[Last updated on: Tue Sep 27 15:22:43 CDT 2005]
You are now a member of Torfur-events...scared yet?
Heyas! Welcome to the Toronto Furry Events Mailing List, or TorFur-Events. Here we keep things simple: events and only events. When people plan events in the Toronto area, they are encouraged to crosspost the message to torfur-events, so that those uninterested in the spam that can occasionally happen on TorFur will still know where to go and what to bring! Members span from the Greater Toronto Area to London, Ontario, to Magnetawan way up north, to south of the border (oh yah, and Guelph too [shameless plug]). Here are a few bits o' info to help you along... If you're a seasoned mailing list greymuzzle, I suggest you skip down to the 'REGULATIONS' section to see the specific rules of this list...
HOW TO SEND A MESSAGE:
Easy! Just write it up and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org! From there it will be sent to all the members of the list.
NETTIQUETTE and PG-13:
This list is rated PG-13, which means please keep obscene language and situations off the list. This includes 'four letter words,' sexually suggestive comments, or any sort of discussion that could be considered harrassing. That said, we're furry, so as long as the rest of the post has some 'meaning' to it, go ahead and post a snuggle if you like, or a scritch, or something affectionate. Keep it PG please.
Also, it 'is' a mailing list, which means each time you post you're posting to 150 people. If you only want one or two people to read your message, send it to those people. If you are unsure if the message is suitable, please contact Potoroo. Spamming people isn't nice, so make sure you're posting for a reason, not because you're bored or the squirrel outside did something funny.
Follow the rules of nettiquette: respect the members of the list, NEVER respond to the list in anger, avoid 'Same here' or 'Yes' messages, and if it's best left to private email then email privately.
That said, there are some rules specific to the list. Sometimes furs try to be 'helpful' to the list and instead harm it, so we ask that you do NOT do any of the following:
1) Forward any message, including the email addy, to another forum or with some sort of spammy forward email. This could open us up to be spammed.
2) Subscribe this list to another mailing list...someone thought that would be fun one day and it took a long time to fix the damage.
3) Click the 'unsubscribe me from this list' button on spam sent to the list..that just lets them know we're here.
As for other regulations...let me deal with disputes on list...if you're really upset by something, take it to the debates list or take it to private email. If we have too many cooks in the kitchen the food will get burned. Also, avoid posting incendiary messages...this list is supposed to be a comfortable community for furs in the Toronto area, not a place to show what Something Awful has said about furry or to spout personal views on what furries should be like. It's a diverse social community, so lets not make things political. If you're unsure about something, ask me: email@example.com
There are two other lists in the TorFur group: events and debate:
TORFUR is where you subscribe if you don't mind hearing about furry goings on or see multiple responses. It is for discussing furry events and helping each other out. It tends to have high traffic at peak times. Subscribe by visiting:
DEBATE is the place to take the more controversial discussions...here we can discuss issues that effect furries, or world events from a furry perspective, without bothering the people who just want to see events or chat happily. Subscribe by visiting:
So, there you have it. Have any questions? Send 'em to Potoroo at firstname.lastname@example.org
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