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Digest - 7 Dec 2019 to 8 Dec 2019 (#2019-46)

Sun, 8 Dec 2019

There are 4 messages totaling 122 lines in this issue.

Topics of the day:

  1. List anniversary. (3)
  2. FK Yahoo Groups

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Date:    Sat, 7 Dec 2019 17:30:28 -0500
From:    Jean Prior <phoenix@s.......>
Subject: List anniversary.

We have been through a lot in the FK fandom over the years. Weíve seen
the flourishing of our membersí careers. Some of us have gone pro in
writing thanks in some part to writing fanfic. Iíve found current list
members through playing MMOs, and people still remember. I even found a
reference to this list being the first fandom online mailing list in an
essay entitled A Brief History of Media Fandom by Francesca Coppa in a
book edited by Kristina Busse called Fan Fiction and Fan Communities in
the Age of the Internet: New Essays (pub 2014). Iím not sure Iíd make
that claim personally. The only one Iím sure of personally is that I
indeed created the first She-Ra Princess of Power website back in the
90s and itís still up on its original URL and hasnít been edited since
1996 in all of its ugly handwritten HTML glory. ;)

Itís no surprise that we have lost people from our fandom, such as our
beloved Susan M Garrett, or others related to list members. Weíve even
lost our original champion at Penn State who snuck us into a quiet
corner of their servers so that the list survived my graduation,
Postmaster Bill Verity who was so fond of M&Ms and loved it when
listmembers sent him Smarties for his birthday or Christmas.

Still, weíre still here, and this Monday, December 9th, will be the
listís 27th anniversary. It is tribute to all of you for keeping the
faith that online communities can be free of toxicity and that even if
we disagree on what we like about the show, we can still do it
respectfully and truly embody the positive aspects of fandom. Itís also
a tribute to my successors as listowner: Laurie, Jamie, and our current
and longest-tenured McLisa and Don, the dynamic duo who keep this quiet
ship float in sometimes stormy seas where fandom can go awry without
mature hands on the tiller and wheel.

Thank you all for being here, whether youíre a long-time veteran of the
famous FK Wars or a new soul venturing into our community.

Cheers,
Jean Prior,
List Founder.

Sent from the TARDIS.

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Date:    Sun, 8 Dec 2019 04:30:08 +0000
From:    Marg Yamanaka <mytoronto@r.......>
Subject: Re: List anniversary.

Forever Knight was the first fandom I ever joined. I even bought a modem
so that I could do so after I read about the existence of this group in
a Toronto newspaper. I've met many fellow fans IRL who are still my
friends today, thanks to the Gertherings, Shrewtherings, FK Tours and
other events in Toronto, Hubbards, NS and many other places.
Thank you all for 27 years of virtual and RL friendship.

Marg, ever in the City of the Knight
mytoronto@r.......

    On Saturday, December 7, 2019, 10:52:15 p.m. EST, Jean Prior <phoenix@s.......> wrote:
Still, weíre still here, and this Monday, December 9th, will be the
listís 27th anniversary. It is tribute to all of you for keeping the
faith that online communities can be free of toxicity and that even if
we disagree on what we like about the show, we can still do it
respectfully and truly embody the positive aspects of fandom. Itís also
a tribute to my successors as listowner: Laurie, Jamie, and our current
and longest-tenured McLisa and Don, the dynamic duo who keep this quiet
ship float in sometimes stormy seas where fandom can go awry without
mature hands on the tiller and wheel.

Thank you all for being here, whether youíre a long-time veteran of the
famous FK Wars or a new soul venturing into our community.

Cheers,
Jean Prior,
List Founder.

Sent from the TARDIS.


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Date:    Sat, 7 Dec 2019 23:38:33 -0500
From:    Greer Watson <gwatson2@r.......>
Subject: FK Yahoo Groups

With the deadline for Yahoo to delete messages getting ever closer, I'm
still locating FK groups.  You can find a list of the wiki articles of
known lists here:
https://foreverknight.fandom.com/wiki/Forever_Knight_Yahoo_Groups

Some of the original factions don't seem to have had Yahoo Groups.  In
particular, I'd like to be sure that the FoDs, Ravenettes, and NatPack did
*not* have them.  They may, of course, have had loops and lists earlier but
not transferred to Yahoo.

Do you know of the existence of any more Yahoo Groups?  I'd like to get as
complete a documentation as possible.


Greer
Die-Hard, CotK, NNP, UF

gwatson2@r.......
http://www.foreverknight.org/FK4/

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Date:    Sun, 8 Dec 2019 00:10:11 -0500
From:    webwarren@e.......
Subject: Re: List anniversary.

FWIW, I have email from STARFLEET (the STAR TREK fan org I've been part
of since 1985) dating back to 1995 in Eudora's mailbox format, and text
files going back further. Our original list was started by Gordon
Goldberg on Panix...

Brenda Bell
webwarren@e.......
Sent using myEarthLink

On Sat Dec 07 17:30:28 EST 2019 Jean Prior wrote:
I even found a reference to this list being the first fandom online
mailing list in an essay entitled A Brief History of Media Fandom by
Francesca Coppa in a book edited by Kristina Busse called Fan Fiction
and Fan Communities in the Age of the Internet: New Essays (pub 2014).
Iím not sure Iíd make that claim personally. The only one Iím sure of
personally is that I indeed created the first She-Ra Princess of Power
website back in the 90s and itís still up on its original URL and hasnít
been edited since 1996 in all of its ugly handwritten HTML glory. ;)

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