The Fancy Rats Admin team would like to draw your attention to the latest complete version of the forum rules
. These are now accessible via the icon at the top of each page of the forum. We have incorporated all the recent rule changes and additions into this version, so please take the time to read through them to ensure you are fully aware.
We have also made some clarifications and changes regarding businesses advertising within the Market Place (MP) and the Web Directory (WD).
The MP is primarily for classified rat related adverts from members to allow them to sell on rat related products that they no longer require, it is not intended as free advertising space for businesses. A business is defined as someone producing items specifically for sale.
All new businesses may post in the MP on launch and the thread may remain for a maximum of 1 month, following this, businesses may only post periodically to advise members of significant sales/offers or the launch of a genuinely new product line. This does not include things like changes in colours of hammock material, minor adjustments/additions to recipes, or a business adding a stock product that is widely available elsewhere.
Businesses are limited to one advert at any given time. If a second thread is submitted, the first will be removed or merged at the discretion of the moderators.
All adverts should follow the format of classified advertising, i.e. posts should be limited to 'one-off' topics.
All posts in the MP and the WD are subject to approval by FRA.
Businesses may have a thread within the WD, headed by an explanatory post. If any significant changes are needed to this post, the business owner should contact FRA to request an edit.
Members may submit reviews of products or shops to the WD by replying to the appropriate thread.
Discussion threads relating to businesses may appear elsewhere on the board, but any overt advertising will be removed.