Once a month this message is sent to the list. The EM-L is steadily growing and, while we prefer no rules, there are guidelines that must be considered or we lose list members and deprive ourselves of their knowledge and help. So, please, read this message and be reminded of how you can be a good list member.
Please respect other peoples' opinions. You do not have to agree, but disagree with respect.
Cornering, bullying or attacking other list members will not be tolerated. We attack ideas, not people.
No foul or gross profanity.
Do not lie or start malicious rumors (if you don't know what you're talking
about, please do not pretend that you do).
Read all your mail before you reply to any of it. You may see that someone
else answered and said exactly what you would have said.
Do not attempt to moderate. Disputes and other questionable behavior are
handled by list owners).
If you repeatedly send sloppy or long untrimmed posts you will remain on
moderation, or if it becomes necessary you could be banned from the list.
Do not send petitions, requests for donations, or sad animal rights violations
stories to this list. The list owners have no time or means to identify scams.
Do send legitimate requests for Rescue help for Mastiffs or mastiff-types.
This list supports all MCOA Rescue and OEMTF endeavors.
We welcome emergency posts that notify of ANY BREED of dog that is stolen or
lost since time is almost always of the essence to help in these circumstances.
They need to be located and saved quickly.
Do not send virus warnings to the list. If you learn of a new virus let the
list owners know and they will notify the list after verifying the virus is
not a hoax.
List attachments is turned off on EM-L and this means that you cannot send
forwards, images, or use html posts.
Anyone suspected of trying to harvest list names, or solicit our members will
Do not advertise any other email list on or send other email list's announcements to the EM-List, and do not advertise chat rooms or chat boards without obtaining list owner approval first.
Signatures are restricted to no more than 5 lines and the advertising restrictions above apply to the signature lines as well.
Do not send to the list any article that violates someone else's copyright.
Do not forward any post from the EM-List without original author approval.
Advertising or promotion to the list of any product that is self enriching is
not allowed. This could be construed as a conflict of interest with Yahoo!
Groups since they *sell* advertising to offer us free list space. If you have
Mastiff articles and products for sale you are welcome to list your URL in our
On the first and fifteenth of every month we permit list members (only) to
tell us if they have Mastiff puppies or dogs for sale. These announcements can
include color, sex, age, parents. No negotiations of sale, or mention of prices
on the list. Once the announcements are made the conversations need to go
Do not send posts to the list to ask for unsubscribe directions. The address to
unsubscribe yourself is at the bottom, in the trailer, of every single post
sent to the list.
The EM-List has its own web ring. If you have a web page, get it listed as this
is a great way to increase traffic to your page.
The EM-List has shared FILES where you can upload your dog pictures to share
with all the list. Do not upload images larger than 100K and do not leave the
pictures there in excess of 3 months. If you want to leave them longer, delete
them and upload again.
The English Mastiff List archives mail. Did you know that you can be set
to no mail/web mail and still post to the list? EM-L generates a LOT of
mail. The benefit of this is we hope our list is helping communicate valuable
information to new members. We do have a percentage of people who join but
are unable to keep up with the volume. We apologize for that, perhaps going
to the digest option or reading mail at the web site will help, but the truth
is, we never attempted to mislead anybody. This is a busy list and the members
like it that way.
You can email the EM-List Owners
Or you can contact us individually:
dee dee Andersson
and our Webring Mistress
and our List Guru