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    _________________________________________________ RATLIST MONTHLY AUTOPOST (v.1) This Ratlist Monthly AutoPost serves as a reminder of list use and rules, and
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      RATLIST MONTHLY AUTOPOST (v.1)

      This Ratlist Monthly AutoPost serves as a reminder of list use
      and rules, and also a handy resource for useful links.

      ----------------------------------------

      1. THE RATLIST GENERAL INFORMATION

      The ratlist is the largest and longest running internet mailing list
      for the discussion of pet rats. It has been in existence since
      1995 and is currently owned and managed by Robyn Arthur.

      The ratlist website: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ratlist/
      The ratlist posting address: ratlist@yahoogroups.com

      The Ratlist FAQ:
      http://e4n.kuddlykorner4u.com/ratlistfaq.html
      - includes full details on membership, posting rules, and use
      of the ratlist website features.

      Any concerns or questions, contact the list owner:
      ratlist-owner@yahoogroups.com

      ----------------------------------------

      2. READING THE RATLIST

      2.1. Subscription options

      You have four options for reading the ratlist:
      a. Individual emails
      b. Daily Digest
      c. Special Notices
      d. No Mail

      To change your ratlist subscription settings or email address,
      choose "Edit My Membership" on the ratlist website:
      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ratlist/

      3.2. The ratlist language

      Sometimes we use rat-specific or ratlist-specific terms. If
      you come across something you don't know, try these:

      The Ratlist Glossary:
      http://e4n.kuddlykorner4u.com/ratlistglossary.html

      The Ratty Dictionary:
      http://www.dapper.com.au/dictionary.htm

      Internet Acronym Dictionary:
      http://www.magicpub.com/netprimer/acronyms.html

      The Rat Code:
      http://www.geocities.com/ratcode/

      ----------------------------------------

      3. RATLIST POSTING GUIDELINES

      3.1. What is on-topic?

      The Ratlist is primarily for the discussion of PET rats... their care,
      health, rat-related fun, sharing our experiences living with them, etc.
      However, there are a few rat-related subjects that often crop
      up on the list that inevitably cause problems (e.g. snakes, feeder
      rats and animal rights) and we request that these topics are not
      discussed on the ratlist.

      Being a friendly group of people, we do tend to wander off-topic at
      times. This is not generally a problem as long as (1) you add
      (OT) to the subject line, and (2) the topic does not get out-of-hand.
      If an off-topic thread becomes excessive the moderator will request
      it be taken off-list.

      3.2. Respect others

      Always keep in mind that our list members are from different
      countries worldwide, are of various age, sex and race, and have
      varied beliefs and different opinions on many topics. Please
      respect this when posting. i.e. no adult material, no racist
      comments, no swearing, no personal attacks, etc.

      3.3. Posting etiquette

      a. Text only - the ratlist does not permit attachments. If you wish
      to share photos, use the Photos or Files feature on the website.
      b. Quoting - crop your replies to remove any unnecessary text.
      c. Subject headings - use an appropriate subject heading and
      change this if the topic digresses.
      d. Private posts - do not post private emails to the list without
      approval from the author.
      e. Signature files - please keep them to no more than about
      5 or 6 lines.
      For more information on netiquette: http://www.etiquette.net/

      3.4. Private replies

      When you post or reply to a message, consider whether your
      post is relevant to the whole Ratlist or just the initial poster
      (eg. congratulations, condolences, welcome messages, one-liners
      like "Cute rat!" or "Me too!" or off-topic comments are better sent
      privately).

      3.5. Chain letters and bulk emails

      Do not post any spam, virus warnings, urban myths, jokes, or
      other mass forwarded messages to the ratlist. i.e. if it says
      in the message to "forward to everyone you know" then don't post
      it on the ratlist. No matter how important you think it is, most
      of them are hoaxes, and besides they're off-topic.

      3.6. Trolls

      A troll is a person who attempts to incite a flame war by posting
      obviously inflammatory material. The best way to deal with these
      people is to IGNORE them... i.e. "Do not feed the troll". They will
      be removed from the ratlist.

