This page was last updated on Tuesday, May 11, 1999
This page contains Frequently Asked Questions for the eurohashing hash
newslist. It was put together by Sex Reject, the list administrator. If
you have any suggestions for changes or updates, contact Sex
1. To whom do I turn with eurohashing mailing list problems?
You can send mail to me, email@example.com.
I will try to fix your problem as soon as possible. If you don't hear from
me within a day or so, resend your message, as I may not have gotten it,
or may have accidentally deleted it. Hell, I might have deleted it on purpose
in a fit of pique. We all need to be kicked in the butt from time to time.
Alternatively, you can send mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
with the "message" (not the subject) "help" and the
list processor program will send you the standard help file. Note: eurohashing
uses the "majordomo" list processing software, which expects
commands entered in the body of the message, not in the subject.
3. How do I unsubscribe from the eurohashing mailing list?
Send the message: unsubscribe eurohashing to email@example.com:
Make sure you send it from the account from which you originally subscribed.
If you need to send from another account (if you subscribed using a mindless.com
alias for example, then send the message unsubscribe eurohashing <firstname.lastname@example.org>
, substituting the real mailing address, of course.)
5. I tried to unsubscribe and it didn't work. What's wrong?
You may have sent the mail from the wrong account. Try reviewing the
eurohashing (see #4, above) list to see which account
your eurohashing mail actually goes to. If this doesn't work, send mail
to me (email@example.com) telling
me about the problem and I'll delete you.
Digest mode sends you one message a day from eurohashing with all of
the day's postings in it, rather than sending you each message individually.
It's a nice way of scanning through the list to separate the wheat from
the shiggy. Send the message:
Note: some people with flaky mailers have trouble when they switch over
to digest in receiving the longer messages, and are getting automatically
unsubscribed by the list processor. We're working on it. Actually, that's
a lie: I'm ignoring it and hoping it goes away. But let me know if this
happens to you; if it becomes a persistent enough problem I'll try to yell
at someone to fix it.
8. I haven't seen any messages in a while. Am I still subscribed?
Try reviewing the list (see #4) to see if you're still
there. Resist the temptation to post the message "hello, anyone there"
to the mailing list itself. You can also just resubscribe. The server will
warn you that you're already subscribed, if you are, or accept your new
(re)-subscription, if you're not.
Send a mail message to firstname.lastname@example.org
or, if you're feeling lazy, email@example.com
which is an alias for the list. You have a greater chance of getting a
response to your posting if you include a descriptive subject line. It
is also considered good hashetiquette to sign your Hash Name and Home Hash
at the end of your post. Please also check out #16 for
some rough guidelines about posting content.
If you want to contact a specific hash kennel or individual and don't
have an e-mail address, or if you want to find out if there's a hash somewhere,
post a query to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Include your query in the subject line, i.e., "Looking for San Diego
Hash Info," "Trying to Contact So-and-So," "Any Hashes
in Iraq?" If you have Internet access, three web pages offer lists
of hash contacts in the USA and around the world: Flying
Booger's Half-Mind Hash Catalog at (http://www.half-mind.com/) Harrier
International Online at (http://kanzelmeyer.simplenet.com/hash/HI/)
Stray Dog's Global Trash
Page at (http://www.gthhh.com/).
15. What types of messages are appropriate/inappropriate for eurohashing?
Let's face it, there are too many rules in life, and one of the nicest
parts about the Hash is the opportunity to escape the myriad regulations,
restrictions, and ordinances one normally confronts in life. With that
in mind, there are no hard and fast rules governing eurohashing. But please
bear in mind a number of guidelines: Please do not advertise non-hash stuff,
like chain letters, pyramid schemes, discount merchandise, etc. This will
incur the wrath of the list users. Please also be aware that hashers from
all over the world use this newslist but some in the third world have been
discouraged from joining because of the low signal to noise ratio. These
users have to pay real beer tokens both to their server and the phone company
(1 US$ per msg. is not unusual). It would therefore help these hashers
if you would exercise some restraint in the length of your postings and
do not unnecessarily waste bandwidth.
There is only one rule: NO BINARIES. The list will
automatically bounce anything bigger than 128K, and binaries have a nasty
habit of being unreadable at the user's end. If you have a Word document
or similar announcing an event, either convert it to HTML and post it to
your website, or send it directly to me at email@example.com
and I'll post it on my website. Same goes for porn from Black Hole, dodgy
.AVI files from Codpiece, and so on.
Maybe you unsubbed yourself, or the listserver took it upon itself
to unsub you on the basis that mail to your address was bouncing. Maybe
I unsubbed you while I was drunk (quite possible, as I keep an emergency
bottle of Koskenkorva in my office in anticipation of the next raid from