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[Must-Read] 2014 Participation Guidelines

by Eco Generation | 03-01-2014 11:47 Comments 45 Comments

Dear All Eco-generation members,


First of all, we wish you a HAPPY NEW YEAR!

We wish you can achieve all the things you wished in this year.


At the moment of a fresh new start, we would like to share the Participation Guidelines of the Eco-generation programs and events.


In this year, we will go Back to Basics.

As many of you already know and feel, there have been a controversy on some users' behavior focusing only on winning prizes and certificates. To our regret, among those users, there actually were some users who participated in competitions in the inappropriate manners using loopholes in the rules.


After careful consideration, we've reached to a sad but clear fact that the loopholes in the regulations have led some users to play games in the wrong ways and we have let them cheat their conscience. Though we launched many programs and events to boom up our environmental networking platform but it misled a few of the users to behave in a wrong way.


As many of you already know, our purpose to launch this platform is to provide on-line space to share local environmental news, to learn about environmental issues, to promote environmental campaigns and to meet valuable fellows from all over the world. And growing environmentally aware and conscientious children and youth is another important purpose of Eco-generation initiative. Therefore, we have set our policy in 2014 with that regards. The new policies can be break down into 4 parts as written below.



1. Clean User System

Eco-generation team will delete inappropriate articles and comments which violates the copyright laws severely, and which are insulting, offensive or provocative. Also any user who heavily violates Eco-generation's regulations will be received warning letter from Eco-generation team and his/her username can be blocked if the misbehaving user doesn't correct the pointed out behaviors on the TUNZA Eco-generation website.


We will appreciate it a lot if you encourage other members to actively post good articles and to upload articles which don't violate the copyright laws by putting kind comments on the posted articles.




2. Ambassador Program

Eco-generation Regional Ambassadors are the representatives of Eco-generation initiative and platform. So they should be a good model for all the Eco-generation members. Therefore, we are going to strengthen the application of the copyright laws on the ambassador reports. As we'd already notified, reports copied from other websites, blogs and other source of media will not be counted as ambassador article and Eco-generation team will strictly warn the violation of the copyright laws.


Also Eco-generation team will refuse the term extension of any ambassador who is not adhere to promised posting schedule, who violates copyright laws even though he/she completed posting 12 ambassador articles.


Posting local environmental news regularly requires the Eco-generation Regional Ambassadors enormous time and efforts. So Eco-generation team will do its best to support the hardworking ambassadors with all possible means. And ambassadors who post good articles will be appreciated a lot by the Eco-generation team.




3. Invite & Win Contest

Invite & Win Contest is meaningful because we could gain many valuable members through it. As we knew that inviting & encouraging many friends requires a lot of time and effort, we tried to provide the coolest awards like Galaxy Note. However, unfortunately, because of the expensive gifts, there have been a few users who collect activity points by making multiple usernames and by putting meaningless comments on the old posts.


So we decided to close the Invite & Win Contest because we never want any of Eco-generation members to learn these wrong behaviors.


As the result, we are planning to select the Best Eco-generation Member every quarter instead of the Invite & Win Contest. In short, we will make the Eco-generation website more beautiful instead of making it bigger.


To be the Best Eco-generation Member, activity point is still important. But we will see if the accrued point is from original postings and sincere comments put after really reading posts. Even though there're 10,000 activity points accrued, it will mean nothing if the points are from copied articles and meaningless multiple comments.


Articles written originally by the user and comments put after carefully reading posts will be appreciated a lot in the process of the Best Eco-generation Member selection.




4. Encouragement on using Forum page

Ambassador report & World report pages are for long and detailed environmental articles. Thus many of you might feel pressure when you write articles on these pages. But there is a very easy and good solution to this problem.

If you want to post shorter and simple articles or just want to share your feelings about environmental issues, you can use proper forum page.

Link to Forum page: https://tunza.eco-generation.org/forums.jsp

Or, if you want to make a group for specific environmental subjects, you can even create your own forum too.