      3.7. Yahoo! Groups Guidelines

      As the ratlist is hosted by Yahoo! Groups, all members must
      abide by their guidelines:
      http://groups.yahoo.com/local/guidelines.html

      Anyone causing problems on the ratlist will be dealt with by the
      list-owner/moderator, and reported to Yahoo! Groups if deemed
      necessary.

      ----------------------------------------

      4. RATLIST RELATED LINKS

      The ratlist website (for access to all the ratlist features):
      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ratlist/

      The ratlist Photos and Files pages:
      Photos: http://photos.groups.yahoo.com/group/ratlist/lst
      Files: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ratlist/files/

      The ratlist archives (search from the messages page):
      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ratlist/messages

      The Ratlist Newbie Pages:
      http://e4n.kuddlykorner4u.com/ratlistnewbie.html
      - includes The Ratlist FAQ, The Ratlist Glossary, Especially
      for Newbies articles, and other useful links and information.

      The ratlist t-shirt page:
      http://customtshirtz.com/ratlist.htm

      Supplementary lists:
      OT Ratlist: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/otratlist/
      Birthday Swap List: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/rbsl/

      ----------------------------------------

      5. RAT HEALTH CARE LINKS

      The Rat Help address (for urgent medical questions):
      rathelp@yahoogroups.com

      The Rat Info address (for general rat care questions):
      ratinfo@yahoogroups.com

      Rat Guide:
      http://ratguide.com/

      Debbie Ducommun's "Rat Health Care" booklet:
      http://www.ratfanclub.org/books.html

      The RMCA Rat Drug Chart:
      http://www.rmca.org/Articles/dchart.htm

      ----------------------------------------

      6. OTHER USEFUL LINKS

      Virginia's Rat Page (categorised collection of rat articles):
      http://home.interlog.com/~audiotre/rats/

      ----------------------------------------

      This Ratlist Monthly AutoPost compiled by Robyn Arthur
      on 16 Jan 2003. Any queries or suggestions to:
      ratlist-owner@yahoogroups.com
      _________________________________________________
    • ratlist@yahoogroups.com
      _________________________________________________ RATLIST MONTHLY AUTOPOST (v.1) This Ratlist Monthly AutoPost serves as a reminder of list use and rules, and
      Message 134 of 134 , Apr 1 1:30 AM
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        _________________________________________________

        RATLIST MONTHLY AUTOPOST (v.1)

        This Ratlist Monthly AutoPost serves as a reminder of list use
        and rules, and also a handy resource for useful links.

        ----------------------------------------

        1. THE RATLIST GENERAL INFORMATION

        The ratlist is the largest and longest running internet mailing list
        for the discussion of pet rats. It has been in existence since
        1995 and is currently owned and managed by Robyn Arthur.

        The ratlist website: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ratlist/
        The ratlist posting address: ratlist@yahoogroups.com

        The Ratlist FAQ:
        http://e4n.kuddlykorner4u.com/ratlistfaq.html
        - includes full details on membership, posting rules, and use
        of the ratlist website features.

        Any concerns or questions, contact the list owner:
        ratlist-owner@yahoogroups.com

        ----------------------------------------

        2. READING THE RATLIST

        2.1. Subscription options

        You have four options for reading the ratlist:
        a. Individual emails
        b. Daily Digest
        c. Special Notices
        d. No Mail

        To change your ratlist subscription settings or email address,
        choose "Edit My Membership" on the ratlist website:
        http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ratlist/

        3.2. The ratlist language

        Sometimes we use rat-specific or ratlist-specific terms. If
        you come across something you don't know, try these:

        The Ratlist Glossary:
        http://e4n.kuddlykorner4u.com/ratlistglossary.html

        The Ratty Dictionary:
        http://www.dapper.com.au/dictionary.htm

        Internet Acronym Dictionary:
        http://www.magicpub.com/netprimer/acronyms.html

        The Rat Code:
        http://www.geocities.com/ratcode/

        ----------------------------------------

        3. RATLIST POSTING GUIDELINES

        3.1. What is on-topic?

        The Ratlist is primarily for the discussion of PET rats... their care,
        health, rat-related fun, sharing our experiences living with them, etc.
        However, there are a few rat-related subjects that often crop
        up on the list that inevitably cause problems (e.g. snakes, feeder
        rats and animal rights) and we request that these topics are not
        discussed on the ratlist.

