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CBS Fans For The WGA
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From the ghost whisperer of Grandview to the vampires of Moonlight to the survivors of Jericho, Kansas to crime scene investigators all over the country,
they all have one thing in common:
Great writers who bring them into our homes each week!

Fans of CBS dramas and comedies rely on writers to keep us entertained week after week! Now it's time for us to give back and show our support!

Are you a fan of Cold Case, Ghost Whisperer, Jericho, Moonlight, NCIS, Numb3rs, Shark, or Without a Trace?
How about Two and a Half Men, How I Met Your Mother or The Big Bang Theory?

This is the place for the smaller CBS fandoms to discuss the shows we love and ways we can work together to support our writers. We might not be the largest fandoms, but we sure are passionate. Together, we can and will be heard!

CSI and Criminal Minds fandoms, don't be shy! We'd love to have you join us too! And fans of Jason Dohring from his Veronica Mars days are more than welcome to round up your Veronica Mars fandom and jump in our discussions! The door here is open for anyone who wants to join!

About the Strike:

On November 5, 2007 the Writers Guild of America went on strike. The WGA and AMPTP could not reach an agreement on DVD and internet royalties.

How This Affects You, CBS Fan:

Without writers, most of your shows will end before the new year. That means no more ghost whisperers or vampires come January!

Jericho fans, you only have 7 new episodes coming up in 2008. Without the writers, there will be no season three!

What You Can Do:

Join this community. Spread the word to friends, family, and fellow fans. Stay informed. Stay involved in fandom.

Let everyone know you support the writers and will continue to do so until they get a fair contract! Writers give us so much...let's give back!

For more info, visit our sister community wga_supporters.

Who We (your mods) Are:
First and foremost, we are fans.
In addition, we are FFWGA liaisons for CBS dramas.
Moonlight: bebopgirl
Jericho: star_lace
NCIS: jethros_mom

If your show isn't represented and you'd like to serve as a fandom liaison, please contact fansforwga@gmail.com.

FFWGA Official Disclaimer:

Our group will not tolerate any of the following behavior:

+ Harassment
+ Personal Attacks on the WGA or FFWGA members
+ Insulting the WGA
+ Sockpuppets
+ Wanks
+ Fanbrats

For violators, there will no questions, no warnings, and no appeals. You will be banned from the central community and its affiliated journals. To be completely blunt: Do Not Fuck With The Writers (that's the AMPTP's prerogative). Our sole purpose is to support the WGA, remain in steadfast solidarity, and keep the fans energized and organized.

The strike reduces the safety buffer between the fans and the writers (or actors). We can call the various Guild headquarters. We can send letters and postcards directly to them. We can join the demonstrations; debate whether the Odyssey was or was not written by a woman between shouting rallying cries. That is both fantastic and frightening. Someone could get hurt.

Therefore, if the FFWGA finds out any of the information posted in the livejournal or on www.wgasupporters.org is misused or exploited for reasons other than supporting the strike and securing fair compensation agreements for Guild members it will be removed. Moreover, we will track down the username(s) involved and alert all the necessary authorities. We will ban you from the community.

This is nonnegotiable. It is not up for debate.

I care about the writers receiving a fair contract; I care for their safety more.