Organization Mania

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A disease which seems to be fairly common in fandom in which the operations of a club itself becomes the whole point of the club and the center of its members' fannish lives: Not what the club was set up to do, not socializing, not running a convention or published a fanzine, but just turning the wheels that keep a club running.

An easy diagnostic is a club which is so infatuated with parliamentary procedure and Robert's Rules to the point where they become the center of club activities.

The Enchanted Duplicator is famously dismissive of clubs whose members delude themselves that their internal activities constitute Trufandom, as Jophan encounters first the Circle of Lassitude and later a club whose members are either arguing bitterly or marching pointlessly up and down, both of which try to impede him on his journey.


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