Offical WolfHome Newsletter - Volume 2 Issue 2
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Dear Members, Welcome to the second edition of the second volume of the WolfHome newsletter! This issue covers the time from the last issue, Febuary to April of 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 hope you will join us in developing and contributing to this, our chat lands.

~Newsletter Team

For members who wish to submit content to the newsletter, you may contact our staff members or e-mail us at:
*Notice: Please do not contact the above address if you are having techincal issues or have been banned from the site. This is a separate e-mail that is dedicated to the newsletter only. Please use the problem ticket option, forum, or contact and admin directly with your issues. Thank you!

New Team!

Wolfhome is excited to introduce the addition of a new team - the Event Committee!

This new group of users will be composed of volunteers who wish to help organize and hold a multitude of events on Wolfhome, including but not limited to contests, games, and monthly events. They will work alongside the administration team to bring new and exciting things to the Wolfhome forums and chat. They will have access to special tools to aid them in bringing together these events and will be able to brainstorm and plan community happenings as a team.

To learn more about the Event Committee, please see the official announcement thread! -


Rules Regarding Profiles:

Hello citizens of Wolfhome! You may not know this, but we do have rules that apply to--yes--your profiles! The reason I am bringing this up is because lately I've noticed that a lot of people are not quite following guidelines where they are concerned. Why we have rules for profiles is due to the fact -anyone- can read it. That means your profile is as public as the chat room itself. Now, because profiles are your "personal space" we don't have many rules, but there are certain things not allowed.

ONE: Death threats. Yes, this applies in chat -and- your profile. One example I have seen a lot is this: "WolfyGirl90210 is my mate/best friend. If you hurt her in any way I swear I will KILL you and mangle you to little bits and pieces." If you have something like this in your profile, it's best to remove it now before I or another admin asks you to.

TWO: Non PG-13 content. This includes sexually explicit conversations, images, or website links. One thing I have seen a lot is snippets of inappropriate conversations that were held in private rooms and are then pasted into a profile. Yes, these conversations are ok in private rooms. But the moment they go in your sniff they become "public." If we see it we will ask you to remove it. So please be aware of this. Images with excessive gore, nudity, or anything otherwise disturbing in nature will need to be removed.

THREE: Web links to inappropriate content. This includes anything with violence, racism, or any other site considered offensive in nature. If you have doubts, err on the side of safety and KEEP IT OUT.

And a special shout out to: Shock sites. Sometimes called "DO NOT CLICK" links, these sites are either ones that open multiple windows, repeatedly, so that a user is forced to restart their computer, or sites that have violent, gory or strong sexually explicit content that is intended to "shock" or otherwise disturb the unsuspecting viewer. If we find these in your sniff, it's an *automatic* ban.

Note about copyrights: Listing copyrights for images isn't necessary as long as you aren't claiming art you didn't make as your own work. If there is a copyright already within the image, please do not strip it out and respect any artist's rules concerning artwork. We cannot check this on our own, so we are entreating on your decency to not abuse the images in your profile. If we get a complaint, we will act on it.

Other than that we are fairly easygoing so far as content in your sniff goes. You're not going to get banned for a slew of swearwords as long as they don't touch on any of these rules. If we find anything related to the above mentioned, punishment starts anywhere from a warning to any length of ban. So! With that said, check your sniff and be sure that you are following these guidelines.


Who's Who - Adminstrative Changes

List of promotions and retires from last newsletter.

Vladimir: 3/28

Fireenze: 3/4

Darknation: 4/2
Jenova: 4/1
Kedaki/Siren: 3/19
Kiche: 3/25
Leski: 4/1
Takatia: 4/7


WolfHome Administrative Team:

Alphas: BulletGutz, Fancy/Fleur, Razorback (partner), Redfoxx, Selendris, Sol, Underdog (chat owner), Vladimir

Betas: Casanova, CheshireSmile, Devaska, Firenze, Fumetsu, GTWolf, Katanya, Mohegan, Rhode, RiceNoodle, ScatteredFL, Taishi, Taku, Timberwolf, Wendigowolf

Gammas: Astra, Azreil, BugFinder, Catspaw, Cyclops, Darknation, Dip, Eluned, Firekeeper, Jenova, Kedaki/Siren, Kiche, Kina, Leski, Nightspiritwing, Orez, Scarlet, Sessgo, Shivra, ShortCircuit, Sitara, Takatia

Admin Assistants: LucanWolf

The WolfHome Art Review Team (ART):

Astra, BulletGutz, Casanova, CheshireSmile, Devaska, Firenze, GTWolf, Mohegan, Ricenoodle, ScatteredFL, Shivra, Sol, Wendigowolf

Resourceful links:

Artist Terms of Service A forum resource where artists post their TOS.

Art Review Team's E-mail For any questions, concerns, and to report art theft. You can contact them directly.

Permissions Section A place to post permissions to artwork and poses sold or allowed others to use. One topic per user, please!

Problem Ticket Please submit a problem ticket with this link, if you are having any techincal issues, ban questions, or other issues. These go directly to the administration team.

Suggestions 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.

WolfHome Markets A place to buy, sell, and trade!

New Changes Around Chatlands™

Mystical Realms has moved to a new server and now has its own web address! Mystical Realms is managed by Wishspell and has been with the Chatlands™ sites since 2009.

"We are the lands of mythical creatures and beings, the land of ancient gods; of wonders and beauties that are limitless to the imagination. Come join us and travel back in time, where anything is possible."

Please visit Mystical Realms at:

We'd like to make a special announcement about one of our long time members, Siren (aka Kedaki). On April 2nd, 2011 Siren and Chris (no WolfHome name) were married! The ceremony was a small affair that took place in a beautiful yard in Auburn, Georgia. Please join us in congratulating her and her husband in this wonderful occasion! We hope that you two will have a long happy marriage together!

