Entrecard Warning: New Rules to Follow

Posted 2:01 AM by Mezhal Ulao in Labels:
Entrecard Account Holders Please Read the New Rules of Entrecard Below as many friends such as Marzie of Mariuca, my Sister Nash many more have been affected by this unknowingly.

Rules

  1. No nudity: Entrecard, and its members blogs, are generally family friendly. Blogs with images containing nudity are not permitted. This includes nudity in advertisements.
  2. English only: Until we develop the infrastructure necessary to facilitate non-English language blogs, English is the only language allowed in Entrecard.
  3. Minimum 5 posts: Blogs with no posts, or less than 5 posts, will be removed.
  4. Content must be original: Unoriginal content provides no value to the reader. A site that consists only of posts from “free article” sites, copies of articles from news sites, stolen or scraped content is not allowed.
  5. No full-screen ads: Blogs that include a “Skip This Ad” popup or other full-screen ads will be removed.
  6. No illegal file downloads: Blogs that link to illegally shared files, such as music, movies or software, will be removed. By “illegal” we mean content that you do not have the right to distribute. Linking to free, legal music and software is permitted.
  7. Entrecard widget must be present: Including the widget on your site is a requirement if you wish to participate in Entrecard. Note: Please see Note 1 regarding WordPress.com.
  8. No redirects: Sites that use a redirect (such as tinyurl links) as the URL on their account will be deleted.
  9. No duplicate accounts: If you have more than one account for the same blog, the duplicate account will be deleted.
  10. URLs must be valid: Sites with URLs that do not work or are wrongly typed will be deleted.
  11. No autoplaying audio: This includes music that plays automatically when you visit the page, or short audio ads that come up unannounced.
  12. Content must be recent: Sites that have not been updated in six months will be removed.
Notes
1. Sites on WordPress.com cannot place the Entrecard widget, as JavaScript is not permitted. Please use this form to ask WordPress.com to allow the Entrecard widget. The more people who do it, the more likely it is to happen. Until they allow the widget, existing sites on WordPress.com will not normally be deleted for not having the widget, however please do not register any new Entrecard accounts for blogs situated on WordPress.com. Also, if you have an account for a WordPress.com blog, please do not drop cards until the situation is resolved. We apologise for the inconvenience.

Additional Rules

Sites that violate the above guidelines are fairly easy to spot. There are some additional requirements, many of which are subjective.
A1. Sites that are not blogs, e.g. indexes, directories, forums, or stores. Note: In some cases a site may be allowed if it is not a blog. The site must have a blog attached to it that meets the rest of our Blog Quality Standards, and the Entrecard account must link to the blog rather than the site itself.
A2. Sites that only consist of paid posts, product review, affiliate links, or general spam. Basically, sites that only exist to make money without providing any useful content. Note: This does not mean that Make Money Online blogs are not allowed. It just means that the blog must have some valuable content and not be entirely made up of paid posts.

What to do if your site is deleted

You will receive an email confirming the deletion along with a reason. If you can update your site so it meets our quality standards, please contact support at entrecard dot com. We will not reopen accounts until they meet all of the above quality standards.
IT IS an Absolute MUST to follow These Rules if you want to continue enjoying the benefits of Entrecard. These were generated for a purpose and most of these things Justified. If you want to know more Please visit Entrecard
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11 comment(s) to... “Entrecard Warning: New Rules to Follow”

11 comments:

Emila Yusof said...

Wow, so many new rules!



Empty Streets said...

I know Emila it's been a surprise to a lot of people. I mean a good warning or an email notification or a notification on our dashboards about the rules and new rules would have helped a lot of people out especially those that are new to this thing. :)



bloggista said...

I have not visited the entrecard site and dropped cards for a while. Been too busy lately EC dropping isnt part of my regular routine lately. Seemed they introduced lots of rules - but one rule i didnt like is regarding English blogs only.



Empty Streets said...

I have to admit that too has been quite a surprise B. But they did leave a clause stating that would be until their foreign language capabilities have been activated. But as for using our Filipino language in blogs that is still up in the air.



Mariuca said...

Excellent Metz! Time to spread the word on these new guidelines! It's so sad I can't have my Dewa song on autoplay anymore eh? That was what got u and me clicking in the first place! :):):)



Mariuca said...

And thanks for the linky love YAY! :)



Empty Streets said...

I know and I was planning to add some songs of a friend over here that wants to market her music through me but I'll find another way to get the message across and dont worry I have DEWA Saved on my lappy and playing every now and then :) as for the linky love you are always welcome besides we need to spread the word ;)



Bombchell said...

that makes sense.

I hate full screen ads, that just pop up randomly when u are reading a site.

guess i dont have to change anything, unless they ever say no cursing, then Ill be out for good.

i feel bad for all those with autoplay music. but it makes sense.



Empty Streets said...

Hi Bombchell :),

I agree with you on a lot of the points and they do have valid reasons, Unfortunately it would have been nicer if they could have at least been able to give the users a fair warning prior to the deletion of their account :) But who are wew to complain since they own the service and heck it still is a lot of fun using it hehehe :)



Bombchell said...

hey =)

yeah that was pretty messed up. especially since i dont remember seeing any news on my dashboard. Im new to entrecard but im sure their older or avid users that were deleted must have been pissed.



Empty Streets said...

Hi Bombchell,

Yah and believe me they didnt hesitate to write about it. How people take what was said is an entirely different ball game. In more ways than one this should be a lesson for all of us including Entrecard :)



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