The important thing to remember about this though: don’t antagonize others. The more it goes on, the more it becomes about flinging mud and insults. We’re not here for that.
In all honesty, a tag isn’t that big of a deal. We’re giving ourselves other reasons, that TFP is the last series-specific TF tag, that it’s unfair to make a large section of a larger fandom create another tag…
No, it’s about the disrespect. We’ve been told to scram from a tag we’ve used for 6 years, going on 7. As a friend said before, the Star Wars fandom didn’t kick us out, it just happened. The franchise itself is also, y’know, 7 years older than Transformers and is a much, much larger cultural, worldwide phenomenon.
What the Sherlock fandom did differently is directly shunt us out of the tag. Or at least, try to. They gave no hints of trying to limit the postings in that tag (save for one individual I can recall) and really didn’t appear to empathize with us. Whereas you know if some other fandom tried to take a Sherlock episode tag, there’d be rioting.
The core of the matter is about respect. The response to “oh there’s a lot of robots here huh?” wasn’t why, but “nah let’s trample over it, it doesn’t really matter and they’re smaller.”
I’m not asking anyone who doesn’t want to participate to participate. But this is the semantics and my response is to have fun. Not to insult, not to degrade, but explain the thoughts we - and I - may not have recognized at first and to spread some fun. Can’t laugh and be pissed off at the same time, right?
To everyone in the TFP fandom: do not send hate. Do not get nasty about this. Do not antagonize, do not provoke, do not be condescending. We are here to show our love of a series, show how it impacted us, and prove that we are relevant.