LeoList Welcome Letter



Contents of this message:

1)  Welcome to LEOLIST!
2)  LEOLIST Rules
3)  LEOLIST Roster
4)  Finding a Leonberger
5)  LISTSERV Instruction

* * * * * * * * * * Welcome to LEOLIST!  * * * * * * * * * *

This list is not moderated, however it is tended by list-
owner, Linda Gagnon and list-admin Vonnie Matheny.

No flaming will be tolerated. Reasoned controversy is fine
(and expected .  Discussion of ideas is welcome; personal
attacks are prohibited.  The LEOLIST owners may, at their
discretion, remove or restrict postings of any List Member
for violation of this mailing list's rules.

AOL users, please be advised that AOL will change their filters unannounced and block the Leolist.  It is not the fault of the list owners or Lsoft when you lose your ability to receive the leolist.  It is the fault of AOL and, as such, you need to contact them.  Nor is it the duty of your list owners to resubscribe you should you be dropped from the Leolist.  Our recommendation is that you get a web based email address to subscribe to this list and avoid all the problems that subscribing under an AOL address will create for you.

IMPORTANT: Please also make sure that you read through the
Mailing List Rules at the end of this message.

By continuing to receive mail from LEOLIST@apple.ease.lsoft.com
you agree to hold the list owner, Linda, and
L-Soft, owner of the system at which this list resides, harmless
for opinions expressed on this mailing list. The opinions
expressed in this unmoderated mailing list do not necessarily
reflect the opinions of the list administrators.

If you cannot, or do not wish to, comply with the terms below,

LEOLIST articles and posts, unless explicitly stated
otherwise, are copyrighted by the original poster(s), and
may NOT be retransmitted in any form without the explicit
permission of the original poster. Please honor their wishes
should they not want their posts sent elsewhere. Moreover,
this list may not be reflected to other sites without
explicit permission from BOTH the poster(s) and the list
owner(s). In addition, the "LEOLIST" list name is the
property of the list owners, all rights reserved.

DO NOT post virus warnings to LEOLIST.  Send a message to
one of the LEOLIST owners and they will investigate and post
the virus warning to LEOLIST, if valid.

DO NOT USE THE LIST TO SELL ANYTHING - not products, puppies, dogs, services or anything else.  Any
post advertising or recommending breeders is not appropriate.
List members may mention litters in discussion, but again,
"advertisements" are not appropriate.  We are governed by our
sponsor, L-Soft on this matter that this list shall not be
used for profit, so please comply

This list is also not to be used to request the current list of
American or Canadian breeders.  See the section regarding
"Finding a Leonberger" for information on locating breeders.
List members are welcome to mention that they are searching for
a Leo, but, again, please DO NOT ask the list for LCA breeders.

Personal flames directed toward anyone on or off the list
are *strongly* discouraged. Any persistent flaming that
occurs may result in the involuntary signoff of subscriber(s)

Club business may NOT be discussed on the Leolist.  The Leolist is a place for all Leo owners to meet and exchange information.  A single posting of an announcement for club events may be posted provided the proper subject line is used.

The bottom line for this list, is that your list administrators
may add, remove, or review your subscription as they see fit.
This is a privately-administrated list, and as such, there is no
"right to free speech".  (To U.S. citizens:  Constitutional right
to free speech is limited to the U.S.Government ONLY. If you
would like more information on this subject, please refer to the
Cyber-Law web site, at:
A very clear quote from this site, reads:

         Determine whether the *government* is imposing the
         speech restriction.  U.S. Constitutional free speech
         guarantees apply only to the government (any federal,
         state, or local agency, including public universities
         and public employers).  If the speech restriction is
         imposed by a *private* entity, the First Amendment does
         NOT apply.

This is a free list provided by LSOFT. L-Soft is not interested
in or willing to resolve user disputes of any kind. If you are
unhappy with this list, your options are to work it out with the
list owners or to unsubscribe.

Please keep in mind that this list is made possible through
donated time and services. It is here by the efforts of real
people willing to volunteer their time and energy, not
because of any abstract constitutional principles. If that
willingness to volunteer is destroyed by individuals who are
not willing to be good list-citizens, so will be the lists.

If you wish to communicate to the list owners, they can be
reached as follows:


When you subscribe to LEOLIST we ask you to send an
introduction of yourself to the list in order to tell us a
little about yourself, even if you just plan to "lurk" for
awhile. A brief introduction is a polite way of "entering
our room."  It allows other list members to include you
and your interests in their remarks.  We are very friendly,
just like our dogs, so give us a chance to say "Hi!"

