Right, I have been thinking about this. I have been thinking about certain things on Fanpop recently and as much as I love this place there are certain things that irk me.
I've seen spots that are about hating a certain thing. I thought this place was more about sharing things we enjoy so we can give each other images, links, videos, etc not "oh I hate this and this and this". It doesn't make anything friendly.
Me Me Me Spots
I mean no offence to anyone that has these kinds of spots and has created them but Fanpop isn't MySpace or any of those other social networks. It's a different kind of place to share common interests. It's like pointing out "I like this person but the rest of you suck".
Duplicate Variation Spots
If you want to make a spot, go ahead but always check in search first. It's extremely easy to check and if you have to make a spot that has a letter off of the original name then you've got yourself a duplicate. Also for some reason a while ago I saw someone end up making 3 spots of the same thing just named differently, the search engine is your best friend, don't be a hater to it.
Create and Run Spots
This has been said before but it happens anyways. When you make a spot, even if it's just for other people to enjoy try and give it these things...
-A banner (even if it's not fantastic looking someone else may create one later for you)
You should be able to find at least one of each of them. Not all have to be done but if you get one for each it's just a little bit of help for the spot and the things there don't take long to find. Picks take longer to do but all these things can attract people to the spot.
I'm not trying to be mean about any of these things, they're just my view on them and how I feel against them.