Master and Apprentice (Star Wars: TPM mailing list)

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Mailing List
Name: Master and Apprentice
Date(s): 1999-2003, 2003-present
Moderated:
Moderators/List Maintainers: founded by sockii; sithdragon, Wofling and Persephone Jones were the original moderators. Later, MrsHamill joined the group as a moderator. In 2005, sithdragon stepped down and Mali Wane and Catnip were added.
Founder(s):
Type: fanfic & discussion
Fandom: The Phantom Menace
Scope: Obi-Wan/Qui-Gon
URL: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/master-apprentice
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Master and Apprentice is a Star Wars slash mailing list founded in 1999.

From their FAQ:
"master_apprentice is our mailing list for posting and discussion of fan-fiction involving Obi-Wan and Qui-Gon, as well as discussions about these characters themselves and the Star Wars movies. Please join us! The rules will be simple: have fun, encourage our writers (constructive criticism and feedback welcome), but no flaming will be tolerated. We will also strive to keep conversation and fiction on-topic as this has quickly become a high-volume list with over 300 members."
message history

In fact, the 300 membership number dated back to 2003 as the mailing list was quickly overrun. As of April 2011, there were over 1400 members.

The list was not without its critics. In 2003, the list was deleted from yahoogroups when one of the administrators was reported for allowing chan fiction to be posted on another mailing list. Yahoo groups deleted all the mailing lists that the administrator had access privileges to, including Master and Apprentice. At the time of deletion, the mailing list had over 1300 members and over 675,00+ messages and files. When the list was reinstated, the remaining moderators decided to disallow chan fiction to be posted until the dust settled.[1] Posting of chan fiction resumed a few months later.

Fanfiction Archive

An archive for the group's fanfiction is located at MasterApprentice.org. As of March 1, 2014, the stories were imported to Archive Of Our Own, in the Master Apprentice Archive collection. See Master and Apprentice (Star Wars: TPM archive) for more details.

References

  1. Source: Admin message posted to the mailing list August 21, 2003 by one of the co-moderators, sithdragon, accessed April 22, 2011. The same post was made publicly available at the list owner's LJ here (now offline) Additional discussion of the new mailing list can be found archived here.