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New for 2004, Updated Forum Guidelines and Site Terms
In late October the moderators were surveyed concerning FTE's forum guidelines, community, moderation and administration. The survey entries were compiled and reviewed by the FTE staff here at the office during the month of November. In November/December we worked on several things based on their feedback.
First, the web site terms and conditions have been rewritten. The old terms were very outdated. The new terms and conditions basically are similar to the old conditions, but with a little more legal terminology based on a legal terms and conditions guide. These are found via the link at the bottom of the majority of site pages.
Second, the Moderator Guidelines (private guidelines the moderators use so they have a guide on moderation) have been rewritten.
Third, the Forum Guidelines have been streamlined and "relaxed." We think most users will prefer these to the old guidelines. One of the notable things is that "Wanted" ads are now allowed in the forums. "For Sale" ads must still be in the Classifieds section of the site.
Forth, some of the word filters have been removed. (Foul language filters have not been removed.)
Wooooopss... the moderators pointed this one out as well and I forgot to update it.
Check it out now.
We're paying to serve the images up, and some people don't understand that. They do things like go on other sites and link to the images, costing us money to display the image elsewhere. We recoup that by putting a notice about our site at the bottom. If the image does get displayed elsewhere the exchange for our paying the bandwidth is an ad.
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