ECF Supplier Usergroups: Types/Access/Permissions

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  1. Misty

    Misty Suppliers Manager
    Complaints Manager
    Admin Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Supporting member
    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2008
    Location:
    Canada
    This is a list of Supplier Usergroups in our system to differentiate types of ECF Suppliers:

    Applicants Suppliers in different stages of application process
    RS (Registered Suppliers) Accepted ,Non accepted, Inactive etc..
    FS + SA (Forum Suppliers & Associates)


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    SUPPLIER -IDLE
    Usergroup Title: Inactive RS
    Usergroup for RS:
    * Inactive +1yr
    *0 posts & inactive at least 6 mths
    *Out of Business
    *RS registered prior to Jan 2010 with No Supplier Detail Form on file after repeated requests


    No Access/Permissions:

    • Can view most non-private forums, but can only post in the Unregistered Suppliers forum.
    • PMs
    • Create, Join, or post in Social Groups

    Not Allowed:

    • May not have an avatar that includes name or logo of their business

    Signature - Other:

    • May not have a signature, either text or picture

    ______________________________________________


    USERGROUPS DURING APPLICATION


    SUPPLIER - NOT APPLIED YET
    Usergroup Title: Unregistered Supplier
    Usergroup upon request for registered supplier application

    No Access/Permissions:

    • Can view most non-private forums, but can only post in the Unregistered Suppliers forum.
    • PMs
    • Create, Join, or post in Social Groups

    Not Allowed:

    • May not have an avatar that includes name or logo of their business

    Signature - Other:

    • May not have a signature, either text or picture


    SUPPLIER- PENDING -REGISTRATION
    Usergroup Title: Unregistered Supplier
    Usergroup during entire registration approval process - (Supplier Detail Form rec'd)

    No Access/Permissions:

    • New Members Forum
    Reviews Forums
    • Classifieds Forum
    • Suppliers Private Forum
    • Any ECF Approved Supplier's forum
    • PMs
    • Create, Join, or post in Social Groups

    Not Allowed – If so, permanent ban:

    • May not discuss their business or products until they are registered
    • May not have an avatar that includes name or logo of their business
    • May not post in another supplier's thread or forum without the express permission of the thread/forum owner

    Signature - Other:

    • May not have a signature, either text or picture


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    TYPES OF ACCEPTED SUPPLIERS


    REGISTERED SUPPLIER - OFFLINE
    Usergroup Title: Supplier-Offline
    Usergroup Title: Custom titles for Supplier-Manufacturers & Supplier Developers
    Usergroup for RS with no websites

    No Access/Permissions:

    • New Members Forum
    • Reviews Forums with the exception of the Commercial Ecigarette Reviews Forum and the Reviews of Suppliers Forum
    • Classifieds Forum
    • Suppliers Private Forum


    Not Allowed – If so, will face disciplinary action:

    • May not discuss their business or products outside of the E Cigarette Suppliers Forum, Reviews of Suppliers Forum, or Commercial Ecigarette Reviews Forum
    • May use PMs, but may not use them for soliciting business from members
    • May not post in another supplier's thread or forum without the express permission of the thread/forum owner

    Signature - Other:

    • May have a one-line text signature with no links, or unlinked 400x65 signature picture

    SUPPLIER - ACCESSORIES
    Usergroup Title: Accessories Supplier
    Usergroup for non e-cig related products

    No Access/Permissions:

    • New Members Forum
    • Reviews Forums with the exception of the Commercial Ecigarette Reviews Forum and the Reviews of Suppliers Forum
    • Classifieds Forum
    • Suppliers Private Forum


    Not Allowed – If so, will face disciplinary action:

    • May not discuss their business or products outside of the E Cigarette Suppliers Forum, Reviews of Suppliers Forum, or Commercial Ecigarette Reviews Forum
    • May use PMs, but may not use them for soliciting business from members
    • May not post in another supplier's thread or forum without the express permission of the thread/forum owner

    Signature - Other:

    • May have a one-line text signature with one link (if they have a website), or 400 x 65 signature picture linked to their website


    SUPPLIER SERVICES PROVIDER

    Usergroup Title: Supplier Services Supplier
    Usergroup for supplier services

    No Access/Permissions:

    • Can view most non-private forums, but can only post in the Services for Suppliers forum.
    • PMs
    • Create, Join, or post in Social Groups

    Signature - Other:

    • May have a one-line text signature with one link to their website, but no picture.


