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Recent changes to the forums

Post by Fancy Rats Admin » Thu Jan 01, 2009 5:17 pm

After recent confusion over where to post a variety of requests for foster placements, or urgent rescue places we have re-organised the fostering section for greater clarity. The fostering link in rehoming is now a parent forum and there are three fostering subforums:

Foster homes needed
Foster homes offered and
Urgent rescue places needed.

We hope this will make this area easier to use.
Thank you to the members who input their ideas into these changes - particuarly felix.
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Re: Recent changes to the forums

Post by Fancy Rats Admin » Wed Jan 14, 2009 9:43 pm

A new forum has been created on the Rat Care and Information board to replace the website section named Resources. There is a Web Directory, Product Reviews, and collection of Rat Names within it. Other resources may be added in the future if members request them.

These sub forums will initially be empty, but will gradually fill as members submit entries. All posts will require approval as this area is for reference, not for discussions.

Please contribute to build up this area of the forum, and make it a truly useful place for rat lovers to refer to.
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Re: Recent changes to the forums

Post by Fancy Rats Admin » Fri Apr 24, 2009 3:53 pm

A new subforum has been created in the Habitat section to replace the 'Show Your Cage' thread.

This forum will be a place for members to share pictures of their cage layouts, but it is to be a reference section only, any discussions about a particular layout should take place in the main Habitat forum. As in some other section of the board, all posts made within the new forum will require moderator approval before being added.

The forum is laid out as separate threads with the aim being to make it easier to search for your own cage model or to browse through those of a similar type. Feedback is welcomed.
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New fundraising forum - please read

Post by Fancy Rats Admin » Fri May 29, 2009 9:18 am

Following the increase in requests to post fundraising events to the forum we have decided to allocate a specific area (a subforum in Community Chat) for this purpose. In order to protect our membership (and the admin team) we are covering the forum with clearly stated criteria which will be applied to all posts. These do no more that ensure that members have full disclosure about the event, the money raised and the use to which that money is put.

Regardless of this structure, our agreement to host an advert on the forum should not be taken as endorsement of the fundraising event by FRA. Please satisfy yourself that your money is going to be used wisely and to support a cause that you are comfortable with. All donations are made at the member's own risk.

All posts to the Fundraising forum will need to be approved, so you may experience a short delay before your post appears on the forum. Replys can be made to fundraising threads by any member of the forum.

The forum will be pruned manually with threads remaining for at least a month after the event has finished, to allow for final updates to be posted.
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Change to time limit for editing posts.

Post by Fancy Rats Admin » Thu Jun 11, 2009 4:26 pm

Fancy Rats Admin have recently been discussing the length of time we allow members to edit their posts for. For around 18 months this time limit has been 5 minutes. We have listened to member feedback and have decided to trial a new 10 minute time limit.

Members should be reminded that the edit function is there to fix spelling errors, BB-code errors, and to remove anything that inadvertantly breaches the rules (such as the swear filter). It is not there to allow members to remove their posts, or parts thereof, and we expect everyone to consider their posts carefully before submitting. The preview post button is very useful for this.

Should this editing facility be abused, then Fancy Rats Admin reserves the right to remove it altogether.
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New "Holiday Home" subforum.

Post by Fancy Rats Admin » Sat Jun 20, 2009 2:30 pm

Fancy Rats Admin would like to bring your attention to a new subforum:

Holiday Homes.

This subforum should be used to recommend commercial rat sitting services only.

Thank you.
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Re: Recent changes to the forums

Post by Fancy Rats Admin » Mon Jun 22, 2009 4:55 pm

The Auto prune within the Rat Sitting forum is now set to 6 months after the last post. Please take this into account when looking for rat sitters far in advance.

Thank you.
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Re: Recent changes to the forums

Post by Fancy Rats Admin » Mon Jun 29, 2009 2:14 pm

FRA would like to announce the opening of a new Other Pets Marketplace.

This will be run in the same way as the rat Marketplace, the guidelines can be read here.

Please post all requests for non-rat items in the Other Pets: Wanted items forum and all non-rat items that you have to sell in the Other Pets Marketplace.

This forum is NOT for advertising animals.

We reserve the right to change or remove any posts at our discretion.
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Changes to Rat Related Chitchat

Post by Fancy Rats Admin » Wed Jun 30, 2010 11:32 am

The Chat section has been slightly rearranged. The main impact of this is that there will be a shorter autoprune in the Rat Related Chitchat main forum, bringing it in line with the Other Chitchat forum (formerly named Community Chat).

There is a new sub forum for arranging meets, and for threads which regularly get added to. These are safe from the autoprune.

The new autoprune will be imposed on Friday 9th July, when all threads which have not been replied to in the prior two weeks will be deleted. Please check over the next few days, and if there are any threads which you feel should be moved into the sub forum, please use the report function (click the exclamation mark on the post) to bring them to our attention.
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Transport and Rat Sitting

Post by Fancy Rats Admin » Tue Jul 13, 2010 1:07 pm

Please note that the Transport and Rat Sitting forums have been moved to the Rat Related Chitchat section.

All Transport requests and offers are now under one forum, regardless of area, and whether they are for rats or for rat related items such as cages.
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Re: Recent changes to the forums

Post by Fancy Rats Admin » Sat Sep 04, 2010 1:31 pm

Following suggestions made by members, a new section has been set up where members can share instructions on how to do or make things. The tutorials sub forum can be found here, within the Other Rat Care forum.
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