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ABOUT THIS WEBSITE...

  1. What is this site about and why did you start it?
  2. What is gen? What is het? What is slash? What is real people? (and what's furry?)
  3. What lists are included on this site?
  4. I'm not the listowner, can I submit a list anyway?
  5. I'm the listowner and the info on this site for my list is wrong, how do I get it corrected?
  6. I'm the listowner and I don't want my list on this site, how do I get it removed?
  7. I own a list that's not included here, how do I make sure it never does?
  8. May I link to this site? Will you link to my site?
  9. Should I tell all my friends and mailing lists I'm on about this website?
  10. Help, I'm so confused! There's so many lists and I can't find what I'm looking for!
  11. What's an email list? How do I join? How do I quit a list? What can I post?
  12. My question isn't here, what do I do?
     
  1. What is this site about and why did you start it?

    This site is a central place to find ALL fan email lists, regardless of fandom, genre or list service.

    I started the sister website, Slash Email Lists, in May of 2001 when Yahoo removed all groups categorized as adult from the Groups directory and changed their Groups search function so that it wouldn't list any adult group in the results either, making it virtually impossible to find any group categorized as adult without having the direct url to the group's Home page.

    But I like a good gen discussion or fiction list too, so I decided to open this site for all gen, het or all genre lists. It's set up like the Slash Email Lists site, using the same format and Automated Archive database scripts.

    I've now combined the two sites together so that it's easier to find any kind of list. But if you're not interested in slash, it's easy to use the QuickSearch links at the top of the page to find just gen or het lists and vice versa if you're only looking for slash lists, it's easy to find only those lists. If you've got any questions or complaints or suggestions, feel free to email, there's a contact link at the top and bottom of every page.     << Back  

     
  2. What is gen? What is het? What is slash? What is real people? (and what's furry?)

    Gen is short for "general", discussion or fiction that is general in nature, mainly focused on the show/movie/book/etc. and about the same rating level as the show/movie/book/etc. and there's no particular romantic or relationship slant other than what's in the show/movie/book/etc.

    Het is short for "heterosexual", usually it's a more adult discussion or fiction list with a heterosexual, male/female, slant and you may find NC-17 fiction or discussion on these lists.

    Slash is a symbol for fiction, discussion, etc. that has a homosexual or lesbian slant to it, even if none exists in the show/movie/book/etc. The word "Slash" is used because the pairings are usually denoted with a slash between the characters' initials, like K/S for Kirk and Spock from the original Star Trek series and the original slashed couple. For a more detailed explanation about slash, check out this page: What Slash Is: A Basic Primer by T'Mar.

    Real People is lists that discuss the real person rather than a portrayed character, like the actor instead of the roles he's played or wrestlers or musicians. This usually involves some element of fantasy about the individual, whether het or slash. Just talking about an actor getting married or having a baby or sharing pics of them doesn't classify it as Real People.

    Furry is lists that focus on animated shows with animals, like Disney and Pokemon. While it's not listed as a separate genre here, furry lists are more than welcome and there's Fur Lists Central, a sister site run by Rauhnee Ranshanka that maintains an index of all furry lists.

    Some of these genres push people's buttons, you may think some of them are just horrendous, so don't go there, it's as simple as that. Live and let live, find a list that follows your likes, not your dislikes, there's already more than enough hate and intolerance in the world, let's spread around some respect and caring for each other.     << Back  

     
  3. What lists are included on this site?

    Just about any list that's fandom related! Any list that is gen, het, slash, all genres or real people is welcome here. That includes fanfiction and discussion lists, update announcement lists, art and multimedia lists, fan gathering lists, whether regional, national, conventions, etc. The list can be based on any subject matter, TV shows, books, movies, songs, poetry, comics, video games, artwork, anime, cartoons, etc. If it's fandom or fan-related, it can be included on this site. The exception would be lists with content that violate the law, such as child pornography or bestiality, these cannot be included on this website for obvious reasons, they're against the law and they violate my webhost's terms of service.

    I also accept RP lists, that's lists involving Real People, generally celebrities of some kind, actors, wrestlers, musicians, politicians, etc. with the focus on the real person, rather than a character portrayed in a tv show, movie or book. The same rules apply as lists with fictional characters, it can be gen, het, slash or all genres, can be fiction, discussion, art, multimedia, update announcements, etc. However, I don't allow lists about private individuals or lists that encourage hate for any reason or against anyone, whether public or private.

    If RP freaks you out, you can avoid it fairly easily (or conversely, if that's what you're looking for, you can also find it fairly easily). I add "RP" to the beginning of the fandom name for all RP lists (example: RP-Boy Bands or RP-Wrestling) and if you view the index Sorted by Genre (gen, het, slash, all genres, etc), all the RP lists are in a separate Real People category. Whenever you're looking at an index that's sorted by fandom, all RP lists will be under R.

