For those without Twitter:
Final mascot poll, creature companion! https://twitter.com/fanexus/status/1252522170791546881
Third mascot poll, gadget! https://twitter.com/fanexus/status/1251374754709204993
Second mascot poll, hairstyle! https://twitter.com/fanexus/status/1249986724349919232
Help us develop our mascot by participating in our Twitter poll! https://twitter.com/fanexus/status/1249208527400374275
Hello all! We've opened a forum to start building our community in the lead up to the launch of the beta. People who join the forum and abide by the rules will get an invite to the beta. You can apply for forum access via this form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1-Ll_vb1bukbnxHpaQcuxUikUu1NtqDk3-AsD4gZkjiY/viewform?edit_requested=true
https://fanexus-dot-net.tumblr.com/post/190982228787/the-philosophy-of-fanexus?fbclid=IwAR10tX7TpYA6W8MqfMdBjxIdEa8cbH5YKznkIDlv0Rxls3X8XaV685_AcqM Here is an outline of the philosophy that underlies Fanexus.
In-depth information about each of Fanexus’s features will be provided in the lead up to the launch of the beta, which currently aims to be at the end of April. Please watch this space if you wish to learn more.
Fanexus will promote professional articles and resources raising awareness about online predators, mental health, critical thinking, prosocial behavior, healthy engagement with art and fiction, and other issues that impact the fandom and creative community.
Fanexus seeks to evolve as fandom evolves, and will take feedback from the fan community and develop in response to fandom’s changing needs.
Fanexus understands that fantasy and artistic depiction don’t equal endorsement, and will stand against censorship while endeavoring to create a safe and pleasant online environment through education and by encouraging good netiquette.
Users will be given greater control over what they see and who they interact with, allowing them to have an experience that caters to their specific tastes, countering the homogenization of fan culture, and promoting creative diversity and freedom.
Fanexus seeks to combat the toxicity and bullying that has become especially virulent in fandom in recent years, with refined filtering, blocking and privacy features, and by penalizing bullies, including those who target people based on their preferred characters and ships.
With a wiki integrated into a social media platform, fans and creators will be able to easily document new ideas as they evolve, by creating wiki pages for their fanon terminology, alternative universes, original characters, worldbuilding, and wholly original creations.
Fanexus is built by fans, for fans, on the following tenets:
1. Put the needs of fandom and original creators front and center
2. Organize and archive fan and indie content to preserve it and make it easily accessible
3. Promote variety and freedom of artistic expression
4. Stand against bullying and foster a welcoming environment
5. Support awareness of online dangers and encourage critical thinking
6. Evolve in response to feedback
Upcoming fandom and creator-centric social media platform meets wiki, made by fans, for fans, to support the flourishing of creative freedom and diversity.
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