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 Disqualification Rules

 

Reasons a site may be disqualified  - Please read carefully

 
bullet We do not accept sites that are offensive to others.
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We do not accept sites that contain profanity, hatred, propaganda, racism, warez, nudity, gambling, hacking activities, use of tobacco products, drugs, violence, firearms, weapons, degradation, harm, slander, cult activity, pet pages, personal home pages, vampirism, witch craft, gang related activity, role-playing (fantasy). We prefer not to review these types of sites.

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We do not accept sites that are not family safe.  

bullet We do not accept sites that are not in English or have an English translation option.
bullet We do not accept E- commerce sites which sell products on an un-secure server.
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We do not accept multiple submissions for the same URL.   

bullet We do not accept sites that contains more then two popup ads per page. (unrelated to your sites content).
bullet We do not accept sites that display popup windows, that causes error messages. (example, free hosting popups)
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We do not accept sites with typos in the URL you are submitting which lead to a dead, broken or 404 error messages.  

bullet We do not accept sites that which will freeze our browser.
bullet We do not accept sites that contain browser traps.
bullet We do not accept sites that are pre-designed templates and not your original work. 
bullet We do not accept sites that contain less then 10 pages of quality content.
bullet We do not accept sites that require a password to view all pages.
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We do not accept sites that require visitors to download programs or plug-ins to view your site.  

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We do not accept sites that "Under Construction".  

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We do not accept sites that fail to give credit when using someone else's graphics or content.  (Infringing on another's copyrights) 

bullet We do not accept sites that fail to display the awards they've won.
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We do not accept sites that manipulate  our award graphics or others, without permission.

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We do not accept sites that displays bandwidth theft.( Cutting and pasting another's graphics or content into your site).

bullet We do not accept sites that are pointer pages.
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We do not accept sites that do not enclose a "description" of your website, in the application form.

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We do not accept free hosting sites such as geocities or groups.msn.com sites. 

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We do not accept sites with Forums, Message Boards or Tag Boards, that are not closely monitored.  If you have a forum, message board or tag board, please make sure it is free from adult content, foul language or any questionable comments that may disqualify your website.

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We do not accept sites that enclose an incorrect email address, submitted in application. (If we try and notify you of your award status and your notification is returned to us, with invalid email address, we will not list your site on our winners list).  Your site will be disqualified. 

 

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Does your site fall under any of the disqualifications listed above?
Yes  No

bullet If answered "Yes", please make the appropriate changes before applying for our awards.
bullet If answered "No", you may continue to The Award Titles and Descriptions.

*Note* Important -  Any changes made to your site after receiving an award from The WWW Awards, which violates the WWW Award Policy, Code of Ethics or Criteria, will be reason to have your award revoked and your listing removed from our winners list. 

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