BLOODHOUND BUNCH FAQ

(frequently asked questions)

A Brief History
What We're About
Bloodhound Bunch E-Mail Lists
Rules Regarding The Lists
How To Join Us In E-Mail
What We Offer The Bunch
Administrative Info


A Brief History

In late February of 1995 a member search of AOL, using the keyword Bloodhound, turned up 12 bloodhound people. I wrote a letter introducing myself, assuming these people were already in contact. They were not! We became immediate friends, and the mail began to fly. We searched the other commercial on-line services, and mailing lists for hounders. Blas Padrino wrote an article for the American Bloodhound Club Bulletin, inviting people to join us on-line. We grew! We outgrew the limited address book capabilities in our on-line services, then Larry Wissinger, nosing around on the noses-list found our salvation, Tim England. Tim created our original official Bloodhound mailing lists. Those lists have now been taken over by Jeff Hahn when they became too much for Tim to handle along with trying to have a life of his own. We thank Jeff for taking on this enormous task!

What We're About

Bloodhounds, of course! We're about sharing experiences, good and bad, laughing together, and sometimes crying over the loss of a pet. We're about the experienced sharing advice with the newcomers to the bloodhound life. But on the deepest level, we're about making a difference to the breed. And we have. Rescue hounds have been placed because of the list. An official Bloat study of Bloodhounds will now become reality because of the list, and some who may have been on the verge of throwing in the towel on their young bloodhound, have seen that it's something we've all gone through...and survived, giving them hope.

Bloodhound Bunch E-Mail Lists

The Bloodhound Bunch has two e-mail lists. They are;

Bunch Mailing List - This list covers general bloodhound topics such as; health, show information and brags, obedience training, and fun stories about our couch potatoes as well as occasional short, friendly discussions about anything that interests us. This list is recommended for everyone who loves a bloodhound.

Trailing (Scent) Mailing List - This list is a forum for our trailing people to share finds or misses, and discuss training procedures. Here, the experienced can offer assistance to those .''in training'. This list is recommended for everyone. We can all learn from this list, but active participation should be left to the professional, volunteer and 'in training' handlers.

Rules Regarding The Lists

When addressing the list, make your subject clear. We recommend strong subject lines such as, Show brag, Funny story, Health question, etc.. As the thread progresses and the subject changes, then change the subject field to match.

If you have something to add to a thread, by all means, post it to the group. If you have a comment that will not further the discussion, then post it to the individual.

When replying, do not include the entire previous message, but do include a snippet of the previous dialog so the rest of us know why you said, "I had an experience like that once. When I was..."

Never post to more than one list at a time. This could result in duplicate messages to many. The only exception to this rule would be a message from the list server announcing list news.

NEVER POST AN EMAIL WITH ATTACHMENTS TO ANY OF THE LISTS. (Especially BINARY images.) There are several reasons for this rule and it is essential we not forget. If you have any questions please feel free to contact the list administrator at listmaster@bloodhounds.net.

The lists are not to be used for the purpose of buying or selling puppies. While discussions on the joys, concerns, problems or antics regarding current or upcoming litters are encouraged - selling, buying and advertising should be done through private email or other avenues.

We're a kind and gentle group of people reflecting the personalities of our hounds. We've never had a flame war, or even tension among us. Although we don't always agree on subjects, we do treat each other with respect, and discuss, never argue. We don't expect the atmosphere will ever change (we're Bloodhound people, after all.), but should ugliness begin, the list server has the right to terminate the membership of any offender.

How To Join Us In E-Mail

The Bloodhound Bunch Mailing Lists are a free service to the bloodhound community. We do this so we can keep in touch with all of our Bloodhound friends!

There are two different lists. Please feel free to subscribe to either or both of the lists that interest you.

To join the "Bunch" list, go to http://lists.gryphongardens.com/mailman/listinfo/bunch and follow the directions.

To join the "Trailing" list, go to http://lists.gryphongardens.com/mailman/listinfo/trailing and follow the directions.

If you have problems with either of these lists either signing on or otherwise, please contact the list administrator at bunch-owner@bloodhounds.net for the "Bunch" list or trailing-owner@bloodhounds.net for the "Trailing" list.

We look forward to hearing from you!

What We Offer The Bunch

The Bloodhound Bunch Web Site, located on the net at http://bloodhounds.com/bhb/, is the world's window on us. It belongs to all of us and we encourage everyone to submit stories, pictures, and ideas on how we can make it even better.

Herb Mullican maintains, what he's been told, is the most comprehensive reference collection on police and military K-9 training material in the U.S. Contact him at., HMullican@VRC.Com for more information on what may be available to help you in your training efforts.

Administrative Info

In the event of an address change, it would probably be the wisest to first send an unsubscribe for the old address (this can be done from the new address), and then subscribe to the new address (the order is important).

Most (un)subscription requests are processed automatically without human intervention.

Do not send multiple (un)subscription or info requests in one mail. Only one will be processed per mail.

NOTE: The -request server usually does quite a good job in discriminating between (un)subscribe requests and messages intended for the maintainer. If you'd like to make sure a human reads your message, make it look like a reply (i.e. the first word in the Subject: field should be "Re:", without the quotes of course); the -request server does not react to replies.

For Assistance or Additional Information, please contact: listmaster@bloodhounds.net


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