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12 September 2005 @ 05:54 pm
Mod Post: In-Joke Poll  
Due to the responses in this post: http://www.livejournal.com/community/fm_alchemist/3063070.html

the mods have decided to put the "in-joke posting" issue up for public vote. If this issue matters to you at all, please spread this around. Everyone who cares, please make sure you take the time to actually vote.

You will have 24 hours from when this poll was posted to cast your vote. Any votes cast after 6pm PST tomorrow will not be counted.

Thanks for your time ^.^

Poll #569390 Community Vote: In-Jokes

Should in-joke posts be considered on or off topic?

On-topic. I want to be able to post/read topics like this on the community.
114(45.8%)
Off-topic. I don't care to post/read topics like this on the community.
75(30.1%)
I do not feel strongly about the issue either way.
56(22.5%)
Other (please explain in comments)
4(1.6%)


EDIT: I just realized I forgot to say how we're defining in-jokes here. The definition we're going by is "a reference to the FMA fandom that does not directly include anything from the canon."
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Stephanie Pozos.takokinoko on September 13th, 2005 05:30 pm (UTC)
Uh, in my opinion this is a fan community, which means we are all fans and therefore support fandom. I think in-joke posts are an expression of such fandom, it's a random fan claiming: "YOU there, fan like myself, I found this quite funny/hilarious/amazing and wantd to share it with you"

I know some in-jokes make no sense to some of the comm members, or sometimes they get the joke but find it stupid or whatever. I think we are all fans and as such, should respect what other fans want to say. You might find it annoying, but some fans find it real fun. So the ones that don't like in-joke posts well just don't read them, that's all. They are not precisely spamming (not all of them, at least) because some people complain that instead of news they find random crack. But be real people, there are not always news on FMA, if members find nothing official or some news to post, they post crack!

In-jokes might sometimes be silly because not everyone gets them, but they're still posted good hearted to all of you members, we should appreciate that others want to entertain us with their jokes. (I think this was kindda long x_X)