My name is Alexander Kay, I'm a Star Trek fan and Digital Media student. I was wondering if any of you could please take the time to answer the questionnaire below and either send me the results in a comment or a private message. I am very interested to hear people's views on the subject.
If you have any questions please don't desitate to contact me.
Thank you for your time.
Web 2.0 and Fandom Questionnaire
Alexander Kay: 2012
What main Media Texts (TV Shows, Comic Books, Video Games, Cartoons, Anime/Manga, Movies, Other) would you say, you are a fan of?
I like everything Superman. On TV right now...The Vampire Diaries, The Secret Circle, Ringer, Grimm, Two & A Half Men. Video Games; World Of Warcraft. Movies; Rita Hayworth Movies. Other stuff; WWE, MLP FiM, Transformers Prime.
Have you ever created any fan produced content (E.g. Fan fiction, Fan art, fan videos, fan wikis, etc)? If so, what prompted you to do this and what did you hope to achieve?
Do you engage with fan produced content? If so, what form does it take and why and where do you engage with it? E.g. writing a fan fiction on fanfiction.net to explore an alternate ending to a TV series?
I was making YT vidz but they would get blocked and I stopped.
What do you think is the appeal of fan produced content?
It is real...studio other stuff is garbage.
Are you a member of an online forum dedicated to a particular object of fandom (celebrity, film/TV series, etc)? Why did you join and what has your experience been like?
TrekBBS & Ksite.
Have you ever encountered any online abuse when you have been on an online forum? Can you recall a specific incident?
Just the usual trolls and assholes. Ugh.
What are your views on fans producing and distributing fan created content through the internet? Also what are your thoughts on the potential issues of copyright (E.g. using someone else’s creations in a piece of fan art)?
I want to see fan produced content more and I would like to produce my own if I had the resources. I think content should be freely availible for a period of time and then be downloadable for a fee later.
What do you think are the good and bad points of online forums and websites that encourage creativity such as: YouTube, fanfiction.net, DeviantART, etc, for those involved in fandom?
Too many trolls and assholes. Good...There may be people who share the same interests and be constructive.
Have you encountered or been involved with any instances of spoiling (revealing significant (and usually secret) elements of a TV series, film, book, etc, i.e. spoilers) online? What was the experience like?
Spoilers don't bother me...I like knowing what is happening in advanced.
Do you feel that fans have the right to post spoilers online? Do you think it ruins or enriches the experience of being a fan?
Yes...cause people like me wanna know...it doesn't ruin my experience.
Do you think it is good or bad for fans to have access to celebrities and creative teams through the internet? (E.g. following writers/directors on Twitter) Do you follow a creative professional online, and for what reason? (E.g. writer, actor, musician, etc)
I'd like for these folks to have a clear vision to what they want to do and create it how they see fit...fans can be fickle.
Have you ever been involved with signing a petition online or become part of an online campaign? Can you explain your motivation behind doing so?
Do you think that Web 2.0 has given fans a larger say in the creative decisions made for the products of their fandom, and if so, what are your views on it?
If you could change one thing about online fandom what would it be?
Seriously...don't get me started...I think people who create stuff should do so out of artistic vision...not out of business vision. [EDIT] I misunderstood this...FANDOM is ridiculous...you can't please them.
the internet viewed as a medium in which interactive experience, in the form of blogs, wikis, forums, etc, plays a more important role than simply accessing information