Franz G Co (
Tue, 27 Feb 2001 08:18:26 -0500 (EST)

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Sent: February 26, 2001 9:17:41 PM GMT
Subject: Re: [gundam] [RANT], and Gundam fandom

In a message dated 2/26/01 1:31:20 PM Central Standard Time, writes:

There's no Wing Bashing here Ducky, this is the mourning over the death of a
damn good site and a call to try to avoid the things that made it happen.

> >I just discovered that has shut down. This was
> >THE best Gundam Wing site on the web, and it truly a sad event. Kumiko's
> >reasons for shutting down her site highlight a major problem within
> >fandom: Intolerance and pettiness.
> >What happened to Kumiko was on a different ML, and I haven't seen
> >here that sunk to that level (although I don't have time to read every
> >post), but I have seen a fair amount of bigotry on this ML as well,
> >particularly by UC fans directed at Gundam Wing and its fans. I'm the
> >first to admit that Wing is not perfect, but some of the Wing-bashing I
> >have seen makes me ashamed to admit to liking UC Gundam (and some of the
> >Wing fans feel obliged to bash UC back). There are other issues which
> >there has been similarly bad behaviour over, but this is the major one.
> >Please, all this is capable of doing is inflaming opinions and driving
> >people away from fandom. It's doing nobody any good (except trolls
> >to start flame wars), so can we please end this silliness?
> There has been no Wing Bashing on this list for a while, and bringing it
> will just make it start up again! I like it, personally. It gives me
> something fun to read. But people are always saying Wing Bashers are not
> opened minded, when they them selves are proving they are not open minded.

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