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Post by Starscream » Fri Feb 10, 2006 5:18 pm

Akarui Kibuno wrote:One of the latest members seems to be a nine years old from New Jersey (from the IP). What should I do, in your opinion ? In France, no laws prevent children to post on forums (as far as I know) , but since I know of the rules in the US thanks to you, I'm wondering if I have to ban this little girl or do something else ^^;;;;
The staff and I actually had a talk about a reverse situation here; someone signed up from Sweden, but was under 13. We had to ban her until she was of age to be able to use the forums. Thus, it's up to you whether or not you want to ban her based on your own standards, but if all you're doing is following the laws of France, then no, you don't have to ban her.

EDIT: Accidentally called your member "him" when you clearly state it's a girl ^^;
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Post by Butterscotch » Fri Feb 10, 2006 8:16 pm

Akarui Kibuno wrote:First, sorry about not coming back here earlier. It's been quite long!

I have a question that I think could belong here. I'm an admin on a French forum for Ojamajo Doremi. We put up an "international" section cause we noticed we had international members.

One of the latest members seems to be a nine years old from New Jersey (from the IP). What should I do, in your opinion ? In France, no laws prevent children to post on forums (as far as I know) , but since I know of the rules in the US thanks to you, I'm wondering if I have to ban this little girl or do something else ^^;;;;
Unless, I'm mistaken, as COPPA is a US law and the member in question is from the US, you would have to ban her.

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Post by Starscream » Sat Feb 11, 2006 6:50 am

Butterscotch wrote:
Akarui Kibuno wrote:First, sorry about not coming back here earlier. It's been quite long!

I have a question that I think could belong here. I'm an admin on a French forum for Ojamajo Doremi. We put up an "international" section cause we noticed we had international members.

One of the latest members seems to be a nine years old from New Jersey (from the IP). What should I do, in your opinion ? In France, no laws prevent children to post on forums (as far as I know) , but since I know of the rules in the US thanks to you, I'm wondering if I have to ban this little girl or do something else ^^;;;;
Unless, I'm mistaken, as COPPA is a US law and the member in question is from the US, you would have to ban her.
COPPA only applies to WEB OWNERS in the US, not members. It states "You cannot knowingly collect information from people under the age of 13", not "You cannot submit personal information if you are under 13". Hence my statement above yours about our having to ban the 12 year old from Sweden.
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Fry: "I refuse to testify on the grounds that my organs will be chopped up into a patty."
Judge: "Ah, the 67th Amendment."
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Post by Tiff » Mon Aug 07, 2006 8:54 pm

Okay, guys.

The lack of birthdays being put into profiles is getting out of control. We're noticing that more and more new members are not puttin gin their birthday like they're supposed to. There's really no excuse for this, since it's shown when you register, in the rules, and on a sticky in EVERY topic.

So, effective today (August 7th, 2006), any member who posts before adding their birthday into their profile WILL be temporarily banned for one-week, no exceptions.

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Post by MarioKnight » Wed Sep 13, 2006 1:05 pm

Just to clear up any confusion, if a banned user e-mails a staff member their birthday during the course of their ban, then the ban will be lifted once we enter that into the user's profile.
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Post by Sailor_Moon_Bunny » Tue Apr 03, 2007 3:41 am

Sounds reliable to me. I don't blame you guys for this. This forum is #1 on the Google search. A lot of people can see it. And a lot of kids.

Question: What is COPPA? *Sorry, I'm not from America so I don't know that much things...*

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Post by Starscream » Tue Apr 03, 2007 5:34 am

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Judge: "Ah, the 67th Amendment."
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Post by Neon Heart » Tue Apr 03, 2007 8:55 am

Call me Ms. Moochy, but what's the PHP forum code for inuputting your birthday in your profile? I'm (extremely slowly but surely) working on a website that's going to have a forum, and I'd also like to have this code.
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Thanks!

Post by Sailor_Moon_Bunny » Wed Apr 04, 2007 2:47 am

Thanks for the info...

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