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listowner is Cindy Heavilin, Canton, OH USA firstname.lastname@example.org
List manager is Will Anzenberger email@example.com
A special thanks is extended to the people at IUPUI for allowing us use
of this LISTSERV® site for the GRIFFY-L list. Without them, this list would not be
This list was created to provide a
forum for the discussion of all topics related to the Brussels Griffon. This is an open,
unmoderated forum in which all topics related to Brussels Griffon can be discussed openly
and constructively. This list is open to all who know and love the Brussels Griffon, from
the pet owner to the BIS breeder to the HIT owner. GRIFFY-L is also for the people that
are new and want to learn about the breed and to help the rescue Griffs in need. We
caution you to please refrain from references to specific breeders, kennels, or dogs in
your discussion for lawsuits can and have been brought because of comments made in
internet groups such as this.
Advertisements of any kind are NOT to appear on this list. Personal flames directed to
anyone on or off the list are *strongly* discouraged. Any persistent *flaming* that occurs
may result in the involuntary signoff of subscriber(s) responsible. On the other hand, we
are here to share information and learn from each other, so candid, lively discussion is
The GRIFFY-L list is a place for
Brussels Griffon enthusiasts!
By continuing your subscription on the GRIFFY-L List you agree
to the conditions and rules stated in this welcome.
- Please be sure to include your "signature" (name, e-mail address, and
location) at the bottom of your post. This allows you to receive replies privately. Please
keep SIG's to a maximum of six lines.
- If your reply wouldn't interest anyone except the person you're replying to, send it
privately. Remember to check the address that you are sending the message to, before
hitting the send button (i.e. list or private address). I have seen many posts go to lists
that were meant to be private and this has resulted with a red-in-the-face sender, I know
because it has happened to me! One liners of " Congrats" "sorry"
"me too" etc., should go by private mail.
- Try to use informative subject lines for your posts. If the subject has changed
throughout the thread, change the subject line accordingly (new subject name (was re: old
subject name). If you are on DIGEST, please don't forget to change the subject line to
something pertinent to the post to which you are replying.
- If you are replying to a previous post, DO NOT include the full text of the original
post as many people receive their e-mail through services that charge based on the length
of the e-mail. Always remember to edit out the top and bottom banner, as they appear on
each new message automatically. Include only pertinent information or summarize. On the
other hand, don't reply to a previous post without at least referencing the original
discussion. If you are having trouble with formating messages, please feel free to email
us privately at: GRIFFY-L-REQUEST@LISTSERV.IUPUI.EDU
- Cross-posting is not allowed on this list. If you have a rescue post concerning a
Brussels Griffon, edit out all of the headers and footers from the list that the post
originated and send only the pertinent information about the rescue and ask for replies to
be sent privately. Rescue posts should only concern Brussels Griffons and/or Griffy mixes.
- Feel free to disagree with other people but refrain from personal attacks and stick to
the issues. No flames! If you are making a strong statement that is your opinion, you may
want to add IMO (in my opinion) or IMHO (in my honest/humble opinion). A first time flamer
will receive a warning. The second time the flamer will be put on review or deleted from
the list depending on the severity of the situation. Any disrespect to the list owners
concerning the management of the list will result in immediate removal from the list.
Flame: Any derogatory remark directed at a specific person or group of people.
- DO NOT send any attachments what-so-ever to the list. Messages must be sent in plain
text, not the fancy Rich Text Format (RTF).
- Do not send any virus warnings to the list or forward a message to the list, even if the
message is from a member, without clearing it through the owner first. If the
message says to send to as many people as you can, it is probably a hoax. A good
site to check out viruses and hoaxes is: http://www.symantec.com/avcenter/index.html
Never include a phone number of a non-member in a post to the list. Under no
circumstances should a message from GRIFFY-L be forwarded to a non-member unless
permission is obtained from the author of the post. Likewise, anything sent to the
list that is not original, should be accompanied by the author's permission by virtue of
the copyright laws.
- Litter announcements are allowed to be posted once and only if the member posting is
also the litter owner. Replys concerning availability should be sent privately.
- Feel free to ask about judges, but any replies must be sent in a private post not via
- This is not a commercial list. A line in your SIG will not be considered advertising or
will a reference to your web page. A one time post announcing a business would be
acceptable as long as it pertains to something that would benefit our Griffs.
- OFF TOPIC POSTS Any post that is off topic humor should contain ***** in the subject
line. Also, any post that is controversial or heated should contain HOT TOPIC in the
subject line. By doing this, it will make it easy for those who do not wish to read posts
of this type to simply hit the delete key.
- NEVER, NEVER use an autoresponder for list mail. If you are going on vacation or unable
to pick up your mail, just set your subscription to NOMAIL. Anyone using an autoresponder
will be deleted from the list and will then have to resubscribe to the list.
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- By continuing your subscription to GRIFFY-L, you agree abide by these rules and the
conditions in this Welcome message and the Disclaimer.
- List membership is a privilege, not a right.
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problem with the list management, a decision by the list owners, need help or advice about
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This address will reach anyone involved in management of GRIFFY-L and it will also send
you an auto-response of a brief summary of LISTSERV® commands.
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speech" (To U.S. citizens: Constitutional right to free speech is limited to the
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A very clear quote from this site, reads:
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local agency, including public universities and public employers). If the speech
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|WHAT YOU WANT
||THE MESSAGE TO SEND
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|To Get Individual
||SET GRIFFY-L MAIL
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||SET GRIFFY-L DIGEST
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Past archives of GRIFFY-L (called
LOGs) are available for downloading by subscribers to the list. They are saved on a
monthly basis. Archives are kept for 6 months. A list of the archives available can be
retrieved by sending in the command: INDEX GRIFFY-L which sends you the start date of each
LOG. To retrieve a LOG, send in the command GET GRIFFY-L LOGYYMMWW where YY= the year and
MM = the month (must use two digits) and ww=week in alphabetical format (for first week
use A, for second week use B, etc. For example, the log for the first week in January 1997
would beLOG9701A. You can also *search* the archives for certain words if you want
previous posts that mention something specific. The command is: SEARCH 'searchstring' IN
GRIFFY-L but replace the word 'searchstring' with whatever text you want to search for. If
you want to do something that is not noted above, use the HELP command in your mail
message. Also: When you send a command message to the LISTSERV, you can have multiple
commands per message, just make sure that you put a separate command on each line of the
message and do NOT include your signature at the end. If your address starts to bounce,
the List Owner will either put you on NOMAIL or unsubscribe you, depending on what the
bounce messages say. If you stop receiving mail, check your status using the QUERY option.
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Owners (not to the List). Include a detailed description of what went wrong. Ideally,
enclose the full text, including the headers, of any error messages that you get. The
default for this list is MAIL REPRO, which means that all the messages will be sent
individually and you receive a copy of the message that you posted. If you would prefer to
have the messages sent to you in digest, use the command: SET GRIFFY-L DIGEST If you are
not seeing some people's return address and you want more information in your headers: SET
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introduction. The reason for this is that recently lists of this type have been hit
by"spammers." To explain: A spammer is a person who subscribes to a list with
the intention to get a list of subscribers for commercial advertising purposes. Due
to this problem, it is necessary for our subscriber list to remain confidential and only
available to those who have submitted an introduction. This is a security measure to
protect the GRIFFY-L subscribers from unwanted solicitation.
IMPORTANT: The list of subscribers is not available by command but will be posted to the
list upon request.
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