1. Enforcement of list rules and netiquette on the ShowBoxer-L are the sole responsibility of ShowBoxer-L administrators.
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 All_Admin@www.showBoxer-l.com
A "flame" is defined as a negative statement about any individual or specific group of individuals (such as the *** Board of Directors, members of a specific club, and so on). Your messages *must* focus on issues, and may *not* focus on individuals or their actions. For example, it would be okay to say "I personally believe that responsible breeders should have their stud dogs' hips X-rayed," while it is not okay to say "breeders who don't X-ray their stud dogs' hips are irresponsible."
Do not "name names" on the ShowBoxer-L. Judges, club officials, breeders, handlers, specific dogs, and particular kennels should not be discussed here by name (or by allusion, e.g. so that another person could reasonably deduce the identity of the specific person or group to whom the message refers). For example, it is fine to post to the list asking for information on a specific judge or handler, or to include a judges or handlers name in show results that state the winners, but replies *must* be sent privately. Neither endorsements nor criticisms of individuals are permitted. Please remember that specific groups of individuals also may not be publicly discussed or criticized on the ShowBoxer-L.
Do not forward list mail without the original poster's permission. Private mail you receive from others (including posts originally published on other mailing lists) may not be reprinted on the ShowBoxer-L without the permission of the original author. Mail sent to the list is the property of the sender, NOT the ShowBoxer-L.
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). The ShowBoxer-L is not the place for messages about pooping, stuffed animals, cute stories, puppy referrals (There is a list for that at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/boxerinquiries/.) , test messages, cute jokes, requests for Listserv settings changes, virus warnings, Internet hoaxes, greeting cards, and chain mail should never be posted to the ShowBoxer-L.
Violations of list rules may result in the restriction of your ShowBoxer-L posting privileges, or the termination of your ShowBoxer-L subscription, at the discretion of the list's administrators.