    I'll also throw in one last caveat, since I run this site, I pay for the webhosting and I do it purely for fun, the decision to include or exclude a list is up to me and is final and not subject to appeal. I won't include a list against a listowner's wishes but if a list is submitted and I decide not to include it on this site for any reason, whether listed here or not, that decision is mine and mine alone. This is mainly a CMA thing, I can't think of any other reasons I might exclude a list but I don't want someone flinging these FAQs back at me and insisting I add their list! :)     << Back  

     
  4. I'm not the listowner, can I submit a list anyway?

    Yes, you can! As long as the list doesn't have a rule prohibiting publicity about the list, you can submit it to this website. So submit all your favorite lists and any others that you hear about.     << Back  

     
  5. I'm the listowner and the info on this site for my list is wrong, how do I get it corrected?

    I'll be happy to make any corrections you want! I strive to have the most accurate information but with over 1,500 lists here, it's hard to keep up so I welcome any updates or corrections from listowners. Just go to the Change/Delete a List page, fill in all the info and be sure to select "Change existing info for list". Or if you have any trouble with the form, there's an email link at the bottom of that page and you can email me any changes you want made.     << Back  

     
  6. I'm the listowner and I don't want my list on this site, how do I get it removed?

    I respect the right of listowners to control how and where their list is publicized and I'll be happy to remove your list if you don't want it listed here for any reason at all. Just go to the Change/Delete a List page, fill in your listname and URL (so I can make sure I remove the correct list) and select "Delete or exclude list from this website". Or if you have any trouble with the form, there's an email link at the bottom of that page and you can email me with your listname and URL and request that it be removed. I'll remove it as quickly as possible, usually within 48 hours, although sometimes it may take longer due to RL interference. If you'd like to get a confirmation email from me, just put your email address in the description area and I'll email you back when the list has been removed. If your list isn't removed within a week, please contact me again since sometimes email gets lost in cyberspace black holes. :(     << Back  

     
  7. I own a list that's not included here, how do I make sure it never does?

    Pretty much the same as the above question, go to the Change/Delete a List page, fill in your listname and URL (so I can make sure I remove the correct list) and select "Delete or exclude list from this website". Or if you have any trouble with the form, there's an email link at the bottom of that page and you can email me with your listname and URL and request that your list be excluded from this website and I'll add it to my exclusion list. If you'd like to get a confirmation email from me, just put your email address in the description area and I'll email you back when the list has been removed. If you gave me your email address and you don't hear from me within a week, please contact me again since sometimes email gets lost in cyberspace black holes. :(     << Back  

     
  8. May I link to this site? Will you link to my site?

    Yes, you're welcome to link to my site! Please link only to:

    http://fanlists.populli.org/

    and here's a button to use for the link, if you like:

    Fan Email Lists
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    Simply save whichever one you like best to your hard drive (right-click on the banner and select "Save Picture As" or "Save Image As", Mac users should click and hold the mouse button), then upload it to your website and add this or similar code to your webpage:

    <a href="http://fanlists.populli.org/">
    <img src="flbutton.gif" width="100" height="35"
    border="0" alt="Fan Email Lists"></a>


    Or you're welcome to do a simple text link to this website, whatever you prefer!

    If your website has a gen, het or all genres list associated with it, then you can submit the list to this site and include your website url in the description area. If you've got gen, het or all genres content on your website and you have an update announcement list, you can submit that, too! I don't maintain a links page on this site (it's more than enough work keeping track of all the lists!) so I can't just link to your site, I can only do it as part of a list entry.     << Back  

     
  9. Should I tell all my friends and mailing lists I'm on about this website?

    Please do! The more people that know about this site, the more lists that get submitted, the more you can find a list you need when you get into a new show or book or movie or character! So tell everyone you know but if you're posting the info on an email list, please be sure to abide by any list rules about posting website addresses and/or information that might be off-topic. I strive to make this website listowner-friendly, a resource that helps provide a way for interested folk to find the lists that will suit them and a good member of the fandom community.     << Back  

     
  10. Help, I'm so confused! There's so many lists and I can't find what I'm looking for!

    Lots of lists! But take comfort, there is help, near the top of each page on the website, just click on QuickSearch, it has a bunch of links for basic searchs, by fandom, listname, genre or type to help you find what you're looking for.     << Back  

     
  11. What's an email list? How do I join? How do I quit a list? What can I post?

    To learn more about mailing lists in general, read the About Email Lists FAQ.     << Back  

     
  12. My question isn't here, what do I do?

    First, make sure you've read all the FAQs, including the About Email Lists FAQ, then if your question still hasn't been answered, you can email me at fanlist@populli.net. Please be patient tho, silly people think I should pay bills and such and so I have to work more than I'd like but I'll reply as soon as I can.     << Back  

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