Some of the things you might want to include in your
introduction might include the following:

* Your Name
* Your Internet address
* Location (state/province/country)
* Your history with Leos
* Your affiliation with your National Breed Club
* For each of your dogs:
  -- Call name
  -- Registered name
  -- Gender
  -- Birth date
  -- Breed (if other than Leonberger)
* Interests (conformation/obedience/herding/rescue etc.)
* Additional information: anything else you'd like to add

Please mail this information to LEOLIST@apple.ease.lsoft.com
Soon you will be chatting with Leonberger lovers from all
over the world!

Finding a Leonberger to see or to live with.
Who do I contact and where do I go to get basic information
about Leonbergers; to see a Leonberger up close and personal;
or to find breeders in my area?

Before you ask list members these questions, please visit all
the links at Leo World, the international Leonberger Homepage
at http://www.leonbergerunion.com

There is a wealth of information, both specific and general
about Leonbergers available at this site.  You will find:


* Leonberger National Clubs, including club
  board members and contacts for committees and an
  application for membership.
* Information about how to contact clubs for
  current/planned breedings and litters.
* Pointers to Leo-related web pages of list members around
  the world.
* Information about Leonbergers in Europe and North America
* Links to each national breed club with a home page; e.g.
  Italy, Switzerland, Finland, Denmark, France and Germany
  all have web pages.

* Descriptions of activities engaged in with Leonbergers
  (e.g. agility, search and rescue, etc.)
* Upcoming events in the Leonberger community

Additionally, an information packet is available from the Leonberger Club of America
by sending $5 to the Leonberger Club of America, P.O. Box
344, Eaton, OH, 45320.

Again, please DO NOT ask LeoList for American or Canadian
breeders - this information is included in both the packet
and the web pages.



Before sending any message, make sure that you are using the
correct address. There are several addresses associated with
the LEOLIST mailing list:

1. listserv@apple.ease.lsoft.com

This address should be used to handle subscriptions (getting
on and leaving the list) and will automatically process
commands sent to it. Don't send questions that you expect a
person to read to the listserver address. This is simply a
piece of software and software doesn't understand anything
other than a few commands. Do NOT include a "signature" at
the end of email to the listserv.

IMPORTANT: If you are using America On-Line or another
service that requires you to put a subject line in your
messages, try typing a period (.) for the subject line. This
should work in most cases. If it doesn't, send a note to
jmccrils@indra.com and I'll try to help.

2. LEOLIST@apple.ease.lsoft.com

This address should be used to send letters that you want
distributed to all readers of the list. Don't use this
address to request to be removed from the list. Use the
listserver address when you want to change list options or
when you want to be removed from the list.

3. leolist-request@apple.ease.lsoft.com

This is the direct email to the list owner, Linda.
If you are having troubles with your
account or have questions or comments about the list, drop one
of us a line and we'll do my best to address your concerns.

4. http://apple.ease.lsoft.com/archives/leolist.html

This web site provides access to the list archives and to
your list subscription options via an easy-to-use browser
interface.  You can set up your subscription just the way
you like it, or even change the email address you receive
LeoList with via the web pages.  You can also search
through the archives for that special post or read all the
list archives.

5. http://www.Leonberger.com

This web site is maintained by for the LeoList
and the Leonberger community. It
contains resources for Leo lovers and a copy of this message
is also stored there, in case you misplace this file.


Once you are subscribed to LEOLIST, you can then send mail
to the list.  ONLY subscribers can mail to LEOLIST.

To send a message to the list, send it to
just like you were sending it to another individual.  It
will be copied and distributed to all members of the list.

LeoList uses topics for subject lines for some posts that are
sent to this list.  Here is the list of Topics and their

ADMIN       - for list administrators only!
DOGCHAT     - for our furry friends to use on their letters
LCA         - for posts about LCA events, e.g. the specialty, picnics, etc.
OT -for topics not related to Leonbergers

If your post falls into one of these categories, please use the
Topic. If it doesn't, just leave the Topic off. The topic must
follow a certain syntax:

The topic name must be spelled *exactly* as shown in the bottom banner
of every message that you receive from LeoList. The topic must be followed
by a colon, NOT a dash, space, or ellipsis, or for that matter, any other
punctuation mark.

If you want a post to appear under more than one topic,
separate the topics with commas.

Here are some examples:

DOGCHAT: Gelert says Hi!                           ---> *** correct ***

LCA,ADMIN: Specialty rooms                  ---> *** correct ***

DOGCHAT... Wolfi says hi, too             WRONG (no colon after

DOGCHAT and ADMIN: a wierd post           WRONG (comma, not "and",
                                                between topics)

My dog has fleas                                   ---> *** correct ***
                                                      no Topic needed!

