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DaibhidC
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04:45:38 PM Mar 23rd 2013
  • Lawrence Miles, a Doctor Who fan who wrote some spin-off novels in the 90s, failed to get a writing job on the revived series. However, he still has a devoted following of "fans" who read the poorly-thought-out and transparently bitter screeds he publishes after every new episode.

I'm not exactly a fan of Mad Larry, but maybe that entry could be a bit less hostile? And "failed to get a writing job on the revived series" implies he was ever up for one, or expected to be. He wasn't, and I would imagine he didn't, because he's simply not a TV writer. If you're judging his worth as a Doctor Who creator based on that, you have to do the same for Kate Orman, which is clearly not right.
RN452
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08:16:28 AM Aug 27th 2012
In the list of big name fans of My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, are you sure that everyone quoted there is a fan? I mean, even Barack Obama?
marston
05:11:25 PM Jan 15th 2013
I know that Weird Al, Gabe Newell and Seth Green are fans of Mlp Fim, but I'm highly skeptical about the other people listed there. Unless someone comes up with proof of it, maybe we should delete most of those names.
DaibhidC
04:46:41 PM Mar 23rd 2013
edited by DaibhidC
We should delete most of those names because, like muninn says below, a Big Name Fan is someone who's famous for their fan activities, not a famous person who's a fan.
muninn
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03:16:28 PM Nov 19th 2010
removed this, since all of the other examples were people who became big-names because of the fan things they did, not people who got big-name elsewhere before admitting that they were fans of something

Biffbiffley
09:23:14 PM Feb 15th 2011
removed an example because the inclusion of rooster Teeth productions voices in Halo 3 was because they won a charity auction, not becuase of Red vs blue.

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