FANTHROPOLOGY - The Study of fandom. Because having fun can be serious business. Welcome to Fanthropology. If you've just joined or are thinking of joining, you may want to check out our past areas of discussion.
Fanthropology is a community dedicated to discussing and analyzing fandom culture, news, and events, for both fandom in general and specific fandoms. Our goal is analysis, understanding, and relaying of information related to fan culture. We're here to think and be informed - but we want to have fun doing it!
Our Rules: Currently evolving as of 9/1/2008: 1) The goal of fanthropology is to discuss, analyze, and understand fandom. This doesn't have to necessarily be serious, but is the focus of the community. 2) The mods reserve the right to remove, ban, or otherwise moderate any posts or individuals that interfere with the purpose of the community. 3) There will be no promotion of communities, research, websites, or other non-discussion elements in top-level posts. Instead, a "promotion" post will be produced once a week for people to note activities, research, interesting websites, and soforth. 4) There will be no posting of private information, nor "outing" of people behind fandom identities in this community nor in associated elements. 5) There is no room for sexism, racism, or other forms of bigotry in this community or associated elements. 6) The goal of the community is to be as free of wank as possible. Do not start it. Do not promote it. Do not continue it. Doing any of these things is ground for banning. 7) All top-level posts are now screened by mods.