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Finder ain’t dead yet

Even though Richard, working from the epicentre, has worked hard to remove finder it seems that there is a lot of momentum to keep finder being added to groups. Even just yesterday a posting went out saying that groups would not be allowed to be part of TFN if they did not have finder as a member. Oh, the woes of running a decentralised organisation – Deron I feel for you.

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August 28, 2007 - Posted by | finder, freecycle

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  1. Clarification on Yahoo! Groups Guidelines
    [Update as of 8/28: To respond to a few more inquiries, the rumors of Yahoo! planning to mass delete Freecycle groups are nothing more than rumors. As is always the case, groups that are not in violation of our Terms of Services or Guidelines are not at risk.]

    [Update as of 8/23: To respond to a few inquiries, if http://www.freecycle.org is not re-posting content using its finder there is no violation of our Terms of Service.]

    In response to the many questions we’ve received recently about our policy regarding re-posting group content to other sites, I’d like to clarify the Yahoo! Groups Guidelines.

    Yahoo! values our users and their content. Per the Yahoo! Groups Guidelines, which we’ve instituted to protect our users’, no one can re-post or re-transmit content that belongs to another user without that user’s permission. A Yahoo! Groups owner or moderator (or any other user) cannot re-post or re-transmit Groups content to any other site unless the person has the explicit permission of every group member whose content is being re-posted or re-transmitted.

    It has been brought to our attention that the Freecycle Finder email address, finder@freecycle.org, was intended to re-post Yahoo! Groups content to Freecycle.org. If moderators want to add the Freecycle Finder email address to their groups, and that address is then used to re-post messages to any other site, the moderators need to get consent from every group member whose content is being re-posted, per our guidelines.

    Yahoo! is immensely proud of the part that Yahoo! Groups has played in enabling the growth of the free sharing movement. We are committed to providing the best possible platform for free recycling groups. We look forward to your continued use of Yahoo! Groups to connect to people who share your common interests in your local community and beyond.

    Thank you,
    Jami Heldt
    Groups Community Manager

    Comment by Pebbles Flintstone | August 29, 2007 | Reply

  2. Everybody seems to have missed the caveats, “IF http://www.freecycle.org is not re-posting content using its finder there is no violation of our Terms of Service.” and “groups that are NOT in violation of our Terms of Services or Guidelines are not at risk”. IF finder is re-posting then Freecycle ARE in violation and are therefore at risk.

    Comment by X-man | August 30, 2007 | Reply


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