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An open letter to all fandom comm moderators and all members of fandom

You're going to get sick of hearing me talk about this, and I apologize, but the LJ elections will be over in a few days so please bear with me. i'm thinking about this jameth/ONTD thing. it is unacceptable to me that we're going to let Jameth make his way to a victory by mocking fandom. we need to act and we need to act now. he's already gained 4 percentage points within the last two hours simply by appealing to one of the largest comms on LJ, and directly insulting LJ Harry Potter fans in the process. So I'm asking all of you to fight. Here's the letter I'm going to send to the moderators of the communities i'm in. I'd like to see each of you who are reading my journal pick one community that you're in, fandom or non, that has a large readership - and I'd like to ask you to email them with a link to this open letter: Hi. I'm writing because as you're probably well aware, the LJ advisory board representative elections are currently taking place. I'm a member of fandom, and it's important to me to have someone on the board who not only respects and represents all of the LJ userbase, including fandom. It's also important to me to have someone who takes this election process seriously and wants to treat all LJ members with the respect they deserve. Right now, LJ user </a></b></a>[info]jameth is mounting his campaign based directly on attacking and undermining fandom's two leading candidates. Moreover, Jameth has shown an overall disrespect for fandom as a core part of livejournal's userbase - both for its attempts to mobilize for itself during this election and for its actual presence on LJ. </a></b></a>[info]icarusancalion has compiled a comprehensive list of ways in which Jameth has based his campaign upon attacking fandom's place on livejournal in this post. Recently Jameth has enlisted the moderator of </a></b></a>[info]ohnotheydidnt, one of the largest comms on livejournal, to make an endorsement post that explicitly calls the current fandom frontrunner "SOME LAME ASS HARRY POTTER FANDOM DORK... The weird Harry Potter nerd." Even more recently, </a></b></a>[info]jameth questioned why a Harry Potter slash writer would make a good candidate for the Advisory Board "when the media is up in arms about pedophiles on other social networking sites," clearly linking "Harry Potter slash fen" with "pedophiles." I'd like to ask you, as moderator of one of the largest (insert your fandom here) communities on livejournal, to step outside your role as community mod for a moment and consider what the impact upon fandom's LJ presence, already in a precarious place after last year's deletegate, would be, if Jameth is elected. He has shown that he has no respect for fandom as a voting body, does not understand the issues fandom is facing in this election, and is willing to play up negative fandom stereotyping in order to gain votes. I urge you strongly to officially endorse our 3 leading fandom candidates, </a></b></a>[info]legomymalfoy, </a></b></a>[info]rm, and </a></b></a>[info]vichan - and to do so by making a post to your community. For more information on why these three, please see this post at </a></b></a>[info]fandom_votes. eta: Don't want to endorse a specific candidate? Try </a></b></a>[info]furiosity's handy copy/paste post template. If fandom can generate 35,000 members for </a></b></a>[info]fandom_counts in 3 days, we can do this. But we all need to send the same, clear message: Jameth is not going to win this election on a campaign that slanders fandom without fandom fighting back. Please help us fight back. To be honest, many of us don't know whether LJ will be taking this elected position seriously - but we need to do our part in case they actually do. Thank you so very much for considering this request. Fandom counts. Let's use our voice. I'd like to issue an open request to all community mods reading this to consider my request above. And I'd like to ask everyone to please email one community to get the word out. If your community has open posting, consider posting yourself. Feel free to copy/paste text from my letter, or write your own. Talk up the issue as much as you can. Again, time and word of mouth is of the essence. I'm going to be keeping a running tally below the cut of comms and fandoms that have been contacted. If you send an email, please report back here with the comm you emailed so mods don't get spammed with multiple requests. Not sure what the main communities in your fandom are? There's a huge reference list here to get you started. ETA: </a></b></a>[info]wistfuljane also has an open letter to fandom community moderators. </a></b></a>[info]fandom_counts. Let's do it and let's do it now. We don't have much time left. List of Contacted