Link to Forum application page: https://tunza.eco-generation.org/forums_create.jsp


For your information, the minimum requirement for Ambassador report and World report is: 4 paragraphs and no violation on the copyright laws.




Do you hate complicated rules? We don't like too many rules too.

But we need to revise & strengthen the rules to stick to our purpose and to keep fairness of the whole programs and events of Eco-generation initiative.


Do you like Eco-generation platform? We love every Eco-generation member and we carefully read every article and comment posted by our members. We assure you that your considerate and active participation will be appreciated by Eco-generation team regardless of how big or small. Also you can be sure that Eco-generation team will sincerely answer to your comments and e-mails.


We would appreciate if you understand our effort to retrieve Eco-generation's values and help us to make our platform clean and fair.




Thank you!




Eco-generation Team



  • says :
    Posted 13-11-2014 04:25

  • says :
    Thank you so much for this rules and regulations. Hope everyone is well informed about the site. Thank you!
    Posted 10-11-2014 17:29

  • says :
    I just read this must read participation guide. I appreciate the efforts and simple yet effective policy outlined by Tunza Eco-generation. I support these guidelines intended for a fair competition and encouraging originality of participation. I will be following sincerely to the best of my understanding and hope other friends will too :)
    Posted 10-11-2014 14:53

  • says :
    I dully support these rule!
    Posted 31-10-2014 12:46

  • says :
    sustainable growth and development should be void of forgery and fraudulent act, Even stiffer rules should be used ..
    Posted 06-10-2014 17:37

  • says :
    Thank you for the guidelines, Eco-gen. It is regrettable that some would violate these rules
    Posted 04-10-2014 14:00

  • says :
    I've just read these guidelines and they're really helpful and simple to follow. I will surely do my bit to maintain them (:
    Thank a lot Eco-Gen. :D
    Posted 02-10-2014 02:51

  • says :
    Such guidelines are a linchpin in setting firm grounds for participants especially conservationists.. Good one.
    Posted 22-09-2014 23:35

  • says :
    These are good changes! Though I've just started using the platform, I could see how users might use the point system in an unfair way...Thanks for these new guidelines. I hope we can all continue to make this platform more beautiful :)
    Posted 18-08-2014 16:03

  • says :
    @Guru Hi Guru :)
    Posted 12-08-2014 17:50

  • says :
    Hello eco generation I welcome your good policy statements. I understand well the terms.

    Posted 04-08-2014 15:14

  • says :
    Thanks Eco-generation. Let that true essence of this website be maximized and serve its purposes. I'm in about these new rules! :-)
    Posted 01-08-2014 00:55

  • says :
    Thanks for the information I am new here.
    Posted 30-07-2014 20:10

  • says :
    Posted 26-06-2014 12:52

  • says :
    Thanks for clearly laying down the rules. Will definitely abide by them

    Posted 30-04-2014 13:39

Burton Dorley

  • Burton Dorley says :
    Thanks a lot for the post
    Posted 17-04-2014 21:22

  • says :
    A lot of thanks .....I support these rules & regulation.
    Posted 16-04-2014 17:46

  • says :
    Thanks Eco-Gen for the useful guidelines! Hope the rules are not violated by anyone :)
    Posted 08-04-2014 20:07

Simran Vedvyas

  • Simran Vedvyas says :
    Thanks Eco Generation :)
    Posted 07-04-2014 23:43

  • says :
    Thank you Eco-Generation team for giving us guidelines to better use this platform through fair and justified means.
    Posted 15-01-2014 21:57

  • says :
    It's sad to hear that some members wrote lots of meaingless comments for points and all
    but now that the new rules are made, it will be better for all of us :D
    I hope that we will have a fun and enjoyable time together as members this year
    Posted 13-01-2014 23:47

  • says :
    Green Greetings to the Eco Generation Team. Wishing you a fruitful green year 2014. Its a pleasure to note the innovative green initiatives will definitely educate the students and youth and I'm sure that they will assimilate the purpose and mode of operation, the goals set, making them build sustainable strategies for a blue planet.
    Posted 11-01-2014 21:14

