Official Wolfhome Newsletter - Volume 2 Issue 7
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Welcome to the 2nd volume, issue 7 of the Wolfhome newsletter! This issue covers the time
from the last issue, from the beginning to the end of December 2011. We
hope you've enjoyed the last issue and that you will continue to enjoy our
effort to bring you the latest news from Wolfhome and the Chatlands™
community. We ask that you will join us in developing and contributing to
this, our chat lands.
who wish to submit content to the newsletter, you may contact our staff
members or e-mail us at: email@example.com
*Notice: Please do not contact the above address if you are having
technical issues or have been banned from the site. This is a seperate
e-mail that is dedicated to the newsletter only. Please use the problem
ticket option, forum, or contact an admin directly with your issues.
Too see all the poses that were swaped, please check out
Would you like to become an author
for Lunar Phases Newsletter?
Do you have writing skills and fresh ideas that you would
like to put to use within your Wolfhome community? Lunar Phases is now
looking for new writers to contribute ideas and articles to our newsroom!
Who better to comment on the ins and outs of Wolfhome than the users
themselves? If you are interested in contributing to the newsletter in any
way, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for more
This *experimental* new feature of Wolfhome may have you
"seeing double". No need to rub your eyes and blink several times. This is
not a bug! [well... that's up for some debate --underdog] This
feature allows you to showcase your username as well as a nickname for that
account. To allow your nickname, you will need to check the "full
names" option in your sniff. To set your nick, use the code: !nick
(name) To remove the name you will need to type !nick (name) and reload. If
you do not reload, the name will still appear on your screen.
[ Note: the 'nick' command was put online just around Christmas, then it
was removed after I decided that it wasn't quite ready for "prime time" yet.
The goal here is to allow you to have a different user name on each
Chatlands™ site, but the implementation left a bit to be desired for
some folks... so I have removed this command, for now. ---underdog ]
Read the offical post.
Who's Who - Administrative Changes
List of promotions
and retires since the last newsletter.
Cheshiresmile - 12/2
Firekeeper - 12/2
Versailles - 12/5
Avani - 12/2
Wolfhome Administrative Team:
BulletGutz/Colossith, Cheshiresmile, Fancy/Fleur, Firekeeper, Razorback
(partner), RiceNoodle, Selendris, Underdog (chat owner), Vladimir
Betas: Asrta, Azriel, Bunny, Casanova,
Darknation, Devaska, Freewolf,
Leski, RedFoxx, ScatteredFL, Siren, Sol, Suspria, Takatia, Timberwolf,
Avani, Binky, BugFinder, Cyclops, Decoy, Dip, Jenova, Kiche, Lock,
Orez, Pixie, Sandhya/Sirocca, Scarlet, Sessgo, Shivra, ShortCircuit,
Silence, Sitara (Korra on forums), Slver/Sola
Admin Assistants: Kina
Art Review Team (ART):
Cheshiresmile, Ricenoodle, ScatteredFL, Shivra, Siren, Sitara/Korra, Sol,
Altair, AkaiKaze, Ariii, Bacardi, Collide, Crisis,
Doctre/Heyl, Grim, Juke, Pulse, Rocket, Tahoma, Twistedd
Azriel, Casanova, Darknation, Devaska, Firekeeper, Kiche,
Orez, Ricenoodle, Sessgo, ScatteredFL, Siren, Slver/Sola, Takatia,
Artist TOS Forum
- This section is for both artist's and whomever
is curious of an artist's TOS. As of April 15, artists are required
to post their TOS here so that others may reference it.
- A place to post permissions to artwork and poses
sold or allowed others to use. One topic per user, please!
- Please submit a problem ticket with this link, if you
are having any technical issues, ban questions, or other issues.
These go directly to the administration team.
- Can you use it? If you've seen a species that you'd like to use,
commission, or just curious about, here is a link to a collection
of original species, their owners, and allowed uses.
- Have an idea on how to improve your chat experience? Here's the
place to suggest it. Please make sure you search before you post.
Someone may have already posted a similar idea.
- A place to buy, sell, and trade!
|Safeguard Your Account on the
To safeguard your account there are some terms that you need to
understand when you have secured accounts on the web. Recently Wolfhome and
the other Chatlands™ sites have banned users that were caught trying
to extract information from users about their accounts, personal
information, personal family information, phone numbers, addresses, pets
and their names and personal interests. The perpetrator uses this
information to help them hack into and access your accounts. Wolfhome
administrative team does not ask you these types or questions. The only
time we deal with accounts and ask you questions is when you have
inadvertently locked yourself out of your account or your account has been
compromised. You should file a problem ticket, which is a direct
communication with the administrative team and gives us a record of when
that issue has ocurred and a point to start working from.
Beware of persons that claim to be administrative members but do not
have rank symbols. If you have been approached asked questions concerning
your account and other personal information contact your chat room
administrator so we can deal with it immediately. We will need a copy of the
scroll, the name of the user/person asking you for personal information.
Know your Administrative Team:
Social engineering: is commonly understood to mean the art of
manipulating people into performing actions or divulging confidential
information. While it is similar to a confidence trick or simple fraud, the
term typically applies to trickery or deception for the purpose of
information gathering, fraud, or computer system access; in most cases the
attacker never comes face-to-face with the victims. "Social
engineering" as an act of psychological manipulation was popularized
by hacker-turned-consultant Kevin Mitnick. The term had previously been
associated with the social sciences, but its usage has caught on among
Phishing: is a technique of fraudulently obtaining private information.
Typically, the phisher sends an e-mail that appears to come from a
legitimate businessa bank, or credit card companyrequesting
of information and warning of some dire consequence if it is not provided.
