Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010 11:49 pm

i bring meta links!

So to make this nice and clean, a few final notes (here, not elsewhere; everyone else discuss to your heart's content!):

Via [personal profile] bookshop who gave me the link: FA is withdrawing according to [livejournal.com profile] fictionalley who posted the announcement. [livejournal.com profile] gwendolyngrace is on sabbatical.

[personal profile] obsession_inc posts The Fiction Alley Brouhaha: a bit of research in which she wins the internet for spreadsheeting the winners of Pepsi Refresh to get an idea of numbers and categories that win. She also posts a clear explanation of the rules from the shockingly unclear website and some further thoughts on the topic.

Again, she did a spreadsheet.

[personal profile] justira posts [Make-Your-Own Meme] FictionAlley and Pepsi and Fandom covers more on the FA debacle and examines the separation of merit of proposal from the people doing it; I'm in agreement with pretty much everything she says on the context of Pepsi Refresh in this.

[personal profile] katekat posts my [unpopular] thoughts on FA's attempt to find funding on FA, fandom, funding and doing an excellent job of breaking down what made FA wrong in what they did and how they went about this, but not, again, because of what they are.

ETA: [personal profile] futuransky posts on corporations, charity and the question of deserving with an examination of false dichotomies and charity and the intrinsic value of art and human expression. It's an extremely articulate post and beautifully written as well as thoughtful.

Yes, this is rather thematic meta recs that show my bias, but it's not like I've ever been subtle. I am as one with my anvil.
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2010-11-04 03:01 pm (UTC)
Ahahahahaha, oh God, I am the biggest geek, because if I could figure out how to post the spreadsheet, I would. I still don't think that is ANYWHERE near a clear explanation of the rules; I think what we need here is a lawyer to parse all the stuff on Pepsi's website, because I read through it and I still don't know, man.

I just bet [livejournal.com profile] gwendolyngrace is on sabbatical. Damn, that was poorly handled.
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2010-11-04 04:06 pm (UTC)
I kind of, uh, went back in later after I saw the page you and [profile] ryda_wong were looking at and committed further acts of spreadsheets.

Thanks re: gdocs; I couldn't get my darling pivot tables to come over as pivot tables, but they still look nice, so. From one spreadsheet geek to another. There you go.
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2010-11-04 03:31 pm (UTC)
Immediately above this post on my friends list was this pithy but worthy one by [personal profile] commodorified, that covers some of the same ground as [personal profile] futuransky in just a few paragraphs.

2010-11-04 05:24 pm (UTC)
Thank you for linking me, and for this post! The other links are awesome and I am already off rolling in all these interesting thoughts =D

(I do admit confusion as to how you found me, though -- was it cause I linked your post? Did someone give away the secret location of my hermit cave? >.>)
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2010-11-05 03:36 am (UTC)
thanks for the pimp lady. and the other links too!!

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