  • says :
    Agreed with Rohan and other members. So far what I have understood is this forum is more about sharing information and creating awareness and leaders those can take stand for environment. Competition are just a way to.motivate. but if we look into the competitions only then I am afraid Tunza Eco Gen may not be able to achieve the desired goal. I am sure members have realized that and they will be more fair and they will initiate logical discussions and comments in coming days along sharing their mind boggling ideas and articles.
    Though late..happy New year to Tunza Eco Gen family.
    Posted 10-01-2014 19:51

  • says :
    @Rohan Wow, you understood it 200% :)
    Posted 10-01-2014 09:11

Rohan Kapur

  • Rohan Kapur says :
    The rules are quite simple to follow. I know one thing. If you are persistent, regular & honest in your efforts, you will never break any rule. Winning is one part of the entire experience. Participation is the key to success, rather fair participation. We all must take care to preserve the environment, its for our own benefit in the years to come. If we take care of our mother earth awards will follow.

    Posted 09-01-2014 19:22

  • says :
    The Policy guidelines for 2014 are well crafted and are welcome. This must act as a deterrent to the violators & must be seen an encouragement for honest members & ambassadors. Thanks Eco-gen for your able guidance.
    Posted 09-01-2014 18:52

Aaditya Singh

  • Aaditya Singh says :
    A great new start for the new year!
    Posted 09-01-2014 14:23

  • Bam Azores says :
    This is great! We start fresh and set good examples specially for the young and newbies. Thanks. Happy New Year ~
    Posted 08-01-2014 17:55

  • says :
    New year starts with a appreciative change.
    Posted 08-01-2014 15:58

  • says :

    Posted 07-01-2014 23:29

  • says :
    Hope this awesome changes can lead us to an up hill platform.Good luck on the beseech!
    Posted 07-01-2014 13:27

  • says :
    Its very good initiative. We need quality instead of quantity only.
    Posted 06-01-2014 10:17

  • says :
    @Talaat That's a good point! As long as I know quoting a few sentences from other sources to back their essay wouldn't be a problem as long as they reveal where they get it. Happy new year for you :D
    Posted 06-01-2014 09:37

  • says :
    well seems a new start for a new year, happy to see the change.
    Posted 06-01-2014 01:57

  • says :
    Can participants use a certain source as an evidence to their opionion?I mean can they quote and mention the source as some topics need elaboration and support with other sources.
    Posted 04-01-2014 13:18

  • says :
    The Guidelines are great and the Eco-generation Member Idea is also innovative.
    Posted 03-01-2014 19:05

  • says :
    I think you are very successful in setting up these new rules for the benfit of all users.You made everything crystal clear to all so that we can achieve better results and effective participation.

    Thanks so much for this initiative and I hope we would all take responsibility and help implementing it.
    Posted 03-01-2014 18:45

Arushi Madan

  • Arushi Madan says :
    Glad to read clarity and fair system. Really appreciate it . This platform is the best environment platform I have seen and experienced so far so we all should try our best to maintain dignity , ethics , discipline and honesty on it. Let's try to make it a learning & contributing platform rather than a forum/paltform to misuse and play with . Thanks again to Ecogen. I love posting on Eco gen , reading others's articles on it and commenting on them. This is a great knowledge imparting forum.
    Posted 03-01-2014 18:11

  • George Zacharia says :
    Great Eco Generation for making it very clear this time! It will definitely help people!
    Posted 03-01-2014 17:56

  • says :
    some good days ahead then
    Posted 03-01-2014 17:55

  • says :
    Thanks Eco generation for creating these fair and valuable rules.
    Posted 03-01-2014 17:50

  • says :
    can i put my reports in my own blog??
    Posted 03-01-2014 16:54

  • says :
    I fully support these rules...it's fair and clear in concepts...
    Posted 03-01-2014 16:27

  • says :
    the decision you made is absolutely right and fair too.
    Posted 03-01-2014 14:39

Dharmendra Kapri

  • Dharmendra Kapri says :
    Thanks a lot Eco-generation for guidlines and of course you have taken some right decision to keep fairness.
    Posted 03-01-2014 13:22

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