Serge (mailing list)

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Mailing List
Name: serge
Date(s): August 8, 1998-?
Moderators/List Maintainers: various
Founder(s): blarney stone
Fandom: Due South
Scope: Fraser/Kowalski
URL: fan fiction archive (now offline, see Serge List Archive) and active Livejournal community
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Serge is a yahoo groups slash mailing list that focuses on the Fraser/Kowalski pairing from Due South. It was founded by blarney stone and opened on August 7, 1998 with 3 members and required an age statement to join. By 1999, the mailing list averaged over a thousand email messages a month. While the mailing list is still active, it receives minimal traffic as of 2010. Membership remains around 500.

From 1999 to 2003, the mailing list also held annual Serge Awards for the best fan fiction and art posted to the mailing list.

The mailing list also maintained a fan fiction archive for stories posted to the mailing list. A copy of the website is archived at Serge List Archive, Archived version.

From the FAQ

List Rules:

Anything and everything about the characters of Benton Fraser and Ray Kowalski is permitted. Discussion and fiction involving other characters in Due South is okay, but please involve Ben and Ray in some way. Discussion of Both Rays is allowable. 'One True Ray' or 'DM sucks' discussions are not.

Fanfic and discussion of characters played in other shows by Callum Keith Rennie and Paul Gross (or any of the other cast members of Due South) is fine. If it's about Ray, Fraser, CKR or PG, it's On Topic. Off topic discussion is okay within reason.

The Serge Exam Paper (date unknown)