Fandom Communities: Skip to Media Fandoms | Skip to Anime / Asian fandoms # Multi-fandom: </a></b></a>[info]yuletide, </a></b></a>[info]crack_van (mod notice), </a></b></a>[info]recsrainbow, </a></b></a>[info]overheardfandom (post here), </a></b></a>[info]warriorslash (post here!), </a></b></a>[info]yaoi_daily, </a></b></a>[info]moodtheme # RPF: </a></b></a>[info]footballslash, </a></b></a>[info]slashtheweek, </a></b></a>[info]topgearslash, </a></b></a>[info]ghosthunters_ff (post here!) # Harry Potter fandom: Fiction Alley, </a></b></a>[info]harrydraco, </a></b></a>[info]pornish_pixies (post here (on IJ) and here on LJ), </a></b></a>[info]ron_draco, </a></b></a>[info]big_bang_hd, </a></b></a>[info]desire_hp_ss, </a></b></a>[info]serpentinelion, </a></b></a>[info]daily_snitch, </a></b></a>[info]lvtops_hp, </a></b></a>[info]lmhp_beneath_me, </a></b></a>[info]merry_smutmas (post here), </a></b></a>[info]snape_potter, </a></b></a>[info]hp_art_daily(post here), </a></b></a>[info]snape100 (post here), </a></b></a>[info]longbottom_wkly (post here), </a></b></a>[info]blond_azkaban (post here), </a></b></a>[info]fred_re_fredded (post here) # Various book fandoms: </a></b></a>[info]maryrenaultfics, </a></b></a>[info]temeraire_fans, </a></b></a>[info]indeedsir (post here!), </a></b></a>[info]mafiabanter (post here!) Media Fandoms: # Avatar: the last Airbender: </a></b></a>[info]avatar_fans # Battlestar Galactica: </a></b></a>[info]bsgslash, </a></b></a>[info]bsgflash, </a></b></a>[info]battlestar_blog, </a></b></a>[info]mary_mcawesome, </a></b></a>[info]adama_roslin # Dr. Who / Torchwood: </a></b></a>[info]torchwood_three, </a></b></a>[info]doctorwho # Due South fandom: </a></b></a>[info]ds_noticeboard, </a></b></a>[info]sergelist (post here), </a></b></a>[info]c6d_weekly # Hercules: </a></b></a>[info]herc_iolaus (post here) # House: </a></b></a>[info]house_md_news # Life: </a></b></a>[info]crews_reese # Magnificent Seven: </a></b></a>[info]mag7ficfind (post here) # Mock the Week: </a></b></a>[info]slashtheweek (join to see the post!) # NCIS: </a></b></a>[info]ncisficfind (post here # The OC: </a></b></a>[info]theoc_fiction (post here) # Power Rangers: </a></b></a>[info]prslash # Sarah Conner: </a></b></a>[info]schronicles # The Sentinel: </a></b></a>[info]ts_news, </a></b></a>[info]sentinelficfind (post here) # Smallville: </a></b></a>[info]sv_inquiry, </a></b></a>[info]sv_fanfic, </a></b></a>[info]sv_live # Stargate: </a></b></a>[info]sga_flashfic, </a></b></a>[info]sga_noticeboard, </a></b></a>[info]sgabigbang, </a></b></a>[info]mckay_sheppard, </a></b></a>[info]sga_newsletter (post here!), </a></b></a>[info]gatesgirls (post here) # Supernatural: </a></b></a>[info]spnnewsletter, </a></b></a>[info]spnfencentral (post here!, </a></b></a>[info]spn_freshblood (post here), </a></b></a>[info]super_real (post here), </a></b></a>[info]spnroundtable (post here!), </a></b></a>[info]sn_crossovers, </a></b></a>[info]spn_fr, </a></b></a>[info]crack_impala (post here!) # West Wing: </a></b></a>[info]wwficfind (post here) # X-Files: </a></b></a>[info]trustno1_redux Anime / Asian Fandoms: # JE fandom/J-pop/J-rock: </a></b></a>[info]kattunlove, </a></b></a>[info]jent_fanfics, </a></b></a>[info]jone_records (join to see the post!), </a></b></a>[info]je_philippines (join to see the post!), </a></b></a>[info]jrockyaoi (post here!), </a></b></a>[info]news_jpop, </a></b></a>[info]kanjani8, </a></b></a>[info]akame_, </a></b></a>[info]an_cafe, </a></b></a>[info]a_ra_shi, </a></b></a>[info]gazette_daily # K-pop fandom: </a></b></a>[info]dbsg, </a></b></a>[info]bigbang_listing, </a></b></a>[info]kpop, </a></b></a>[info]rising_sun, </a></b></a>[info]super_junior, </a></b></a>[info]yg_bigbang # Bleach: </a></b></a>[info]bleach_yaoi (post here!), </a></b></a>[info]bleach_news (post here!) # Full Metal Alchemist: </a></b></a>[info]fma_yaoi # Gundam Wing: </a></b></a>[info]gundam_herald, </a></b></a>[info]gundam_wing # Hikaru no Go: </a></b></a>[info]hikarunogo, </a></b></a>[info]igo_yaoi # Kyou Kara Maou: </a></b></a>[info]kkm_wolframfans (post here!), </a></b></a>[info]kyou_kara_maou (post here!) # Loveless: </a></b></a>[info]raburesu # Naruto: </a></b></a>[info]kakairu, </a></b></a>[info]chuunin # Ouran: </a></b></a>[info]ouran_host (post here!) # Prince of Tennis: </a></b></a>[info]tenipuri, </a></b></a>[info]tezukaryouma (post here!) # Petshop of Horrors: </a></b></a>[info]psoh_drabble (post here!) # Saiyuki: </a></b></a>[info]sanzoxgoku (post here!) # Tsubasa Chronicles: </a></b></a>[info]kuroganefai (join to see the post!) ETA: </a></b></a>[info]jameth has briefly asked his supporters to lie low. ... and then followed it up by linking Harry Potter fan works to pedophilia. Let's keep getting out the vote, and being respectful to all supporters of all candidates.
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