This is primarily an Otherkin list. Otherkin are people who believe for any reason that they are not normal humans. Many think they are other races than human, some think they are from other worlds. All races and species are welcome: dragon, elf, nymph, satyr, dwarf, gnome, angel, demon, gryphon, sidhe, faerie, fae, merfolk, hobbit, therianthrope, vampire, furry, human, etc.
Otherkind-Hosts is the list for exploring different types of multiplicity, and is also appropriate for people who are "one person" who simply want to understand people who have more than one mind/spirit/soul/whatever in them.
This is a specialty list, and off-topic or fluff posts may not be well recieved (on topic for this list includes all manners of multiplicity, faceted personalities, psychiatric modalities, and occasionally the nature of extraplanar reality :) ). The moderators' will judge whether or not content needs to be culled or whether members need to be directed to other lists for their needs.
Besides the Otherkin FAQ, there are other resources on hosts and similar multiplicity to be found at the Kinhost Wiki pages.
- This list is partially self-moderating. If you see something which you believe to violate any of these rules, or to be a problem in and of itself, please contact the list moderators.
- If the subject doesn't reflect the content of a post you're replying to, please change the subject line. This is courtesy, and helps us keep track of things in the future, and will even help you to see when people are responding to *your* posts.
- No one-liners please (ie: posts that are much shorter than the headers it takes to get them from point-A to point-B on the internet.) One-liners are considered rude. Try to consolidate your posts (at least within a topic) or replies to a thread into one slightly longer post if you find yourself posting many one-liners.
- Off-topic should be limited and labeled such (or OT) in the subject line. Members should avoid responding to OT posts on list. Try to take posts that are OT out of commission as soon as possible by not replying or replying offlist. It's ok if a portion of a post is OT as long as it's somehow on topic for the post itself, but if you find yourself responding only to the offtopic portion of the post, try to take it offlist or to OtherkinCafe.
- Please limit fluff posts on the list. Fluff should be labeled "--fluff" in the subject line. "Fluff" is non-serious posts which contain no actually useful content. Members should avoid responding publicly to 'fluff' posts. Fluff posts of a general enough nature for everyone to enjoy the joke are okay if they're not at anyone's expense, and when clearly labeled "fluff", but are not okay if they are so much an in-joke that very few people on the list will get it. If this is the case, write the joke to them privately and don't waste everyone else's time. If you like to make a lot of fluffy comments, it's suggested that you join OtherkinCafe and redirect the jokes & fluff there instead.
- No flaming is allowed. That is to say, no generic inflammatory comments that generalize about a group or that specifically target a member on the list. In addition, talking directly about people who are not on the list would be rude. It's best to talk only about yourself and your own experiences. You get two warnings for this, at moderator discretion. In some cases, people will be unsubbed and banned immediately.
- No judgements, cruelty, harassment, etc. Judgements, cruelty, harrassing, flames, etc. will not be tolerated. Constructive criticism is welcome within those parameters when done with respect. This list is intended for the exploration of the concepts of being more than one being in one body. By no means are snide remarks, jibes, underhanded comments, backhanded 'compliments' and similar allowed on the list. If someone points these out to the moderators, private warnings will be issued. After two warnings, if it occurs a third time, your posting privledges will be changed to moderator approval only. If it happens a fourth, you will be unsubbed and banned from the list. If it's likely that the insults will be quoted or repeated to the list, you may find yourself moderated immediately until such a time as the moderators feel reassured that the insults will not be repeated.
- Constructive criticisms are allowed on this list under some circumstances. If they are written in a respectful format, above-board, and with obvious intent to point out someone's flaws to help them, and not to further your own pursuits or personal prejudices against a person. If you plan to confront someone on an issue, please contact the moderators to alert them to what you are trying to do if possible. Asking the person's permission to talk to them on list about it would be helpful as well, if that's at all possible.
- Don't respond to moderator notes on list. This is just courtesy and good Netiquette. Respond to the listowner or all moderators via firstname.lastname@example.org. List policies can be discussed and revised on list if enough people have a problem with them, but keep in mind that it will take a lot of list traffic to do so.
Hint: when replying to someone offlist, please change the subject line sufficiently so that it's obvious to the recipient so that they do not accidentally send it back to the list thinking you made a mistake. ie: take out "otherkind-hosts" and change it to "offlist" or "OL"
- Crisses, Arhuaine
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