View Full Version : CI Section Stipulations: Please Read

03-28-2015, 02:51 AM
Dear members,

This section is here to provide genetics and anthropology enthusiasts looking to raise awareness of important projects or kits requiring funding with a means of doing so. To retain full civility and section quality, the following stipulations will always apply both in the general area and sub-sections:

1. Members are required to post a reason explaining why crowdfunding for a desired kit is advantageous to the genetic genealogy community, be it elaborate or simple.

2. Members should refrain from seeking crowd-funding for personal kits or tests unless there is exceptional justification for doing so. What constitutes as valid is entirely at the discretion of the administration.

3. Section 3.10 of the Terms of Service (ToS) (http://www.anthrogenica.com/faq.php)will be exceptionally enforced. Any of the behaviours expressed in section 3.10, or those deemed to be equivalent by the administration (e.g. repeat bumping of a crowd-funding proposal for a kit), will be handled appropriately and without warning. A reminder of what this section states for everyone's consideration:

3.10 Certain standards of quality-control will be enforced to ensure a productive forum atmosphere. Breaches in basic forum etiquette include but are not limited to cross-posting different threads, consecutive posting in existing threads, or reviving old threads whose course of discussion has long since expired ("necro-bumping"). If a user feels they may have made such a mistakes, they are expected to contact a moderator for assistance.

This area will hopefully give those project members yearning to shine some much-needed spotlight on special kits with a means of doing so, thus allowing the community to drive forward with our collective enterprises. Thanks all for your cooperation.

08-30-2015, 04:30 PM
New Terms of Service (ToS) section has recently been added regarding provisions of use in this forum area (announced here (http://www.anthrogenica.com/showthread.php?7-Terms-of-Service-and-Forum-Rules-Update&p=105578&viewfull=1#post105578)).

All on-going crowdfunding projects here are now subject to these terms. We appreciate for those organizing these to familiarize themselves with the new stipulations of this area. Thanks for your cooperation.

3.17 The Crowdfunding Initiatives section at Anthrogenica promotes funding endeavours in the amateur genetic genealogy community. Those seeking funding are expected to provide comprehensive detail with respect to the rationale for fundraising. In the event that a crowdfunding initiative is unsuccessful in reaching its stated goal within 30 days from the commencement date of the initiative, and the originator of the crowdfunding initiative does not wish to follow through with the project, testing, etc., an immediate refund of all donations received must be made. Special dispensations to extend the 30-day crowdfunding initiative period may be granted by the administration, at its sole discretion, if requested in a timely manner by the originator of the crowdfunding initiative and where good cause is demonstrated. Despite maintaining the above, the administration at Anthrogenica will not be held accountable for any permanent financial loss through the crowdfunding initiatives. Please think carefully before donating to your initiatives of choice.