FKFIC-L

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Fanfiction Mailing List
Name: FKFIC-L@LISTS.PSU.EDU
Date(s): 12 May 1993 - present
Moderated: yes
Moderators/List Maintainers: Lisa McDavid & Don Fasig
Founder(s): Jean Prior & Laurie Salopek
Fandom: Forever Knight
Scope: initially non-adult, now any
URL: FKFIC-L
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FKFIC-L@LISTS.PSU.EDU is a mailing list for posting Forever Knight fan fiction. It was founded 12 May 1993[1] by Jean Prior and first assistant listowner Laurie Salopek after numerous complaints about the number and size of stories being posted to FORKNI-L@LISTS.PSU.EDU.

Initially, as with the other PSU mailing lists, posts to FKFIC-L were automatically archived on the servers. As the list became very high traffic in the mid-90s, it was eventually agreed to discontinue this feature as a condition of the list continuing to be hosted by PSU.[2] After that date, an independent story archive was needed, and the FTP site was created.

In the heyday of the fandom, the fanfic list was extremely active; but, down the years, the number of stories has dwindled. Today, most stories are crossposts from AO3. However, FKFIC-L continues to be used for posts made in Forever Knight Wars, which are still held sporadically.

List Info

Moderators

Previous listowners/moderators have included Jean Prior, Laurie Salopek, and Imajiru. The current list owners are Lisa McDavid and Don Fasig, who also moderate FORKNI-L@LISTS.PSU.EDU, the fandom's main mailing list.

Rules

The rules for posting to FKFIC-L include the following:[3]

  • FKFIC-L is only for posting stories. Comments, questions, or discussion should be sent directly to the author.
  • Adult stories must be marked "ADULT:" in the header.
  • Crossover stories must be marked "XOVER:" in the header.
  • Stories with violence, profanity, or sexual depiction beyond PG-13 must have a warning at the top of the story (and at the top of each post of a multi-part story).
  • Number each part of a multi-part story.

References

  1. FORKNI-L/FKFIC-L Frequently Asked Questions List, Version 4c, 28 October 1994
  2. Post made by Lisa McDavid to FORKNI-L on 26 May 2014.
  3. These rules have been adapted from the Frequently Asked Questions List. Version 4c, last revised: October 28, 1994, written by Stephen Fellows. Accessed 11 September 2011.
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