Organization Mania

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A disease 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 organization was set up to do, not socializing, not running a convention or publishing a fanzine, but just turning the wheels that keep a club running.

An easy diagnostic is a club that’s 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.

See Fannish Ailments.



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