The Fanciers list is a specialized mailing list. Before you join, please read the following to make sure it is right for you.
What we talk about on the Fanciers List
- The Fanciers list is intended for discussions or announcements specifically relating to showing and breeding cats. This includes such diverse topics as feline veterinary medicine and home care, cattery management, cat show production, politics in the cat fancy, and the history and evolution of cat breeds. Our discussions are often highly technical. If this is what you are looking for, we have the list for you!
What we don’t talk about on the Fanciers List
- The Fanciers list isn’t intended for discussing basic cat care advice, cute cat stories, and general cat chat such as discussion of famous cats, cat names, cat trivia, etc. These topics are more appropriate for general interest groups. If you’re looking for a place to talk about cats in general, check out FELINE-L, or some of the other general cat lists, or the Usenet newsgroup rec.pets.cats.
It also isn’t intended for people who are looking for a purebred kitten, or who have basic questions about cat breeds. If you have some questions about a breed, start with the breed information and FAQs that are available on the Internet. If you have more specific questions, or are looking for a kitten, we have a breeder referral list to match you up with a breeder who can help you!
Fanciers or Fanciers-Digest?
- The regular Fanciers list is a high volume mailing list, with anywhere from 50 to 200 individual messages per day, and sometimes more. You will need to be prepared for a large volume of mail if you join the regular Fanciers list.
We do offer a lower volume Fanciers-Digest option. If you subscribe to Fanciers-Digest, you’ll get your Fanciers mail “clumped” together into fewer, larger messages. You will still receive all the same information as you would on the regular Fanciers list.
We recommend that you start with Fanciers-Digest, so that you can get a feel for the list volume and topics before you start receiving hundreds of messages in your mailbox. After you get started, you may eventually wish to switch to the regular Fanciers list, or you may want to remain on Fanciers-Digest.