A Few Posting Guidlines: When you join, please consider sending a brief note to the list to introduce yourself.

You must sign your posts to the ShowBoxer-L with your REAL, full name and email address. No nicknames, please. Signature files should be restricted to a length of no more than 5 lines.

Personal messages (including "I agree" and "Thank you" notes, congratulations, condolences, and requests for administrative assistance with your ShowBoxer-L subscription) should be sent via private email, not to the whole list. Read your posts before you send them; if your message will not add anything new to the discussion, or if it would interest only the person to whom you are responding, it should not be sent to the entire list.

Messages to the list must be in plain ASCII format only. Do not sent any part of a message to the list in HTML or any other special formats (this includes your signature file). Graphics files, greeting cards, and attachments (including text attachments) may not be sent to the ShowBoxer-L. Please note that if you are including forwarded text in a message to the list, it may *not* be sent as an attachment to your message! It is *your* responsibility to know your software and to send messages in the appropriate format. These messages will be rejected by the list software.

When you respond to a post, please DO NOT include the entire text of the previous message in your reply. Edit the message to include only the relevant passages to which you are responding, and make sure you identify the author of the quoted portion (use the author's first *and* last names, to avoid confusion).

Take everything you read with a grain of salt. Remember that not everyone is the most knowledgeable or the most experienced - but can sometimes be the most vocal! Just as in real-life gatherings, people tend to talk more as they become better acquainted. Everyone has a right to their opinion, you included, but remember that sometimes the written word can be construed differently than the writer intended. If your wish is to educate then remember that you can "catch more bees with honey...."

While Boxer Rescue is a worthy cause, rescue posts should not be sent to the ShowBoxer-L (there is another forum available, which is designated specifically for discussion about Boxer Rescue, information can be found at http://www.boxerrescuelist.com/WebMaster.html). Similarly this is not the forum for puppy referrals. There is a list for that at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/boxerinquiries/. The ShowBoxer-L is not the place for messages about pooping, stuffed animals, or cute stories. Test messages, cute jokes, requests for subscription settings changes, virus warnings, Internet hoaxes, greeting cards, and chain mail should never be posted to the ShowBoxer-L.

If you feel a list member has violated the list rules, express your concerns to an administrator, *not* to the member whose behaviour seems inappropriate to you, or to the list. If you have concerns about the administration of the list, they may not be discussed on the ShowBoxer-L. You may reach all the administrators by sending to

If you are going away for more than a couple of days, please consider changing your settings to 'Disable Mail Delivery'. This option is found on your personal options page. A link to this page can be found in the welcome message that was sent to you when you subscribed. Please visit this page and bookmark it! You will need your password to make any changes.

You can also reach your personal options page by going to http://lists.showboxer-l.com/mailman/listinfo/showboxer-l scrolling to the bottom and entering your subscription email address.

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