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Thread: Terms of Service and Forum Rules Update

  1. #31
    New section outlining the terms by which company representatives are present in Anthrogenica:

    1.7 Certified company representatives are permitted to be present on the forum. To maintain a distinction with other members or a representative's own personal account, they are signified publicly as 'Company Rep' accounts. With the exception of increased PM space, these accounts possess no additional functionality compared to regular accounts. Finally, 'Company Reps' have no administrative oversight over forum subsections named after their companies and have no access to any private forum or member information.
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  3. #32
    One addition:

    As part of our recent anti-spam measures, new members (defined as those with less than 10 posts and less than 14 days registration history) are prevented from posting links on Anthrogenica.

    New members who eventually meet this simple criteria will be automatically promoted to the "Regular Users" usergroup. You do not need to contact any members of staff for this to take place.

    2.1 New members, defined as those with less than 10 posts and less than 14 days registration history, are subject to a link posting restriction. Once a new member exceeds 10 posts and a presence of 14 days in Anthrogenica, they will automatically be promoted to the "Regular Users" usergroup.

    One modification:

    In recent weeks, several registered members with minimal past activity have requested we completely remove their accounts and posts from Anthrogenica. All of these users have publicly maintained anonymity and no clear reason has been offered regarding the basis for these data removal requests.

    As said requests appear spurious, we do not ordinarily entertain even account closure and in the interest of reducing our administration's (never-ending) workload, the following addition has been made to an existing Term:

    2.9 Member accounts are not normally suspended or closed once activated. Users wishing to remove themselves from the community are advised to simply withhold from logging in. In addition, we will not routinely entertain requests to completely clear a member's public history and/or permanently deleting their accounts.
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     MikeWhalen (06-01-2017),  red (07-04-2017),  rms2 (07-02-2017),  Saetro (06-11-2017),  vettor (09-21-2017)

  5. #33
    One Addition:

    The Administration is clarifying our policy with respect to profile flag uploads (members routinely request these here):

    3.21 Members have the capacity to express themselves through a variety of modern and historical flags. The administration will routinely upload flags per member request to facilitate the means of reasonable self-expression. However, the decision to upload suggested flags is completely at the discretion of the administration. This decision will be guided by socio-legal considerations.
    One Modification:

    2.7 Username changes on Anthrogenica are not routinely undertaken upon request. However, they will be considered if members have less than 30 posts and/or registered for less than one month. Members with exceptional circumstances (e.g. reasonable privacy concerns) must disclose these ahead of time with the administration. Additionally, members are advised to carefully consider their username choices. Please reconsider your username if it contains your real name.
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  6. #34
    An addition to our Terms, which addresses future use (and potential abuse) of credentials in this largely lay environment:

    3.22 As a discussion forum, Anthrogenica largely caters towards the lay public. Occasionally, members with qualifications in areas directly relating to the subjects discussed in this forum register and participate. To combat potential abuse associated with the professing of expertise in a lay environment, such members are obligated to produce evidence of their educational background. This may be undertaken either publicly or privately (presenting the evidence to a member of staff as third party verification).
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     jdean (10-17-2018),  khanabadoshi (10-16-2018),  Onur Dincer (12-28-2018)

  8. #35
    A new addition to our Terms, outlining our policy regarding commercial activity in Anthrogenica:

    1.8 Commercial activities in Anthrogenica operate on a largely free market basis. Should the administration receive confirmation that any commercial enterprises or their representatives are undermining this precept, swift action will be taken. This includes (and is not limited to) infraction delivery (in keeping with these Terms), limiting commercial functionality and/or blacklisting their representation on the site. What is construed as "anti-free market" is completely at the discretion of the administration.
    Please note that the term 'blacklisting' specifically refers to physical censorship of commercial links in posts or threads belonging to companies who are found to be in breach of the above Term, where said links are replaced by asterisks.
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     JMcB (01-14-2019),  Onur Dincer (Today),  Ruderico (01-11-2019)

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