    WHOLESALE/MANUFACTURER
    Usergroup Title: Wholesaler/Manufacturer


    No Access/Permissions:

    • Can view all non-private forums, but can only post in the Manufacturers Forum.
    • Create, join, or post in Social Groups
    • Cannot use Private Message system (PM) or ECF contact email option for Members.


    Signature – Other:

    • May have a one-line text signature (200 characters max) with one link to their website, or a 400x65 signature picture linked to their website



    REGISTERED SUPPLIER
    Usergroup Title: Registered Supplier

    No Access/Permissions:

    • New Members Forum
    • Reviews Forums with the exception of the Commercial Ecigarette Reviews Forum and the Reviews of Suppliers Forum
    • Classifieds Forum


    Not Allowed – If so, will face disciplinary action:

    • May not discuss their business or products outside of the E Cigarette Suppliers Forum, Reviews of Suppliers Forum, or Commercial Ecigarette Reviews Forum
    • May use PMs, but may not use them for soliciting business from members
    • May not post in another supplier's thread or forum without the express permission of the thread/forum owner

    Signature – Other:

    • May have a one-line text signature with one link to their website, or 400 x 65 signature picture linked to their website
    • Has access to the Suppliers Private Forum






    FORUM SUPPLIER
    Usergroup Title: Forum Supplier

    • Has access to the ECF Approved Suppliers Private Forum

    No Access/Permissions:

    • New Members Forum
    • Reviews Forums with the exception of the Commercial Ecigarette Reviews Forum and the Reviews of Suppliers Forum
    • Classifieds Forum
    • Create, Join, or post in Social Groups

    Not Allowed – If so, will face disciplinary action:

    • May not discuss their business or products outside of their company forum, the E Cigarette Suppliers Forum, Reviews of Suppliers Forum, or Commercial Ecigarette Reviews Forum
    • May use PMs, but may not use them for soliciting business from members
    • May not post in another supplier's thread or forum without the express permission of the thread/forum owner

    Signature – Other:

    • May have a three-line text signature with one link to their website, or a 400x65 signature picture linked to their website
    • Has access to the ECF Approved Suppliers Private Forum


    SUPPLIER ASSOCIATE
    Usergroup Title: Supplier Associate
    Only Forum Suppliers are permitted other representatives for their company (10 max) and are listed as Supplier Associates

    No Access/Permissions:

    • New Members Forum
    • Reviews Forums with the exception of the Commercial Ecigarette Reviews Forum and the Reviews of Suppliers Forum
    • Classifieds Forum
    • Suppliers Private Forum


    Not Allowed – If so, will face disciplinary action:

    • May not discuss their business or products outside of their company forum, the E Cigarette Suppliers Forum, Reviews of Suppliers Forum, or Commercial Ecigarette Reviews Forum
    • May use PMs, but may not use them for soliciting business from members
    • May not post in another supplier's thread or forum without the express permission of the thread/forum owner

    Signature - Other:

    • May have a one-line text signature with no links, or 400 x 65 signature picture linked to their website.


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    USERGROUPS FAILED APPLICATION OR OTHER REASON

    SUPPLIER-REJECTED
    Usergroup Title: Unregistered Supplier
    Usergroup for those who have failed the registration approval
    or for those who have not complied with our rules repeatedly.


    No Access/Permissions:

    • New Members Forum
    • Reviews Forums
    • Classifieds Forum
    • Suppliers Private Forum
    • Any ECF Approved Supplier's forum
    • PMs
    • Create, Join, or post in Social Groups

    Not Allowed – If so, permanent ban:

    • May not discuss their business or products until they are registered
    • May not have an avatar that includes name or logo of their business
    • May not post in another supplier's thread or forum without the express permission of the thread/forum owner

    Signature - Other:

    • May not have a signature, either text or picture



    For further information
    Supplier Guide
    E-Cigarette Forum - FAQ: Forum Rules - All new members must read before posting!
     
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