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New Dolls House Forum Launch - 98% of You Requested It
May 19, 2009

New Dolls House Forum Launch - 98% of You Requested It

I sent out a Poll on May 5th asking if you would be interested in a dolls house forum at I was absolutely blown away by the results.

Over 300 people replied and 98% of you requested a forum.

Well here it is, the New Dolls House Forum:

The Forum

The forum has several sections for you to post questions and chat with other miniaturists as well as a buy and sell section.

What I would like is for you to take a look and suggest new topic areas that you would like to see. There is a section at the bottom of the forum call 'How Can This Forum Improve'. If you can post your ideas there I can review them and add new topics as they are requested.

This is a little bit more than a basic Forum. You can advertise any unwanted miniatures you have for sale, post wanted ads, make friend requests and gain a reputation as a high ranking miniaturist.

Buying & Selling

There are a few rules to this section of the forum to make purchases sae for everyone.

1. You can only list dolls houses and miniatures for sale.
2. Businesses cannot list items for sale directly
3. Only phisycal items can be listed - For example you cannot list items not in your possession.
4. We encourage buyers to use paypal when purchasing items as all payments are protected.
5. We encourage sellers to post items using a trackable postage service so proof of posting can be obtained.

The Points System & Reputation

When I asked my newsletter subscribers what they would like in a forum a lot of you said that security had been an issue in previous forums you had visited. You indicated that it was not always clear how reliable people who posted in forums were and this could especially be an issue in buy and sell forums.

Taking this on board I have developed a points and reputation system for this forum. Every person who posts here will have a points score.

You start of with 0 points and gain points for every post you make. You will also gain points for every friend you make here and for the number of days you have been registered.

Every member will also have a reputation score. Members can vote for your posts and boost your reputation score. They can also thank you for posting some valuable information and you can gain points in this way. You can also lose points if you receive a negative vote.

By using the points and reputation system you will be able to see how reliable members are.

Active members will have a good reputation and lots of points.

So get posting, and remember to email me any suggestions or post in the 'How Can This Forum Improve' section of the forum.

Best wishes,

Laura Grey

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