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  1. How often do you update?
    We approve stories just about daily.
  2. How can I find the most recent updates?
    Updates are on the Updates page
  3. I have an author/story I think you should list. What should I do?
    Feel free to suggest to the author they submit with us. Or Send us an E-mail with the contact information of the author and we'll contact them. DO NOT add the author and/or story to the database without their permission.
  4. Do you accept incomplete stories?
    We post only stories that are complete and can stand on their own. For more information about submissions, read the Submission Guidelines
  5. Will you link to stories on other sites?
    Yes. We prefer to host stories locally so we don't have to worry about links breaking when sites are restructured or taken down, but if an author requests it, we will link to the stories on their site. We will NOT however link to FanFiction.net - as it is too unreliable in service and has annoying pop-ups.
  6. What is the story with your ratings?
    You can find a description of our ratings system on our Ratings Information page.
  7. Where can I find other site information?
    Right here: Site Information
  8. Do you have banners for linking back to TNL?
    Banners can be found at Linkback to TNL
  9. Will WWFFA continue to be updated?
    Any incomplete stories will be updated if we receive new chapters.
  10. Will WWFFA accept new stories?
    No, all new stories should be submitted to The National Library.
  11. Will WWFFA be incorporated fully into The National Library?
    All COMPLETE stories at WWFFA are being added to the TNL database, we are about halfway through the process.
  12. Why do you list author's websites and LiveJournals if you have their fic?
    An author may write in many different fandoms or have original fiction that we don't host, but that you might be interested in reading.

West Wing Fandom Related

  1. Who are OFC and OMC?
    OFC (Other Female Character) and OMC (Other Male Character) are characters what belong wholly to the author of the story, or a character from another another show or book. They are not part of the West Wing universe as designed by the creators and writers of the television show.
  2. Who is Mary Sue?
    Mary Sue is the term given to a story in which the author placed themselves in the story as a main character (with or without changing their name). In many cases these characters are written as being better than the canon characters of the show.
  3. What are "Canon" and "Fanon"?
    From Wikipedia. In the context of fiction, the canon of a fictional universe comprises those novels, stories, films, etc. that are considered to be genuine (or "official"), and those events, characters, settings, etc. that are considered to have inarguable existence within the fictional universe. Sometimes, however, events or characterizations portrayed in fan-fiction can become so influential that they are respected in fiction written by many different authors, and may be mistaken for canonical facts by fans. This is referred to as "fanon".
  4. What is "slash"?
    Slash is a fan fiction story that contains a romantic relationship between two individuals of the same sex (whether male or female).
  5. What is "PWP"?
    Technically PWP is "Plot, What Plot?" PWP is loosely defined as a story with no real plot. For example, it could be a story with just a spot of humor, or a story with just a sex scene depending on the rating and other categories chosen.

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