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Disqualifying Criteria

 


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Please take note that the criteria for this award has changed. Please read the following criteria carefully.
 
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Please submit only 1 website per 30-day period per webmaster.

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Under construction signs or text are not necessary. This includes any statements that a page is coming soon, even if the statement is in a alt tag. This also includes tooltip titles on text links.

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Any type of Advertisement websites for sending spam.

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The text typed onto a webpage or webpages need to contain some type of topic and/or information about something.

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It is unacceptable to ask me for my name and/or other information to enter any given page on your website, the evaluation will stop there and your website will be disqualified.

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It is extremely important that you have a Translation of another language to English on your website. Automatic Disqualification Item

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Your website SHOULD NOT have any type of pornography and/or nudity of any type, violence, hatred or discrimination, warz, crackz, or hackz or any other form of illegal activities whatsoever. Websites that might be considered as "adults-only". This also includes websites which use profanity of any kind, no matter how mild it might be. I will also be looking for mocking and/or demeaning material.

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Applicant should not disable the right click function.

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If you use "Gator" or "Comet" Cursor or other such services to change the cursor on your website.

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Visitors should not get caught (trapped) in your frames or Iframes website. Automatic Disqualification Item

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Forcing me to view your website in any full resolution against my will.

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Involuntary Popup or Popunder windows are not only annoying, but ineffective when used for advertising.

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I do not accept 3rd party software such as a forum (PHPBB) or blog (Wordpress). Automatic Disqualification Item

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Illegally obtained materials of any type.

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Be sure your website doesn't force downloads on your visitors. If your website requires a program or applet which may need to be downloaded, inform your visitors and provide a link.

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Your website should have no 404 errors.

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Words that are typed like this g TyPiNg LiKe ThIs NoT AcCePtEd or is too small for me to read and/or see clearly.

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If you run an awards program, your website should meet all the requirements of your own criteria.

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You should NOT require a GuestBook signature to win your award or awards.

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Horizontal Scroll bars at the bottom are never necessary and are very annoying to the visitors on your website. I do check for 1024 x 768 resolutions.

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Your website should be free of viruses and/or other items that can harm your visitors computer.

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Not using the correct Secret Word on the application form.

 

General Criteria

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Applicant needs to be 16 years of age to apply for this award. "NO EXCEPTIONS!" Automatic Disqualification Item

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This award program will evaluate Personal, Commercial and Non-Profit websites.

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I will evaluate websites located on Geocities, Hometown and Angelfire (but not on MSN). Only original sites are accepted. No templates offered by server are acceptable.

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To be eligible for this award you need to be the webmaster and owner of the website. Automatic Disqualification Item

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Your website should serve a purpose and have one particular topic, so one should avoid getting off track. Points will be Deducted for this Item.

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It is important not to have spelling and grammar errors. Points will be Deducted for this Item.

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Your website needs to have 10 or more pages of actual content. Pages for your copyright and privacy statements DO NOT count as a page. Pages that are about the Owner or that contain your awards won also DO NOT count as a page. Automatic Disqualification Item

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Your website should view well with IE 7, FF 2 or NS 9. Points will be Deducted for this Item.

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Your website should have a Copyright and Privacy Statement. Whether you follow the USA or International laws or not, these statements should reside on your website and be created by you. I will not accept links to your website hosts information for these. They need to be easily accessible from any page on your website. Points will be Deducted for this Item.

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There needs to be a Site Map provided for your visitors, which should be viewable from any page on your website. I would prefer that you have text links to each page on your website, with a description of each so the visitors know where the link goes. Points will be Deducted for this Item.

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With any website it is important to have an alternative email address along with your contact forms that can be click on to bring up a visitors email client. The alternative email address should reside on the contact page just below the form itself. Plus, it should be on every page within your website. Points will be Deducted for this Item.

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Be sure that your website has a page to display your awards won. Points will be Deducted for this Item.

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A list of updates (e.g. Site Journal) showing when your pages were last revised, showing me that your website is active.

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If your music has an MP3 or Wave file with words being sang, you must give the copyright holder information for that music.

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Images are a nice plus to your website, but they should have alt tags giving a brief description of the image/images should they not load onto your website pages. Points will be Deducted for this Item.

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Your website should have a link so that I may return to your home page from anywhere within your website with ease. Points will be Deducted for this Item.

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Ease of navigation is extremely important. Points will be Deducted for this Item.

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All website pages should load in 90 seconds or less on slow connections using 56k modems, or 10 seconds using high speed connections such as a cable or DSL connections. Points will be Deducted for this Item.

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Your website needs to have a matching theme throughout and colors should not clash with images. Points will be Deducted for this Item.

 

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