Draft Draft Draft - Amendment 1 Survey poting proposed changes
Green - additional changes based on feedback
Survey posting by outside parties is allowed only for educational purposes. Commercial surveys, or surveys without an academic background are expressly prohibited and will be immediately removed. Our primary focus is the safety and security of our existing user base, and as such we will deny any surveys with questions that could lead to security breaches.
Prior to posting any survey, you are required to contact one of the following Forum Administrators:
And to provide verified contact information and academic credentials, including a university associated e-mail address from which the request originates. A full, unaltered copy of the survey questions must also be provided.
A survey may only be posted by someone with premium membership or at least 500 posts and or 3 months active posting in the forums. Exceptions may be made for anyone willing to donate to charity instead of purchaseing premium, however proof of donation would be required. This will allow us an additional level of security in ensuring the survey data you post will not be used against our site users, along with ensuring that you are contributing something to the maintenance and upkeep of our site, thus giving back to the users whose data you wish to collect.
Any survey found to contain questions or data collection fields that could present a security risk to the accounts of our users will be automatically denied.
Any survey worded to support a preconceived position on topics related to “Gaming addiction” or other areas intended to paint all gamers in a stereotypical negative light are strongly discouraged. There are hundreds of such surveys already in existence, go use one of those.
A maximum of 1 survey per 7 day period will be allowed. Any more frequent, and our site users get annoyed. This survey will be on a first come, first serve basis of surveys that meet the posting criteria.
All other survey posts will be removed and the originating account banned.
In-forum poll system exemption: This amendment specifically does not cover in forum polls generated by forum users. The intent is to prevent unnecessary spam by outside entities with no real investment in the forum system.
Regarding the proposed survey rule changes:
|The origional rules were strong enough :||15 (10.6%)|
|The origional rules were too strong and should be relaxed :||5 (3.5%)|
|I prefer the new rules :||104 (73.2%)|
|I would prefer something stronger than the proposed new rules :||18 (12.7%)|
Edited, Mar 17th 2011 10:29pm by Kaolian