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Synonyms: Listmommy, ListMother, ListDomme, Moderator, listadmin, listowner
See also: mailing list, listsib, cybersister
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A listmom is "The individual, usually female, who maintains, runs and/or moderates a mailing list -- often the person who created the list in the first place. Tougher versions are sometimes jokingly called listdommes." [1]

On some lists the term "listmom" was considered too cutesy, and the more formal "listmother" preferred. A fan in 2002 said: "We have two rules. You're an adult; act like one. Never ever call the moderator listmom." [2] Since the parenting implications are not always welcome, and the more neutral listadmin or listowner may be the term of choice.

In Forever Knight fandom, one of the current listowners of ForKNI-L (male) is referred to as a ListGardener.


  1. ^ The Fandom Glossary (via Wayback) (Accessed Sept. 19, 2009)
  2. ^ Ent_slash -- Slash for Star Trek: Enterprise