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05 December 2007 @ 09:52 am
A Message to Supernatural Fans  

Let's make this fandom a place where people respect the cast, the crew, and each other

Discussion and debate are wonderful things. Flaming is not. Verbally attacking someone is not on, whether they're another fan or whether they're involved in the production of the show.

Share your views, but don't forget the simple fact that not everyone is going to agree. When someone says "wait a minute, have you considered X, Y or Z?" don't shout them down and attack them for being wrong simply because they hold a different opinion.

I know, I'm an idealist, I always have been. I know in my heart of hearts that we are not all going to get along, it would be naive to believe otherwise. What we need to try to encourage is an atmosphere where we can co-exist without flame wars and lists of hot-topics to avoid.

dodger_winslow is spearheading this idea and has this to say: Show a little love for Jensen and Jared in a way that communicates our solidarity as a fandom behind the simple idea that the guys deserve to be treated with RESPECT by their fans; and that all our many and varied expressions of fannish appreciation for what they do should reflect this one, simple, basic ideal.

So take the icon I'm using for this post (made by dodger_winslow), use it, the only way we can make fandom a nicer place to be is if we all work at it.



btw - the only reason I'm not changing it to my default icon is because I don't want people to think I've stopped supporting the WGA strike
 
 
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Lokiloki_dip on December 5th, 2007 10:24 am (UTC)
I think it's really sad that people actually have to do this so that fandom will try to get along.
the girl who used to dance on fire and brimstone: spn// j2 deserve respect - dodger_winslowhiskyinmind on December 5th, 2007 10:26 am (UTC)
It really is. It was mentioned in the comments of Dodger's post yesterday that it feels like this fandom is having growing pains. It's at that stage where it's not all shiny and new anymore, and yet the niches aren't set in stone, so there are bound to be disagreements. But right now fandom as a whole is starting to act like a surly teenager which sucks out loud.
Loki: Alec/Loganloki_dip on December 5th, 2007 10:32 am (UTC)
Yeah, that's a good analogy. Though there was a lot of wank back when Spn when was a new fandom that was all new and shiny. (The rather spectacular Wincest debates from way back when, for example).

One day, folks will to get along despite all of this. *hopes*

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the girl who used to dance on fire and brimstone: spn// j2 deserve respect - dodger_winslowhiskyinmind on December 5th, 2007 01:19 pm (UTC)
Persactly.

(good choice with the other thing btw - I should have thought of doing that. Cheers!)
x5valex5vale on December 5th, 2007 12:11 pm (UTC)
Done, such a good thing :)
the girl who used to dance on fire and brimstone: spn// j2 deserve respect - dodger_winslowhiskyinmind on December 5th, 2007 01:19 pm (UTC)
Let's just hope it makes people think twice!
Lissieilovesn on December 6th, 2007 12:38 am (UTC)
It is soo sad that people have to be reminded to respect them. They are after all, human beings.

JESUS....*facepalm* i'll just stop right there or i'll go all talkie :D

*huggles* i loves ya darlin'

BTW, your christmas package will be sent out this week.

SURPRISE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D
Lissieilovesn on December 6th, 2007 12:39 am (UTC)
It is soo sad that people have to be reminded to respect them. They are after all, human beings.

JESUS....*facepalm* i'll just stop right there or i'll go all talkie :D

*huggles* i loves ya darlin'