Please remember to use the Topic for DogChat and LCA posts. You
will receive a reminder for each DogChat or LCA post without a
Topic.  Too many posts without a Topic will result in your being placed
on Review and DogChat and LCA posts without a Topic being returned
to you.  Please, do not use the LCA topic for such subjects as breeding
standards or other issues of interest to the Leonberger world at large.
It's main purpose is to help people who do not want to receive mail
regarding the annual Specialty.

When replying to a message, please include only a relevant
sentence or two from the original message.  Several people
replying to a message and repeating the entire post make
the daily digests unnecessarily long.


Every LeoList subscriber is automatically subscribed
to all of the topics. You do not have to change anything,
if you want to receive all the posts to LeoList. You can
set up your account so that you receive only the topics you
want out of the list of topics. Messages with any topic you
decide not to receive will simply not be sent to you from
the listserv.  Sorry, but you folks on digest are stuck
receiving all the topics - this is only for subscribers on
regular mail.

Here are the instructions on how to select your topics via email.
Please remember you can also select your topics through the L-Soft
page: http://apple.ease.lsoft.com/archives/leolist.html  Simply
select "Change subscription, join, or leave LeoList" and uncheck or
check the topics you want on the next page - easy!

1. If you want to receive all the topics then don't change anything at

2. If you want to receive all the topics but one or two then do the

send a message to listserv@apple.ease.lsoft.com

in the body of the message put:

        (where TOPIC is one of the topics from the list above)

For example, if I wanted to get all the topics except LCA, I would


Remember to include the "-" since that is a minus sign that takes away
that topic.

If I wanted to get all the topics except LCA and DOGCHAT I would send:


You will receive an acknowledgment message listing the topics you
subscribed to.

3. If you just want to get one or two topics from the list then do this:

send a message to listserv@apple.ease.lsoft.com

in the body of the message put:

        (where TOPIC is one of the topics from the list above)

You will receive an acknowledgment message listing the topics you
subscribed to.


Listserv is a software program that manages the LEOLIST
mailing list. You may use listserv to control how you get
mail from LEOLIST.

To use any of these commands, send a message to
with a blank subject line and the command(s) you want as the
body of the message. (You can send more than one command at
a time; just make sure they are on separate lines of the
message. Do NOT include a "signature" on your message or any
other text, just the commands.

IMPORTANT: If you are using America On-Line or another
service that requires you to put a subject line in your
messages, try typing a period (.) for the subject line. This
should work in most cases. If it doesn't, send a note to
us and we'll try to help.

What you want to have happen:     What to send to listserv:
-------------------------------   --------------------------
To subscribe                      SUB LEOLIST Your Name
To unsubscribe                    SIGNOFF LEOLIST
To stop list mail temporarily     SET LEOLIST NOMAIL
   (for instance, if you go on
To restart mail                   SET LEOLIST MAIL
To receive daily digests          SET LEOLIST DIGEST
   containing all LEOLIST mail
   for that day (instead of
   individual messages)
To receive daily lists of         SET LEOLIST INDEX
   subjects sent to LEOLIST for
   that day (instead of Digest
   or individual messages) -
   the minimal way!
To turn off digest or index and   SET LEOLIST MAIL
   get mail as individual
   messages again
To include the sender's email     SET LEOLIST DUALHDR
   address on incoming mail (if
   your mail program doesn't do
   this automatically)
To turn off receiving a copy of   SET LEOLIST NOREPRO
   your own posts to the list
To see your distribution options  QUERY LEOLIST
To get all but one Topic          SET LEOLIST TOPICS: ALL
To get all but one or two Topics  SET LEOLIST TOPICS: ALL
To get only one or two Topics     SET LEOLIST TOPICS: TOPIC1 TOPIC
To get a listing of all commands  HELP
To find out who is on the list    send mail to Janene,
                                  requesting the
                                  current roster

You can also use the LeoList Archives Web Site to manage
and change your subscription options:


All postings to LEOLIST have been archived and may be
accessed by any member of the list. To find out what files
are available, send a message to listserv@apple.ease.lsoft.com
and as the body of the message, put:

A list of files will be returned to you.  The format of
the filename is LOGyymmx, where "yy" is the year (e.g.,
95), "mm" is the month (e.g., 08), and "x" is a value a, b,
c, d, or e (for which week in the week the a month that
you're requesting).

To retrieve one of the archived files, send a message to
listserv@apple.ease.lsoft.com like the following:

For instance, GET LEOLIST LOG9610c will get you the archive
for the 3rd week in October, 1996. You can retrieve more than
one archive at a time by putting them on separate lines of
the message.

You can also use the LeoList Archives Web Site to search and
browse through the LeoList archive files: