What is a Discussion List?
E-mail discussion lists are an excellent way for people with similar interests to network with each other by e-mail about a subject. When a list member sends an e-mail to the discussion list, everyone on the list receives it and anyone can respond back to list for everyone else to see.
We have set up our Sword Swallowing lists as private discussion lists for sword swallowers to communicate and network with each other. The purpose of the Sword Swallowing Lists is to encourage better networking between sword swallowers around the world, and to cover all aspects of sword swallowing, from the history of sword swallowing to swords, neon tubes, props, costumes, tips, techniques, records, news, appearances, performances, injuries, SSAI meetings, events, seminars, or any other topics related to sword swallowing.
Sword swallowing is an extremely dangerous performance art. We cannot be held responsible for any accidents or injuries resulting from attempts or demonstrations, in practice or performance, of any of the acts discussed on our discussion Lists. Due to the dangers and liability involved in sword swallowing, our Lists are private and open to actual sword swallowers ONLY.
Those who just think sword swallowing is a "cool" stunt that they want to try will NOT be allowed to join these Lists. In order to be approved to our Lists, you must already be on our list of known sword swallowers, or you must be able to show proof that you are a serious sword swallower, either in the form of a website or photo of you swallowing swords, or else a referral from a recognized sword swallower already on our list before we can approve your membership.
There are actually TWO different Sword Swallowing discussion lists, one at Yahoo, and one at Topica.com, with different sword swallowers on each list, and therefore, different topics and discussions.
We encourage all SSAI members and other sword swallowers to subscribe to BOTH Sword Swallowing Discussion Lists in order to better network and communicate with each other.