        Being a friendly group of people, we do tend to wander off-topic at
        times. This is not generally a problem as long as (1) you add
        (OT) to the subject line, and (2) the topic does not get out-of-hand.
        If an off-topic thread becomes excessive the moderator will request
        it be taken off-list.

        3.2. Respect others

        Always keep in mind that our list members are from different
        countries worldwide, are of various age, sex and race, and have
        varied beliefs and different opinions on many topics. Please
        respect this when posting. i.e. no adult material, no racist
        comments, no swearing, no personal attacks, etc.

        3.3. Posting etiquette

        a. Text only - the ratlist does not permit attachments. If you wish
        to share photos, use the Photos or Files feature on the website.
        b. Quoting - crop your replies to remove any unnecessary text.
        c. Subject headings - use an appropriate subject heading and
        change this if the topic digresses.
        d. Private posts - do not post private emails to the list without
        approval from the author.
        e. Signature files - please keep them to no more than about
        5 or 6 lines.
        For more information on netiquette: http://www.etiquette.net/

        3.4. Private replies

        When you post or reply to a message, consider whether your
        post is relevant to the whole Ratlist or just the initial poster
        (eg. congratulations, condolences, welcome messages, one-liners
        like "Cute rat!" or "Me too!" or off-topic comments are better sent
        privately).

        3.5. Chain letters and bulk emails

        Do not post any spam, virus warnings, urban myths, jokes, or
        other mass forwarded messages to the ratlist. i.e. if it says
        in the message to "forward to everyone you know" then don't post
        it on the ratlist. No matter how important you think it is, most
        of them are hoaxes, and besides they're off-topic.

        3.6. Trolls

        A troll is a person who attempts to incite a flame war by posting
        obviously inflammatory material. The best way to deal with these
        people is to IGNORE them... i.e. "Do not feed the troll". They will
        be removed from the ratlist.

        3.7. Yahoo! Groups Guidelines

        As the ratlist is hosted by Yahoo! Groups, all members must
        abide by their guidelines:
        http://groups.yahoo.com/local/guidelines.html

        Anyone causing problems on the ratlist will be dealt with by the
        list-owner/moderator, and reported to Yahoo! Groups if deemed
        necessary.

        ----------------------------------------

        4. RATLIST RELATED LINKS

        The ratlist website (for access to all the ratlist features):
        http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ratlist/

        The ratlist Photos and Files pages:
        Photos: http://photos.groups.yahoo.com/group/ratlist/lst
        Files: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ratlist/files/

        The ratlist archives (search from the messages page):
        http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ratlist/messages

        The Ratlist Newbie Pages:
        http://e4n.kuddlykorner4u.com/ratlistnewbie.html
        - includes The Ratlist FAQ, The Ratlist Glossary, Especially
        for Newbies articles, and other useful links and information.

        The ratlist t-shirt page:
        http://customtshirtz.com/ratlist.htm

        Supplementary lists:
        OT Ratlist: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/otratlist/
        Birthday Swap List: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/rbsl/

        ----------------------------------------

        5. RAT HEALTH CARE LINKS

        The Rat Help address (for urgent medical questions):
        rathelp@yahoogroups.com

        The Rat Info address (for general rat care questions):
        ratinfo@yahoogroups.com

        Rat Guide:
        http://ratguide.com/

        Debbie Ducommun's "Rat Health Care" booklet:
        http://www.ratfanclub.org/books.html

        The RMCA Rat Drug Chart:
        http://www.rmca.org/Articles/dchart.htm

        ----------------------------------------

        6. OTHER USEFUL LINKS

        Virginia's Rat Page (categorised collection of rat articles):
        http://home.interlog.com/~audiotre/rats/

        ----------------------------------------

        This Ratlist Monthly AutoPost compiled by Robyn Arthur
        on 16 Jan 2003. Any queries or suggestions to:
        ratlist-owner@yahoogroups.com
        _________________________________________________
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