I have to give a ton of credit to the kind folks at halloween-l
and Mark Butler for maintaining the monster list.
Visit some really helpful and friendly folks at the
If you want more insight into the world of home haunting, you will be happy
to hear about the chat lists Halloween-L and Howl-2000. Both of these lists
generate a huge volume of emails that will show up in your mail box beginning
with the very hour you subscribe, so beware. During the peak season of September
through October you could see as many as 600 or more emails from the Halloween-L
day, so be prepared. Regular off season posts still run into the 100 to 200
range per day often times as well.
You may want to choose from the two by their nature. The Halloween-L is a
pretty free spirited list where people can post pretty much any Halloween
related or non-Halloween related chatty thing they want and has been collecting
members since 1996, so it has a huge membership base. The Howl list was
introduced in 2000 and has remained rather small, but in general is more of a social list
rather than a nuts and bolts type of information list. Both lists adhere to some
fairly strict rules on flaming and spamming and have a very devoted year-round
following. So try them
both out during the off season and see if you prefer one or the other or both.
Here they are;
To subscribe send a message to: Howl2000firstname.lastname@example.org
To unsubscribe send a message to: Howl2000email@example.com
It doesn't matter what info you send, as that is ignored by the server, so
just send and then respond to the verification email you will recieve. Also,
there is no reason to send a message to the lists themselves asking for
unsubbing, as no one there will be able to help you. You have to follow the
info here to do that yourself.
Both of these list serves are controlled through requests@WildRice.com
by a very giving haunter named Chuck Rice who has been footing the
multi-hundred-dollar-per-month server costs for a long time. It is due to these
high costs that makes it incumbant upon those of us who use the L for our own
benefit to make a regular donation toward these never ending costs, so we ask you
to bookmark this page and try to send in what you can each month, whether it be
$3 or $50. Take this link and send him your coins now and don't forget to
mention to him how much you appreciate his efforts!