The e-mail usually contains a link to a fraudulent web page that seems
legitimatewith company logos and contentand has a form
requesting everything from a home address to an ATM card's PIN.
Pretexting: is the act of creating and using an invented scenario (the
pretext) to engage a targeted victim in a manner that increases the
chance the victim will divulge information or perform actions that would
be unlikely in ordinary circumstances. An elaborate lie, it most often
involves some prior research or setup and the use of this information
for impersonation (e.g., date of birth, Social Security Number, last
bill amount) to establish legitimacy in the mind of the target.
Sweden's Hope for
"Zero-Tolerance" Wolf Policy
Could you imagine hearing that a political party in your
country wants to completely remove all wolves, even if that means shooting
them on sight? That is what is happening in Sweden with their new political
party titled the "Nature Democrats". The Nature Democrats
are attempting to gather support of their mission in Riksdag, Sweden
so they can gain influence over Swedish predator policies. The
recommendation of the Nature Democrats would allow for a zero-tolerance
policy of wolves located in populated country areas. They claim that they
do not want to eliminate all wolves from the planet, just that they want
them out of Sweden. The overall effect on the ecosystem due to the
annihilation of these animals can be debated, but morally, I think most of
us know where we stand.
One paw forward
As a current resident of the state of Minnesota, a certain topic has
been catching my attention. The wolf population in the state has been
verified to be above 3,000 wolves, double the federal standards and
the highest of the lower 48 states. This is a huge paw forward towards
the recovery of this still endangered species but it comes at a price.
With the ever growing presence of man in the territories of the predatory
animal, livestock and pets alike are becoming prey to the wolves. A
rise in attacks has provoked legislation to move forward with management
of the numbers once again. Currently there is no season of hunting to
be opened but after careful monitoring of predatory attacks the state
might soon pass a hunting and trapping season with a minimal number
of 1,600 wolves in the state to ensure survival. An extensive report
was released by DNR and the site will be continually updated for the
public to keep informed. Now even though the prospect of wolves being
hunted for sport seems dismal, this form of management has been used
for all kinds of animals. The fact the numbers are high enough to be
removed from the endangered species list should be looked upon as a
TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS,
HE LIVED ALL ALONE,
IN A ONE BEDROOM HOUSE MADE OF
PLASTER AND STONE.
I HAD COME DOWN THE CHIMNEY
WITH PRESENTS TO GIVE,
AND TO SEE JUST WHO
IN THIS HOME DID LIVE.
I LOOKED ALL ABOUT,
A STRANGE SIGHT I DID SEE,
NO TINSEL, NO PRESENTS,
NOT EVEN A TREE.
NO STOCKING BY MANTLE,
JUST BOOTS FILLED WITH SAND,
ON THE WALL HUNG PICTURES
OF FAR DISTANT LANDS.
WITH MEDALS AND BADGES,
AWARDS OF ALL KINDS,
A SOBER THOUGHT
CAME THROUGH MY MIND.
FOR THIS HOUSE WAS DIFFERENT,
IT WAS DARK AND DREARY,
I FOUND THE HOME OF A SOLDIER,
ONCE I COULD SEE CLEARLY.
THE SOLDIER LAY SLEEPING,
CURLED UP ON THE FLOOR
IN THIS ONE BEDROOM HOME.
THE FACE WAS SO GENTLE,
THE ROOM IN SUCH DISORDER,
NOT HOW I PICTURED
A UNITED STATES SOLDIER.
WAS THIS THE HERO
OF WHOM I'D JUST READ?
CURLED UP ON A PONCHO,
THE FLOOR FOR A BED?
I REALIZED THE FAMILIES
THAT I SAW THIS NIGHT,
OWED THEIR LIVES TO THESE SOLDIERS
WHO WERE WILLING TO FIGHT.
SOON ROUND THE WORLD,
THE CHILDREN WOULD PLAY,
AND GROWNUPS WOULD CELEBRATE
A BRIGHT CHRISTMAS DAY.
THEY ALL ENJOYED FREEDOM
EACH MONTH OF THE YEAR,
BECAUSE OF THE SOLDIERS,
LIKE THE ONE LYING HERE.
I COULDN'T HELP WONDER
HOW MANY LAY ALONE,
ON A COLD CHRISTMAS EVE
IN A LAND FAR FROM HOME.
THE VERY THOUGHT
BROUGHT A TEAR TO MY EYE,
I DROPPED TO MY KNEES
AND STARTED TO CRY.
THE SOLDIER AWAKENED
AND I HEARD A ROUGH VOICE,
'SANTA DON'T CRY,
THIS LIFE IS MY CHOICE;
I FIGHT FOR FREEDOM,
I DON'T ASK FOR MORE,
MY LIFE IS MY GOD,
MY COUNTRY, MY CORPS.'
THE SOLDIER ROLLED OVER
AND DRIFTED TO SLEEP,
I COULDN'T CONTROL IT,
I CONTINUED TO WEEP.
I KEPT WATCH FOR HOURS,
SO SILENT AND STILL
AND WE BOTH SHIVERED
FROM THE COLD NIGHT'S CHILL.
I DIDN'T WANT TO LEAVE
ON THAT COLD, DARK, NIGHT,
THIS GUARDIAN OF HONOR
SO WILLING TO FIGHT.
THEN THE SOLDIER ROLLED OVER,
WITH A VOICE SOFT AND PURE,
WHISPERED, 'CARRY ON SANTA,
IT'S CHRISTMAS DAY, ALL IS SECURE.'
ONE LOOK AT MY WATCH,
AND I KNEW HE WAS RIGHT.
'MERRY CHRISTMAS MY FRIEND,!
AND TO ALL A GOOD NIGHT.'
Author: Unknown Marine
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