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19 Jul 2012: Added mention of breaking the law. More specifically, because users were recommending ways to defraud New Zealand Customs.
16 Oct 2012: Reformatted.
14 Jan 2013: Added words explaining "soapbox" in more detail; reworded "instructions for sharing mechanisms that impact revenue streams of content providers".
06 Apr 2014: Added link to [Offers and Wanted] forum rules.
22 Sep 2014: Added words to prevent non-company users from asking for personal information. Users should not disclose personal information to anyone that does not have a "company tag".
04 Oct 2014: added sockpuppeting to terms.
27 Jun 2016: added "unnecessary quotes" and moved Godwin's Law to its section
17 Aug 2017: added "extremism" and "ideologies of hate" as an instant ban offence to this FUG
01 Oct 2018: added "racism, sexism and ageism"
22 Mar 2019: added "Refunds to banned users"
09 Jun 2019: added "Single word subjects"
07 Jan 2020: added reference to Wheaton's Law
10 Oct 2023: fixed spelling, grammar