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Posting Policy - Company, Product, and Member Reviews

The following rules apply to company, product, and member reviews:

  1. Directory Members (i.e. business owners) may not offer incentives (such as coupons, free products, monetary discounts etc) in exchange for a company, product, or member review. If Diaper Pin becomes knowledgable of such an incentive, we will remove any review posted during the time in which the incentive was active. Directory members who are repeat violators of this policy will lose active membership and may lose product listings.

  2. Members are not permitted to post multiple reviews for a single product or company or member under the same or different ids.


  3. Members are permitted to update their reviews. Be aware that sellers may respond to your review thereby locking the review from updates.


  4. Each review stands alone. Do not write a review in response to another review.

  5. Sellers of diapers (who are not also the makers) are welcome to submit product reviews as long as they mention this fact in their review. The product reviews should not contain advertising by the seller. The comments should be written from the point of view of a user of the product. Makers are not permitted to review their products; prior to 1/3/2004, makers were permitted to review their products.


  6. Business owners should not write a company review for their own business.


  7. Members should not write a member review for themselves.


  8. Business owners may respond to company and product reviews using the Response forms found in the directory member section. Once a response has been made, the original review and response will be locked from updates. Responses are closely monitored by Diaper Pin.


  9. Members are not permitted to include copyrighted material without permission in their reviews. Members may not include contents of e-mail or mail correspondence made by themselves or others in their reviews. Members may not include posts from other boards in their reviews.


  10. Comments containing inflammatory material or personal attacks are not permitted. Diaper Pin strongly advises to make only factual, emotionless comments. Be careful about making comments that could be libelous or slanderous.


  11. For Company Reviews, a member is only permitted to write a company review if they have had a business transaction with the company.
    For Product Reviews, a member is only permitted to write a product review if they have used the product on himself or herself or on their child.
    For Member Reviews, a member is only permitted to write a member review if they have had a business transaction with the member in Diaper Pin's FSOT, Swaps, Co-Ops and/or Pin Pals.

Any member who finds postings that violate the policy stated above is encouraged to contact us.

Review Removal Procedures

As stated in our privacy policy, we are authorized by members to remove any data submitted to our review pages for any reason we feel constitutes a violation of our policies, whether stated, implied or not. Our procedure to remove reviews is as follows:

  1. Find proof of wrong-doing in accordance with our review policy.
  2. Remove the review.
  3. Inform the seller and poster of the removal and reasons for removal

Posting Policy - Forums

Listed below are the forum posting policy rules. Members who violate the rules are given points. If their points reach 20, the member's account is suspended. Except where noted, points expire after 6 months from the date of issue. The member's account will be unsuspended when points expire and the total goes below 20.



  1. Comments containing inflammatory material or personal attacks are not permitted. Diaper Pin strongly advises to make only factual, emotionless comments. Be careful about making comments that could be libelous or slanderous.
    Points issued: 7 for first infraction. 3 for each additional infraction within the same thread.


  2. The following types of business related threads are not allowed in the forums:
    • a. It is acceptable to provide information about a business or product in answer to a question, however threads that are initiated primarily to promote a product, business, or outside discussion list will be treated as SPAM.

      b. Polls initiated to aid business or website owners to determine products or contents to add to their business or site are considered a misuse of the forums and are not allowed.
    Points issued: 5

  3. Members may not run contests or offer giveaways via our forums. This can be done via our Sales and Announcements page.

  4. Points issued: 5

  5. Members may not solicit testers on the forums. This can be done via our Sales and Announcements page.

  6. Points issued: 5

  7. Members may not create threads to solicit donation to persons, charities or any organization. (Exception: PinPals Forum)

  8. Points issued: 5

  9. Members may include links to other websites and mailing lists in their signature. Images are not allowed on signatures.
    Points issued: 3

  10. Members may not include advertising images in their avatar. This includes banners, buttons, and photos; any image whose main purpose is to advertise a site or product and any image that hyperlinks to a business website.

  11. Points issued: 4

  12. Members post personal information at their own risk. Diaper Pin will not be responsible for removing posts for members when members "change their minds" about their posts. Members may edit their own posts, if necessary.


  13. The following rules are regarding secondary member names and sharing member ids:
      a. Members are allowed to create secondary usernames for the purpose of posting sensitive or highly personal questions anonymously. Secondary usernames may not be created with the intent to disrupt the board with inflammatory remarks or personal attacks.

      b. Also, in order to avoid identity confusion and bypassing of membership requirements to achieve access to limited-access forums, members may not share accounts with other people, be they members, nonmembers, spouses, close friends, etc.

    Points issued: 7

  14. Members are not permitted to post twice within the same thread under different ids. This is considered to be a deceptive and dishonest action and is grounds for having their membership locked.

  15. Points issued: 20 - immediate, permanent lock.

  16. Members whose memberships have been locked may not create new Member Id at Diaper Pin. If an alternate id already exists, the member is required to abandon it.

  17. Points issued: 20 - immediate, permanent lock.

  18. Members must be careful when posting copies of copyrighted material. They must subscribe to copyright fair use laws. Use this checklist or four factor test to determine if you should post a portion of the copyright material. NOTE: If in doubt, do not post the material.
    Points issued: 4

  19. Members may not post contents of e-mail or mail correspondence made by themselves or others. Members may not re-post posts from other boards.

  20. Points issued: 4

  21. Any attempts to defraud or deceive our members through misrepresentation of identity will result in your account being locked.

  22. Points issued: 20 - immediate, permanent lock.

  23. Diaper Pin reminds members to guard their privacy when posting at our forums. Members enter business or personal relationships with Diaper Pin forum members at their own risk. Diaper Pin is not responsible for mediating relationships between members within or outside of the forums.


  24. Members may not use Diaper Pin's email or private message features to send unsolicited messages to promote a business, discussion list, or website or otherwise harrass members. Recipients of such emails should forward them to Diaper Pin Admin. Violators may have their membership locked.
    Points issued: 20 - immediate, permanent lock for new members. 7 for established members.

  25. Posting to debate or criticize the Diaper Pin's posting policy or to otherwise discuss the moderators, administrators, or their actions are not permitted. Constructive criticism and questions for purposes of clarification may be sent through the Contact Us form.
    Points issued: 7 for first infraction. 3pts for each additional infraction on the same thread.

  26. Members are not allowed to post another person's name, address, email address or any other location/contact information, unless that person has already made that information available on this forum. This is a violation of privacy.
    Points issued: 7 to suspension

  27. Established members (those who have posted at least one forum post or review at Diaper Pin) may pay a small fee to change their Member id. They will also be required to inform fellow members of their name changes with an announcement (in their most frequented forum) and with a note in their siggy.
    - $5. Change your member id.
    - $10. Merge 2 member ids. (Remove the older name)

The moderators and administrators of this site reserve the right to award points and/or immediate suspension based on their judgment, to include consideration of malicious intent.

Members who repeatedly violate the policies above risk having their membership locked.

Any member who finds postings that violate the policy stated above is encouraged to contact us.

Forum Thread/Post Removal

Threads and posts posted at Diaper Pin forums become the property of Diaper Pin. Our procedure to remove reviews is as follows:

  1. Find proof of wrong-doing in accordance with our posting policy.
  2. Remove the offending thread or post.
  3. Post replacement thread informing members why the thread was removed.

 
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