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 PostPosted: Mon Apr 11, 2011 11:01 am Reply with quote  
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  Old Master Ben
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A call for civility in Star Wars fandom: http://clubjade.net/?p=26890

I haven't witnessed any kind of issues with this on these forums (which makes me exceedingly happy and proud). But this is a good article about civility in Star Wars fandom. If you've explored the Star Wars parts of the interwebs enough, chances are you've encountered someone who has the mentality described in this article.

What are your thoughts on this issue?


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 PostPosted: Mon Apr 11, 2011 11:12 am Reply with quote  
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We have an expression for that people: "Ser más papista que el Papa". There are always people who thinks they are always right and the others are always wrong. In every facet of life, I fear. And they believe they have the right to attack who is-or think-different.

Respect is the biggest thing we can give-since every single relationship has to be based in it-and it's the first thing we should win from others.


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Unfortunately, the internet gives people an outlet where they can say whatever they like as meanly as they like under the cover of a username. Some people are going to abuse that. I'm just glad we don't have that problem here.
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I agree with the article, Star Wars needs less negativity and more openness to the different types of fans. That's a model you just can't go wrong with.

That said, I read the article and realized I'm a bigger Star Wars fan than I realized. I'm not sure I can think of a facet of Star Wars that I don't like.
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 PostPosted: Mon Apr 11, 2011 12:34 pm Reply with quote  
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I agree with the article. I have had times where I see people go overboard and have had to look at myself and ask if I am taking things too far. I recall back on the SW blogs a number of people getting banned over Karen Traviss and her depictions of Jedi. For me that was a time where I had to look at myself. My biggest issue is when fans make it so personal that I wonder if they drive the creative people and fans away.


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If anyone is about to get seriously upset over an issue, they should tell themselves: it is just a movie (or book, comic etc). It may sound like blasphemy but it's true.

I love how gracious everyone is on these forums though. Very Happy
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Just a movie?!?! How could you even think such a thing???? Wink
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 PostPosted: Mon Apr 11, 2011 1:24 pm Reply with quote  
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I'm with Reep here. I love Star Wars but it is just fiction. When I see some of the flame wars on forums I think people need to get grip or a life or both.
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Well, the article seems to sum up my thoughts on the matter:

If you call someone a hater, you suck.


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Queen Padmè Skywalker wrote:
Just a movie?!?! How could you even think such a thing???? Wink

How did I know someone would call me out on that. Wink
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Zero, you're such a hater. Wink
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I agree with the Article as well.

Fans are a fickle breed, and please all of them is IMPOSSIBLE.

And it's always easier to pick at that which one dislikes over the likes, but it's important to remember that most Fans SHOULD like or love SW to begin with to be on these forums. If you don't- then I question why even bother with a forum... unless the person's just a Trollololol
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I try to be as loose as I can with Star Wars. I can get pretty up tight over Narnia because the themes are so important to me and when they get rampled on or misunderstood it makes me want to tear my hair out. For Star Wars, I just want to have fun. I gripe on forums from time to time for sake of discussion, but I only very rarely let things bother me too much.
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I think that there is only only facet of SW that I truly despise. And even then, I was glad that evil happened because I never felt like a real SW fan until I had something to loathe.
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Continuity is becoming less of an issue to me because I can just ignore what doesn't fit (quite easy actually) and I honestly think after things like the woman who attacked Sue Rostini and others I agree that SW fans need to grow up a bit sometimes...
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