Fundraiser for the fight of Cystic Fibrosis
2011 Presque Isle
Presque Isle State Park,
Cookhouse Pavillion

Cystic fibrosis is the most prevalent genetic disease in the United States. Advances continue to be made in finding a cure, but your help is needed now more than ever to help keep up the momentum of this life saving research. Too many young lives depend on this vital research to let it go unfunded!

GREAT STRIDES is the Cystic Fibrosis (CF) Foundation's largest and most successful national fundraising event. This year, I'm walking in the GREAT STRIDES event at the 2011 Presque Isle - Presque Isle State Park, Cookhouse Pavilion site on 05/21/2011. Please help me meet my fundraising goal of $150.00 by sponsoring me. You'll feel confident in knowing that your generous gift is used efficiently and effectively: nearly 90 cents out of every dollar you contribute goes directly toward supporting research and specialized care that improves the quality of life for those with CF. And, it's tax-deductible.

Making a donation is easy and secure! Just click on the link below to make a donation to my fundraising page. Any amount you can donate is greatly appreciated!

Donating to GREAT STRIDES is such a simple and effective way for you to show your support for this important cause. Together, we can make a difference in the lives of those with CF! Once again, thank you for supporting the mission of the CF Foundation!

Kina is currently preparing to for 2011 walk for Cystic Fibrosis and needs your support with her fundraising goals. To help me with completing my goals please follow the link to:!

To learn more about Cystic Fibrosis please check out the site:

~Kina ~Timberwolf

By FoamyPerry

By Italianwolf

The 2011 Iditarod Dog Sled Race is offically completed!

John Baker

First place musher for the 2011 Iditarod

Ellen Halverson

Is the 2011 Red Latern winner

Image from the the Alaska Dispatch

The Iditarod dog sled race was completed on 03/20/2011 when Ellen Halverson crossed the finish line in Nome at 10:45:14 with her 9 dog team. The Widows Lantern was blown out signifying that all teams were off the trail. Ellen Halverson is the Red Latern winner for the 2011 Iditarod Sled Dog Race. There were a total of 62 teams entered and stated the race on 03/05/2011 and covered 1123 miles from start to finish. A total of 47 dog teams completed the race and over the course of the race here were 15 Mushers and their teams that withdrew from the race at various check stations. One of the traditions at the finish line is the Musher will remove the dog teams paw boots (booties) used to help protect the dogs feet during the race and will give them out to people at the finish line. ~ Timberwolf

Things to know about the Iditarod:

Musher and their team are classified as rookies until they have completed the full Iditarod dog sled race course. A musher and his team are still rookies if they start but with draw during the race.

History of the Red Lantern
Often the "Red Lantern" is confused with the "Widow's Lamp." They are not the same. An article several years ago in Alaska magazine states that the first red lantern was awarded in the 1953 Fur Rendezvous Race. According to Alaska, "Awarding a red lantern for the last place finisher in a sled dog race has become an Alaskan tradition. It started as a joke and has become a symbol of stick-to-itiveness in the mushing world." ~Iditarod site

The Story of the Widow's Lamp
During the days of Alaska sled dog freighting and mail carrying, dog drivers relied on a series of roadhouses between their village destinations. Since these mushers ventured out in most all kinds of weather, for safety reasons they found the idea that pilots rely on, known today as the flight plan. Word was relayed ahead that a musher and team were on the trail, and a kerosene lamp was lit and hung outside the roadhouse. It not only helped the dog driver find his destination at night, but more importantly, it signified that a team or teams were somewhere out on the trail. The lamp was not extinguished until the musher safely reached his destination.

In keeping with that tradition, the Iditarod Trail Committee will light a "Widow's Lamp" at 10:00 a.m., on the first Sunday in March, in Nome at the trail's end. This lamp, which will be attached to the Burled Arch, our official finish line, will remain lit as long as there are mushers on the trail competing in the race. When the last musher crosses the finish line, officials will extinguish the "Widow's Lamp" signifying the official end of the Iditarod for that year.

All too often, public and media think of the race as being over when the winner crosses the finish line, yet there are still teams on the trail. We hope you will find this often overlooked part of the race worthy of your attention. There are many very good stories about these other mushers on the trail. ~Iditarod site

In Nome - Jodi Bailey Claims a Rookie Double

Jodi Bailey and her Dew Claw Kennel dogs made history this afternoon. Jody is the first woman to ever complete a rookie Quest and Iditarod in the same year. This rookie double is an impressive accomplishment. Each of the races is over 1,000 miles. While the weather and trail for Iditarod was nice, if not too nice; the weather and trail for the Quest was punishing or worse. Congratulations to Jodi and her well winterized dogs. She finished 7th in the Quest and 31st in Iditarod. Her Iditarod time was 11 days and 40 minutes.

Dan Kaduce, Iditarod's 2010 Rookie of the Year was waiting for Jodi, his wife and kennel partner

under the arch. It would be an understatement to say that Dan was proud of her accomplishment. While the checker was going through the mandatory gear, Dan was snacking the dogs and removing booties. Trail booties are hot souvenirs, the Dew Claw Duo cordially shared the prized paw protectors with fans lining the chute.

Dan and Jodi praised the dogs and posed for photos. It was easy to see that Jodi was in awe of the journey and intensely touched by the athleticism and heartiness of her canine athletes. Every dog received a caring on the nose kiss from their mistress. The veterinarians who greeted Bailey's dogs at the finish line for quick examination said they were in excellent condition. To affirm the vet's evaluation, they trotted nonchalantly to the dog lot. ~ Terrie Hanke

Information and was gathered from the Iditarod web site please visit the site for more detailed information about the race. ~ Timberwolf

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