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Old 10-18-2007, 04:04 PM   #1
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Hey everyone,

It saddens my heart to write this, as it did when I wrote the Forum Protectors PMs last night. They have all been very gracious and understanding, which reminds me why each of them was chosen. I was going to wait until Friday to let the rest of the forum know, but it seems that many already do:

A few weeks back, our legal team performed a full analysis of the site and recommended that we do a background check on every member of the staff. We did so, and, as you know everyone passed and WI is that much safer now. We provided them with the results of these checks.

Upon reviewing of our staff list, we were questioned as to why the "Forum Protectors" were not background checked. We explained that the Forum Protectors were children who qualified to be moderators, but were too young to do so. They informed us that, in order to comply with Safe Harbor policies and COPPA (federal laws), we must remove the staff position immediately because it gives the impression that we are employing children as volunteers and we also are forbid by law to run background checks or ask for identifying information from minors.

We have to eliminate the Forum Protector role as soon as possible. I've told them that I would do so, and I have given all the Forum Protectors notice before I do it.

I'm so sorry, but we've enjoyed having them all on the staff and we hope that they stay and "do what they do" as they always have done. They were always distinguished users, which is why they were chosen.

On Friday evening, they will be returned to normal status.
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Old 10-18-2007, 04:07 PM   #2
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Oh that is so sad!!! I still want to have fps!!!
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Old 10-18-2007, 04:10 PM   #3
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Aww, its ok justin...i'll live (somehow) hehe, it seems like so long ago when i became a fp!
Old 10-18-2007, 04:10 PM   #4
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sniffle........
Old 10-18-2007, 04:10 PM   #5
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I will definitely miss the Forum Protector title... they were all so amazing!

Of course, we most follow the law and I always do respect that. Thank you to all FPs and keep being great members! You are still FPs in my mind just without the cool title.
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Old 10-18-2007, 04:11 PM   #6
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OMG that is so sad.
Old 10-18-2007, 04:14 PM   #7
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That is very sad, but it is understandable that this is not something Justin wants to do, it is something that he is required to do as the founder and operator of the site.
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Old 10-18-2007, 04:15 PM   #8
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View Post Originally Posted by 8dance4eva10
I will definitely miss the Forum Protector title... they were all so amazing!

Of course, we most follow the law and I always do respect that. Thank you to all FPs and keep being great members! You are still FPs in my mind just without the cool title.
lol, i forgot about my motto: regular members with a cool title!
Old 10-18-2007, 04:15 PM   #9
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We understand! Oh well, it's for the best!
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Old 10-18-2007, 04:16 PM   #10
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thanks for letting us know
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