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Sunday, September 27th, 2015 11:42 am
Thank you to everyone who has participated thus far in Stub September!

Last week we saw some great contributions to all sorts of fan communities and venues of fannish engagement. This includes sites such as Wattpad, The Treasure Chambers Museum, and a couple of additions to the List of GeoCities Fansites—plus additions to fan conventions, fan clubs, fanwork challenges, and mailing lists. There also has been much activity in Blake's 7 fansite pages, including the expansion of The Blake’s 7 Library and the addition of a number of new articles.

For the remainder of month, we will revisit Fandoms! We already featured some fandoms earlier in the month on our [ profile] fanlore_news Twitter, but these last few days are a great opportunity for us to expand even more of our many fandom stubs!

There are some fandom pages created during June Bloom that are still stubs — Can you help expand them? These include:

Examples of other fandom pages that are currently stubs include:

and many more! Feel free to browse the stubs, pages that need expansion, and examples wanted categories for other pages that need work.

New editor? See the Intro to Fanlore FAQ, Help:Editing pages, and the formatting cheatsheet for the basics of wiki editing.

Please keep in mind that Fanlore is a wiki about fandom, not canon. A very brief overview of the canon is often helpful to give the article some context, but the article should be about how fans engage with or react to the canon. Some ideas to get you started:
  • Where does the fandom hang out? What are popular communities, websites, forums, etc.?
  • What kinds of fanworks does the fandom produce?
  • Are there any topics, themes, or tropes that frequently appear in fanworks?
  • What other kinds of fan activities are common (online and offline)?
  • What are the most popular characters and 'ships?
  • Are there any notable events, controversies, or wanks?
  • How has the fandom changed over time?

See What content should I include in a fandom page? For RPF fandoms, see Help:RPF pages.

For lists of all fandom articles on Fanlore, see Fandoms by Source Text, Category:Fandoms by Canon Type, and Category:Fandoms by Community.

You can search within the Stubs category (or any other category) using the "incategory:" parameter.

If you include the term "incategory:Stubs" in your search (i.e., in the search bar at the top-right of any Fanlore page), it will only bring up pages from Category:Stubs. For example, you can search "anime incategory:Stubs" to find all stubs that contain the word "anime".

Alternatively, you can search within another category for the term "stub". For example, searching for "stub incategory:Fandoms_by_Source_Text" (underscores required) finds stubs in Category:Fandoms by Source Text, and "stub incategory:Live-action_Television" finds stubs in Category:Live-action Television. Note that "incategory" does not search within a category's subcategories, so "incategory:Sequential_Art" won't bring up pages in Category:Manga‎.

See Help:Searching for more information.

Thank you again to everyone who has taken part in Stub September! Tell us about your favorite Stub September contributions in the comments below!


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