fandom and fen; there are off-shoot communities with more specific targets, such as politics (Politial Wank), Harry Potter (The Harry Potter Cornfield), and members of F_W (Wankity Wank).
In 2003, Fandom_Wank, a blogging community dedicated to finding all the wankish fandom oriented discussion, informing the masses about it and generally having a good laugh, faced a number of issues this year as it began to form into one of the most influential communities in fan fiction. The community was ToSed from LiveJournal, ToSed from Blurty, briefly moved to Yahoo!Groups before finally finding a home at JournalFen. 2003 was the year qualified by several members of fandom_wank as the year of grudge wanking, where people reported wank that was really about attacking another person instead of actual wank.
On June 23, 2004, moderator "brad" deleted fandom_wank from Journalfen. This is commonly referred to as "Deletegate". The mass panic of new and old members alike caused such a huge load on the Journalfen servers that Zorrorojo undeleted the community, 'accidentally' unmoderating many of the current mods; at this point, the mods fessed up. And then there was wank.
On June 23, 2005, fandom_wank turned into fandom_love for a brief while, with pretty pink icons everywhere and no mocking as far as the eye could see. Unsurprisingly, this caused massive wank between... just about everyone.
Fandom Wank Wiki
The fandom wank wiki is a reference site for the most popular and famous wanks that have appeared on fandom wank. The wiki has had some problems with experiencing large periods of downtime.
Below is a partial list of past and present moderators of Fandom Wank.
- El Juno
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- Fandom Wank article out by Karen Hellekson on February 13, 2010