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Mailing List
Name: Senad - The Sentinel Adult Discussion list
Date(s): 1996-present
Moderators/List Maintainers: Ann Teitelbaum
Founder(s): James Walkswithwind
Type: discussion
Fandom: The Sentinel
Scope: slash
URL: (Senad info page)
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Senad, which stands for SENtinel Adult Discussion, is an adults-only, slash-centric discussion list for The Sentinel. It is hosted on

Members of the list were expected to stay on topic; the penalty for posting off-topic was for the offender to write an ObSenad, a short "obligatory" story or vignette featuring Sentinel characters.

Following a vigorous debate on the role that feedback should play in fandom that took place on Virgule-L in late 1996, Senad put two rules into place. The first was to stress that the mailing list was not for the purpose of in depth discussions of fan fiction.

The second rule was that if there was any discussion about fan fiction, list members had to: "remember that the author of the story put time and effort into it, and that comments about stories are likely to affect people on a very personal level. This is especially true when naming specific stories and/or individual authors. A good rule of thumb is to ask yourself if what you are about to say is something you would say directly to the author. Please keep this in mind even if you know the author is not a member of SENAD.Senad List Policy as updated in 2006, accessed Feb 12, 2012..

The feeling by some that Senad was insufficiently tolerant of critical discussion led to the founding of other Sentinel lists such as Prospect-L.