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Re: 5 Potential COPPA Changes that May Affect You

Hi Rosemary, Thanks for the COPPA update. Can you call out the cavalry on the eve question shark forum? There are a bunch of us whose entire websites and forums have been down for an hour without response from social strata. Thanks so much.
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Re: 5 Potential COPPA Changes that May Affect You

Harold ·
I think the basic age limit should be raised to 18. Just had a high school senior friend me on Facebook simply because I graduated there 25 years earlier. I seriously doubt that she would really want to hang out with a 43 year old truck driver.
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Re: 5 Potential COPPA Changes that May Affect You

Rosemary O'Neill ·
You're welcome Lynda! And the cavalry resolved the issue yesterday...I'm looking to improve our outward communications when things like that happen; we'd like to be much more proactive than we were yesterday, and I'm sorry for that. Harold, I might agree with you. It's kind of funny that the actual age issue never really came up in their discussions. It's probably because there are certain situations where you wouldn't want to lock out 15-16 year olds.
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Re: 6 Key Questions to Answer Before Starting Your Online Community

Lori ·
Great article, Rosemary! I'd just add this: to 1. - No matter HOW you define success, your community must be visible in order to be successful. I've seen too many people hide their communities so that it takes a trail of breadcrumbs and a jungle machete to find it. to 2. - Completely agree that these are questions that are best answered before you start. We've seen a number of communities try to set up "premium features" on formerly-free features.
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Re: 6 Key Questions to Answer Before Starting Your Online Community

LittleOddMe ·
Excellent points and great thoughts to consider before starting an online community. An addition to 1: How do my forum users define success, and is this congruent with my definition? What is their baseline for success, and what factors will cause them to consider the community a failure?
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Re: 6 Key Questions to Answer Before Starting Your Online Community

Harold ·
I went to opposite approach. I purchased a UBB license from Infopop to give a few friends and I a new home and blindly jumped in with both feet. I can't thank you enough for giving a complimentary license to Leo Laporte. That was my intro to the world of Social Strata.
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Re: 6 Key Questions to Answer Before Starting Your Online Community

Rosemary O'Neill ·
Thanks all for the excellent additions to the list! LOM great one! If you're going to throw a great party, you want to focus more on the comfort of your guests than yourself, right? Harold, we've always been big fans of Leo. It's cool to hear that something we did a long time ago has rippled through the years And we've definitely benefited from having you around too!
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Re: 5 Potential COPPA Changes that May Affect You

carolevans ·
The conversation about kids online is an interesting conversation. Sometimes it is tricky to navigate these waters. Do you guys staff an ip lawyers or do you use one from the outside. I would be interested to see how small businesses handle these issues.
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Re: COPPA update bill includes under-18, locks down mktg

carolevans ·
Anyone who is distributing games online should pay attention to these issues. There are many facets to the issues at hand. How do small businesses make sure they are covered. Do any of you use an ip attorney or do you try to steer these issues on your own. I would be curious to see how you guys do this.
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Re: COPPA update bill includes under-18, locks down mktg

Sam14 ·
Even I heard COPPA is under review till december last year.Didn't get any news on that after that.Is it still under review? silver water
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Re: The "You Like Me" Release

Richard Dane ·
Ted, can we disable the "like" feature?
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Re: The "You Like Me" Release

Ted O'Neill ·
Hi Richard- There is no setting to prevent it, but you could apply some custom CSS to hide it: div.likeReplyColumn { display:none !important; } (Add that to your Custom CSS field in Display Settings in your admin control panel.)
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Re: The "You Like Me" Release

Richard Dane ·
Thanks Ted. Works like a charm.
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Re: The "You Like Me" Release

Ted O'Neill ·
Glad to hear!
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Re: The "You Like Me" Release

Ricks ·
Is the like button going to be appearing in the original post? Or just replies?
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Re: The "You Like Me" Release

Ted O'Neill ·
Hi Ricks- We already supported liking content in general.. this release simply adds support for liking comments and replies. Thus, you can now like the primary content itself, as well as any comment/reply. To like "the initial post", click on the like option in the right column near the top of the content page.
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Re: The "You Like Me" Release

James Rutherford ·
Liking the likes so are my community members Thanks
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Re: The "You Like Me" Release

Julia M Usher ·
Like the likes as well. One question: Is there yet a way to set the default avatar to something other than the silhouette of a man - like to one of the stock avatars. Most of my site members are women, so the man doesn't fit at all. Sorry, guys!
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Re: The "You Like Me" Release

Brian Lenz ·
Hi Julia, There's still no way to change the default avatar. The good news is that if you upload stock avatars, it's very easy for anyone to select one of your predefined, stock avatars Brian
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Re: The "You Like Me" Release

Julia M Usher ·
Done - we'll see if they do.
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5 Potential COPPA Changes that May Affect You

Rosemary O'Neill ·
What the Heck is COPPA? COPPA stands for the "Children's Online Privacy Protection Act," enacted in 1998 to limit the collection of personally identifiable information from kids 13 and under without their parents' consent.  The Act is starting to...
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6 Key Questions to Answer Before Starting Your Online Community

Rosemary O'Neill ·
You've decided you need an online community. Good, because you probably do. Yes, even if you already have a Facebook page (falls under the "don't put all of your eggs in one basket" rule).  Before you go off to the races, you need to sit down...
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Final COPPA update just in time for holidays

Rosemary O'Neill ·
All I wanted for Christmas was for COPPA to be finalized...(just kidding, I'm not THAT nerdy.) The amended rule goes into effect July 1, 2013.   COPPA is the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act, which has been winding its way...
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Children's Privacy: Update on COPPA

Rosemary O'Neill ·
COPPA is the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act, enacted in 1998 in order to restrict the collection and use of data collected from children 13 and under. We posted an update here almost one year ago, noting that COPPA was still under...
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Another bite at the COPPA apple

Rosemary O'Neill ·
Once upon a time, there was a COPPA Rule.  It was enforced by the FTC and lo, many beheld it to be out-of-date and unworkable.   Yet hark!  The FTC spread tidings throughout the land that the COPPA rule would be modified and...
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COPPA update bill includes under-18, locks down mktg

Rosemary O'Neill ·
The FTC recently made headlines for imposing a massive fine on a mobile gaming company. The company had violated COPPA, which governs the personally identifiable information companies may collect from children 12 and under.  What hasn't been in...
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The "You Like Me" Release

Ted O'Neill ·
One of our most popular feature suggestions was for liking individual comments/replies.  Today, we are rolling out our "You Like Me" release, which includes that and more, for both Hoop.la and UBB Forum.  Here are the highlights of this...
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