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Rule #1 - You must own (or be ready to purchase) your own domain name.
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August 26, 2005


I've been thinking about the need for a contract, given that we are providing these weblogs at a certain price with the provision that they are used to engage in two-way communication.

It's my opinion that we don't need one.

Link spectrums are living, breathing things and they will quickly dissipate if engagement stops. In such a case the MP concerned will have received a cheap website at the cost of their (online) reputation.

Let me know if you disagree.

Posted by timireland on August 26, 2005 12:28 PM in the category Designers and Providers


I'd be against contracts for an exercise such as this. Or at least anything beyond agreeing to pay the fees...

I fully expect that our methods and strategies will change as the campaign progresses, and any contract that wasn't too restrictive would be so loose as to be almost worthless.

However, some form of principles and statement of understanding might be useful to all parties.

Posted by: balders at August 26, 2005 8:52 PM

So an expansion on Rules 1-2-3, then?

Posted by: Manic at August 26, 2005 11:30 PM

Pretty much so, yes.

Posted by: balders at August 27, 2005 8:31 AM

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