fandomstats


Fandom stats and surveys and so on


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[sticky post]Welcome, and introductions!
destntoast wrote in fandomstats
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This is a community to discuss fandom (fanworks and/or fans) from a quantitative/analytical angle.


This community is a place to discuss past and future analyses, methodology for gathering and analyzing data, and anything else related to fandom stats or surveys.  You don't need to be a stats whiz or do analyses yourself to participate in this community.  Just be interested in discussing these topics!

Example questions that fandom stats might help address:

  • Fanworks: Which tags on AO3 are most commonly used?  Which tags get the most kudos?  How does this differ from what's popular on Fanfiction.net and other platforms?  How is it changing over time?

  • Fans: What are the demographics of fandom?  Does the sexual orientation of fans correlate with the fanworks they like to read/write?  Do different ages of fans prefer different types of fanworks?  What are fannish motivations for shipping? (e.g., how many fans care whether their ship becomes canon?)

More info/resources about fandom stats can be found here:

If you're new here, please feel free to leave a note in the comments on this post introducing yourself and sharing a bit about your fandom interests and past fandom analyses (if applicable).  You can also ask any questions about the community here.

If you're new here, please feel free to make a new post and say hi!  :)  Tell us about what you're interested in, or what your background is, or ask questions.

Currently, more discussion is going on in #fandom stats and #fandom stats discussion over on Tumblr, but I'd like to also keep this community going for people who are happier on LJ and conversations that are better suited to threaded interactions.  So feel free to jump in on either/both platforms!

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I am Vaysh, vaysh11 on tumblr. I am active as a writer and mod in the Harry Potter fandom. I am interested in fannish stats, and I've seen some awesome ones by you, destntoast. :) My interest is less the demographics of fans and more the statistics of fanworks. What pairings are the most and the least popular in specific fandoms? What kinds of genres are written? How is the ratio of NC-17 to gen rated fics and art? Such things. :)

*fanworks stats fistbump* :)

I would love to see more fandom stats work on the rich fanworks of the Harry Potter fandom. I don't know where most of them live; FFN has a TON of them, and a number of them have made it to AO3 -- but are there still a bunch that only live on other sites?

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