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Forum Rule 8 (Buying/Selling Ants) has been updated

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#1 Offline dspdrew - Posted November 2 2017 - 7:26 PM

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Rule 8 has been updated. Below is how the rule reads now.


8. Members must accurately represent their location in their Member Profile to participate in offers to buy, sell, trade, or otherwise distribute living ants of any caste or life stage. For members located in the United States, offers of live ants are only permitted between members who reside in the same U.S. state. Cross-border offers are not permitted between any members (participating members must reside in the same country or trading zone).

“Offer” is defined as any advertisement, thread, post, chat message, private message, or other transmission that occurs on Formiculture.com, including links to third-party sites or messaging systems where offers may potentially occur, with the intent of buying, selling, trading, or otherwise distributing ants from one place to another.


This means anyone participating in any offers to buy, sell, or trade ants must update their profiles with accurate location information. Nothing more specific than state or province is required.

#2 Offline T.C. - Posted November 2 2017 - 8:00 PM


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Without location, illegal ant trades can be happening right before your eyes and you may not know it, and even if you do have that hunch, there isn't really anything you can do about it. So this is a great addition. I have seen lots of conversations like the following where neither of the posters had locations. Example:

Bob: "Looking for a queen ant."

LARRY: "ANY thing specific bob?"

Bob: "Uh, nah. Just whatever you got larry."

LARRY:"Just PM'd you.... Bob."

Edited by T.C., November 2 2017 - 8:00 PM.

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